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Mitch Trubisky making play when Bears needed it makes everything else moot

On third-and-11 from the Ravens’ 41 in overtime Sunday, Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky escaped the rush, stepped up in the pocket and made a play. Trubisky kept his eyes downfield and found wide receiver Kendall Wright for a 18-yard completion to the 23-yard line. Three plays later, kicker Connor Barth connected on a 40-yard field goal to give the Bears a 27-24 victory. (Chicago Tribune)

Despite run-heavy plan, Mitch Trubisky shows signs of growth, stardom

As unimpressive as Mitch Trubisky’s final numbers were against the Ravens because of the Bears’ insistence on sticking to their run-heavy game plan, the Bears don’t win 27-24 in overtime without their rookie quarterback’s playmaking abilities at M&T Stadium. “He’s a different kid of guy,” receiver Kendall Wright said. “He’s a baller.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

UNC Football 'A Few Plays Away'

Instead of UNC having a 1st-and-10 at the 22 with a little more than a minute to play, the penalty was missed by the officiating crew, effectively ending the game. Neither Peace nor Harris would confirm the face mask occurred. Not that it mattered. It was obvious to everyone watching aside from the referee, and ended up as yet another play that failed to fall UNC’s way. (Inside Carolina)

Missed opportunities cost North Carolina once again

One play can be the difference between victory and defeat. UNC is learning that the hard way this season with a 20-14 loss to Virginia. Saturday’s defeat marked the fourth time this year that the Tar Heels have come up short after holding a second-half lead. As singular mishaps have cost UNC individual games, the mistakes have mounted all the way to a 1-6 start. (FanRag Sports)

Extra Points: Gut Ripping

The Tar Heels are mired in a 1-5 season and the last two weeks have been dominated by Georgia Tech and Notre Dame in the second half, the offense's struggles putting enormous pressure on a worn-down defense. What was already going to be a rebuilding year has turned immensely more challenging by a deluge of injuries. "Guys, this is not easy," Larry Fedora said. (

Ravens offensive line on the rise with James Hurst in the middle

James Hurst prides himself on handling any job that’s thrown his way. “The situations that have happened with injury have been pretty unpredictable, but that’s part of it,” he said. “You have to be next man up. I know what a cliché that is, but truly, when a guy goes down, you’ve got to go in, and you can’t be a liability. The coaches need to know they can keep running their game plan.” (Baltimore Sun)

Southwest Florida to NFL: North Fort Myers graduate Tre Boston's interception gives Chargers life

Tre Boston signed with the Chargers after starting his career with the Carolina Panthers. He has 26 tackles on the season, which ranks No. 5 on the team. Boston and mother Iris DeHoyos have started the Tre Boston Beyond Belief Foundation, which helps underprivileged youth have strong core values, integrity, coachability and to achieve their educational goals. (Fort Myers News-Press)

Is Bears QB Mitch Trubisky ready for his first NFL road test?

Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky takes his show on the road for the first time Sunday against the Ravens in Baltimore, looking to improve on his debut, a 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Trubisky said of his Monday Night Football performance: "It wasn't bad. I would grade myself average, below average. I'm pretty hard on myself." (Chicago Daily Herald)

Bears rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky kept composure on national stage

Chicago Bears rookie Mitchell Trubisky answered an important question Monday night. No, the moment never got too big for him. Sure, Trubisky has plenty of corrections to make after the Bears' 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but the first-year quarterback didn’t wilt under the national spotlight. And the Chicago locker room took notice. (

Veteran Leaders Aiming to Keep Positive Mindset in UNC Locker Room, Despite Negative Outcomes

As the losses–and injury woes–continue to pile up for the UNC football team, the Tar Heels’ veteran leaders are doing everything they can to make sure the team keeps a positive mindset throughout the final five games. Head coach Larry Fedora said after Saturday’s loss to Virginia that it “kills him” because he hasn’t been able to get his guys over the hump so far in 2017. (

Michael Carter Breaks Out

Michael Carter's 157 rushing yards marked the most by a Tar Heel since Elijah Hood's 168 against Georgia Tech in 2016. They also were the most by a UNC freshman since Giovani Bernard finished with 165 against Duke in 2011. But Carter's performance couldn't snap the Tar Heels' three-game losing streak. Still, he said he and the team continues inching closer to doing so. (

Video: UNC-Virginia Game Highlights

The Cavaliers' defense forced 4 turnovers as UVA held on to beat the Tar Heels 20-14 in Chapel Hill. Virginia running back Jordan Ellis rushed for a career-high 136 yards while North Carolina's Michael Carter rushed for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns. View Video...

Michael Carter's Offensive Outburst

After North Carolina freshman running back Michael Carter scored two touchdowns in the season opener against California, the Florida native told reporters that he simply "loves to score touchdowns." The affection for the end zone was replicated on Saturday afternoon as Carter scored twice against Virginia. For the game, Carter rushed 13 times for 157 yards. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora's NCAA Cloud Has Passed

Saturday marked the first day in Larry Fedora’s 2,136 days as UNC’s head coach in which the cloud of the years-long NCAA investigation did not hang over his program. On Friday, the NCAA announced that it could not conclude that any violations had occurred regarding the academic irregularities in the university’s formerly named African and Afro-American Studies department. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Players Post-Virginia Locker Room Interviews

North Carolina football fell to 1-6 on the season after losing 20-14 at home to Virginia on Saturday. The Tar Heels dropped to 0-4 in the ACC in the process. Several UNC players spoke with the media following the game, including Michael Carter, M.J. Stewart, and Tomon Fox. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 14
Virginia: 20
Sat, Oct 14 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia Tech
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UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Oct 28 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/2 Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Nov 9 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

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at Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at Duke0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Boston College0
at Virginia0
Saturday 12:30 PM

at #7 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina0
at #14 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 7:30 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami3-05-0
Georgia Tech2-13-2
(14) Virginia Tech1-15-1
North Carolina0-41-6

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(16) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Florida State2-22-3
Wake Forest1-24-2
Boston College1-33-4

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