San Diego State Aztecs vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
A pair of teams coming off opening day victories over FCS foes square off Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C., when the San Diego State Aztecs make the cross-country trip to face the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Aztecs beat Northern Arizona 38-7 in their opener, while the Tar Heels dispatched Liberty 56-29. San Diego State was 8-5 last season and defeated Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. North Carolina was 7-6, including a Belk Bowl victory over Cincinnati.
Details for Saturday's game are below:
Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: ESPNEWS
North Carolina facts
This is the first regular-season meeting between the Aztecs and Tar Heels. San Diego State leads the all-time series 1-0, winning the 1998 Las Vegas Bowl.
North Carolina forced six turnovers against Liberty, its most in a game since 2009.
The Tar Heels are ranked No. 21 in the AP Poll and No. 23 in the Coaches Poll, the first time they have been ranked since 2010.
North Carolina ran 93 offensive plays against Liberty, the first time the team has run more than 90 plays in a game since 1994.
The Tar Heels scored 28 points in a span of 3:49 against Liberty after falling behind 22-21.
San Diego State facts
This is just the Aztecs’ 13th game in the Eastern Time Zone since 1969. They are 2-10 in their previous trips.
San Diego State is 7-61 against teams ranked in the AP Top 25.
This is San Diego State’s first meeting against an ACC opponent since beating North Carolina in the 1998 Las Vegas Bowl.
The Aztecs have scored a touchdown in 10 consecutive quarters dating back to last season, the second-longest such streak in the nation behind San Jose State (11).