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After carrying the ball 51 times in two games, North Carolina's running backs have gained lots of bumps and bruises but not many yards. While the Tar Heels (0-2) rank second in the ACC with 280.4 passing yards per game, they are last in rushing with an average of just 59.0.
Heels losing ground
Raleigh News & Observer

North Carolina's wide receivers have yet to get a grip on why they've had trouble catching quarterback Matt Baker's passes in the first two games, both losses.
Heels receivers not catching on
Raleigh News & Observer

"He's tougher than nails," Bunting said. "There was a big smile on his face yesterday. He's anxious to get back into the thick."
Bunting: QB is 'tougher than nails,' but equipment change should help
Durham Herald-Sun

Baker is a tough kid, a resilient kid who has had no running game to go with a nice passing game, which has been hampered by way too many dropped passes.
Baker has been good enough to post wins
Durham Herald-Sun

There seem to be problems almost everywhere that Coach John Bunting looks right now when he surveys North Carolina's offense. The receivers are dropping passes. The running backs aren't gaining any yardage, and the offensive line is struggling to block.
Heels struggling to get offense going
Winston-Salem Journal

First downs are the first priority for North Carolina's offense this week as the Tar Heels prepare to visit N.C. State on Saturday (noon, WFMY-2). The premise being: They need to do more on first down to earn more first downs.
First-down yardage a priority
Greensboro News & Record

North Carolina's problems rushing the football and getting significant gains on first down appear to go hand in hand.
It's been 1st and whoa for Tar Heels
Charlotte Observer

A new protective flak jacket is on order for North Carolina quarterback Matt Baker, who suffered bruised ribs against Wisconsin despite wearing his old flak jacket.
QB Baker to get more protection
Charlotte Observer

Scheduling aside, Saturday's game is one that the Tar Heels can ill afford to lose if they hope to stay afloat in the ACC.
UNC readies for emotional rivalry
Daily Tar Heel

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