October 27, 2012
Keys to the game: NC State at North Carolina
Something has to give on Saturday. North Carolina is undefeated at home this year, while NC State has beaten their rival five times in a row. The Wolfpack leads the ACC and is ranked eighth nationally with an average of 3.14 sacks per game, while the Tar Heels lead the ACC and are tied for eighth nationally with just five sacks allowed this season.
Tom O'Brien and company have held the Heels to a total of minus-four yards rushing over the past two years, but there's no running back in the country hotter than UNC's Giovani Bernard, who ranks fifth nationally with an average of 132.5 rushing yards per game, is averaging 194 yards on the ground over the past three weeks and has not been held to under 102 all-purpose yards this season.
Here are the keys to the game for NC State on Saturday.
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