National football commentators have paid close attention to Drake Maye’s play, notably in the fourth quarter against a staunch Pitt defense. Drake Maye stated “enough of this shit” and led UNC’s attack with four touchdown drives in a row to put the game to rest after UNC trailed 24-14 after Israel Abanikanda scored his third touchdown of the game with 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter.
Maye’s work is well-known to local media outlets and Tar Heel supporters. Carolina had low expectations for the 2022 season, particularly in light of Sam Howell’s departure, but something greater and more promising is emerging right before our very eyes. More people had the opportunity to watch Maye perform well because to a primetime game on the ACC Network.
With Carolina’s surprising 7-1 record and 17th nationally, Drake Maye should continue to have eyes glued to him, especially when the Tar Heels travel to Truist Field on November 12 to face Wake Forest in a likely prime-time game. If UNC can win the Coastal Division, it gives the Heels another opportunity to feature in the ACC Championship game against Clemson, and if they somehow cause a stir with Maye’s performances, who knows what recognition he’ll receive at the end of the season ?