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Box Score: North Carolina 21, NC State 28
View the complete box score from North Carolina's 28-21 loss to NC State on Senior Day at Kenan Stadium on Saturday.
Tar Heels to Wear "Black Friday" Uniforms vs. NC State
There have been several rumors and hints over the past week that North Carolina would wear all-black uniforms against NC State on "Black Friday". Those rumors have just been confirmed via UNC Football's Twitter account. Have a look:
Video: UNC-NC State Pregame Motivational
Watch the same video the North Carolina football team watched prior to kickoff of Saturday's Senior Day game against NC State in Chapel Hill.
The seniors' last ride in Kenan Stadium
Multiple North Carolina seniors were available to the media this week to talk about the UNC-N.C. State rivalry and their last game in Kenan Stadium. Ryan Switzer: "I’ve savored every bit of this season knowing it’s my last. I know this is my last one in Kenan. I’m trying to hold it in and focus on the task at hand which is a good State team coming in here."
Greg Ellis pleads for UNC to keep Fedora in Chapel Hill
Greg Ellis’ playing days at North Carolina ended nearly a decade and a half before Larry Fedora arrived in Chapel Hill, but that doesn’t mean he’s unfamiliar with the Tar Heel head coach. The former NFL first-round pick isn’t oblivious to the fact that Fedora’s name is popping up in coaching searches elsewhere.
Tar Heels, Wolfpack meet with plenty at stake
The potential of this being the “last game” became the topic this week for North Carolina and NC State football teams. But for the Tar Heels, it’s still about trying to be first. “This is the biggest game for us,” UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky. “I have to make sure that the only thing I’m concerned about and this team is concerned about and that’s beating N.C. State.”
Carolina Football Set For Senior Day Friday At Noon
North Carolina looks to close out the season with a win over in-state rival NC State on Friday, Nov. 25 at noon. The game will be televised by ESPN. This is the first time the two rivals have met on a Friday since the 1995 game in Raleigh. North Carolina will honor 16 seniors on Friday, many of whom have made a significant impact on the UNC record book.
Week 13 in the ACC: What to watch for
North Carolina gets its last-ditch effort at the Coastal title Friday, as the Tar Heels host rival NC State the day after Thanksgiving. If UNC pulls that one out, the Heels will then wait and root hard for Virginia to upset Virginia Tech, winners of the last 12 Commonwealth Cups. If the Hokies take care of business, they'll get the date with Clemson the following week in Orlando.
UNC Teammates Sporting Mitch Trubisky T-Shirt
Mitch Trubisky’s 2016 season has earned him plenty of recognition. Award considerations and national coverage have followed the Mentor, Ohio native from afar, and while he tries to downplay it, his teammates won't let him forget it. During practice and media availability, you can hear players passing him while shouting phrases like “Mr. Maxwell” or “First round pick.”
UNC, NC State renew rivalry with eyes on even bigger goals
North Carolina wants a division title. N.C. State simply wants a bowl invitation. When these neighborhood rivals play Friday, the only thing for certain is that it'll be a tough day for the losers — whose pursuit of their biggest remaining goal will be denied by the team they dislike the most. "I'd say it's a great rivalry," UNC coach Larry Fedora said.
Dorn family bonds break State-Carolina boundaries
It's State-Carolina rivalry week and the Dorn family is in an unprecedented position. NC State guard Torin Dorn Jr. and UNC defensive back Myles Dorn grew up Tar Heels -- their father Torin Dorn Sr. played four years of football at UNC, where he met his wife Rhonda. "That rivalry shaped me growing up," Torin Jr. said. "Going to Carolina games, being a Carolina fan."
Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. N.C. State
North Carolina enters its Black Friday rivalry matchup with N.C. State intent on securing the program’s second nine-win season since 1997 while eliminating the Wolfpack from bowl eligibility. The last time UNC and N.C. State met the day after Thanksgiving, the Tar Heels won, 30-28, in Raleigh. UNC has won 12 of the 21 meetings since, including three of its last four.
UNC Football Focused on NC State, with ACC Coastal Chances Still Alive
When the UNC football team welcomes its bitter rival—the NC State Wolfpack—into Kenan Stadium on Friday, the Tar Heels will have one final opportunity to try and play their way into the ACC Championship Game. Needing a win against State and a loss from Virginia Tech to do so, however, head coach Larry Fedora said he believes UNC is focused on the task at hand.
Larry Fedora says he loves being at Carolina
Head coach Larry Fedora’s name has been a hot topic among potential open coaching jobs including LSU. The Tigers are looking for a new coach to replace Les Miles and have Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher at the top of their list.
Unpredictable Detroit Lions make Eric Ebron their play to win
It was second-and-goal from the 1-yard line as they trailed the 2-7 Jacksonville Jaguars by a field goal with 10 minutes to go, and the Lions didn't give the ball to a banged-up Theo Riddick. They didn't sneak it into the fray that had pushed them back all day. Instead, they went around the edge with Eric Ebron.