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Cavaliers will have to be at their best to beat Tar Heels
Bronco Mendenhall said recently that even though his Virginia football team stands at 2-4 at the midway point of the season, he intends to be in a bowl game at the end of his first campaign in Charlottesville. It’s an admirable goal, and considering that some of his BYU teams started slow and finished strong, one can’t dismiss those possibilities.
North Carolina at Virginia: Matchup breakdowns
UNC’s Mitch Trubisky has only been intercepted twice this season, both picks coming in a rain-soaked game against Virginia Tech. UVa’s Kurt Benkert is still looking his first INT-free game this season.
Lots of opportunity for offense when No. 22 UNC visits Virginia
North Carolina has one of the ACC’s top passing attacks, led by a star at quarterback and wide receiver. But Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora scoffed at the notion that his offensive players were licking their chops as they watched film for U.Va.’s beleaguered secondary this week as the two teams prepared for today’s game at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville.
Chansky’s Notebook: Let’s Not Forget
It’s been 20 years since the heartbreak in ‘Hooville. With the Tar Heels going to Virginia on Saturday for a game they are favored to win, what better reminder of a having letdown than the infamous outcome 20 years ago in Scott Stadium, when Carolina had seemingly broken the long drought in Charlottesville?
Video: Tom Sheldon - Punter from Down Under
North Carolina freshman punter Tom Sheldon talks about coming to the United States, learning a whole new game, and more in this sit-down interview with Taylor Vippolis.
Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Virginia
It wasn’t long ago the Charlottesville curse plagued the North Carolina football program for three decades. The Tar Heels have since won three straight at Scott Stadium and look to push that streak to four in row on Saturday. The 22nd-ranked Tar Heels are a 9.5-point favorite over the Cavaliers in the 121st playing of the South’s Oldest Rivalry.
Coaching gap separates North Carolina and UVA as football programs
It doesn’t require a deep look to recognize the similarities between North Carolina and Virginia. Both are large public universities. Both are highly regarded academically. In terms of football, neither has a rich tradition. Lately, though, one has been head-and-shoulders above the other. North Carolina has defeated Virginia in each of the last six meetings.
Carolina Insider Podcast: Virginia Preview, T.J. Yates
Preview Saturday's big football game at Virginia, visit with former Tar Heel quarterback T.J. Yates and listen to Jones Angell and Adam Lucas answer listener questions in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider Podcast. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas.
UNC, UVA Renew South's Oldest Rivalry Saturday
No. 20 North Carolina will look to extend its eight-game road win streak when the Tar Heels visit Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 22. The game will kick off at 3 p.m. and will be televised by the Regional Sports Network. Saturday’s game marks the end of a challenging October for the Tar Heels who opened the month against three consecutive ranked teams.
UNC hopes to keep pace in ACC's division race vs. Virginia
North Carolina rebounded with a much-needed victory last week at Miami and the No. 22 Tar Heels look to keep pace in the ACC Coastal Division title race when they visit longtime rival Virginia on Saturday. The Tar Heels (5-2, 3-1 ACC) are tied with Virginia Tech atop the division standings after the Hokies' victory against the Hurricanes on Thursday night.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Cavaliers Preview and Prediction
North Carolina does just about everything better than Virginia. Mitch Trubisky has been a more productive and efficient quarterback than Kurt Benkert. The Tar Heels run the ball a little better. The UNC receivers are among the best in the country. Defensively, UNC is more accomplished at everything besides rush defense. Prediction: UNC 41, Virginia 20
M.J. Stewart's competitiveness, instincts, and drive set him apart
How good is UNC cornerback M.J. Stewart? We have heard he is a great talent --- Pro Football Focus raved about Stewart before the season, naming him a preseason All-American and heaping on the praise before his junior season. Pro Football Focus called him one of the best corners in the nation, citing his quickness and athleticism.
UNC receivers fill void left by Mack Hollins' injury
On Monday, UNC announced wide receiver Mack Hollins had surgery on his right collarbone — ending his Tar Heel career. It’s a massive loss for the offense. Hollins finishes his North Carolina career with 81 receptions for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns. But as much as the coaching staff and players will miss having Hollins, the job this week is to move forward.
Spinning through Hurricanes looking to Virginia
The 22nd ranked team from Chapel Hill has played 4 top 25 teams through seven weeks in 2016 as opposed to no ranked teams to this point last year. We might need to rethink everything. I had the opportunity to talk with Nazair Jones after the Hokies game, and the main thing he said to me is “We have to give ourselves a chance to win.”
Freshman safety Myles Dorn gaining confidence, reps
Since enrolling last January, Myles Dorn, a 6-2, 210-pound rookie out of Charlotte, has improved his practice habits and adjusted to the college game. Assimilated to the speed of division one football, Dorn's reliability and play-making ability has resulted in an increase amount of game reps. He has produced.