The No. 20 North Carolina Tar Heels (2-0) host the Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-0) at Kenan Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

North Carolina is putting up 35.5 points per game offensively this season (44th in the FBS), and is giving up 25.5 points per game (81st) on defense. On offense, Minnesota is bottom-25, accumulating only 19 points per game (17th-worst). On the bright side, it is thriving on the other side of the ball, ceding just 8 points per contest (ninth-best).

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North Carolina vs. Minnesota Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo
  • City: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Venue: Kenan Memorial Stadium

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North Carolina vs. Minnesota Key Statistics

North Carolina Minnesota
482 (39th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 332 (107th)
422.5 (96th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 223.5 (6th)
243.5 (8th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 175.5 (52nd)
238.5 (65th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 156.5 (121st)
2 (34th) Turnovers (Rank) 3 (69th)
1 (109th) Takeaways (Rank) 5 (14th)

North Carolina Stats Leaders

  • Drake Maye has 477 yards passing for North Carolina, completing 72.6% of his passes and recording two touchdowns and two interceptions this season. He's also contributed on the ground with 82 rushing yards (41 ypg) on 15 carries with one rushing touchdown.
  • Omarion Hampton has 271 rushing yards on 42 carries with five touchdowns.
  • British Brooks has been handed the ball 15 times this year and racked up 103 yards (51.5 per game).
  • Kobe Paysour has hauled in 15 receptions for 139 yards (69.5 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He's found the end zone one time as a receiver.
  • J.J. Jones has caught seven passes for 115 yards (57.5 yards per game) this year.
  • John Copenhaver's three receptions have turned into 52 yards and one touchdown.

Minnesota Stats Leaders

  • Athan Kaliakmanis has compiled 313 yards (156.5 per game) while completing 57.6% of his passes and tossing one touchdown pass with two interceptions this season.
  • Darius Taylor is his team's leading rusher with 34 carries for 196 yards, or 98 per game. He's found the end zone one time on the ground, as well.
  • Sean Tyler has run for 134 yards across 27 attempts.
  • Daniel Jackson has hauled in 110 receiving yards on 11 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
  • Corey Crooms has racked up 108 receiving yards (54 yards per game) on 10 receptions.
  • Brevyn Spann-Ford's seven grabs (on 11 targets) have netted him 50 yards (25 ypg).

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