Cavaliers, Tar Heels Meet For Chance At 3-0

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina and Virginia meet Saturday as the Tar Heels try to end a 10-game losing streak in Atlantic Coast Conference openers.

The Tar Heels (2-0) haven't won a league opener since winning at Wake Forest in 2000. The losses have come by an average margin of 15 points, but three of the four under Butch Davis were by six or fewer points. UNC safety Matt Merletti says the team isn't focused on that skid.

The Tar Heels rank as one of the nation's best in stopping the run and sacking the quarterback, but they've yet to force a turnover.

The Cavaliers (2-0) have won the past two meetings in Chapel Hill. Virginia is trying for its first 3-0 start since 2005 and is averaging 201 yards rushing per game.


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