UNC Hopes Quarterback Switch Will Continue Wake Domination
Posted October 20, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT
CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina has dominated the series with Wake Forest by winning the last eight, and the Heels have not lost in Winston-Salem in a decade.
However, the suspension of UNC quarterback Oscar Davenport has put those streaks in jeopardy.
Just when Carolina was getting into an offensive rhythm, comes the suspension of their starting quarterback. Now, the responsibility falls into the lap of true freshman Ronald Curry for the second time this season.
"I've been playing for a couple games and I don't feel like a rookie anymore," Curry said. "It's just time to step up."
The switch comes at a critical time for the Tar Heels because they are one of five teams with one conference loss.
"Right now you've got a log jam," UNC coach Carl Torbush said. "The next four or five weeks will truly determine what opportunities there are in the ACC for teams to go to bowl games. It will determine the pecking order in the ACC."
North Carolina needs to finish the season no worse than 4-2 just to qualify for a bowl, and only one of those games is at Kenan Stadium.