N Carolina over EAST CAROLINA by 10

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What’s go­ing on in Pi­rate­land? After Satur­day’s game was moved to Sun­day fol­low­ing two lightning de­lays, it was North Carolina A&T that de­liv­ered a cou­ple of fourth-quar­ter bolts in a come­back 28-23 win over East Carolina. The Pi­rates owned the worst de­fense in the na­tion last year, and Sun­day’s loss marked the sec­ond straight year that they dropped a sea­son-opener to an FCS school. The good news for the Pi­rates is their

log as non-con­fer­ence home dogs of 7 or more points. They also bring a lit­tle se­ries mo­men­tum into the con­test, cov­er­ing the last two meet­ings ver­sus North Carolina while light­ing up the score­board with 125 points. Although the Tar Heels out­gained Cal­i­for­nia in last week’s loss, they were also un­able to push the ball across the goal line un­til well into the fourth quar­ter, ul­ti­mately fall­ing to the Bears, 24-17. North Carolina QB Nathan El­liott was picked off four times and com­pleted just 15 of 35 at­tempts for a mere 144 yards while be­ing ha­rassed all day long by the Cal de­fense. With the Heels just 2-6 ATS as road chalk of 7 or more points, we’re just not sure if UNC is healed and ready for this role play­ing away from home for the sec­ond week in a row.

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