Originally created 09/30/00

Georgia Tech notebook



A look at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (2-2, 0-2) before they face the North Carolina Tar Heels (3-1, 1-1) in Chapel Hill, N.C., today (3:30 p.m., ABC-Channel 6):

The Scene:

North Carolina can stay in the middle of the ACC standings with a victory over the Jackets. The Tar Heels are a three-point favorite over Georgia Tech.

History:

Georgia Tech has won the past two meetings to even the series at 16-16-2. However, the Jackets haven't played well in Chapel Hill, and during their 1990 championship season, Tech had to settle with a 13-13 tie.

Key Players:

Georgia Tech -- FL Kelly Campbell (Jr., 5-11, 170); TB Joe Burns (So., 5-10, 205); SS Chris Young (Jr., 6-0, 201).

North Carolina -- QB Ronald Curry (Jr., 6-2, 200); WR Kory Bailey (Jr., 6-1, 190); WR Sam Aiken (So., 6-2, 190).

Injuries:

Georgia Tech -- Safety Jeremy Muyres (knee) is probable. Wide receiver Will Glover (calf) is questionable.

Key matchup:

North Carolina leads the conference in sacks, boasting 22 through the Tar Heels' first four games. Georgia Tech's offensive line hasn't been overly impressive, and if it doesn't give quarterback George Godsey time to pass, North Carolina's defense could be a major factor in this game.

When Georgia Tech has the ball: Look for the Jackets to use running back Burns to try to open the passing game.

When North Carolina has the ball: The elusive Curry is the Tar Heels' Mr. Everything. If Curry doesn't have success running the ball, look for the junior to air it out to wide receivers Bailey, Aiken and Bosley Allen, who have combined to catch 41 passes for 721 yards and five touchdowns.

Tim Morse