No. 24 UNC's Young Offense Lagging Behind Defense

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Two games into the season, No. 24 North Carolina has a strong defense and an iffy offense.

The Tar Heels rank among the nation's top defenses after an easy win against The Citadel and a game-saving performance in at Connecticut. But the offense has been inconsistent and plagued by poor execution, dropped passes and bad blocking.

On Saturday, the defense held the Huskies to 196 total yards and kept the Tar Heels in the game while the offense struggled. The offense eventually regrouped and overcame a 10-point deficit for a 12-10 win.

Quarterback T.J. Yates says the offense was aware of how well the defense was playing, which increases the pressure for it to catch up heading into this week's game against East Carolina.


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