2013: 7-6 (4-4 ACC); lost Belk Bowl to Cincinnati
It was truly a tail of two seasons for the Tar Heels, who came into 2013 as a team on the rise and held their own at #6 South Carolina in Week 1. But they dropped that one and four of the next five although three of those losses were within one touchdown. They came very close to winning by far their biggest home game of the year, a national TV Thursday night affair with Miami. That loss dropped them to 1-5. But then they ripped off five straight wins, mostly on the ACC schedule, to become bowl eligible. Bryn Renner (1,765 passing yds) and Marquise Williams (1,698 passing yds) led a pro-style offense whose leading rusher (Williams) only registered 536 yards. Tight end Eric Ebron (62 catches, 973 yards) was the 10th overall pick in the NFL Draft to Detroit. They also sent four others to the NFL. It was a great rallying season for the Tar Heels; look for them to remain bowl-eligible.
The North Carolina Tar Heels represent the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the ACC. They have played their home games on campus at Kenan Memorial Stadium since 1927. It is a beautiful place for a football game, surrounded by pine trees that reach above the height of the stadium. Mel Kiper, Jr. ranked the stadium as the third most scenic venue in college football. UNC has made 29 bowl appearances, nine conference titles, and 670 all-time wins. While not always a football powerhouse, the Tar Heels are known as an overall athletic powerhouse in a culture that supports great sports teams. Many notable NFL players have attended North Carolina, like Lawrence Taylor, Willie Parker, Julius Peppers, and Hakeem Nicks. See the next NFL great this fall—Gold Coast Tickets has the best seats at the best prices!