Thursday Night Bragging Rights: Gamecocks-Tar Heels Preview, Prediction

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Dec 26, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams (12) runs the ball in the third quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the 2014 Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Scouting the Tar Heels: Offense

UNC’s offense starts and ends with explosive quarterback Marquise Williams. The double-threat star threw for 3,068 yards and 21 touchdowns, as well as rushing for 783 yards and 13 touchdowns.

The dangerous Williams also returns most of his friends on the offensive side of the ball.

A group of ten returning starters includes North Carolina’s veteran offensive line coupled with dangerous receivers and running backs.

Quinshad Davis, Mack Hollins, and Bug Howard are easy targets, standing at least 6’4”. Not only that, but there’s all-around guy Ryan Switzer.

At running back, the Heels return power with Elijah Hood, speed in Romar Davis, and all-around ability in T.J Logan.

Next: Scouting the Tar Heels: Defense