LSU vs. North Carolina
A depleted North Carolina team could be in for a long day against LSU in Week 1.
LSU offense vs. North Carolina defense
• North Carolina could be without nearly its entire starting defense this week due to issues surrounding an ongoing NCAA investigation into involvement with agents and an on-campus academic inquiry. DT Marvin Austin, DE Richard Quinn, CBs Kendric Burney and Charles Brown and SS Da'Norris Searcy are confirmed as out, and the status of OLBs Bruce Carter and Quan Sturdivant and FS Deunta Williams remains unknown. Either way, these losses will severely handcuff defensive coordinator Everett Withers.