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UNC on verge of Coastal title, but can Tar Heels close the deal?

After watching the Tar Heels beat themselves on that late summer evening against South Carolina, who could have dreamed that Larry Fedora’s team might actually have a chance at bookending its season on the same field against the Gamecocks’ rival Clemson with the ACC championship on the line? But eight straight wins later and that seemingly remote chance is on the verge of becoming reality. (Wilmington Star News)

Canes passed on North Carolina’s record-setting quarterback Williams

On Saturday, Marquise Williams, a senior, will play his last game at UNC’s Kenan Memorial Stadium against the team he once referred to as “my Canes.” As a senior at Charlotte’s Mallard Creek High, Williams' coaches stumped for him, but Miami coach Randy Shannon never extended an offer. The Hurricanes, who signed Stephen Morris in 2010, did not sign a quarterback in Williams’ class. (Palm Beach Post)

'Canes bracing for a fast-paced, big-play Tar Heel offense

After a pair of ACC wins, the Hurricanes are still in the hunt for their long-stated goal of winning the conference's Coastal Division. There is no more room for error, though, and it's with that in mind that Miami (6-3, 3-2) has begun preparing for a North Carolina team that has won eight straight and sits atop the division standings alone, unbeaten in conference play. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

UNC Debuts at #23 in the CFP Top 25

After being conspicuously missing from the College Football Playoff Top 25, North Carolina makes its first ever appearance in the poll at #23. At this point it is clear UNC has to major obstacles to its ability to quickly ascend this poll. The first is the inexplicable loss to South Carolina to open the season. The second is the two FCS teams on UNC's schedule. (Tar Heel Blog)

Williams Named O'Brien National Quarterback Of The Week

UNC senior Marquise Williams' school-record setting performance has earned him Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Week accolades for week 10. Williams, the ACC Offensive Back of the Week, established school records in both passing yards (494) and total yards (524) in the Tar Heels' 66-31 win over Duke. In addition, he accounted for five touchdowns, including four through the air. (

UNC football continuing to gain national praise

North Carolina is 8-1, undefeated in the ACC, and No. 17 in both the Coaches and AP Poll. During last Saturday's game against Duke and into this week, the national praise for the Tar Heels has started to increase. (Carolina Blue)

Photos: UNC over Duke celebration

Celebration photos during and after the Tar Heels beat down of the Blue Devils. (Carolina Blue)

Video: All nine of UNC's touchdowns versus Duke

It seemed nothing could stop UNC's offense last Saturday versus Duke. The Tar Heels scored nine touchdowns including passes to Ryan Switzer, Mack Hollins, Bug Howard, and Quinshad Davis and runs by Elijah Hood, Marquise Williams, and Mitch Trubisky (Carolina Blue)

UNC QB Marquise Williams & the Deep Ball

Marquise Williams’ performance against Duke – 23-of-35 passing, 494 passing yards, 4 TD - was the culmination of a career of refining the mechanics and mindset associated with his throwing motion. “That display Saturday was as good as I’ve seen anywhere,” UNC head coach Larry Fedora said on Monday. “Every one of those deep balls that he threw, I don’t think anybody broke stride." (Inside Carolina)

Who's the ACC's second-best football team?

Florida State had a tough loss. North Carolina had an emphatic win. Week 10 offered some serious contrasts between Clemson’s understudies in the ACC, but who’s the real No. 2? ACC reporter Jared Shanker has the Tar Heels second on his ballot, while David Hale think Florida State should hold on to the No. 2 spot. (

Bubba Cunningham: Come out to the last home football game

Tar Heel Nation: Thank you for the tremendous enthusiasm and support you provided during the game against Duke. Your passion was felt on every play, helping the Tar Heels beat the Blue Devils in record fashion. Thanks for making this one of our most memorable games in Kenan Stadium. Now, we’re asking you to bring an even greater level of energy on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against Miami. (Daily Tar Heel)

Big wins won't derail North Carolina's focus

There’s a danger in having wins come too easily -- and few come any easier than North Carolina’s throttling of Duke. UNC has won eight straight, has a quarterback playing as well as any in the nation, and a defense significantly improved over a year ago. But even in the aftermath of a 66-31 shellacking of a hated rival, North Carolina sees room to improve. (

Marquise Williams stays dialed in on upswing

Now, at 8-1 and in firm control of their destiny in the ACC’s Coastal Division, the Tar Heels don’t have much to stress about. A couple more victories will lock North Carolina into its first appearance in the ACC championship game. A title game that, in a nice piece of pageantry, comes at Bank of America Stadium — where Marquise Williams started this season on such a low note. (Burlington Times News)

Marquise Williams thriving after early-season benching

At the time, the decision prompted scrutiny and questions and it ignited the specter of a quarterback controversy at UNC. And now, about a month and a half later, coach Larry Fedora looks like something of a genius for pulling quarterback Marquise Williams amid a mediocre performance in what turned out to be a 41-14 runaway victory on Sept. 26 against Delaware. (Asheville Courier-Tribune)

No. 17 Tar Heels heeding course ahead of Miami matchup

UNC coach Larry Fedora says he’s sure Miami “plans on coming in here and knocking us off,” and ruining their perfect ACC record. Nevermind the Tar Heels are coming off their best-ever game against an ACC opponent or boast a No. 17 national ranking. Despite the loss of head coach Al Golden, the Hurricanes are 6-3, 3-2 ACC with two straight wins against Duke and Virginia. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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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
Sat, Sep 2 TBD Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9 TBD Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16 TBD

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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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