After what was almost the first shock of the 2022 college football season, it appears North Carolina and Florida A&M will play their Week 0 season opener.
That, after a scare when FAMU nearly backed out of the game over academic eligibility issues. Players initially voted not to play after that, but after hearing from the school, changed their mind and set out for Chapel Hill.
Crisis averted, but they’ll do so without seven offensive linemen on the field against the Tar Heels.
What do the experts say about the matchup between UNC and the Rattlers? Let’s look at how the ESPN computer predicted the game.
North Carolina vs. Florida A&M prediction
Football Power Index gives the Tar Heels the overwhelming chance of victory, with a 99.6 percent chance to beat the Rattlers at home in the opener.
By contrast, FAMU has just 0.4 percent chance to upset Carolina.