Miami Hurricanes Host Conference Foe North Carolina Tonight In Nationally Televised Game

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Kickoff set for 8 p.m. ET

The Miami Hurricanes have their eyes set on a second consecutive appearance in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 1, and a win in Thursday’s game will get the Canes one step closer to Charlotte. (Miami Hurricane Image)

MIAMI, FLORIDA (Miami Hurricanes) – The Miami Hurricanes have their eyes set on a second consecutive appearance in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 1, and a win in Thursday’s game will get the Canes one step closer to Charlotte.

Coming off a 31-17 win over FIU at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., last time out on Sept. 22, the No. 16/16 Miami Hurricanes continue their month of September with their conference opener vs. ACC Coastal foe North Carolina on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on ESPN.

North Carolina leads the all-time series, 11-10, but the Canes carry a 7-6 all-time lead in games played in Miami or Miami Gardens into Thursday.

The Hurricanes captured a 24-19 victory over North Carolina in the 2017 meeting between the two teams on Oct. 28, 2017 in Chapel Hill, N.C. UNC won the last meeting in Miami Gardens, 20-13, on Oct. 15, 2016 – the last home regular-season loss for Miami, which has won 11 straight since.

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North Carolina is under the direction of head coach Larry Fedora, who has a compiled a 78-55 overall record and a 44-36 mark with the Tar Heels. Though Carolina’s record stands at just 1-2, the Heels topped Pittsburgh, 38-35, at home on Sept. 22 in the Heels’ first conference game of the year.

The Tar Heels are led offensively by WR Anthony Ratliff (11 catches, 230 yards), QB Nathan Elliott (669 passing yards, 3 TDs) and RB Antonio Williams (257 rushing yards, 3 TDs). Defensively, Carolina is paced by LB Cole Holcomb (25 total tackles).

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