ESPN's FPI predicts outcome in North Carolina-NC State game
North Carolina hosts rival NC State on Friday afternoon as it looks to clinch a 10-win season.
The Tar Heels have already secured their place in the ACC Championship Game next weekend. However, they need another victory to get to 10 wins for the first time since 2015.
ESPN’s Football Power Index likes North Carolina’s chances to do so. FPI is giving UNC a 61.2% chance to win this game.
NC State is dealing with multiple injuries, especially at the quarterback position. It’s unclear if true freshman MJ Morris will be healthy enough to play in this game.
If Morris can’t go, the Wolfpack will likely give significant snaps to Jack Chambers and Ben Finley. That duo struggled in NC State’s loss to Louisville last week.
North Carolina is coming off of its worst game of the season. The Tar Heels fell at home to Georgia Tech. Quarterback Drake Maye did not throw a touchdown pass in the loss.
Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday afternoon.