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Box Score: North Carolina 45, Virginia 14
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Improving Tar Heels welcome UVA to Chapel Hill
The North Carolina Tar Heels will look to continue their recent resurgence Saturday when they match up with the Virginia Cavaliers in an ACC duel at Kenan Stadium (12:30 p.m.). Thanks to a 27-19 triumph over in-state rival NC State last weekend, the Tar Heels have posted consecutive victories for the first time this year and now look like a team that could still squeeze into a bowl game.
Hakeem Nicks says TDs will come
Hakeem Nicks needs a touchdown in the worst way. It's been 11 months since he had one, 11 months since he found himself standing in the end zone with the football in his hands and a reason to celebrate. Yet the Giant with the second-most catches this season said Friday that he isn't terribly concerned that he's gone so long without catching a touchdown pass.
Da'Norris Searcy producing in multiple roles
Da'Norris Searcy’s production speaks for itself. He’s nearly eclipsed his production from the prior two seasons combined in the first nine games of 2013. But with 38 tackles, 15 assists, two and a half sacks, four pass defenses and a fumble recovery for a touchdown, he’s not ready to call himself a success just yet.
Greg Little driven for more success
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little caught a career-high seven passes for 122 yards in last Sunday’s 24-18 win over the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium, but the individual success was secondary to the end result for the team. Little reported to work Tuesday focused on the seven games that remain after the bye week, and believes the best is yet to come for the Browns
Preview: Virginia at UNC
Carolina hits the gridiron in the noon hour for the sixth time in nine games this season, this time taking on Virginia in the South's Oldest Rivalry. The Heels face game one A.B. - After Bryn - following senior quarterback Bryn Renner's career-ending shoulder injury last week in a win against N.C. State. Sophomore Marquise Williams will get his second start of the season.
Five questions to ponder before kickoff
How will Bryn Renner’s injury affect UNC? You’d think that a team losing its three-year starting quarterback at this point at the season would be a crushing blow to its already faint bowl hopes. But in this case, there’s a chance the Tar Heels might not miss a beat thanks to the recent expansion of backup Marquise Williams’ role.
Game Day: Five Questions for UNC-Virginia
The Tar Heels need to go 3-1 down the stretch to be bowl eligible. Looking at the schedule the two most winnable games are this weekend versus Virginia and two weeks from now against Old Dominion. The other two match-ups are toss-ups.
With Renner gone, all eyes on Marquise Williams
Marquise Williams had become much more involved in the offense over the past four games, beginning with his start against Virginia Tech when Bryn Renner was out with a foot injury. But now the sophomore will be the unquestioned starter for the first time when the Tar Heels host Virginia today at Kenan Stadium.
Fedora, Doeren sound off against targeting rule
There seemed to be plenty of disagreement between North Carolina and N.C. State following the Tar Heels’ 27-19 victory last Saturday. That was obvious with the pushing and shoving that ensued at midfield after the last play. But UNC coach Larry Fedora and N.C. State coach Dave Doeren found a common enemy from the game: The NCAA’s targeting penalty, which can result in an ejection.
Bryn Renner's injury may give T.J. Logan more playing time
Marquise Williams taking over as the full-time quarterback for North Carolina may benefit T.J. Logan. The freshman running back and Greensboro native seems to have played more snaps with Williams when he’s in the game, and Logan said as much after UNC’s win loss to Miami on Oct. 17. “I think Coach definitely sees something between me and Quise,” Logan said.
Video: Caleb Pressley presents "iMow Lawn Care"
North Carolina backup quarterback Caleb Pressley debuts another video masterpiece in this moving tribute to injured Tar Heel quarterback Bryn Renner entitled "iMow Lawn Care".
Inside the Numbers: Virginia
When looking at the stats, the Cavaliers don't blow you away with outstanding numbers but they do have some key parts that could make some noise Saturday afternoon. Remember, this is the same team that had narrow losses against Maryland, Duke, and Georgia Tech early in the season, while defeating a very good BYU team in the first game of the season.
Marquise Williams must be careful in new role
North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams received a text message this week from Bryn Renner with a simple message. He was told to be a leader. That’s clearly the new role for Williams this week after Renner had season-ending shoulder surgery. Williams will be the starter Saturday afternoon against visiting Virginia.
Countdown to Kickoff: Virginia
North Carolina looks to even its ACC record at 3-3 and keep its bowl hopes alive when Virginia comes to town for a 12:30pm kickoff (ACCN) at Kenan Stadium on Saturday. The Tar Heels (3-5, 2-3 ACC) are favored by 13.5 points in the 118th edition of the Oldest Rivalry in the South. UNC leads the all-time series with Virginia, 60-53-4, and was won three straight by an average margin of 23 points.