The Tar Heels are coming off lopsided home wins over East Carolina and Idaho in the last two weeks following back-to-back losses to Wake Forest and Louisville. North Carolina currently ranks in the top 20 nationally in both points scored, with 43.2 -- 12th in the nation -- and points against, with 14.6 --19th best in the nation.
Last season, Virginia Tech withstood a 14-0 fourth-quarter Tar Heels rally to edge North Carolina at home, 24-21. In that game, quarterback Logan Thomas threw for 195 yards and two touchdowns.
Currently, North Carolina is a 5½ point favorite, according to OddsShark. The over/under is sitting at 50.
Kickoff is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. ET at Kenan Stadium. The game can be seen on ESPN GamePlan or ESPN3.