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Preview & Prediction: #14 UNC at NC State

Rivalry games are full of moments which can't be accounted for such as weird turnovers. UNC went three games without committing a miscue before three fumbles last week. Returning to turnover-free football in this game would certainly give the Tar Heels an edge, especially if UNC can add to its season total of 23 takeaways. Predictions: UNC 35, NC State 24. (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC championship game: It’s steady Clemson, surprising UNC and sold-out stadium

If Clemson is deep into the process of changing perception, then North Carolina’s football program is more at the outset. The Tar Heels will play the Tigers in the ACC championship game at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium the evening of Dec. 5. (Charlotte Observer)

Report: UNC assistant Seth Littrell a finalist for North Texas head coach

Sources told FootballScoop Friday evening the North Texas search is down to TCU offensive coordinator Doug Meacham and North Carolina assistant head coach for offense Seth Littrell. UNT athletics director Rick Villarreal is expected to interview Meacham on Sunday, and the hope is to have a hire announced by early next week. (Football Scoop)

UNC vs. N.C. State Preview

UNC has clinched a spot in the ACC title game and now has one more obstacle before the showdown in Charlotte. The Heels cannot afford to overlook their cross town rivals who will be hungry for the upset. Carolina will need an impressive win over the Wolfpack in order to stay in the College Football Playoff conversation. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels, Wolfpack both throwing out the records...just in different ways

You know the old adage about throwing out the records whenever rivals meet? It’s a concept both the North Carolina and N.C. State football teams are fully embracing as they prepare for Saturday’s annual showdown at Carter-Finley Stadium. Only in different ways. The Coastal Division champion Tar Heels are only too happy to dismiss the results of the past. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels full of motivation for clash with Wolfpack

There’s so much riding on the outcome of games for No. 11 North Carolina that the Tar Heels insist it doesn’t matter who they’re playing these days. It just so happens that it’s a trip to N.C. State that comes at the conclusion of the regular-season football schedule Saturday. So this is no time to be looking ahead to next week’s ACC championship game against No. 1-ranked Clemson. (Burlington Times News)

Schoettmer: "I just don't like their football program"

Fifth-year senior linebacker Jeff Schoettmer has seen it all. The former walk-on was on the sideline when Gio Bernard ran back the game-winning punt against N.C. State in 2012. He was also on the field when the Wolfpack ran all over the Tar Heels last season for an embarrassing 35-7 loss. (Carolina Blue)

UNC vs. NCSU: Fifth-year seniors want last word in rivalry

They've all experienced the highs and lows of a traditional rivalry. But on Saturday, a few fifth-year seniors are hoping to create a final, lasting memory in the 105th football game between North Carolina and N.C. State. On the Tar Heels' side, four players in their senior class of 15 have been around to see teams split their previous four showdowns. (Fayetteville Observer)

Recruiting Storylines: UNC vs NCSU

North Carolina and NC State will meet on the gridiron for the 105th time on Saturday. On the recruiting trail, the rivals have crossed paths countless times. Three days before Christmas last year, Mike Hughes shocked many by selecting UNC over Florida and NC State. Early into his recruitment, UNC cornerback Des Lawrence narrowed his focus to Clemson, Duke, UNC, and NC State. (Inside Carolina)

Most Improved: UNC's Defensive Line

The position once thought of as the weakness on the revamped Tar Heel defense has clearly improved under Coach Tray Scott. With North Carolina standing at 10-1 and undefeated in the ACC, Carolina's defense and it's front four can be credited with helping the Tar Heels grind out close games and make big plays at crucial moments. (Carolina Blue)

The North Carolina Tar Heels Can Still Make The College Football Playoff

Andrew Flowers at FiveThirtyEight gives the Tar Heels a 39 percent chance at making the College Football Playoff if Carolina wins out. He writes that teams like Carolina and Michigan, “need a messy highway pileup for them to swerve into the mix.” So. Let’s look at the games and find that pileup. (

UNC season a surprise after first-game stumble against Gamecocks

I don't think anyone in Bank of America Stadium that evening would have believed the Tar Heels would be returning to Charlotte in December to play in the ACC championship game. The way UNC self-destructed on offense that day in falling 17-13 to what has become South Carolina's first losing team since 2003 had us expecting mediocrity again for the Tar Heels. (Fayetteville Observer)

No. 11 North Carolina closes regular season at NC State

UNC coach Larry Fedora starts team meetings by mentioning the goals of winning its ACC division and a mythical state title by beating all its instate opponents. The No. 11 Tar Heels have accomplished the first. Now they're going for the second Saturday against rival NC State with a shot of sweeping their instate ACC rivals for the first time in 11 years. (Associated Press)

Carolina uniform set for State game

On Thursday UNC assistant equipment manager Jason Freeman tweeted out what North Carolina will be wearing against the Wolfpack. The Tar Heels will go with a traditional color combination for Saturday's regular season finale against rival N.C. State. Blue helmet, white jersey, and blue pants. (Carolina Blue)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. N.C. State

Standing in No. 11 North Carolina’s way from a school-record 11-game winning streak is N.C. State, which would like nothing more than to remove its rival from the College Football Playoff discussion in the regular season finale. The hatred is real, and it runs deep. Rarely does emotion trump talent, although that’s not been the case in the UNC-N.C. State rivalry on the gridiron. (Inside Carolina)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
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UNC vs. Louisville
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UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16 3:30 ET

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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