With its win over FSU yesterday, North Carolina has now won four straight since losing to Georgia in the opener. The real eye-catcher is Mitch Trubisky’s passer ratings in those five games:
- Georgia: 92.76
- Illinois: 199.42
- JMU: 259.96
- Pitt: 194.68
- FSU: 197.16
Ahem, one of those numbers is not like the others.
For the season, Trubisky’s passer rating is 182.65, good enough for sixth nationally. Kinda makes you understand why Fedora wouldn’t abandon the passing game against Georgia, even when UNC was doing well running the ball.
Maybe there is a little hope for the pass defense now that the class of quarterbacks it’ll be facing drops off a little.
One other thing about this — at Sanford yesterday, they put up some live action from FSU-UNC during a game break and I couldn’t help feeling jealous over how much time Trubisky’s line gave him to throw. “Can you imagine,” I said to myself, “what Eason could do with a little more time?” I guess I found out on Georgia’s last drive.