Game and Time: Maryland at North Carolina. Kickoff is at 3:45 p.m. Saturday.
Site: Kenan Stadium.
TV/Radio: Saturday's game will be televised regionally by ESPNU. Radio coverage will be provided by WCHL 1360 AM, WRDU 106.1.
Records: Maryland is 4-4. North Carolina is 2-6.
Series: UNC leads the all-time series 35-31-1. The teams last met in 2005, when Maryland won 33-30 in overtime in Chapel Hill.
The Key Matchup: Maryland's running attack vs. UNC's run defense.
Maryland's rushing attack has been productive all year, due to the experience of two senior tailbacks who have lit up the scoreboard.
Keon Lattimore and Lance Ball have combined to rush 144 yards per game and 19 total touchdowns.
Those stats don't bode well for a UNC defense that has had trouble wrapping up opposing rushers this year. UNC gives up an average of 140.9 rushing yards per game.
Facing Lattimore and Ball from the other side of the line of scrimmage will be two more senior playmakers. Linebacker Durell Mapp and tackle Kentwan Balmer lead the Tar Heels in tackles this year and will need to be active Saturday.
But the UNC defense is coming off a poor performance against Wake Forest, in which it allowed 138 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Final Analysis/Prediction: Some characteristics of UM's offense should look familiar to the Tar Heels, as they faced a similar system when they hosted Virginia earlier in the year.
Like the Cavaliers, Maryland pairs a potent rushing attack with subpar quarterbacking. In the Sept. 15 contest, the UNC run defense surrendered 191 yards to UVa. tailback Cedric Peerman.
On the other side of the ball, quarterback T. J. Yates should be able to attack Maryland's secondary with his talented receivers, but his struggles last week showed a lack of poise under pressure.
North Carolina has been largely overwhelmed when an opponent has successfully run the ball this year. And with Maryland, it appears this will be the case again.