09/08/2018 – North Carolina vs East Carolina – Football Preview

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North Carolina vs East Carolina

3:30 PM – September 8, 2018

Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC

LINE:

CURRENT:

ECU +16.5

TOTAL:

60

OPENING:

ECU +13.5

TOTAL:

56.5

PAT’S THOUGHTS:

This one is local to me; and is very interesting. UNC is underrated in my opinion. They had to deal with a ton of injuries last year; and this year they are dealing with early-season suspensions because they cheat. It is tough to swallow 16.5 points though on the road – especially when the public is all over UNC. One nugget to remember, last time UNC went to Greenville they lost 87-4 or something like that. I am sure that will be a talking point this week. And ECU is dreadful. Would make this play, except I just have no interest in taking such a big road fave.

Schedule:

North Carolina

DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

LINE

TOTAL

September 1, 2018

@ Cal

L 17-24

P 7

U 57.5

September 8, 2018

@ East Carolina

September 15, 2018

vs UCF

September 22, 2018

vs Pitt

September 27, 2018

@ Miami

October 13, 2018

vs Virginia Tech

October 20, 2018

@ Syracuse

October 27, 2018

@ Virginia

November 3, 2018

vs Georgia Tech

November 10, 2018

@ Duke

November 17, 2018

vs W Carolina

November 24, 2018

vs NC State

East Carolina

DATE

OPPONENT

SCORE

LINE

TOTAL

September 1, 2018

vs NC A&T

L 23-28

L -13

U 65

September 8, 2018

vs North Carolina

September 15, 2018

@ Virginia Tech

September 22, 2018

@ USF

September 29, 2018

vs Old Dominion

October 6, 2018

@ Temple

October 13, 2018

vs Houston

October 20, 2018

vs UCF

November 3, 2018

vs Memphis

November 10, 2018

@ Tulane

November 17, 2018

vs UConn

November 23, 2018

@ Cincinnati

INJURY REPORT:

North Carolina

DATE

POSITION

PLAYER

INJURY

STATUS

September 2, 2018

DT

Aaron Crawford

Knee

Questionable

September 2, 2018

QB

Jack Davidson

Suspension

Questionable

September 2, 2018

OL

Jonah Melton

Suspension

Questionable

September 2, 2018

RB

Michael Carter

Undisclosed

Questionable

August 7, 2018

WR

Beau Corrales

Suspension

Suspended

August 7, 2018

OL

Jordan Tucker

Suspension

Suspended

August 7, 2018

OL

Quiron Johnson

Suspension

Suspended

August 6, 2018

OL

Brian Anderson

Suspension

Suspended

August 6, 2018

QB

Chazz Surratt

Suspension

Suspended

August 6, 2018

CB

Greg Ross

Suspension

Suspended

August 6, 2018

DL

Tyrone Hopper

Suspension

Suspended

August 6, 2018

LB

Malik Robinson

Undisclosed

Suspended

August 6, 2018

CB

Tre Shaw

Suspension

Suspended

September 4, 2018

DE

Malik Carney

Suspension

Suspended

East Carolina

DATE

POSITION

PLAYER

INJURY

STATUS

September 2, 2018

DB

Tim Irvin

Suspension

Questionable

August 27, 2018

Ben Norris

Concussion

Out

Statistics:

North Carolina

OFFENSE:

SEASON

RANK

DEFENSE:

SEASON

RANK

Total Yards

301

109

Total Yards

279

33

Passing Yards

137

110

Passing Yards

119

23

Rushing Yards

164

75

Rushing Yards

160

69

Points

17

107

Points

24

65

Turnovers

Turnovers

East Carolina

OFFENSE:

Season

Rank

DEFENSE:

Season

Rank

Total Yards

382

85

Total Yards

269

28

Passing Yards

314

32

Passing Yards

187

47

Rushing Yards

68

115

Rushing Yards

82

24

Points

23

96

Points

28

77

Turnovers

Turnovers


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