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College football: Miami has Larry Fedora's North Carolina squad on upset alert

by Berry Tramel Published: October 12, 2012

Only three teams remain unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and they are not the usual suspects – Miami 3-0, Duke 2-0, Maryland 1-0.

North Carolina would join the list if not for a 28-27 loss at Wake Forest. Ex-OSU offensive coordinator Larry Fedora has the Tar Heels playing better. UNC popped Virginia Tech 48-34 last week and staged an epic rally before losing 39-34 at Louisville on Sept. 15.

Meanwhile, Miami has suffered two blowout losses, 52-13 at Kansas State and 41-3 to Notre Dame in Chicago. But the Hurricanes have navigated three tight ACC victories, over Boston College, Georgia Tech and North Carolina State.

Now Miami is a 6 1/2-point underdog at home to Carolina. Seems like the wrong team is favored. Let's go with the Hurricanes in the upset.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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