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UNC 24, Georgia 33: Mistakes doom Carolina to season-opening loss

Late in the third quarter, T.J. Logan scored a 21-yard rushing touchdown to put UNC up 24-21. At that point Carolina looked to be semi-in control things. However, some bad officiating (at least in the view of this extremely biased observer), as well as some extremely dumb Carolina mistakes made sure that was not the case.

Chubb runs for 222 yards, Georgia beats North Carolina 33-24

Nick Chubb rushed for 222 yards in his return from a knee injury, including a 55-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter that clinched No. 18 Georgia's 33-24 victory over No. 22 North Carolina Saturday. Chubb scored a pair of touchdowns for Georgia and broke loose down the sideline with 3:34 remaining and the Bulldogs clinging to a two-point lead over the Tar Heels.

Video: Tar Heels Fall to Georgia, 33-24 - Highlights

No. 18 Georgia rallied from 10 points down in the second half and beat No. 22 North Carolina, 33-24, in the Chik-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome on September 3, 2016.

Georgia's Nick Chubb returns with a vengeance in win over North Carolina

While Georgia ran the ball over 40 times, the Tar Heels seemed unwilling to reciprocate. And that was odd, given running back Elijah Hood’s success in 2015. Hood ran for 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns last season but got the ball just 10 times for 72 yards. The Tar Heels’ 19 rushing attempts put the onus on new starting QB Mitch Trubisky to throw 40 passes.

Georgia Runs Past Tar Heels in Opener

No. 18 Georgia overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to run past No. 22 North Carolina, 33-24, in front of a hostile crowd at the Georgia Dome on Saturday. Georgia ran at will on UNC. Nick Chubb ran for 222 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries and Brian Herrien and Brendan Douglas combined for 82 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.

No. 22 North Carolina falls to No. 18 Georgia in Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

No. 22 North Carolina fell to No. 18 Georgia, 33-24, in the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game on Saturday evening. After opening up a 10-point lead in the second half, the Tar Heels were unable to hold on for what would have been a statement win. On a day where the UNC offense failed to get much going offensively, running back T.J. Logan shined because of his versatility.

Video: T.J. Logan Returns the Kickoff 95 Yards for the Score vs. Georgia

T.J. Logan opens up the second half with this 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Georgia in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic on September 3, 2016.

Box Score: Georgia 33, North Carolina 24

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 33-24 loss to Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday.

Video: UNC-Georgia Pre-Game Motivational

Watch the same video the North Carolina football team just watched before the kickoff against Georgia in Atlanta.

Bulldogs, Tar Heels planning for unfamiliar scenarios

The football teams for Georgia and North Carolina both have unknowns to prepare for. The Tar Heels are facing a team with a new coaching staff in place from a season ago. That has forced North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora to seek film from other programs to get a better feel as for what the Bulldogs might do, specifically on offense, in Saturday’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome.

Todd Gurley trash talks Eric Ebron via twitter

As the 2016 College Football season gets rolling, NFL players are taking the time to give their take on their alma mater's upcoming game. When Detroit tight end Eric Ebron, a North Carolina alum, fired a friendly shot across the bow at former Georgia running backs Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, both North Carolina natives, it elicited a response from the 2015 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Planning for the opponent: QBs aside, Dogs will ‘pound the rock’ vs. UNC

Most of the focus on Georgia heading into Saturday’s season opener has been on who will start at quarterback. To be sure, the decision to start fifth-year senior Greyson Lambert over freshman phenom Jacob Eason was one that created ripples from coast-to-coast in college football.

A Guide to North Carolina’s College Mascots

North Carolina Tar Heels: Rather than confront the stark difficulty of humanizing a foot, UNC went with Rameses the Ram in 1924, borrowing the nickname of star fullback Jack “Battering Ram” Merrit. The mascot stuck when a kicker hit a game-winning field goal in the presence of a live Rameses the university had ordered from Texas.

UNC Looking for a Different Start

Des Lawrence calls Saturday night a test North Carolina has been waiting a year to take. Things would have been a whole lot different last season, and maybe easier, if the Tar Heels would’ve opened with a win against South Carolina. What does that mean for Saturday’s battle with No. 18 Georgia in in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic? Everything.

Heckendorf: "I think Mitch is ready"

Coach Heck will have more of a responsibility with play calls. His star pupil Mitch Trubisky also has a new role: starting quarterback. Heckendorf spoke on Trubisky before the Tar Heels take on Georgia on Saturday. "I think Mitch is ready. I think he is excited for the opportunity. I have all the confidence in the world that he is going to do a a great job."

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
Sat, Nov 25 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1 TBD
UNC @ East Carolina
Sat, Sep 8 TBD
Sat, Sep 15 TBD

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Florida State3-57-6

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