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North Carolina vs. Miami 2012 preview: Hurricanes look to forget Notre Dame

After lopsided loss to the Fighting Irish, Hurricanes set sights for Tarheels

Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Miami Hurricanes will look to rebound after their 41-3 loss to Notre Dame last week when they host North Carolina on Saturday.

Miami (4-2) enters the game with a 3-0 record in the ACC. The Tarheels (4-2) are 1-1 in the ACC.

The Hurricanes were down just 13-3 at halftime against No. 9 Notre Dame on Saturday, but a 21-point third quarter pushed the Fighting Irish to a convincing victory. Miami's lone points came on a 28-yard field goal by Jake Wieclaw in the first quarter.

North Carolina is coming off a 48-34 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday. Tarheels running back Giovani Bernard rushed for 262 yards and a touchdown in the win.

The Hurricanes won last year's contest against North Carolina, 30-24. Miami held on for the victory despite North Carolina scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter.

Miami quarterback Stephen Morris enters Saturday's game with 1,836 passing yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. He was 18-for-35 for 201 yards against Notre Dame.

Bernard is averaging 9.1 yards per carry for the Tarheels this season. He has five rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns.

Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU.

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