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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Saturday, October 19, 1974
Vol. 83, No. 40
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by Elliott Warnock
Sports Editor
Nobody has to tell Carolina fans
what today means.
Every seat in Kenan Stadium has
been sold out for weeks; 47,000 fans are
expected to jam into every nook and
cranny of the Chapel Hill arena and
everyone's eyes will be focused on the
playing field where North Carolina and
N.C. State will clash.
The Tar Heels will host the 6-0,
nationally ranked Wolfpack at 1:30
p.m. today in Kenan Stadium.
The game is crucial for both teams.
State, 4-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference
competition this year, must win to keep
its drive for undisputed first place in the
ACC alive.
Carolina, which lost to Maryland and
defeated Wake Forest in league play,
must win to have a shot at the title.
Coaches for both teams agree that the
main factor in today's game is defense.
Carolina's Bill Dooley says, "the team
that plays the best defense will win the
game."
Lou Holtz, State's head coach, agrees
and adds,, "we must play more
consistently and make less mistakes if
we are to win."
The games between the two rivals
have been a straight split over the past
ten years, each team winning five of the
last ten. Scoring between the two has
also been close over the last ten years,
Carolina, 155-State, 157.
That two point spread can be traced
to last year's meeting between the two
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Carolina's offense . . .
. . .has been potent in the past five games. Among the leaders
of the Tar Heel attack are tailback Mike Voight (upper left),
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The Carolina offense was awesome last year in Carter Stadium
tailback James Betterson (upper right), wingback Jimmy
Jerome (lower right) and quarterback Chris Kupec (lower left).
schools in Carter Stadium. The Pack
carried away a 28-26 victory in that one
to break a three game UNC winning
streak.
State has won 14 ACC games in a
row. A win today would tie Dooley's
ACC record of 15 straight set in 1972.
"The last time the Pack lost an ACC
battle was in that same year when
Carolina won a 34-33 squeaker over
State in Kenan Stadium.
Carolina and State rank one-two in
three of the four ACC offensive
categories: total, rushing and scoring
offense.
The Pack leads the ACC in total
yardage with 454.8 yards a game;
Carolina is second with 419.4 yards.
State also leads the rushing category
with 269.7 yards a game while UNC
averages 244.0 yards.
The Tar Heels have scored the most
points in the ACC, a 3 1 .6 point per game
average. State is second in the league
totals with 28.8 yards a game.
With some of the best talent in the
ACC on both teams, fans can expect to
see high-powered offense and crunching
defense when Carolina and State tak
the field.
As Dooley put it Tuesday afternoon.
"Kenan Stadium will not be a place tor
the weak-at-heart. Saturday
afternoon."
    

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