Beau Corrales missed last Saturday’s win over NC State (lower body injury). Now, the veteran receiver could be out for a longer stretch of time.
Corrales, along with cornerback Patrice Rene, will be evaluated during the week, leading up to Saturday’s matchup with Virginia.
INJURY UPDATES: Storm Duck will miss Saturday's game against UVA while Beau Corrales and Patrice Rene will continue to be evaluated throughout the week.
— Jacob Turner (@JacobTurnerTHI) October 26, 2020
During the first four games of the season, Corrales hauled in 13 receptions for 238 yards (18.3 yards per catch) and a touchdown. A constant big-play threat, the 6-foot-3 Corrales already has eight receptions of 15+ yards this season, so far.
As a junior in 2019, Corrales ranked third on North Carolina’s roster in catches (40), yards (575) and receiving touchdowns (6). Corrales finished the year with 12 catches of 20+ yards, too, which ranked 12th in the ACC.
With Corrales out against NC State, sophomore wide receiver Emery Simmons took on a featured role. Simmons, who returned to the lineup after missing two games with an injury, was a frequent target of Sam Howell — hauling in five receptions for 38 yards.
Dyami Brown and Dazz Newsome provide plenty of stability and production on the perimeter for North Carolina’s offense.