1986 North Carolina Tar Heels football
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Aloha Bowl, L 21–30 vs. Arizona
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1986 record 7–4–1 (5–2 ACC)
Head coach Dick Crum (9th year)
Home stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
« 1985 1987 »
1986 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#17 Clemson 5 1 1     8 2 2
NC State 5 2 0     8 3 1
North Carolina 5 2 0     7 4 1
Georgia Tech 3 3 0     5 5 1
Maryland 2 3 1     5 5 1
Wake Forest 2 5 0     5 6 0
Duke 2 5 0     4 7 0
Virginia 2 5 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Tar Heels were led by ninth-year head coach Dick Crum and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing tied for second. North Carolina was invited to the 1986 Aloha Bowl, where they lost to Arizona.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 6The Citadel*W 45–14
September 13at Kansas*W 20–0
September 20at No. 15 Florida State*T 10–10
October 4Georgia Tech
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 21–20
October 11at Wake ForestW 40–30
October 18NC StateNo. 18
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
L 34–35
October 25at No. 12 LSU*L 3–30
November 1Maryland
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 32–30
November 8at No. 20 ClemsonL 10–38
November 15Virginia
W 27–7
November 22at DukeW 42–35
December 27vs. No. 16 Arizona*L 21–30
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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