The No. 20 North Carolina Tar Heels (2-0) and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (2-0) play at Kenan Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

North Carolina ranks 44th in scoring offense (35.5 points per game) and 81st in scoring defense (25.5 points allowed per game) this year. Minnesota ranks 105th in the FBS with 332 total yards per contest, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks eighth-best by allowing just 223.5 total yards per contest.

We will dive into everything you need to know about this contest, including how to watch on ESPN.

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Minnesota vs. North Carolina Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo
  • City: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Venue: Kenan Memorial Stadium

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Minnesota vs. North Carolina Key Statistics

Minnesota North Carolina
332 (107th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 482 (39th)
223.5 (6th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 422.5 (96th)
175.5 (52nd) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 243.5 (8th)
156.5 (121st) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 238.5 (65th)
3 (69th) Turnovers (Rank) 2 (34th)
5 (14th) Takeaways (Rank) 1 (109th)

Minnesota Stats Leaders

  • Athan Kaliakmanis has put up 313 passing yards, or 156.5 per game, so far this season. He has completed 57.6% of his passes and has tossed one touchdown with two interceptions.
  • The team's top rusher, Darius Taylor, has carried the ball 34 times for 196 yards (98 per game) with one touchdown.
  • Sean Tyler has racked up 134 yards (on 27 attempts).
  • Daniel Jackson has racked up 110 receiving yards on 11 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
  • Corey Crooms has recorded 108 receiving yards (54 yards per game) on 10 receptions.
  • Brevyn Spann-Ford has racked up 50 reciving yards (25 ypg) this season.

North Carolina Stats Leaders

  • Drake Maye has recorded 477 yards (238.5 ypg) on 45-of-62 passing with two touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season. In addition, he's added 82 rushing yards (41 ypg) on 15 carries while scoring one touchdown on the ground.
  • The team's top rusher, Omarion Hampton, has carried the ball 42 times for 271 yards (135.5 per game), scoring five times.
  • This season, British Brooks has carried the ball 15 times for 103 yards (51.5 per game).
  • Kobe Paysour's team-high 139 yards as a receiver have come on 15 catches (out of 18 targets) with one touchdown.
  • J.J. Jones has put together a 115-yard season so far, reeling in seven passes on 10 targets.
  • John Copenhaver has been the target of three passes and compiled three catches for 52 yards, an average of 26 yards per contest. He's found the end zone one time through the air this season.

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