UNC Defense Looks To Remain Stout Against Va Tech

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's defense has been rather dominant lately -- even if it might be overshadowed by the buzz around new coach Larry Fedora's fast-paced offense.

The Tar Heels haven't allowed a touchdown in 10 quarters, and nobody has reached the end zone against them at home.

Not since the second quarter of the loss at Louisville on Sept. 15 have they allowed anyone to cross the goal line.

North Carolina (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) allowed a total of two field goals in a 27-6 win over East Carolina and a 66-0 rout of Idaho last week.

And the defense could keep it going this week against Virginia Tech. The Hokies (3-2, 1-0) rank 85th nationally and 10th in the ACC in total offense.