CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina has added Western Carolina to its 2020 schedule, UNC head coach Mack Brown announced on Monday. The game will be played Friday, Dec. 11 at Kenan Stadium.
The opening in UNC’s schedule was created when its non-conference game with Charlotte, originally scheduled for Sept. 19, was canceled due to the impact of COVID-19 contact tracing quarantines within the 49ers program. UNC initially attempted to line up an opponent for Sept. 26, but those efforts were unsuccessful.
The WCU Catamounts are scheduled to start their season Nov. 14 vs. Liberty. UNC, which is 1-0 after a Sept. 12 win over Syracuse, returns to action this Saturday at Boston College (3:30 p.m./ABC).
The two programs last met during the 2018 season, which was a 49-26 win for the Tar Heels.