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UNC-N.C. State: What time is it?

Every day, at exactly 6:25 P.M., Chris Hathcock sends out a tweet. Chris is a graduate student, studying aerospace engineering. But he takes a few seconds away from gas dynamics and CAD modeling to send out a tweet – every single day. “The official time is 35 to 7,” Hathcock tweets. (Carolina Blue)

UNC vs N.C. State: Six Storylines

Can the stout Wolfpack defense contain the Tar Heel offense? When the Wolfpack beat the Tar Heels last season, they were able to do something that no ACC team has been able to do since; they neutralized the explosive UNC offense. Fast forward a year and the Tar Heels have the highest scoring offense in the ACC, averaging 40.9 points per game. (Carolina Blue)

After past three years of UNC-State, how can the fourth measure up?

From Gio Bernard’s punt return to the “Our State” fiasco to N.C. State’s on-field taking and off-field talking last season in Chapel Hill, it has been three pretty good years of controversy, drama and bitterness. Which is what makes a rivalry a rivalry. And this one seems to keep getting better. “I just don’t like their football program,” UNC linebacker Jeff Schoettmer said. (Charlotte Observer)

Injury reports for Saturday’s games involving UNC, State, Duke, Wake Forest and ECU

The following are injury reports for Saturday’s games: North Carolina at N.C. State, Duke at Wake Forest and Cincinnati at East Carolina. UNC - Questionable: P Corbin Daly, RB Ty’Son Williams; Out for the season: S Cameron Albright, DT Aaron Crawford, LB Joe Jackson, TE Caleb Samuel, WR Taylor Vippolis; NC State (unofficial) - Out for season: RB Matt Dayes. (Wilmington Star News)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-NC State

Statistically this is a fairly even match-up. UNC has an edge with a more explosive offense. Both teams have respectable scoring defenses with NC State's run defense holding teams under four yards per play on the ground. Of course the stats might not matter given this is a rivalry game, and contests between these two teams often defy analysis. (Tar Heel Blog)

Quinton Coples happy to be back in pass-rushing DE role with Dolphins

Quinton Coples is happy to be a hand-in-the-dirt, 4-3 defensive end with the Dolphins. The former Jets first-round pick wasn't happy, it seems, to be a pass-covering 3-4 outside linebacker this season with New York. Does that make him happy? "A lot," he said. "It makes me happy a lot." Coples said he wasn't too surprised to be released by the Jets. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Photos: Andy Griffith performs prior to UNC-N.C. State game (Kenan Stadium, September 25, 1954)

Andy Griffith, five years after graduating from UNC, performed 'What It Was, Was Football' on September 25, 1954, prior to the Carolina-N.C. State game in Kenan Stadium. This photo captured the moment, as did this one. The photographer was Hugh Morton, who also helped set up the event. The Tar Heels went on to defeat the Wolfpack 20-6.

UNC Opponent Preview: NC State

Carolina's game against State is a good stage from which to impress in-state recruits, especially this year when the Tar Heels could secure an 11 win season. State is playing for pride, having already secured a bowl berth, and looking to prove they can hang with top teams. The Wolfpack have not beaten an FBS team that ended the season above .500 in two years. (Tar Heel Blog)

Jones Angell remembers childhood friend Quincy Monk

Quincy Monk, a White Oak High School graduate, former UNC player and NFL linebacker died Tuesday after a battle with cancer, but his legacy still lives on. WNCT spoke with those who knew him and say his positive outlook on life was what made him so special. “Really have a lot of fond memories of growing up with Q,” said Jones Angell, a childhood friend. (WNCT)

Landon Turner Skipped Draft for Senior Run

In the aftermath of UNC’s 2014 season, one plagued by locker room issues and breakdowns in all three phases, right guard Landon Turner considered submitting his name for the NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 325-pound lineman had received a 5th-round grade by the NFL Draft Advisory Board, a committee comprised of scouts and NFL front-office personnel. (Inside Carolina)

Former Tar Heel Trimane Goddard Giving Back

Checking in on Trimane Goddard (UNC safety, 2004-08), who has been drawn to opportunities to help those in need. Goddard was drawn to social work due in part to his upbringing. Growing up in a poor part of eastern North Carolina, he saw people suffer from mental illness and substance abuse. When he closed the book on his football career, he shifted his focus to helping people. (Inside Carolina)

Fedora: "This team wouldn't be scared to play anybody" (audio)

After clinching the ACC’s Coastal Division crown, UNC’s Larry Fedora made it clear he thinks his 10-1 Tar Heels can play with the best teams in the country. “All I’d say is, put us up against somebody and we’ll play them and then you’ll know what kind of team we’ve got,” Fedora said when asked what message he’d deliver to members of the College Football Playoff committee. (ACC Sports Journal)

North Carolina-NC State Preview Capsule

Key Matchup: UNC's defensive front vs. N.C. State's running game. The Wolfpack left the Tar Heels beat up physically and on the scoreboard in last year's 35-7 win, running for 388 yards. This year's team has lost top rushers Shadrach Thornton (dismissal) and Matt Dayes (injury), and the Tar Heels have been significantly improved under new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. (Associated Press)

Turner's Take: Don't Forget Thanksgiving

It's tempting to look past Saturday, to take a peek at the College Football Playoff rankings and try to figure out who needs to win and lose for the Tar Heels to ring in 2016 in style. But UNC has business to take care of. Thanksgiving comes before Christmas, and after Christmas, well, what are you doing New Year's Eve? We'll see. But for now, Happy Thanksgiving. (GoHeels.com)

Marquee QB matchup headlines UNC-NC State rivalry game

The Tar Heels are among the hottest teams in the nation and favored by a touchdown to extend their win streak to 11 entering the ACC title game against Clemson. If Jacoby Brissett has been good for the Pack, Marquise Williams has been just as good and maybe better this season for the Heels. There’s a reasonably good chance Thanksgiving Day 2016 could find both on NFL rosters. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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UNC vs. Cal
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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
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6


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