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Tar Heels host Middle Tennessee in home opener

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina coach Larry Fedora says his team won't let the sting from an opening loss at highly ranked South Carolina linger. The Tar Heels can prove it Saturday against Middle Tennessee in their home debut.

The Tar Heels (0-1) struggled offensively in the 27-10 loss to the Gamecocks, while their defense again gave up too many big plays in a recurring theme from last year.

North Carolina's 10 points and 293 total yards against the Gamecocks were the lowest in 13 games under Fedora. But quarterback Bryn Renner said his team remained confident it could get rolling against the Blue Raiders (1-0).

Middle Tennessee beat Western Carolina last week and upset Georgia Tech on the road last year.
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