North Carolina Football: Ranking 2020 opponents by toughness

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Connecticut Huskies
Nov. 7 Chapel Hill (N.C.)

What a fall from grace UConn football has had. While the Huskies were never considered a football power, there was a point in time this century that they were a formidable foe. Not anymore.

Randy Edsall is back in charge and that hasn’t done the program much good as it’s now an independent and there’s talk of Connecticut making an Idaho-like step back to the FCS from the FBS ranks. This team is coming off a 2-10 season and shouldn’t be much better in 2020.

James Madison Dukes
Sept. 19 Chapel Hill (N.C.)

Week 3 will feature an interesting battle for North Carolina against James Madison from the FCS’ Colonial Conference. The Dukes were 14-2 last season and appeared in the 2019 national title game before losing.

James Madison is one of the best FCS teams out there, so this isn’t exactly a sure win for the Tar Heels which is why it’s No. 11 on this list ahead of an FBS program. If you’re UConn, you have to feel pretty bad about your program if James Madison is a tougher test against a Power Five foe than you.

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