CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Improved team chemistry and a revamped defense are two key factors directly influencing North Carolina's strong start to the 2015 season.
In addition to the 5-1 record, UNC is undefeated in conference play. A win against Virginia this Saturday would advance that conference record to 3-0, a mark accomplished only twice in the last 33 Tar Heel Football seasons.
Quarterback Marquise Williams said winning builds confidence, which breeds more success.
"It brings a lot of confidence, it lets you know that each game we can come out and win football games if we just execute and do what's planned," Williams said.
But in order for the cycle of winning and confidence to continue, the Charlotte native said complacency can't creep in.
"We just can't get complacent, Williams said. "You have to keep coming out each day in practice and just executing and moving the chains and doing what you need to do to go 6-1."
Defensive end Dajuan Drennon said part of the team's strong start can be attributed to an overall team effort opposed to individual players focusing on themselves.
"I just feel like we're playing together as a team," Drennon said. "We're trying to get this done for each other, it's not just a bunch of individuals going out there trying to play the game of football."
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