GREENSBORO–Tar Heel football fans got a double dose of excitement Monday.
First off, the ACC released its Football Players of the Week and Carolina’s own standout senior James Hurt was named Offensive Lineman of the Week.
Hurst played 80 snaps and totaled a 92 percent grade in Carolina’s 40-20 triumph over Middle Tennessee Saturday. UNC gained 511 total yards of offense and eclipsed 40 points for the sixth time in Coach Larry Fedora’s tenure.
Hurst racked up 12 knockdown blocks and did not allow a single sack or quarterback pressure.
The other news coming out of the ACC is the release of the game times and TV networks for Saturday, Sept. 21.
The Tar Heels will be taking on Georgia Tech in Atlanta, and the pivotal contest will be kicking off at high noon. The game will be broadcast on one of the ESPN networks-ESPN, ESPN2, or ESPNU. The specific network will be selected by Sept. 15.
Another marquee ACC match-up to look out for that week will see the third-ranked Clemson Tigers play at NC State in the Thursday night feature Sept. 19 on ESPN.