App. State have been homebodies their last two matches, but they are heading out on Saturday. Their bye week comes to an end as they meet up with North Carolina at 3:30 p.m. ET at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The point spread is more or less neutral, so fans should expect a close game.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Kenan Memorial Stadium — Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- TV: Charter Sports Southeast
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
App. State won the last time they met up with Charlotte, and they shouldn’t regret having come to the reunion, either. The Mountaineers captured a comfortable 56-41 win over Charlotte. App. State can attribute much of their success to RB Darrynton Evans, who rushed for 234 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries. One of the most memorable plays of the contest was Evans’ 87-yard touchdown rush in the first quarter.
Meanwhile, North Carolina and Wake Forest couldn’t quite live up to the 65-point over/under that the experts had forecasted. North Carolina was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap last Friday as they fell 24-18 to Wake Forest. The Tar Heels might have entered gameday a little too confident, resting on the laurels of their victory against Wake Forest when they last met Oct. of 2015.
App. State’s win lifted them to 2-0 while North Carolina’s defeat dropped them down to 2-1. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: North Carolina has yet to throw a single interception. As for App. State, they haven’t thrown an interception yet this season, either. So expect both teams to feel comfortable airing the ball out.
The Tar Heels are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Mountaineers.
Vegas had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Tar Heels as a 3-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last four years.
North Carolina (home) vs. App. State (away)
Current Records: North Carolina 2-1-0; App. State 2-0-0