UNC Football: Media reactions to Drake Maye’s performance against Pitt
Drake Maye’s performance against a stout Pitt defense, especially in the fourth quarter, has drawn a lot of attention from national football experts. After Israel Abanikanda scored his third touchdown of the night with 10 minutes left in the third quarter to put the Panthers up 24-14, Drake Maye said “Enough of this shit” and led the ‘UNC’s offense on four straight touchdown drives, which put the game away. on the bed.
Tar Heel fans and local media alike are familiar with Maye’s work. Carolina had soft predictions for the 2022 season, especially with the departure of Sam Howell, but before our eyes, something bigger and brighter is taking shape. With a prime-time game on the ACC Network, more people got a chance to see Maye put up heavy numbers in a statement win for North Carolina.
Here’s what people are saying about Drake Maye, now legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate.
Robert Griffin III, former Baylor quarterback and current ESPN college football analyst:
ESPN Senior Writer Ryan McGee:
Pssst… UNC’s Drake Maye is pretty good…
— Ryan McGee (@ESPNMcGee) October 30, 2022
Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Pat Forde:
ACC Network College Football Analyst Eric MacLain:
Let me tell you something for all of you with your little Heisman lists…IF YOU DON’T HAVE DRAKE MAYE, THROW HIM OUT. @UNCFootball
— Eric MacLain (@EricMacLain) October 30, 2022
ESPN and ACC Network college football host and analyst Jordan Cornette:
Drake Maye will be better in New York in December.
It is remarkable what the young man is doing.
— jordan cornette (@jordancornette) October 30, 2022
Tate Frazier, Fox Sports college basketball podcaster and UNC legend:
ESPN producer and UNC legend Bryan Ives:
Drake Maye leads the nation in touchdowns and total offense.
He is a freshman.
— Bryan Ives (@awaytoworthy) October 30, 2022
Pat McAfee, Sportscaster, ESPN College Gameday, WWE Smackdown:
Danny Kanell, CBS Sports college football analyst:
I don’t think there is any QB in the country that has carried his team as much as Drake Maye has carried UNC.
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) October 30, 2022
With Carolina’s surprising 7-1 record and No. 17 national ranking, Drake Maye should continue to keep his eyes peeled, especially when the Tar Heels head to Truist Field on Nov. 12 to face Wake Forest in a likely primetime game. If UNC can clinch the Coastal Division, it will give the Heels another chance to play Clemson in the ACC Championship game, and if they somehow pull off an upset with Maye’s performances, who’s to say what recognition he’ll receive at the end of the season . ?
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