Inside Carolina takes an in-depth look at William & Mary, as the Tar Heels welcome the Tribe to Kenan Stadium for the 15th meeting between these two programs on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:30pm (ESPN3).
William & Mary Intro Phil Steele ranked the Tribe as the No. 1 team in the country in his preseason FCS poll over fellow CAA member and defending national champion Villanova, raising some eyebrows in the land formerly known as Division I-AA territory. But head coach Jimmye Laycock, with 31 years, 34 All-Americans and more than 200 victories on his resume, has made the national football pundit look good through the first two months of the season. Following a season-opening loss at No. 20 Massachusetts, No. 3 William & Mary (6-1) has reeled off six straight victories, including wins over the sixth-ranked Wildcats and No. 5 Delaware during the month of October, and currently sit atop of the Colonial Athletic Association.
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The Tribe thrives off its suffocating defense, which is allowing just 16.0 points per game, good for eighth nationally (FCS). Villanova and Delaware were both ranked in the top-20 nationally in rushing offense