ICTV: UNC Preparing Running Game for Duke

The Tar Heels are preparing their rushing attack for Duke's defense.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina will face a stout defensive front on Saturday.

Duke's rushing defense is ranked No. 2 in the ACC in yards per attempt (3.0), and No. 30 nationally in yards per game (128.9).

Last season, with Elijah Hood sidelined, UNC ran over, around and through the Duke defense in the blowout win, totaling 316 rushing yards, led by 116 from T.J. Logan. Logan said he expects another solid performance in the forthcoming 2015 matchup. 

"I'm expecting the same thing, just go out there and play hard no matter what." Logan said. "If our running backs do a good job as a group I feel like we'll be good."

But in order for any UNC back to be successful this Saturday they'll have to be prepared for what Hood described as 'a sound fundamental football team.'

His running backs coach Larry Porter said he’s preparing his players for a much different Duke defense this time around.

"We're better offensively this year and they're better defensively this year," Porter said. "So, as they prepare to game plan, who knows what they're trying to take away and what they're giving up and likewise what we're trying to exploit based on what they do."

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