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North Carolina edges Georgia Tech 48-43
T.J. Logan scored on a 2-yard run with 11 seconds left to help North Carolina rally past Georgia Tech 48-43 on Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak. Marquise Williams came up with several key throws during that late drive to cap a brilliant individual performance. The junior threw for 390 yards and four touchdowns to go with a school-record 38 completions, and also ran for 73 yards and a score.
Box Score: North Carolina 48, Georgia Tech 43
View the complete box score from North Carolina's 48-43 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium on Saturday night:
Georgia Tech, North Carolina showcase contrasting offenses
If fans are looking for a game with contrasting styles, they need to look no further than Saturday’s game between Georgia Tech and North Carolina. Simply put, there just aren’t many similarities between the Yellow Jackets and Tar Heels.
Tar Heels desperate for win
The mood around the North Carolina football team isn't too swell right about now. With four straight losses and the possibility of the first five-game losing streak since 2006, that's pretty understandable. The tension is palpable, building under the pressure cooker of Kenan Stadium, as the Tar Heels attempt to go for their first win since week two of the season.
Five questions to ponder before kickoff
Does UNC’s defense have any chance at stopping Georgia Tech’s triple option? UNC needs to play defense with its offense by sustaining drives, controlling the clock and taking advantage of every scoring opportunity. As Duke proved last week in Atlanta, QB Justin Thomas and his high-powered rushing attack can’t hurt you when they’re standing on the sidelines watching.
Tar Heel Downtown returns for UNC-Georgia Tech game
Tar Heel Downtown, a pregame fan experience, is once again coming to Downtown Chapel Hill on Oct. 18, along West Franklin Street near the Plaza at 140 West. The free event — featuring a live outdoor concert, family fun activities and the Marching Tar Heels — will take place at 4 p.m., three hours prior to kickoff between the University of North Carolina and Georgia Tech at Kenan Stadium.
Preview & Prediction: UNC vs Georgia Tech
UNC is going to need some breaks. The Tar Heel defense will need to get off the field by any means necessary whether it be turnovers by Georgia Tech or finding a way to get stops against the triple option. If UNC can do that and continue the offensive roll from last Saturday, there is a chance UNC can't stop the four game losing skid. Prediction: Georgia Tech 38 UNC 28
Georgia Tech defense focused on Marquise Williams
The Georgia Tech defense will be tasked this week with keeping up with North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams, who last week against Notre Dame became only the fourth player in ACC history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game when he passed for 303 yards and ran for 132.
Greg Little takes crash course on Bengals playbook
Greg Little spent the last six weeks running routes and catching passes from a friend who played quarterback in high school. He'd decide which NFL games to watch on Sundays based upon which team might need him. His long wait is over.
Six storylines: UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Can UNC stop beating itself with turnovers and penalties? Last week, UNC matched Notre Dame point for point and even held a one point lead entering the 4th quarter. However, a late interception and a number of offensive penalties hindered UNC from pulling off one of the biggest road upsets in school history. This week against Georgia Tech those turnovers and penalties are going to be even more important.
What awaits Georgia Tech in Chapel Hill?
I probably am guilty of the following thinking, that, even on the road, a team with a 5-1 record should beat a team that is 2-4 and has lost five games in a row to the first team. Maybe that’s the case, but I’d also say that records can be deceiving. As for the records, Tech could be 3-3 with little trouble, and North Carolina would be 3-3 if it had pulled off the upset at Notre Dame (which it very nearly did).
Carolina Hosts Georgia Tech Saturday At 7
UNC returns to Kenan Stadium to face Georgia Tech on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. The Tar Heels are seeking their first conference win of the season and looking to end a four-game losing streak. UNC is coming off an exciting 50-43 road loss at Notre Dame. QB Marquise Williams became just the fourth player in ACC history to throw for 300 yards and run for 100 yards in the same game.
Countdown to Kickoff: Georgia Tech
North Carolina looks to end its current four-game losing streak by snapping a five-game slide against Georgia Tech under the lights at Kenan Stadium (7pm/ESPNU). The Yellow Jackets (5-1, 2-1 ACC) are favored by one point over the Tar Heels (2-4, 0-2 ACC). Georgia Tech leads the overall series 28-18-3 and has won 14 of the last 16.
Tar Heels try to stop skid against Yellow Jackets
North Carolina's defense has struggled to get off the field all season. Now the Tar Heels are facing an offense — and a Georgia Tech team — that has befuddled them for years. The Yellow Jackets (5-1, 2-1 ACC) have won five straight and 14 of 16 meetings heading into Saturday's game, including a 68-50 win in Chapel Hill two years ago that stands as the highest-scoring game in league history.
Turning the Season Around Will Be Tougher This Time
As bad as the 1-5 record looked through the first half of 2013, the eye test said UNC was a competitive team that could turn it around when the schedule eased up. It did that and the Heels managed a 6-6 mark which afford UNC a trip to the Belk Bowl. The question now is can UNC repeat the feat? The same numbers through half the season indicate it will be much tougher.