North Carolina's running game misses Giovani Bernard, who also wasn't a bad punt returner. ROBERT WILLETT
CHAPEL HILL — We’re only two games into the season – it’s way early yet – but there is cause for concern about the North Carolina running game. Larry Fedora, the Tar Heels’ second-year coach, expressed surprise on Saturday after the Tar Heels struggled to run effectively in the 40-20 victory against Middle Tennessee State.
That sluggish performance followed another one at South Carolina, where UNC gained 99 rushing yards. Two games into the season, UNC ranks 94th nationally in rushing, and the Tar Heels are averaging just 3 yards per carry. Not good.