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UNC stuns Virginia 28-27 with late touchdown
Mitch Trubisky threw a 16-yard touchdown pass on his only play of the game, giving North Carolina its first lead with 4:05 remaining, and the Tar Heels stunned Virginia 28-27 on Saturday. Trubisky, who had been sharing the job with Marquise Williams until the last two games, was called into action when Williams was sacked and his helmet came off, setting up a third-and-15 from the 16.
Late interception, onside kick doom U.Va. against UNC
Virginia let a chance to regain control of the ACC's Coastal Division slip away Saturday, falling to North Carolina 28-27 at Scott Stadium. Cavaliers quarterback Greyson Lambert was intercepted by UNC defensive tackle Nazair Jones at the UNC 42. He returned the ball 20 yards to set up the Tar Heels at the Virginia 38. UNC scored six plays later, with 4:05 left, then recovered an onside kick.
Video: Mack Hollins Catches a Pair of Long TDs from Marquise Williams
Mack Hollins hauls in a pair of deep bombs from Marquise Williams and scores two touchdowns in the first half of the game against Virginia on October 25, 2014.
Video: Marquise Williams 52-yard TD run vs. Virginia
Marquise Williams keeps the ball on the read option and outruns the Virginia defense for 52 yards for the touchdown in Charlottesville on October 25, 2014.
Box Score: North Carolina 28, Virginia 27
View the complete box score from North Carolina's 28-27 ACC win over the Virginia Cavaliers in Charlottesville on Saturday:
Butch Davis, Mack Brown address UNC scandal
Former North Carolina football coaches Butch Davis and Mack Brown both vehemently denied any knowledge or involvement in the academic fraud scandal at UNC. Davis and Brown both spoke on the issue for the first time in an interview Saturday that aired at halftime of ESPN2's Rutgers at Nebraska game. Both Davis and Brown are ESPN analysts.
UNC, UVA football teams’ histories illustrate sports and race issues
In 1936, UNC became the first major Southern university to go north and play football against a desegregated team. Eleven years later, the University of Virginia became the first major university in the South to host an integrated football team. Both events were significant steps in the desegregation of college football, said Matthew Andrews ’08 (PhD), a sports historian at UNC.
Vikings' Jabari Price, a UNC graduate, 'shocked' at academic findings
Vikings cornerback and UNC graduate Jabari Price said he was "shocked'' when an independent investigator released a report this week that many athletes had taken fake "paper classes'' over the past 18 years to remain eligible at the school. Price played for the Tar Heels from 2010-13. He said Friday he never knew anything about such classes until having read media reports.
The Seemers and the Schemers: The Wainstein Report and UNC’s Repeat Performance
I sat in the room with my husband, John Shoop (the Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at UNC from 2007-2011), when he was interviewed by Jay Joseph, one of the attorneys on the Wainstein team a few months ago. The testimony that is printed in the report attributed to John is only a fraction of what he actually said. And some very important things were redacted from his account.
Making it work: Marquise Williams' star shines for Heels
Marquise Williams has 1,521 yards of total offense in the past four games, 200 more than any previous UNC player. “I really think it’s more of just, he’s gotten into a pretty good rhythm and he feels comfortable,” Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora said. Now Williams will try to continue his success against one of the ACC’s most experienced defenses: Virginia.
Virginia aims to end its Carolina blues
Four games, four North Carolina wins. The combined scoreboard: Tar Heels 154, Wahoos 44. UVa (4-3, 2-1 ACC) will be seeking to buck a serious trend when it welcomes UNC (3-4, 1-2) to Charlottesville for Saturday’s 12:30 kickoff. “It’s the oldest rivalry in the South,” said senior right guard Conner Davis. “We got to get this win for this program."
Breakin’ It Down: Virginia
Virginia finds its identity in its stingy defense. The Cavaliers are ninth in total defense when playing FBS competition, and few teams attack the quarterback better. The Wahoos have 22 sacks, which ranks 12th in the country. Against a young UNC offensive line, expect the Virginia defensive linemen to win plenty of one-on-one battles in the trenches.
Cavalier Central: UNC vs. UVa
Virginia football look to bounce back on Saturday when the 'Hoos host North Carolina for their homecoming game. HooNation.com will get you hyped and ready for game-day, but we will also have you covered with in-depth game day coverage. "Cavalier Central" is your chance to see every article in one place-so no need to browse around.
Everything You Need To Know: UNC Football
One player some fans may not be as familiar with for UNC is Mack Hollins. The sophomore receiver leads the team in touchdown catches and yards per catch (18.1). Hollins has registered 24 catches for 435 yards and five touchdowns. After walking on at North Carolina, he earned his way on to the field with special teams and then rose to special teams captain too.
Preview & Prediction: UNC at Virginia
After a difficult week where the Wainstein Report blew a gaping hole in UNC's reputation, the attention can return to the football field where Larry Fedora is hoping to further extinguish the dumpster fire from the first half of the season. The task won't be easy as UNC heads to Charlottesville, the site of many Tar Heels losses but none since 2008. Prediction: UNC 35 Virginia 31