Kick off time from North Carolina is scheduled for 3:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPNU.
EAST CAROLINA VS NORTH CAROLINA
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The betting odds opened up from this college football game with the home team North Carolina Tar Heels favored by -17 points with an over under of 59 ½ points.
Early money has shown on the side of the road underdog Pirates as North Carolina is now lined as a -16 ½ point favorite. The total has moved up a full point to a current over under of 60 ½ points.
North Carolina Tar Heels money line bettors will lay -950 odds with the road underdog East Carolina Pirates returning +625 odds to post the outright win with no need for the points on their side.
The teams met last season where the North Carolina Tar Heels posted the 35-20 road win against East Carolina as a -6 ½ point betting favorite. The total went under 60 points.
East Carolina improved to 2-1 on the season following a 24-14 road win last week against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles as a +7 point underdog. The total went under 57 points.
After being down 7-3 at the half the Pirates scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter that led the win. East Carolina put up 228 yards of offense with just 57 rushing yards for less than 2 yards a carry. They won the turnover margin by +3.
Quarterback Shane Carden hit on 13 of 27 passes for 171 yards with a touchdown. Vinavious Cooper rushed it 13 times for 51 yards. Justin Hardy had five receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown.
East Carolina allowed Southern Miss just 324 yards of offense with 91 yards coming from their run game for just over 2 yards a carry.
The North Carolina Tar Heels fell to 0-2 on this young season after a 39-34 road defeat to the Louisville Cardinals last week as a +3 ½ point underdog. The game went over the total of 56 points.
The Tar Heels fell behind 39-14 in the fourth quarter and their comeback efforts fell short. North Carolina put up 410 yards of offense but just 47 yards on the ground for less than three yards a carry.
Quarterback Bryn Renner completed 26 of 41 passes for 363 yards with five touchdowns and one pick. A.J. Blue rushed it 7 times for 43 yards. Romar Morris led North Carolina with five catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns.
North Carolina allowed Louisville 462 offensive yards with 183 yards coming from their run game for nearly 4 ½ yards a carry.
CFB Trend: North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-0 ATS in their past five meetings with the East Carolina Pirates.
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