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UVa escapes UNC with 20-14 victory after missed penalty call late

Virginia’s defense had to hold on for the victory. Kurt Benkert fumbled in the fourth quarter, the Cavaliers’ first lost fumble of the season, giving North Carolina one final shot. But on fourth-and-9 at the U.Va. 37-yard line, junior linebacker Chris Peace sacked Brandon Harris – appearing to pull him down by his facemask. No call was made by the officials, and the penalty is not a reviewable one. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Box Score: Virginia 20, North Carolina 14

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 20-14 loss to the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Chansky’s Notebook: Last Chance?

The Tar Heels’ injury woes and other problems aside, sooner or later hard work at practice, putting some plays together and a little luck are going to get them into the victory column. I think that will happen Saturday against Virginia. Clearly, this is a team that is short on depth, maturity and overall talent. But there are better football players than have shown up in recent weeks. (

UNC Football Family Embraces Fight Against Pitt Hopkins Syndrome

They stand on the UNC sideline, hand in hand, preparing to take the Kenan Stadium field before Saturday's Notre Dame game. For David Bomar, a Tar Heel safety from 1996-2000, the setting is familiar. His wife, Brooke, the middle daughter of former tailback Don McCauley, also knows it well. But this moment isn't for them. This is for their 5-year-old daughter Logan. (

Perspective on UNC football under Larry Fedora

Since arriving in Chapel Hill, Larry Fedora has guided UNC to a bowl game every season that they have been eligible. You know who did not accomplish that feat? Bill Dooley, Dick Crum, Mack Brown, Carl Torbush, John Bunting, and Butch Davis. What Fedora has achieved are not normal results. Be frustrated. Caring is good. Just understand how well Larry Fedora has done. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Julius Peppers makes NFL history with vicious sack of Carson Wentz

At 37 years old, Julius Peppers is still unstoppable. The Panthers defensive end got off to a big start against Philadelphia Thursday. On the opening possession, the Eagles drove into Carolina territory before Peppers brought their drive to a halt. On a first-and-10 from the Panthers' 35-yard line, Carson Wentz dropped back to pass and got smashed by Peppers. (CBS Sports)

Video: Taylor Vippolis Catches Up With Mack Hollins

Former UNC wide receiver catches up with former UNC wide receiver as Taylor Vippolis takes a trip up to Philadelphia to visit with Eagles rookie wideout Mack Hollins and discuss his transition from college to the NFL. Read More...

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Virginia

North Carolina has arrived at the midway point of its 2017 season still looking for its first home win. The Tar Heels’ next opportunity to snap their slide is Bronco Mendenhall’s Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday. UNC has won seven straight against Virginia for the first time since winning nine in a row from 1974-82. The Cavaliers are 4-point favorites this time around. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina And Virginia Renew South's Oldest Rivalry Saturday

UNC will renew the South's Oldest Rivalry for the 122nd time when the Tar Heels host the Cavaliers Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Kenan Stadium. Virginia opened its ACC schedule last Saturday with a 28-21 home win over Duke. Saturday's game will be broadcast on the ACC's Regional Sports Network, which includes Fox Sports South in most North Carolina markets. (

Former UNC player suffers heart attack while leading his undefeated HS team through practice

Former North Carolina offensive lineman and South Granville head football coach Mike Hobgood suffered a major heart attack Wednesday, school athletic director Jake Wolhfeil confirmed. Wolfheil said Hobgood was alert and talking in ICU Thursday night. South Granville will wear the Tar Heels’ “footprint” logo on the back of their helmets to honor their head coach. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Late Night & Virginia Game Preview

Preview Late Night With Roy Williams and the North Carolina-Virginia football game with Friday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. John Montgomery, Rams Club Executive Director, also joins hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas to discuss fundraising efforts on campus. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (

The Detroit Lions still believe in Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron has been targeted 23 times this season. He's caught 12 of those balls. That's not good. Of course, some of those balls were not catchable. But many were. The Detroit Lions tight end is among the league leaders in drops, one season after he led all players at the position in drops. But the Lions say they still have not lost confidence in the former first-round pick. (

Three notes ahead of North Carolina's game against Virginia

Can UNC break through Virginia's defense? Virginia has a 4-1 record because of its No. 25 ranked defense. The Cavaliers are only allowing 21.2 points a game on the year. So far this season, North Carolina’s greatest strength has been its passing offense, but UVA and its No. 16 pass defense could make life difficult for UNC’s young and inexperienced receivers. (Daily Tar Heel)

M.J. Stewart named to ESPN's midseason All-ACC football team

Earlier this week, colleague Adam Rittenberg compiled his midseason All-America team. So David Hale and I decided to do the same in the ACC. Here is a look at standout players in the conference from the first half of the season. CB: M.J. Stewart, North Carolina. Though the Tar Heels' defense has struggled, Stewart has been a bright spot. (

Peppers sets Panthers, NFL record vs Eagles

Julius Peppers added his name to another Panthers record Thursday night. With a first-quarter sack of Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz, Peppers recorded sack No. 150 of his illustrious professional career, bringing him to fifth all-time in NFL history. Peppers is now the only player in NFL history with 150 sacks and 10 interceptions. (WCNC)

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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
Sat, Oct 21 3:30 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Oct 28 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/2 Tickets

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

Full Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
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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