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Video: N.C. State's Jaylen Samuels hits UNC assistant with cheap shot

North Carolina lost to in-state rival N.C. State 33-21 on Saturday in their regular season finale. North Carolina finishes the season 3-9 overall, while N.C. State moved to 8-4 overall. During one sequence, N.C. State senior tight end Jaylen Samuels accidentally runs into a UNC assistant. However it’s what he does next that has Tar Heels fans furious. (

Extra Points: The Bounce

With no bowl to prepare for, Larry Fedora is left with the tasks of recruiting and serious reflection. Can he find the right buttons to push as Mark Dantonio did at Michigan State, flipping a 3-9 season in 2016 to 9-3 this year, and as Brian Kelly did at Notre Dame, flipping a 4-8 ledger to 9-3 this fall? "We'll go back and we'll evaluate everything that we do in this program," he said. (

Julius Peppers is part of dwindling NFL club

Josh McCown and Julius Peppers will greet each other on the field Sunday before their teams square off, knowing they're part of an exclusive — and dwindling — NFL club. The New York Jets quarterback and Carolina Panthers defensive end are two of only three active players selected in the 2002 NFL draft. Detroit signed defensive end Dwight Freeney on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

Mack Hollins says former Tar Heels teammate Mitchell Trubisky in 'trouble' vs. Eagles

There’s an undercard to this matchup, which features Eagles rookie receiver Mack Hollins and Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky seeing each other again for the first time since their days together at North Carolina. "We’re not at UNC anymore. He’s still my friend, of course, but more important, one week out of the year against each other, it’s a little different." (USA Today)

UNC defensive effort spoiled by two quick Wolfpack strikes

Down to just two available linebackers and forced to improvise, North Carolina’s much-maligned defense spent the better part of three quarters Saturday doing everything in its power to bottle up and frustrate NC State’s skilled offense. Then, in the span of just 109 seconds, all that effort went out the window with two pivotal plays by Nyheim Hines. (North State Journal)

Fitting Finale for UNC

UNC’s final game was a microcosm of its season. The Tar Heels did everything they could in challenging circumstances, but their effort wasn’t enough to produce the result they wanted. “We just ran out of gas,” UNC coach Larry Fedora said after his team’s 33-21 loss at N.C. State. “The 11 guys that we put out on the field fought and gave everything that they had." (Inside Carolina)

Turner's Take: They Fought

Who could have known that the final injury report of the 2017 Carolina football season would feature 17 players ruled out for the season and another three out for the game? Who could have known back on September 2 that of the 22 starters who took the field against Cal in game one, only 10 would start against NC State in game twelve? Such was the hand that UNC was dealt in 2017. (Argyle Report)

Video: UNC Players Post-NC State Locker Room Interviews

North Carolina dropped its season-finale, 33-21, at N.C. State on Saturday, ending the campaign at 3-9 overall and 1- 7 in the ACC. Here is what M.J. Stewart, Michael Carter, J.K. Britt, and Nathan Elliott had to say to reporters following the game: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-NC State Press Conference

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 33-21 loss to NC State on Saturday in Raleigh. UNC finishes the season with a 3-9 record (1-7 ACC). View Video...

Hines Helps NC State Run Past UNC in Tar Heel Football Season Finale

Looking to end the season on a high note, the UNC football team simply could not stop Nyheim Hines, who ran for a career-high 196 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday in NC State’s 33-21 victory over the Tar Heels. UNC finishes the season at 3-9 with a 1-7 record in ACC play, but traveled to Raleigh riding a two-game winning streak and playing as well as it had all season. (

Larry Fedora Post-NC State Quotes

Larry Fedora: "Give Dave and his team credit for a hard-fought win. It was a heck of a game. We just ran out of gas. I’ll tell you this. The 11 guys that we put out on the field, they fought and gave everything that they had. We had some guys out there who weren’t playing the positions that they should be playing, but they did what they had to do to try to help this team win." (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. NC State

It's impressive how the 2017 Tar Heels stayed focused and competed throughout the entire season. But ultimately, it's still frustrating to end the year with a second straight loss to NC State and a third loss in four games in the series. The running game basically decided the 33-21 game. State was completely committed to the run and rolled up 292 yards on the ground. (

Hines' career day leads NC State past UNC, 33-21

Nyheim Hines rushed for a career-best 196 yards and two touchdowns, and NC State beat North Carolina 33-21 on Saturday. Nathan Elliott's third touchdown pass, a 1-yard toss to Jordan Cunningham, pulled the Tar Heels within six with 8:16 remaining. N.C. State chewed up nearly seven minutes on the drive that ended with Jaylen Samuels' score with 1:33 to play. (Associated Press)

Box Score: NC State 33, North Carolina 21

View the complete box score from North Carolina's ACC loss to North Carolina State on Saturday in Raleigh. (View Box Score)

A little fatherly advice gave UNC QB Nathan Elliott all he needed to prep for his moment

Prior to the 2017 season, North Carolina quarterback Nathan Elliott saw himself as a starter and expected nothing less. Former UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky announced in January that he was entering the NFL draft, leaving a hole in a key position on the depth chart. Elliott, a redshirt sophomore, had been preparing himself all summer take control of that vacant spot. (Charlotte Observer)

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