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Coastal Round Up: Week 0

By Chris Baylor | August 28
Coastal Round Up: Week 0
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College football returned this weekend, with "Week 0". A weekend of action that football fans have been waiting for for over 200 days. While the majority of the Atlantic Coast Conference is set to open up play this coming week, we did see one Coastal Division team begin its season. Over the course of the season, each Monday, we will take a look back at the Atlantic Coast Conference's Costal Division teams and how they performed in their respective games. We will also take a quick look at the updated standings each week as teams fight for the crown of Coastal Division Champion.

North Carolina (1-0) Defeats Florida A&M (0-1) 56-24

In what was expected, North Carolina handled a sub-par Florida A&M (FAMU) team in Chapel Hill Saturday night. The headline of this game was Florida A&M having 25 ineligible players, with just seven available offensive lineman. FAMU showed extremely strong grit, with QB Jeremy Moussa going 28-38 for 279 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception keeping the Rattlers around in the first half 28-14. However, North Carolina began to pull away as FAMU dealt with a serious lack of depth. Drake Maye, having to fill a huge spot replacing Sam Howell at QB, stepped up splashing on the scene and putting the ACC on notice. The redshirt Freshman went 29-37 for 294 yards and five touchdowns. Ten different UNC receivers logged catches, with the ball being spread around effectively. Star WR Josh Downs finished with nine receptions for 72 yards and two touchdowns. The Tar Heels put up 608 total yards with 314 on the ground. Freshman Omarion Hampton led the way with 2 touchdowns and 101 yards on 14 carries. FAMU had 2 critical turnovers with UNC securing the ball the length of the game, never giving it up on Offense. A tip of the hat is warranted for the Rattlers, who, under heavy adversity, never gave up, however the Tar Heels were too much to overcome.

Next Up vs. Appalachian St. (0-0) Sat 9/3.

Virginia Tech (0-0) (Idle)

Next up vs. Old Dominion (0-0) Fri 09/02.

Duke (0-0) (Idle)

Next up vs. Temple (0-0) Fri 09/02.

Georgia Tech (0-0) (Idle)

Next up vs. 4 Clemson (0-0) Mon 09/05.

16 Miami (0-0) (Idle)

Next up vs. Bethune-Cookman (0-0) Sat 09/03.

17 Pittsburg (0-0) (Idle)

Next up vs. West Virginia (0-0) Thu 09/01.

Virginia (0-0) (Idle)

Next up vs. Richmond (0-0) Sat 09/03.

Standings Wk 0
Updated Coastal Standings after Week 0.
Chris Baylor

I was born in Philadelphia, PA. However, 15 years of my life was spent growing up in the suburbs of Houston, TX. My family has a rich history of Hokie Alumni. I am a 2016 graduate of CALS, with a minor in professional writing. When I am not working in my career within the agricultural lending world analyzing credit risk, I like to fish, hike, golf, and spend time with loved ones. If it has anything to do with Virginia Tech Sports, I am there!

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