AUG. 31 CAMPUS CONFIDENTIAL:
North Carolina 24, South Carolina 20
From the moment UNC stepped onto the field for Mack Brown’s return as the Tar Heels coach, passionate safety Myles Dorn provided the pulse of the team, keeping teammates energized and focused at the task on hand. Dorn was a thorn in the Gamecocks side with his menacing play, as he was quick to help fill the run gaps and at one point, knocked South Carolina wide out Bryan Edwards out of the game with a devastating hit. He finished finish with seven tackles on the day.
Offensively, Tar Heels left tackle Charlie Heck is one player who doesn’t nearly receive the credit he deserves. A mammoth of a man, Heck is extremely long, strong and surprisingly nimble. North Carolina introduced their new ‘Air Raid’ offensive attack and the result was a whopping 483 total yards, while controlling the clock (33:42 time of possession), thanks in large part to Heck’s efforts. One bonus that NFL scouts will appreciate is that Heck remains in the game on extra points and field goals.
Lookout now #67 @TarHeelFootball OT Charlie Heck is a mammoth!
— Ric Serritella (@RicSerritella) August 31, 2019
While he didn’t get the start (that honor went to Rico Dowdle), new transfer running back Tavien Feaster was the most impressive runner for the Gamecocks, demonstrating excellent acceleration and wiggle, while gaining 72 yards on 13 carries (5.5 average). He added a pair of catches out of the backfield and showed off an impressive spin move in the open field. Look for his role to increase as the season wears on.