Entering Saturday's matchup at South Florida (2-0), the Tar Heels -- who have lost two games this season by a combined five points -- are tied for 97th nationally in turnover margin, having gained three takeaways but given the ball up seven times.
Heels givers, not takers
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Davis' preseason concerns about UNC's quarterback position have been answered by Yates, who enters Saturday's game at South Florida ranked ninth nationally in passing efficiency. He's already thrown nine touchdown passes in three games, putting him more than halfway to the school single-season record of 17 held by Darian Durant.
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The Fayetteville Observer
Both Jenkins and the Bulls will be in the spotlight for Saturday's game, which will be televised nationally on ESPN. The Bulls can't afford to look past the Tar Heels (1-2), especially with a Big East conference showdown against fifth-ranked West Virginia looming Sept. 28.
"I'm not sure a lot of our guys are past the Auburn victory," Jenkins said. "I don't know if they think North Carolina will be a pushover. It's real hard not to look past North Carolina, but at the same time you got to stay focused, because, if not, you are going to get punched in the mouth. I feel like we are going to be ready for each and every game."
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