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Saturday, October 8, the No. 25 Virginia Tech Hokies (3-1) take on the No. 17 North Carolina Tar Heels (4-1). The game will be played at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC. Read on for our Virginia Tech vs. UNC prediction and preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, UNC wins the matchup between the two teams 65.2% of the time. The spread suggests that the Tar Heels are slight favorites to win the contest.
Spread: UNC -2.5
Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Virginia Tech vs. UNC preview:
Virginia Tech is coming off two lopsided wins against Boston College and East Carolina, and the Hokies finally have a real test this weekend against a UNC squad with a lot of momentum. Their top-15 defense will have its hands full trying to stifle an offense that ranks No. 2 in the country. QB Jerod Evans has to get going early if they want to keep up in what will likely become a shootout.
UNC enters the game fresh off of a 37-35 upset win over Florida State. It was a statement win for a school that's often only recognized for its basketball prowess. The Tar Heels boast one of the best aerial threats in the nation with QB Mitch Trubisky, and a defense that does just enough to keep the score within striking distance for the offense.
Virginia Tech vs. UNC prediction:
The phenomenal season for the Tar Heels continues as they dispatch the Hokies in front of a rabid UNC crowd. The defense give up its fair share of points, but the stellar play of QB Mitch Trubisky and the explosive Tar Heels offense is enough to mask their defensive shortcomings.