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Larry Fedora Secures Signature Win

North Carolina’s 38-31 victory over Georgia Tech is arguably the biggest during the Larry Fedora era. “I think we’ve been going in the right direction so I don’t know that we’re turning,” Fedora told reporters during his postgame press conference. “But I think maybe that gets us over the hump.” That hump was winning in Atlanta, something the Tar Heels hadn’t done since 1997.

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Georgia Tech Interview

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora talks briefly with GoHeelsTV following the Tar Heels' comeback win over Georgia Tech on October 3rd, 2015.

UNC-Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

North Carolina rallied from 21 points down to score a 38-31 victory and beat Georgia Tech in Atlanta for the first time since 1997. This 21-point rally was the largest comeback in Carolina history. The previous was 17 at Georgia Tech in 1987 and vs. Virginia in 1997. Marquise Williams has now accounted for 69 career touchdowns, which ranks second all-time at UNC.

Carolina rises from the dead to beat Georgia Tech

Just when it looked like Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson could name his score, the Tar Heels staged the biggest comeback in program history. Carolina exploded for 24 second-half points to win in Atlanta for the first time since 1997, 38-31. The Heels were led by Marquise Williams' 134 yards passing and 148 rushing, the fifth time in school history he's posted 100 of each in a game.

North Carolina overcomes 21-0 deficit to beat Georgia Tech

The Tar Heels looked like contenders in the Coastal for the first time in a long while, keeping their poise after falling behind so early to Georgia Tech. A week after getting benched against FCS Delaware, Marquise Williams rebounded with a command performance. Williams ran for 148 yards and two scores, caught another touchdown and passed for 134 yards.

Video: UNC-Georgia Tech Game Highlights

After an early 21-0 deficit, the Tar Heels (4-1, 1-0 ACC) complete the largest comeback in school history to defeat Georgia Tech 38-31 in Atlanta on October 3rd, 2015.

Video: Marquise Williams Uses His Legs vs. Georgia Tech

UNC QB Marquise Williams was dominant on the ground, rushing for 148 yards on just 15 carries and two touchdowns in the 38-31 win over Georgia Tech on October 3rd, 2015.

Video: Shakeel Rashad Saves a TD vs. Georgia Tech

On a huge 4th down, Shakeel Rashad leads the Tar Heel defense and keeps the Georgia Tech QB out of the endzone to help shift the momentum in Carolina's favor on October 3rd, 2015.

Recap & Analysis: UNC 38, Georgia Tech 31

Marquise Williams led the Tar Heels in all three offensive categories. He went 13-24 for 135 yards, rushed for 148 yards and was the leading receiver with 37 yards. He ran for two touchdowns and had a touchdown reception. For only the third time since 1997 UNC has won its ACC opener and for the first time since 1997 the Tar Heel leave Atlanta with a football win over Georgia Tech.

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Georgia Tech

That's the biggest win of the Larry Fedora era in Chapel Hill. Carolina's 38-31 win at Georgia Tech bucks two important negative trends: it's the first win at Georgia Tech since 1997, and it's just the second win in the last 15 ACC openers. It also was the biggest deficit overcome for a win in program history. In other words: it's a huge, huge victory.

Video: Marquise Williams Hauls in a TD on Trick Play vs. Georgia Tech

On the double-reverse, WR Quinshad Davis throws his fourth career touchdown to QB Marquise Williams for the score in the big comeback win over Georgia Tech on October 3rd, 2015.

Williams leads rally, North Carolina tops Georgia Tech 38-31

Quinshad Davis threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Marquise Williams, capping North Carolina's comeback from a three-touchdown deficit, and the Tar Heels beat Georgia Tech 38-31 on Saturday. Georgia Tech led 21-0 before North Carolina (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) began its comeback with two touchdowns in the final 90 seconds of the first half. That started a run in which the Tar Heels outscored the Yellow Jackets 38-10.

Box Score: North Carolina 38, Georgia Tech 31

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 38-31 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday in Atlanta:

Georgia Tech offense looks to get back on track

Critics again began to repeat the same old question: Is the offense is outdated? That’s not the problem, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson said. It’s not the system, it’s the execution, he said. And it’s an issue that must be addressed immediately, starting Saturday against North Carolina, which is off to a 3-1 start for the first time since 2011.

Preview & Prediction: UNC at Georgia Tech

Since Mack Brown left near the end of the 1997 season, UNC has won its ACC opener just twice and during that same span has zero wins over Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Tossing these trends on the pile with UNC's run defense, Georgia Tech coming off a loss, the signs don't look kind for UNC today. Prediction: North Carolina 38, Georgia Tech 35

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