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Georgia Tech, North Carolina showcase contrasting offenses

If fans are looking for a game with contrasting styles, they need to look no further than Saturday’s game between Georgia Tech and North Carolina. Simply put, there just aren’t many similarities between the Yellow Jackets and Tar Heels. (Macon Telegraph)

Tar Heels desperate for win

The mood around the North Carolina football team isn't too swell right about now. With four straight losses and the possibility of the first five-game losing streak since 2006, that's pretty understandable. The tension is palpable, building under the pressure cooker of Kenan Stadium, as the Tar Heels attempt to go for their first win since week two of the season. (Carolina Blue)

Five questions to ponder before kickoff

Does UNC’s defense have any chance at stopping Georgia Tech’s triple option? UNC needs to play defense with its offense by sustaining drives, controlling the clock and taking advantage of every scoring opportunity. As Duke proved last week in Atlanta, QB Justin Thomas and his high-powered rushing attack can’t hurt you when they’re standing on the sidelines watching. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heel Downtown returns for UNC-Georgia Tech game

Tar Heel Downtown, a pregame fan experience, is once again coming to Downtown Chapel Hill on Oct. 18, along West Franklin Street near the Plaza at 140 West. The free event — featuring a live outdoor concert, family fun activities and the Marching Tar Heels — will take place at 4 p.m., three hours prior to kickoff between the University of North Carolina and Georgia Tech at Kenan Stadium. (UNC.edu)

Preview & Prediction: UNC vs Georgia Tech

UNC is going to need some breaks. The Tar Heel defense will need to get off the field by any means necessary whether it be turnovers by Georgia Tech or finding a way to get stops against the triple option. If UNC can do that and continue the offensive roll from last Saturday, there is a chance UNC can't stop the four game losing skid. Prediction: Georgia Tech 38 UNC 28 (Tar Heel Blog)

Omar Holness Sends #8 UNC Men's Soccer Past NC State

Omar Holness scored in the 76th minute to give No. 8 North Carolina a 1-0 victory over NC State Friday. UNC (10-4, 4-2 ACC) notched its fifth-straight win when the Jamaican National sent a bullet into the far left corner from 15 yards out that proved to be the game winner. NC State had its three-match unbeaten streak snapped, falling to 0-6-2 against the Tar Heels in the last eight meetings in Raleigh. (GoHeels.com)

Kendall Marshall took strange journey to Bucks, but excited about opportunity

Either Kendall Marshall was going to get over his fear of failure or the former lottery pick was going to have to accept a short-lived NBA career. But when you have sunk to the bottom, what's the point in worrying about failing? Once basketball was taken away from him, Marshall finally realized he had nothing to lose. All he needed was a team willing to give him an opportunity. (FOX Sports)

Georgia Tech defense focused on Marquise Williams

The Georgia Tech defense will be tasked this week with keeping up with North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams, who last week against Notre Dame became only the fourth player in ACC history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game when he passed for 303 yards and ran for 132. (Macon Telegraph)

Harrison Barnes’ new role on display in homecoming game

Statistically speaking, Harrison Barnes didn’t exactly regress in his second NBA season, but with his role changed from a promising rookie season, it didn’t quite feel like growth, either. With a new coach and a more open offensive system, the 2010 Ames High School graduate hopes he builds off the potential he’s shown for so long — whether it was in an Ames, North Carolina or Golden State jersey. (Ames Tribune)

Greg Little takes crash course on Bengals playbook

Greg Little spent the last six weeks running routes and catching passes from a friend who played quarterback in high school. He'd decide which NFL games to watch on Sundays based upon which team might need him. His long wait is over. (Associated Press)

Six storylines: UNC vs. Georgia Tech

Can UNC stop beating itself with turnovers and penalties? Last week, UNC matched Notre Dame point for point and even held a one point lead entering the 4th quarter. However, a late interception and a number of offensive penalties hindered UNC from pulling off one of the biggest road upsets in school history. This week against Georgia Tech those turnovers and penalties are going to be even more important. (Carolina Blue)

What awaits Georgia Tech in Chapel Hill?

I probably am guilty of the following thinking, that, even on the road, a team with a 5-1 record should beat a team that is 2-4 and has lost five games in a row to the first team. Maybe that’s the case, but I’d also say that records can be deceiving. As for the records, Tech could be 3-3 with little trouble, and North Carolina would be 3-3 if it had pulled off the upset at Notre Dame (which it very nearly did). (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Carolina Hosts Georgia Tech Saturday At 7

UNC returns to Kenan Stadium to face Georgia Tech on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. The Tar Heels are seeking their first conference win of the season and looking to end a four-game losing streak. UNC is coming off an exciting 50-43 road loss at Notre Dame. QB Marquise Williams became just the fourth player in ACC history to throw for 300 yards and run for 100 yards in the same game. (GoHeels.com)

Countdown to Kickoff: Georgia Tech

North Carolina looks to end its current four-game losing streak by snapping a five-game slide against Georgia Tech under the lights at Kenan Stadium (7pm/ESPNU). The Yellow Jackets (5-1, 2-1 ACC) are favored by one point over the Tar Heels (2-4, 0-2 ACC). Georgia Tech leads the overall series 28-18-3 and has won 14 of the last 16. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels try to stop skid against Yellow Jackets

North Carolina's defense has struggled to get off the field all season. Now the Tar Heels are facing an offense — and a Georgia Tech team — that has befuddled them for years. The Yellow Jackets (5-1, 2-1 ACC) have won five straight and 14 of 16 meetings heading into Saturday's game, including a 68-50 win in Chapel Hill two years ago that stands as the highest-scoring game in league history. (Associated Press)

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