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Williamsburg Wahoo

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A few thoughts

1. As well as he passed last night, Howell really killed us with his feet. I can count 4-5 times that we were about to get the Heels' offense off the field, only to see Howell bust a run.
2. Mack can indeed coach. (I've often argued the opposite.) UNC's second-half running game took perfect advantage of the seams presented by our defense. Their backs were running into wide-open spaces left by our front 7, or turning the corner on play-actions into spaces left by an OLB spinning to create a pass rush.
3. The UNC running backs' yards-after-first-contact was truly impressive. Our LBs and DBs were bouncing off of them, making five yard gains 15 yard gains. Part of it was that they're excellent runners; part of it was that our guys just couldn't tackle.
4. We'd all like a running game, but my goodness, how can we argue with 550 yards passing and 39 points? The running game isn't our problem.
5. Mendenhall has to be disgusted with his team's lack of discipline, from the pre-game bulletin-board material to the chippiness shown on the field during the second half. I assume that (along with tackling) will be a focus in team practices this week.
6. If we had actually won that game, Armstrong would have shot into serious Heisman Trophy consideration. If we can keep him healthy, he's looking at an extraordinary record-breaking season.
7. As bad as that second half was, I have hope for the rest of the season. This WF game looms awfully large.

Posted: 09/19/2021 at 08:04AM


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A few thoughts -- Williamsburg Wahoo 09/19/2021 08:04AM
  A few more thoughts...1. This is a true rivalry. -- hawkb 09/19/2021 08:27AM
  I'm old enough to remember UNC as our principal rival in football -- Williamsburg Wahoo 09/19/2021 09:39AM
  Motivator ** -- The_Hoo 09/19/2021 08:26AM
  During a TO in the first half Mack -- 141lile 09/19/2021 08:18AM
  He was also extraordinarily gracious in his post-game interview -- Williamsburg Wahoo 09/19/2021 09:40AM
  Hope this was an anomaly ** -- GBH 09/19/2021 08:09AM
  After two plus years? ** -- ClaytonCav 09/19/2021 09:06AM

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