October 2, 2007

Moving on up?

Redshirt freshman Anthony Elzy provided a major spark in North Carolina's late rally last week against Virginia Tech, taking 11 carries for 74 yards on the team's final two possessions, which helped the Tar Heels have a chance down the stretch against the Hokies. After missing a significant chunk of training camp with an injury, and then rushing for just 54 yards in his first four games of the season, Saturday's performance may be just the thing to get Elzy going, and also higher up on the backfield depth chart.

"In the spring time, we talked about Anthony and some of the good things that he was doing. Then he tweaked his ankle early during training camp, and he missed a pretty significant amount of time. He was kind of an unknown commodity from a game (standpoint). How would he play in games? How would he respond if he got carries?" said UNC head coach Butch Davis.

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