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Clemson-UNC has division-game feel

There's a certain divisional-game feel to the No. 1 Tigers and No. 10 Tar Heels' primetime showdown. For one, they played last year in Death Valley, where Clemson came out on top in a display of 1,006 yards and 75 points, including the most yards given up by the nation's top defense that season (478). (Anderson Independent Mail)

Fedora says Tar Heels are a different team than one Watson torched

If North Carolina hopes to stop Clemson’s offense Saturday night, it will start with slowing down dynamic sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson, something they didn’t do last season. The Tigers and Tar Heels played in Death Valley in late September last season in Watson’s first-ever collegiate start. (TigerNet)

Carolina And Clemson To Face Off For ACC Crown

Coastal Division champion UNC will face Atlantic Division winner Clemson in the 2015 ACC Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 8 p.m., in Charlotte, N.C. Both teams are ranked in the Top 10. The Tar Heels climbed to No. 8, while Clemson remained at No. 1, where it has been for the last month. This is the highest AP ranking for UNC since finishing the 1997 season at No. 6. (

ACC championship matchups: Deshaun Watson vs. Marquise Williams

The biggest issue for Marquise Williams recently is the turnovers. If he gives the football away, the Tar Heels have no chance of beating Clemson. Williams doesn’t need to beat Deshaun Watson. He just needs to play well enough to lead North Carolina to a win, which he is more than capable of doing. (

North Carolina's Ryan Switzer is a threat in the return game again

UNC punt-return ace Ryan Switzer is worth keeping an eye on Saturday in the ACC championship game. Switzer is a threat to score with each punt he fields. A year after a disappointing season on special teams, Switzer has rebounded with two punt returns for scores. He now possesses the ACC career record and is one away from the NCAA record with seven in his career. (

Recruiting Storylines: UNC vs Clemson

It took both programs winning their respective ACC divisions in order for Clemson and North Carolina to meet on the football field this season. The recruiting trail, however, is a different story. The two programs cross paths each recruiting cycle. Here are six players (three from each team) who both schools battled for and now figure to impact Saturday’s ACC Championship Game. (Inside Carolina)

Amid doubts, North Carolina and Clemson won all the way to Charlotte

At North Carolina, few outside of Chapel Hill were buying into the Tar Heels' ACC championship prospects, even as they rolled through the ACC. The principle belief was that the wheels would come off at some point for the perennial underachiever and the Heels would sink back toward the bottom of the ACC like they had much of the last two decades. (

ACC championship game picks: Can North Carolina upset Clemson?

The ACC championship has postseason implications for both No. 1 Clemson and No. 10 North Carolina. The team that comes out on top may end up representing the conference in the College Football Playoff. Here are the ACC Blog's choices for the biggest game of the season. (

Turner's Take: More Of The Same

While Larry Fedora's team had two primary goals entering the 2015 season: the ACC Coastal Division championship and the state championship, they have only been able to accomplish those goals by going week to week, focusing on one opponent, one game at a time. “This is 'ship week right here,” Mack Hollins said after Tuesday's practice. (

Tar Heels feature plenty of familiar names

Since Larry Fedora arrived to Chapel Hill in 2012, Clemson and North Carolina have gone head-to-head for several prospects, many of whom will play prominent roles in the ACC Championship on Saturday night. UNC’s sophomore left tackle, Bentley Spain, was a highly-recruited four-star prospect. (The Clemson Insider)

Clemson won't get away with turnovers against Tar Heels

It started as an annoying aberration. Now, it is a troubling trend. The Clemson University football team has averaged two turnovers per game this season, the worst rate during Dabo Swinney’s seven-year tenure as full-time head coach. The Tigers lost the turnover margin by at least two in six of its previous 12 games. (Greenville News)

Everything you need to know about Saturday’s ACC Championship Game

The Tigers’ strength is a defensive line that has amassed 36 sacks, including 6.5 by DE Shaq Lawson. Both teams also have reliable kickers in UNC’s Nick Weiler and Clemson’s Greg Huegel. The Tigers have won five of the last six meetings with the Tar Heels, including a 50-35 victory in the most recent game last season. Forecast: Clemson 48, UNC 38 (Wilmington Star News)

Video: ESPN's 'Inside the Program' - Chizik, Schoettmer & Rashad interviews

ESPN goes 'Inside The Program' in Chapel Hill and sits down with defensive coordinator Gene Chizik along with linebackers Jeff Schoettmer & Shakeel Rashad. View Video...

ACC Championship a “Legacy Game” For UNC

Marquise Williams sees an opportunity to etch his name even deeper into Tar Heel lore. Playoffs or not, the chance exists to do something that hasn’t been seen in Chapel Hill for nearly four decades. It’s moments like that which last forever. “We want to be a team remembered for something,” Williams said. “We want to leave our legacy. We want to make history." (

Video: Packers LB Julius Peppers forces fumble

Packers LB Julius Peppers forces a fumble from Detroit QB Matthew Stafford and Packers LB Jake Ryan recovers. (Green Bay Packers)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16 3:30 ET

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Presbyterian College0
at Wake Forest0
Thursday 6:30 PM

Central Connecticut0
at Syracuse0
Friday 7:00 PM

Boston College0
at Northern Illinois0
Friday 9:30 PM

Kent State0
at #5 Clemson0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at North Carolina0
Saturday 12:20 PM

at #18 Miami0
Saturday 12:30 PM

Youngstown State0
at Pittsburgh0
Saturday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at South Carolina0
Saturday 3:00 PM

William & Mary0
at Virginia0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
Saturday 6:00 PM

#17 Louisville0
at Purdue0
Saturday 7:30 PM

#3 Florida State0
at #1 Alabama0
Saturday 8:00 PM

#20 West Virginia0
at #22 Virginia Tech0
Sunday 7:30 PM

#24 Tennessee0
at Georgia Tech0
Monday 8:00 PM

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(17) Louisville0-00-0
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