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Bucs’ K Connor Barth has busy day with four field goals

Bucs place-kicker Connor Barth had a busy day Sunday . He was 4-for-5 on field-goal attempts, making kicks of 25, 28, 21 and 53 yards. Barth has made at least three field goals in five consecutive regular-season games, the NFL’s longest streak since fellow UNC alum Jeff Reed accomplished the feat for the 2009-10 Steelers. (Tampa Tribune)

More versatile Hood keeps Tar Heels flying high

North Carolina tailback Elijah Hood powered his way into the consciousness of every ACC defensive coordinator with his physical running style as a freshman. With a year of experience, the more versatile sophomore version of Hood creates even more headaches. Just ask Duke, which found out that Hood can be a convincing decoy, can snuff out a blitz and, if needed, be quite the salesman. (Raleigh & Company)

Could North Carolina throw a wrench in Clemson's playoff plans?

If North Carolina and Clemson end up meeting in Charlotte, the Tar Heels will present a different challenge to the Tigers' defense. UNC will be the most explosive opponent Clemson has faced to date. The Tar Heels rank No. 2 in the nation in yards per play (7.6); 26.9 percent of their plays have gone for 10 or more yards, also No. 2 in the nation. Only Baylor ranks ahead of them. (

Offensive line nursing injuries as Miami begins prepping for UNC

All season long, Miami’s young offensive line has faced plenty of scrutiny, especially with quarterbacks Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier taking some hard hits against Clemson and Duke in recent weeks. Now, as the Hurricanes begin preparing for yet another crucial Coastal Division game – this one against a North Carolina team that is unbeaten in conference play – that unit is dealing with a couple of injuries that could force Miami to make some adjustments. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Five with Fedora: Part 8

You mentioned the first play that went for a long touchdown was part of a package of gadget plays you guys have in the playbook each week. Are they a “created by committee” type deal or does one coach draw them up? Larry Fedora: “It’s definitely a mixture from the whole staff. Anything we’ve seen out there we take notice and file it away. We’ve got a file of plays we’ve built up for over 28 years." (Sports Glutton)

Art’s Angle: Back to the Future

The Tar Heels returned to dominating Duke like they had over the last quarter century while showcasing a football program that looks like it could finally be reaching long-awaited new heights. The home team demolished what was supposed to be the ninth-best total defense in the country from its very first snap, beating the Blue Devils for the 23rd time in the last 26 years. (

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Duke

It's no surprise that UNC's offense has found its groove and is humming along. You would expect as much two-thirds of the way through a season where the Tar Heels returned 10 starters. And it's no surprise that Carolina defeated rival Duke, as the game was played in Kenan Stadium on homecoming and the Heels were a touchdown or so favorite. (Tar Heel Blog)

Extra Points: Body And Mind

Saturday’s 66-31 landslide victory over Duke in Kenan Stadium (and to be sure, the game was not nearly as close as that lopsided score might indicate) was a referendum on many elements of the world of Tar Heel football: A maligned UNC fan base that has been bludgeoned to a pulp over 17 years with mediocre football and five years with “The Troubles” was large and in-charge. (

Former Panthers’ Star Julius Peppers Isn’t Playing Like His Age

The last time the Carolina Panthers started a season this strong, a second-year defensive end from the University of North Carolina named Julius Peppers fought through a season worth of double teams to pick up seven sacks during the 2003 Super Bowl run. 12 years later, plenty has changed for Peppers. Now 35, he's on a different team playing a different position. (Black and Blue Review)

UNC’s Elijah Hood has quietly been a force on offense

North Carolina’s Elijah Hood is not one to brag about himself. When asked about his success in recent games, Hood gives the credit to his teammates. But if you ask his teammates and his coach about it, they’ll rave about the sophomore running back who’s always smiling. “I tell him every day three guys shouldn’t bring you down,” UNC quarterback Marquise Williams said. (Charlotte Observer)

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 10

North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams recorded one of the top individual performances from Week 10 in a 66-31 victory over Duke. The senior set the school record for most total yards (524), passing yards (494) and yards per completion (21.48) in the win over the Blue Devils. The senior has six passing scores and zero interceptions over the last two games. (Athlon Sports)

Video: A Day in the Life of Rameses the Carolina Mascot

From the farm fields of Orange County to the football field of Kenan Stadium, get to know what a typical day is like for North Carolina's mascot, Rameses. View Video...

Tar Heels move up to 17th in both college football polls

After wondering when and where North Carolina would be ranked, the Tar Heels have now moved up to #17 this week in both the Associated Press and Coaches college football polls following the UNC's impressive 66-31 win over Duke on Saturday in Chapel Hill. (Tar Heel Blog)

Sammy Batten: Marquise Williams joins Kenan Stadium legends

Forty-five years worth of fall afternoons have passed at Kenan Memorial Stadium since Don McCauley's historic 279-yard rushing, five-touchdown performance for North Carolina against Duke in 1970. McCauley, the original famous No. 23 at UNC before Michael Jordan came along, was playing the final home game of an illustrious college career that would eventually get him inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. (Fayetteville Observer)

Debacle in Durham douses Duke's shot in rivalry

The elation was palpable. A November football game between Duke and North Carolina was relevant on Saturday. And pesky rain showers couldn’t muffle the excitement and the pride and the competitiveness leading up to kickoff. It’s good to be playing for something more than merely the day or even a 67-year-old traveling trophy that’s actually a bell. (Winston-Salem Journal)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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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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