2016 brought about a maddening season for this football team. An NFL-level quarterback struggled as a season of promise ended in disappointment. They lost a close game in the national televised opener, had to play a game in a hurricane, which caused their offense to sputter, and suffered a loss to Duke and Virginia Tech. A win against Miami was a highlight but ultimately they sputtered to the finish and saw their quarterback leave for the draft a year earlier than expected.
Sounds familiar, right? While you could read that paragraph and think I was taking a pessimistic view of UNC’s 2016 season, this was in fact the story of Notre Dame. The records didn’t quite match as the Irish struggled to a 4-8 finish, and didn’t have the great stories of comeback wins that North Carolina had.
In fact, a big reason for their record was just how poorly they did in close games.


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