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by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, September 30, 2008

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The Connecticut Huskies and the North Carolina Tar Heels will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Kenan Stadium.

Oddsmakers currently have the Tar Heels listed as 7-point favorites versus the Huskies, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

Lawrence Wilson returned an interception for a touchdown late in the game to give Connecticut a 26-21 victory over Louisville in Week 5, as 3.5-point underdogs. The combined 47 points fell UNDER the posted total of 51.

Donald Brown ran for 190 yards with a touchdown, and Zach Frazer through for 90 yards with a TD in the win.

Victor Anderson ran for 100 yards with a TD, while also catching a touchdown pass in the win.

Cameron Sexton threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Brooks Foster with 46 seconds left to help North Carolina rally from an early deficit to beat Miami 28-24 in Week 5.

The Tar Heels pulled off the upset by covering the 8-point spread and the final score played OVER the day’s posted total of 41.



Current streak:
Connecticut has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Connecticut: 5-0 SU, 2-2 ATS
North Carolina: 3-1 SU, 2-1 ATS

Connecticut Huskies most recently:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

North Carolina Tar Heels most recently:
When playing in October are 2-8
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut’s last 6 games on the road
Connecticut is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Connecticut is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Connecticut at Rutgers, Saturday, October 18
North Carolina home to Notre Dame, Saturday, October 11

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