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Family affair: UNC's Austin Proehl has solid day against Wake

Because of his childhood, UNC wide receiver Austin Proehl had Saturday’s game against Wake Forest circled on his calendar. Ricky Proehl, Austin's father and a Wake Forest Hall of Famer, played wide receiver for the Deacons from 1986-89. He ranks first in school history in total receiving yards (2,949), receiving touchdowns (25) and single-season receiving yards (1,053 in 1989). (Winston-Salem Journal)

Video: UNC Player Interviews Post-Wake Forest

Mack Hollis (3 rec, 103 yds, 3 TDs), Marquise Williams (14-20, 282 yds, 3 TDs, rushing TD), Austin Proehl and Jalen Dalton talk after the Tar Heels' win over Wake Forest on October 17th, 2015. View Video...

Turner's Take: Earn It

Marquise Williams said he’d be glad to pat Mack Hollins on the back. “This guy has worked so hard.” Their throw-and-catch sessions years ago showed up on the field on Saturday, and Williams couldn’t help but smile. “Nobody knew about Mack three years ago but me,” the Tar Heel quarterback said. “I told him, ‘One day, somebody’s going to write about you, and people are going to know who you are.’” And so it is. (

Ryan Switzer Has a Message for a Certain Wake Forest Assistant Coach

Back on National Signing Day in February, Wake Forest assistant coach Adam Scheier took a shot at UNC and the school's academic scandal with this tweet captured in screen shot form. Fast forward eight months and in the aftermath of UNC's 50-14 throttling of Wake Forest, Ryan Switzer posted this photo on Twitter: (Tar Heel Blog)

Is UNC a serious Coastal Division contender or just a distracting shiny object?

It would be easy to get distracted by the shiny object that was North Carolina’s 50-14 thumping of Wake Forest at Kenan Stadium on Saturday. It’s tough not to be impressed by a half a hundred points and the spectacular heroics that helped produce it. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels Dismantle Deacons' D

Wake Forest was thought to represent North Carolina’s first significant defensive test on Saturday. Instead, the Tar Heels overcame a slow start to gash the Demon Deacons for 9.1 yards per play in a 50-14 statement victory. Wake Forest arrived at Kenan Stadium with the 15th-best defense in the country, statistically, allowing 296 yards per game. Head coach Dave Clawson’s squad had given up just 17.0 points per game. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's quick offense leads to blow out of Wake

North Carolina fired up its warp-speed offense and whipped past Wake Forest like a blue blur on the way to a 50-14 victory Saturday at Kenan Stadium. Scoring six of their seven touchdowns on drives consuming less than two minutes, the Tar Heels overwhelmed a proud Deacons defense just one week removed from a shutout victory at Boston College. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Tar Heels explode through Wake's defense

North Carolina passed its stiffest test yet with flying colors and more than a few fireworks. Wake Forest’s defense ranked No .15 in the country in total defense coming in to the game. The Deacons will certainly not rank so highly after UNC’s 50-14 win. The Tar Heels (5-1, 2-0) scored 22 of their 50 points in one four-minute stretch of the second quarter. (Greensboro News & Record)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Wake Forest Press Conference

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora talks to the media following the Tar Heels' 50-14 win over Wake Forest in Chapel Hill on October 17th, 2015. View Video...

Video: Game Highlights - UNC 50, Wake Forest 14

The Tar Heels defeated Wake Forest 50-14 in Chapel Hill on October 17th, 2015. Carolina improves to 2-0 in the ACC for the first time since 1997. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Wake Forest

Wake Forest’s defense was supposed to be its signature unit. The Tar Heels put 50 on that crew, outscoring Wake 50-7 after falling behind 7-0 early. The UNC offense was already in the top 20 nationally (and first in the ACC) in scoring, and that rank will improve after Saturday’s explosion. The Tar Heels averaged more than ten yards per play for most of the game. (

Recap & Analysis: UNC 50 Wake Forest 14

Wake Forest's 14 points gave UNC opponents a total of 104 points scored through six games. UNC had given up 126 points after three games last year and through six games had surrendered 260 points. A year ago UNC was 119th in scoring defense giving up 39 ppg. At the halfway point the Tar Heels have given up 17.3 ppg. (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina, Marquise Williams shake off slow start to rout Wake Forest

After a slow start, North Carolina kicked it in gear and rolled in-state counterpart Wake Forest, 50-14. The Tar Heels are still undefeated in the ACC and control their own destiny in the Coastal Division. Quarterback Marquise Williams threw two interceptions early, but he regrouped and played very well afterward. He won’t be able to afford the mistakes against better competition, however. (

Mack Hollins catches 3 TD passes, UNC routs Wake Forest, 50-14

Marquise Williams threw three touchdown passes to Mack Hollins and also rushed for a score, and UNC routed Wake Forest 50-14 on Saturday night. Williams connected with Hollins on scoring passes of 57, 4 and 42 yards. The QB added a 13-yard touchdown run while helping the Tar Heels (5-1, 2-0 ACC) win their fifth straight, rolling up at least 38 points in each victory. (Associated Press)

Box Score: North Carolina 50, Wake Forest 14

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 50-14 win over in-state rival Wake Forest on Saturday night in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

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Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
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