Carolina's sixth-year head coach is 25-40.
Sexton will be making just his fourth start of the season since taking over for interception-prone Joe Dailey following the second week of the season. The redshirt freshman from Laurinburg will try to improve on his previous two outings, in which he went a combined 16-for-32 passing for 232 yards – zero touchdowns against three interceptions.
"We've just got to go out and make the plays, and that's me not throwing interceptions," he said. "That's also receivers making the plays, and that's us making the blocks up front."
Sexton suffered a mild concussion during the third quarter in last week's 27-7 loss at Miami. He was hit more than in any other game so far this season, but bounced back to make several big completions, including a 37-yarder to Hakeem Nicks that set up the Tar Heels' only touchdown.
John Bunting said, "Cam got banged from both ends (against Miami). One play he gets killed; the next play – perfect and we move the chains. He's in with the scheme of things."
For the most part, however, Sexton's protection has been solid. He's lacked run support as well. He and his teammates hope that changes against the Bulls.
"As a unit offensively, we are buying into the system and making the plays needed to go out there and execute," Sexton said. "The (past) is over with; we've got to change the future. We do a great job of getting over things and getting back to work."