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By LAUREN BROWNLOW  |  Last updated 10/15/13
On paper, a 1-4 UNC team on the brink of disaster should be no problem for No. 10 Miami (5-0). The Hurricanes have athletes all over the field on both sides of the ball, particularly on offense where seemingly anyone can take it the distance at any given moment in a game. UNCs defense, meanwhile, has been ... well, it's been bad. Particularly the passing defense. The Tar Heels are 94th in the country in total defense, 103rd in pass efficiency defense and 73rd in passing yards allowed. And they're allowing a whopping 12.7 yards per pass completion. What's worse is -- as the rankings would indicate -- the pass efficiency defense. Opposing quarterbacks are completing nearly 63 percent of their pass attempts for ten touchdowns and just four interceptions. The Miami passing offense under quarterback Stephen Morris hasn't been great in terms of sheer numbers per game, but Morris is doing what he needs to, and he had a week off to heal a bum ankle. And he hasn't had to throw it a lot -- he...
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