Turner's Take: Due
It was the defense's time. Every week during practice, the offense and defense face off in a two-minute drill. Sometimes the vaunted Tar Heel offense gets the best of their counterparts. Sometimes it's the other way around. This week, the defense got a stop. They celebrated, and then took that momentum into Saturday.
UNC defense comes up big in 20-13 win against Miami
North Carolina turned in its best defensive performance of the season, limiting No. 16 Miami to 13 points. Multiple defenders made big plays for the Tar Heels all day. Junior cornerback M.J. Stewart broke up several passes and also forced an eight-yard loss in the backfield on a swing pass. Freshman safety Myles Dorn also saw significant action.
Video: Larry Fedora Post-Miami Interview
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora talks with Jones Angell following the Tar Heels' 20-13 road win over Miami on October 15, 2016.
Video: Mark Richt Post-UNC Press Conference
Miami football coach Mark Richt speaks with the media following the Hurricanes' 20-13 loss to North Carolina Saturday in South Florida.
Video: Tar Heels Storm Out of Miami With a Win, 20-13 - Highlights
A big first half propelled the Tar Heels to a bounce-back win over the Hurricanes, defeating 16th-ranked Miami 20-13 on the road on October 15, 2016.
UNC sweeps the state of Florida, has favorable set up to return in December
Larry Fedora is going to need to buy some real estate in Florida soon. North Carolina has made it two in a row in the Sunshine State by beating Florida State and Miami -- teams that were expected to play in the ACC Championship game this year. Now the Tar Heels may end up making a return visit to Florida this December.
Rapid Reactions: Miami
One week after the worst day of his career, Mitch Trubisky responded with another outstanding performance. The junior completed 33 of 46 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 47 yards, including some big first down pickups in long situations. He spread the ball to eight different receivers and showed poise as conditions deteriorated.
No. 16 Miami Can’t Overcome Sluggish Start, Lose 20-13 To North Carolina
Miami couldn’t avoid the one thing that has plagued it seemingly for the past five years – not being able to bounce back following a tough loss. UM followed up last week’s heartbreaking one-point loss to Florida State with a lethargic performance Saturday, losing 20-13 to visiting North Carolina in front of an announced crowd of 58,731 fans at Hard Rock Stadium.
North Carolina knocks off No. 16 Miami, 20-13
Mitch Trubisky threw two touchdown passes, Malik Carney forced a turnover with 1:31 left to thwart Miami's last chance at a rally and North Carolina knocked off the 16th-ranked Hurricanes 20-13 on Saturday. Ryan Switzer and Austin Proehl had scoring catches for the Tar Heels. Bug Howard had 10 catches for 156 yards for UNC, which rebounded from last week's loss to Virginia Tech.
Video: Bug Howard's Career Day at Miami
North Carolina wide receiver Bug Howard had himself a day, hauling in 10 catches for 156 yards (both career highs) in the Tar Heels' 20-13 win at Miami on October 15, 2016.
Video: UNC Secondary Making Plays at Miami
The North Carolina defensive backs were all over the field against the Hurricanes, helping the Tar Heels to a 20-13 victory at Miami on October 15, 2016.
Box Score: North Carolina 20, Miami 13
View the complete box score from North Carolina's key 20-13 ACC Coastal division victory over Miami Saturday in South Florida.
Alexander Julian remembers redesigning UNC's basketball uniforms
As a famous clothing designer, a Chapel Hill native, the son of clothing store owners and a UNC alumnus, it’s not hard to see why Alexander Julian has been chosen time and time again to uphold the authentic color and style of UNC clothing. At the Kemp Plummer Battle lecture Thursday, Julian said he was the one who chose the official Carolina blue for athletic uniforms.
Freshmen add to UNC’s perimeter shooting depth
New features of Late Night With Roy on Friday night at the Smith Center highlighted a new feature for this year’s UNC team — more threats from the perimeter. The 35-foot jumper from freshman center Tony Bradley in the shooting competition got the attention of fans. Another freshman, Brandon Robinson put on quite a display in the 3-point shooting contest.