Miami football at North Carolina game and weather information

Sep 7, 2019; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Miami Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 7, 2019; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Miami Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports /

The 2-3 Miami football team travels to Keenan Stadium in Chapel Hill on Saturday to play 3-3 North Carolina. Miami and North Carolina will kick off at 3:30 PM ET. North Carolina has won the last two games against Miami. The Hurricanes lost 62-26 against the Tar Heels last season at Hard Rock Stadium.

Miami head coach Manny Diaz was the defensive coordinator under North Carolina head coach Mack Brown at Texas from 2011 through 2013. Diaz was fired in 2013 after the Longhorns allowed 550 yards rushing in a 40-21 loss to BYU. Miami allowed 778 total yards and 554 rushing against North Carolina in 2020.

Both the Miami football team and North Carolina have been inconsistent this season. The Hurricanes have alternated wins and losses over the first five games of the season. North Carolina began the season with a loss at Virginia Tech. The Tar Heels won their next two games and have, lost and won and lost over its last three.

North Carolina has not lost back to back game since 2019. The Tar Heels have won six consecutive games after a loss. Since starting the season 8-1 in 2020, Miami has lost five of its last seven beginning with the loss to North Carolina in 2020. The Hurricanes have lost five straight games against Power Five opponents.

"Game information:Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, 3:30 p.m. ET | ACC NetworkChapel Hill, N.C., Kenan Stadium (50,500)MIAMI HURRICANES (2-3, 0-1 ACC)HEAD COACH: Manny Diaz (Florida State, 1995) | CAREER: 16-13 (third season) | AT MIAMI: 16-13 (third)NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS (3-3, 2-3 ACC)HEAD COACH: Mack Brown (Florida State, 1974) | CAREER: 262-135-1 (33rd season) | AT UNC: 87-58-1 (13th season)Courtesy MiamiHurricanes.Com"

The weather in Chapel Hill is expected to be hot and humid with a  63 percent chance of rain. The Miami football team needs the run to complement the passing on Saturday. Cam’Ron Harris has had a solid season with 383 rushing yards on 5.9 yards per carry with five touchdowns. Jaylan Knighton will likely share carries with Harris.

Miami football at North Carolina Gameday weather 

"Sat 16 | DayTemperature: 82°Chance of precipitation: 63%Winds: WSW 12 mphMostly sunny skies during the morning hours will give way to cloudy skies and rain in the afternoon. High 82F. SSW winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.Humidity76%, UV Index 6 of 10Weather courtesy of Weatherchannel.Com"

North Carolina leads the all-time series over Miami 13-11. The Tar Heels have a 9-8 record against Miami in ACC games against each other. North Carolina has a 6-3 advantage over Miami in games played in Chapel Hill. Miami has won three of its last five trips to Keenan Stadium. Saturday will be the first road game for Miami in 2021.

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