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Liberty vs North Carolina College Football Preview


he FCS Liberty Flames travel to take on the North Carolina Tarheels at Kenan Stadium. Last season Liberty struggled in their opening game loss at Kent State 17-10. However, the flames were able to win their final five games of the season on way to 8-4 regular season record. The Tarheels will be coming into this season with high hopes, as they have a preseason ranking of 23rd in the nation. North Carolina lost their opening game last year to a tough South Carolina team in South Carolina. The Tarheels then went 6-6 during their regular season, and eventually won the Belk bowl against Cincinnati. North Carolina is lucky that they get more of a tune-up game this year against Liberty.

Keys for the Liberty Flames:

  • Head coach Turner Gill will have to keep his team composed in what is sure to be a quite physical game. The Flames will likely fall behind, at which point coach Gill will need to slow the tempo of the game for his squad.
  • Josh Woodrum had an impressive season throwing the ball; he racked up 2581 yards and 19 touchdowns. He will need to stay composed in this game and if he makes any mistakes he will need a short memory.

Keys for the North Carolina TarHeels:

  • North Carolina will have to make some replacements on their offense such as; Quarterback, running back, and wide receiver. The TarHeels will have to work on their offense, and an opponent like Liberty will be a good matchup to make sure they can correct any mistakes.
  • Head coach Larry Fedora will look to continue his success with the North Carolina program. Fedora has made a complete turnaround with the team, and Fedora will be hopeful that his team can make it back to a bowl game this year.


Favorite/Odds: North Carolina by 14.5 points

North Carolina has many questions that still need answered about its offense. As long as the team can fit in to the same style of offense from last season it will find success. Liberty will try and take advantage of an unsuspecting tarheel squad that may be looking past them.

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