North Carolina at Miami football: Game, live stream and injury information

Oct 16, 2021; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 16, 2021; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team hosts North Carolina on Saturday following the Hurricanes’ only 2022 bye week to begin October. Miami hosts North Carolina on a two-game losing streak. North Carolina won 41-10 last week versus Virginia Tech. The Hurricanes are playing their first 2022 ACC game versus the Tar Heels.

North Carolina has one of the best offenses in college football. The Tar Heels are sixth nationally averaging 45.4 points per game. North Carolina is seventh nationally averaging 507.2 yards per game. The Miami defense was elite allowing 264 yards in a 17-9 loss to Texas A&M three weeks ago.

The Miami football team allowed 507 yards in a 45-31 loss to Middle Tennessee State. The Hurricanes face a big challenge defensively versus the North Carolina offense. Conversely, North Carolina has the worst defense in the ACC. Miami should have multiple opportunities to score versus North Carolina.

The quarterbacks for each team are the marquee players. North Carolina QB Drake Maye is making a serious Heisman Trophy push with 19 touchdowns and one interception. Tyler Van Dyke has an opportunity to play his best game of the season after a poor start. Expect a lot of points at Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday.

"Game InformationSaturday, Oct. 8, 2022, 4 PM ET | ESPN2Miami Gardens, Fla., Hard Rock Stadium (65,326)NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS (4-1, 1-0 ACC)HEAD COACH: Mack Brown (Florida State, 1974) | CAREER: 269-140-1 (34th season) | AT UNC: 94-64-1 (14th)MIAMI HURRICANES (2-2, 0-0 ACC)HEAD COACH: Mario Cristobal (Miami, 1993) | CAREER: 64-62 (11th season) | AT MIAMI: 2-2 (first)Broadcast Information:Television (ESPN2)• Dave Pasch (play-by-play)• Dusty Dvoracek (color)• Tom Luginbill (sideline)Flagship Radio (560 WQAM)• Joe Zagacki (play-by-play)• Don Bailey, Jr. (color)• Josh Darrow (sideline)Spanish Radio (Actualidad)• Alfredo Alvarez (play-by-play)• Jose Martinez (color)Miami football information courtesy of MiamiHurricanes.Com"

Miami enters the game with a few key players who were injured versus Middle Tennessee State expected to play against North Carolina. Cornerbacks Darryl Porter and Tyrique Steveson and running backs Jaylan Knighton and Henry Parrish participated in practice fully this week and are expected to be ready versus UNC.

"Injury UpdatesNorth CarolinaBritish Brooks, RB Lower Body, out for season (08/15/2022)Brooks is out of commission with a lower-body injury, and he will not be available for the 2022 season.Sebastian Cheeks, LB, Shoulder, out for season (10/04/2022)Cheeks will sit out the rest of the season with a shoulder ailment.Ja’Qurious Conley, DB, Lower Body Mid Oct (09/29/2022)Conley is idle due to a lower-body issue, and he is not likely to make his season debut until the middle of October.Tylee Craft, WR, Illness, Out indefinitely(08/26/2022)Craft is out of the lineup due to an illness, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.Courtesy USA TodayMiamiElijah Arroyo, TE, Undisclosed, Ques Sat(10/03/2022)Arroyo is nursing an unknown ailment, and it remains to be seen if he will play against North Carolina on Saturday.DonChaney Jr., RB, Hip, Late Nov (09/19/2022) Chaney Jr. is out of the lineup with a hip injury, and he is expected to miss six to eight weeks.Tre’Vonte Citizen, RB, Knee, out for season(09/19/2022). Citizen is expected to miss the entire 2022 season due to a knee injury.Jacolby George, WR, Thumb, Late Oct (10/03/2022). George is sidelined with a fractured thumb, and he is not expected to return until the end of October.Zion Nelson, OL, Knee, Ques Sat (10/04/2022). Nelson has a knee injury, and it is unclear if he will dress for Saturday’s matchup with North Carolina.Xavier Restrepo, WR, Foot, Mid Nov (10/03/2022). Restrepo sustained a foot injury, and he is expected to miss five to six weeks.Courtesy USA Today"

Miami Gardens weather forecast

Temperature 84°F
Precipitation: 40%
Humidity: 72%
Wind: 14 mph

Weather courtesy of the WeatherChannel.Com

The chance of rain could slow down the North Carolina passing game. That was the prevailing thought against Middle Tennessee State but didn’t materialize for the Miami football team that way. Miami needs to show they have put the two-game losing streak behind them off the bye week. North Carolina is a gut check for Miami.

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Miami is back in front of a national audience appearing on ESPN 2 against North Carolina. The honeymoon for Mario Cristobal will end quickly with a loss to North Carolina extending the losing streak to three games. Miami can get off to a good start in ACC play with a win over North Carolina and the goal of winning the Coastal.