On Fire: UNC Defense Ready For Rivalry Game With NC State

Posted by John Thomas on November-27-2009 Add Comments


The significance? This was last year's score between North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina.

It left a bitter taste in the mouth of the hometown Carolina fans.

In that game, the Tar Heels turned the ball over six times to the Wolfpack's zero turnovers. NC State quarterback Russell Wilson picked apart the usually stout UNC secondary for 279 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.

However, this is a new year for the 8-3 Tar Heels. They come into the game with the nation's 5th-ranked defense. Not only is their defense excellent, they are also on fire, having forced 10 turnovers combined in games against Miami and Boston College. four of those turnovers were returned for t...

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