Interesting angles here as some bloggers pointed out the "hangover effect" of playing Paul Johnson coached teams. The preparation for facing the option can be a difficult task but it is the high rate of failure the following week
that is amazing. According to the post, teams are 15-41 SU after facing Paul Johnson off regular rest (six days). In terms of the ACC, teams are 2-6
(five straight losses) under the profile. The record jumps to 6-10 if you include teams with a bye week or extra rest – more time to recover – which actually bolsters the profile. The sample size for the ACC is not very large but this is certainly a trend to keep track of moving forward.
North Carolina will be put to the test this weekend as they travel to Rutgers. Last week, the Tar Heels were up 24-17 but allowed three unanswered scores as Georgia Tech pulled away, 30-24. In their two previous contests following Tech, UNC lost 17-15 at Maryland and 30-27 vs. Florida State. In both games North Carolina was a short favorite.