UNC Football

UNC's defense no worse for the wear

This time last football season, N.C. State was extolling the virtues of its blue-collar team after a blue-collar 35-7 shellacking of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. When asked on Monday whether those comments rankled him, head coach Larry Fedora of No. 11 UNC responded with five seconds of silence. “I don’t know how to answer that,” Fedora said after the pause. (Greensboro News & Record)

CBS Sports College Football Power Rankings: UNC makes big gain

9 North Carolina (13): The ACC title game is going to be the most entertaining in the country. Book it. Clemson has the No. 5 defense. The Tar Heels have the No. 10 scoring offense. The Tigers' path to the playoff is anything but clear. (CBS Sports)

Relive the game-winning TD versus Virginia Tech

The game-winning, division clinching pass from Marquise Williams to Quinshad Davis will go down as one of the biggest plays in North Carolina football history. In the first overtime period the Tar Heels were down three at Virginia Tech. It was third and goal on the five yard line. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels' defense no worse for wear

This time last season, N.C. State was extolling the virtues of its blue-collar team after a blue-collar 35-7 shellacking of rival North Carolina in Chapel Hill. When asked Monday whether those comments rankled him, head coach Larry Fedora of No. 11 North Carolina responded with five seconds of silence. “I don’t know how to answer that,” Fedora said after the pause. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Williams overcomes turnover deja vu against Virginia Tech

As the ball kept popping loose and the rabid crowd at Lane Stadium roared louder and louder, no one on the North Carolina sideline could shake the feeling of, "Here we go again." Just like in the season-opening loss to South Carolina, redshirt senior quarterback Marquise Williams had turned the ball over three times. And just like before, it was Williams who was going to be the difference in a Tar Heel win or loss. (Daily Tar Heel)

Larry Fedora, UNC Focused on NC State

With the arrival of rivalry week, and a chance at the rare state championship looming, Larry Fedora had nothing but nice things to say about the N.C. State Wolfpack in his weekly press conference. “What makes college football and sports so much fun is that you have these rivalries, especially these regional rivalries,” said Fedora on Monday. (Inside Carolina)

No. 11 UNC keeps focus on NC State, not year-old trash talk

Marquise Williams insists he doesn't have a score to settle with rival North Carolina State. The North Carolina quarterback has more important things to worry about than trash talk. His 11th-ranked Tar Heels (10-1, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are in the midst of the program's best season in nearly two decades. "Last year's team was last year," Williams said Monday. (Associated Press)

ACC Football Championship Game Sold Out

The 2015 ACC Football Championship Game is sold out. This year’s game is scheduled for the evening of Saturday, Dec. 5 at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium. The top-ranked and undefeated Clemson Tigers are the Atlantic Division Champion and will face the Coastal Division Champion and 11th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels. (The ACC)

NC State’s Doeren stands by comments after last year’s win over UNC

Was NC State football coach Dave Doeren being a bit too chesty about a big win over the Pack’s rivals and UNC coach Larry Fedora? More so, does he now regret saying so much with UNC coming to Carter-Finley Stadium this week with a 10-1 record, ranked 11th nationally, having clinched the Coastal Division? “No, I don’t think so,” Doeren said Monday. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: UNC Football All-Access vs. Virginia Tech - 2015 Coastal Division Champs

The Tar Heels won their 10th game in a row and clinched the Coastal Division Title with a 30-27 OT victory in Blacksburg on Nov. 21, 2015. Go into the locker room before and after the big game to hear motivational speeches and to see the trophy presentation. (View Video...)

Elijah Hood talks emotions of win, season

Football is a powerful game. It brings out emotions that you never thought were possible. The combination of a year's worth of preparation, a lifetime of work, the thrill of victory, and the satisfaction of accomplishment can do a lot to a man's heart. After Saturday's 30-27 win over Virginia Tech, UNC running back Elijah Hood stood to the side on a nondescript room underneath a quiet and then dark Lane Stadium. (Carolina Blue)

Jets waive former 1st-round pick Quinton Coples

The New York Jets waived outside linebacker Quinton Coples on Monday, three years after he was selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the team announced. Coples, 25, was considered one of the premier pass rushers in a 2012 NFL Draft class that featured Bruce Irvin, Chandler Jones and Whitney Mercilus. (SB Nation)

Larry Fedora continues piling up aces

Credit Larry Fedora and his staff for surviving. His three previous UNC teams probably would not have been up to closing out such a tense, important game. The trip to N.C. State on Saturday will be the game of the year (so far) for both sides and as much as UNC needs to win to keep its wildest dreams flickering, the outcome at Virginia Tech should ease some of the pressure. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC/ACC Bowl Selection Order

As No. 11 North Carolina’s win total continues to increase, a detailed look at the ACC’s bowl selection process is in order. The ACC champion will play in the playoff if it is ranked Nos. 1-4 in the College Football Playoff’s final rankings on Dec. 6. The CFP Selection Committee will announce the playoff participants at 2:45pm. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Winning The Hard Way

Ten straight wins and going to Charlotte to play top-ranked Clemson, which trust me does not want to face 11th-ranked Carolina in what will be a wild scene at Bank of American Stadium. Before that comes N.C. State, and as tight as the Tar Heels were Saturday in the foothills, they should be loose and ready to take on the Wolfpack in the fairgrounds. (

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 30
Virginia Tech: 27
Sat, Nov 21 Box Score

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at Pittsburgh0
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at South Carolina0
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Virginia Tech0
at Virginia0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
at Kentucky0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at Syracuse0
SAT, NOV 28 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
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North Carolina0
at NC State0
SAT, NOV 28 3:30 PM ET
Florida State0
at Florida0
SAT, NOV 28 7:30 PM ET
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) North Carolina7-010-1
Virginia Tech3-45-6
Georgia Tech1-73-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-011-0
(14) Florida State6-29-2
NC State3-47-4
Wake Forest1-63-8
Boston College0-73-8

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