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Mitch Trubisky’s decision looms large after Tar Heels’ narrow loss in Sun Bowl

But narrow losses are nothing new to these Tar Heels, who dropped three of their last four games, each by seven points or less. From Mitch Trubisky's future to Ryan Switzer's history-making career and an impressive performance from the Tar Heels defense, these are the lasting impressions from North Carolina's time in El Paso. (FOX Sports)

Rise interrupted: Mitch Trubisky disappoints in Sun Bowl

The stage was set for North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky to continue his meteoric rise with a spectacular performance against Stanford in the Sun Bowl on Friday, but the junior's disappointing showing in the 25-23 loss will leave evaluators with more questions than answers when assessing the talented dual-threat playmaker. (

Video: Ryan Switzer's Final Interview as a Tar Heel

North Carolina's record-setting PR/WR Ryan Switzer played his final game as a Tar Heel in Friday's Sun Bowl. Switzer spoke with reporters following the game in El Paso, Texas. Video courtesy Inside Carolina. View Video...

UNC QB Mitch Trubisky shows classs in Sun Bowl defeat

Mitch Trubisky didn't play like an elite quarterback for a good part of the Sun Bowl on Friday. Nor did he perform with like a first-round NFL draft pick, which he may likely be next April. But sometimes showing character can be more impressive than talent. And in that regard, UNC's junior quarterback was an undeniable superstar in the wake of the Tar Heels' loss to Stanford. (Fayetteville Observer)

Turner's Take: What You Want

With the end of the Sun Bowl, that outstanding senior class departs, passing their torches to the next group There's still great wins from 2016 to build upon. But the road ahead is tough, and the Tar Heels will either capitalize on that momentum and establish themselves, or return to rebuilding. The Tar Heels can be that program to be reckoned with. You want to believe. (

Larry Fedora Post-Sun Bowl Quotes & Video

Larry Fedora: “I’ve got to give credit to David Shaw and his staff at Stanford. They did a heck of a job preparing their team. They’ve got a really good football team. We didn’t make enough plays today to win the football game. Our guys fought all the way to the end and put ourselves in a position to tie it up and just didn’t get it done. So that’s the bottom line.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC Postgame Notes - Sun Bowl

Junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky set UNC single-season records for touchdown passes (30) and total offense (4,056 yards) in today’s game. Senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer set the school record for career receiving yards with 2,907. He broke the record on his first reception of the day, a 19-yard touchdown pass from Mitch Trubisky in the first quarter (

UNC football falls short in Sun Bowl loss to Stanford

With redshirt junior Mitch Trubisky still weighing his options on whether to declare for the NFL draft or return to North Carolina for one more season, the Sun Bowl game gave him an opportunity to cement himself as a first-round pick. The inconsistent play from the UNC offensive line forced Trubisky out of the pocket and never let him get in a rhythm. (Daily Tar Heel)

Stanford's Thomas outshines Trubisky in battle of future first-round picks

If the NFL scouts attending Friday's Sun Bowl entered the game talking about UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky, they left instead raving about Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, who overshadowed the projected top-five pick, earning MVP honors with seven tackles, including the sack in the final seconds to preserve a dramatic 25-23 win for the Cardinal. (CBS Sports)

Solomon Thomas, defense lead Stanford to Sun Bowl victory over North Carolina

Stanford's defense was exhausted after carrying its team's weight for the entirety of Friday's Sun Bowl, and UNC ripped off a furious 10-play, 97-yard touchdown drive in the final seconds to set up a dramatic ending. But Solomon Thomas dug deep to make the decisive play. Stanford won 25-23, logging a third straight bowl victory for the first time in program history. (

No. 16 Stanford holds off North Carolina 25-23 in Sun Bowl

Bryce Love took over for the absent Christian McCaffrey in the Stanford backfield, running for 119 yards and catching a 49-yard touchdown pass to help the Cardinal beat North Carolina 25-23 on Friday in the Sun Bowl. Stanford held on after UNC pulled within two with 25 seconds left on Mitch Trubisky's 2-yard pass to Bug Howard, sacking Trubisky on the 2-point conversion try. (Associated Press)

Video: UNC Falls to Stanford, 25-23 in Sun Bowl - Highlights

North Carolina took the ball 97 yards on the final drive for a touchdown but could not execute the ensuring two-point conversion and fell to Stanford, 25-23, in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on December 30, 2016. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Sun Bowl

What a bizarre ending--and at the same time a completely Carolina football ending--to the 2016 Sun Bowl. UNC battled back with a 97-yard drive that closed the deficit to 25-23 with 25 seconds left. But the Stanford defense blew up the two-point play when the Tar Heels uncharacteristically put Mitch Trubisky under center rather than in the shotgun--to hold on for the win. (

Video: Ryan Switzer Becomes UNC's All-Time Leading Receiver

With this touchdown from Mitch Trubisky in the Sun Bowl against Stanford, Ryan Switzer becomes the Tar Heels' all-time leading receiver with 2,841 career receiving yards. View Video...

Box Score: Stanford 25, North Carolina 23

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 25-23 loss to Stanford in the Sun Bowl on Friday in El Paso, Texas. (View Box Score)

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