Thursday night’s game, affectionately dubbed “Zero Dark Thursday” by the North Carolina fans has been a low-scoring affair thus far by both teams as the Heel lead the tenth-ranked Miami Hurricanes 14-13.
And, at least in Miami’s case, it may stay that way as they’ve lost two of their top offensive weapons.
Explosive RB Duke Johnson left the game with a head injury early, after taking a knee to the cranium while trying to execute a block in pass protection for his QB, Stephen Morris. Johnson was taking back to the locker room for evaluation.
Also, WR Philip Dorsett took a shot to the knee in the first half and he was seen not only being taken back to the locker room, but with tears in his eyes after being told what was presumably some bad news.
These are two huge losses on offense and the ‘Canes are struggling on the road against North Carolina after being ranked the highest they’ve been in eight years. Their undefeated record, and stronghold on the ACC Coastal is currently in jeopardy in Chapel Hill.
The losses of Johnson and Dorsett will do nothing to help those matters one bit.