UNC rushes to bell, possible bowlNorth Carolina beat Duke like it was the old days, those times when Tailback U had grand ground games of 1,000-yard rushers, back when the Blue Devils couldn't get out of their own way. For a change this season, the Tar Heels ran for more yardage than they accumulated through the air, those 315 rushing yards carving up Duke's defense to help toward a 45-20 result. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Ground game propels UNC to victoryWhen North Carolina running back T.J. Logan stepped inside the visitor’s locker room outside of Wallace Wade Stadium after trotting off the field from pregame warmups, he knew it was going to be a night to remember. Sitting on the chair outside of his locker was a fresh chrome-colored helmet never before seen by any of the Tar Heels’ players. (Carolina Blue)
Vince Carter is finally forgiven and it should change his legacyThe legacy of Vince Carter has always been a bit tough to figure out. Carter is a supremely talented player who showcased some of the best finishing we have ever seen, yet any time his legacy comes up in discussion things seemed to turn sour thanks to the way Carter’s career as a Toronto Raptor ended. (Hardwood Paroxysm)
Turner's Take: Answering The BellIt was great. The surprise helmets, the early scores, the taking the lead and never looking back, and the taking back the bell. Carolina got to six wins and bowl eligibility on Thursday, but more importantly, they showed just who they could be. Larry Fedora said the Tar Heels were “the team that I expected to grow to.” (GoHeels.com)
UNC dominates 'Battle of the Blues'Two minutes before the final horn sounded, Duke's athletic operations staff began rolling the Victory Bell around the horseshoe from Duke's sideline to its new owners for the next year. And when it was officially over — it had, realistically, been over for quite some time — the players rushed to the bell and clanged it with a vigor pent up from two years of near misses and heartbreak. (Carolina Blue)
Tar Heels Shine in PrimetimeThe UNC team that rolled into Wallace Wade Stadium on Thursday was the one that warranted a preseason Top-25 ranking and serious consideration for the ACC Coastal Division crown. The Tar Heels weren’t perfect in their 45-20 dismantling of No. 25 Duke in front of a national primetime audience, but they were closer than they have been at any other point of the season. (Inside Carolina)
Larry Fedora Post-Duke QuotesLarry Fedora: “I think we finally put together a complete game, in all three phases of the game. It couldn’t have been a more solid game for us. These guys did a great job. They knew we had a short week. They prepared themselves. They did the little things that we asked them to do all week so that they would be ready to go and they wanted it." (Inside Carolina)
UNC-Duke Postgame NotesThe win is Carolina’s first over a ranked team under head coach Larry Fedora and the first since a 37-35 victory at No. 24 Florida State in 2010. The 25-point win is the largest over a ranked team since a 38-12 win over No. 24 Connecticut in 2008. Marquise Williams had 374 total yards of offense tonight. He has 3,499 total offense yards this year, a UNC single-season record. (GoHeels.com)
Recap & Analysis: UNC 45 Duke 20The Tar Heels finally put it all together. After ten games of watching the defense struggle, UNC forced two early turnovers to take a 14-0 lead on the way to a 45-20 win in Durham to bring the Victory Bell back to Chapel Hill. If you had scripted a perfect beginning to this game for UNC it may very well have looked something like what transpired. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: UNC vs Duke Game HighlightsWatch complete game highlights of North Carolina's dominant 45-20 win over Duke Thursday night in Durham which made the Tar Heels bowl eligible and returned the victory bell to Chapel Hill.
UNC routs Duke 45-20Marquise Williams threw touchdown passes of 1 yard to Mack Hollins and three yards to Quinshad Davis and ran for scores of 1 and 16 yards as UNC beat Duke 45-20 Thursday night at Wallace Wade Stadium. The loss ended Duke's hopes of a Coastal Division title and return trip to the ACC Championship Game which will now pit Georgia Tech against Florida State. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Video: Ryan Switzer Lays Out for the Bomb vs DukeRyan Switzer goes full extension to pull in this deep bomb from Marquise Williams. Williams caps the drive with a 1-yard touchdown plunge against Duke on November 20, 2014.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - DukeThat wasn't just a win over a formerly 8-2 Duke team. That was a dominant road win over a formerly 8-2 Duke team. Carolina controlled the game in virtually every way possible, getting key turnovers and turning them into points, then grinding out one of the best running game performances of the Larry Fedora era to melt the rest of the game away. (GoHeels.com)
Marquise Williams leads UNC to 45-20 rout of No. 25 DukeMarquise Williams threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more, and North Carolina beat No. 25 Duke 45-20 on Thursday night. Williams was 18 of 27 for 276 yards with touchdown passes covering 3 yards to Quinshad Davis and 1 yard to Mack Hollins. He also had scoring runs of 1 and 16 yards. Tim Scott returned an early fumble 10 yards for the tone-setting score. (ESPN.com)
Video: Tim Scott "Scoop and Score" vs DukeNorth Carolina safety Tim Scott picks up the fumble and returns it to the house after Nazair Jones sacks the Duke quarterback on November 20, 2014.
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