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Ryan Switzer: the secret to North Carolina's success

Ryan Switzer was a solid if unremarkable pass-catcher in 2015, hauling in 55 passes for 697 yards and six scores over 13 games. But so far in 2016, he’s the little engine powering the North Carolina offense. Through five games this season, Switzer has already racked up 587 yards on 47 receptions. (USA Today)

No. 25 Virginia Tech at No. 17 North Carolina: Who has the edge?

Larry Fedora’s teams are known for their prolific offenses, and this season is no different. Behind quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who has yet to throw an interception this season, the Tar Heels rank fifth in the ACC in scoring offense, averaging 40.4 points. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Hurricane in Chapel Hill: Hokies have the edge

With kickoff set for 3:30, the much-anticipated ACC clash between the Tar Heel and Hokies now has an added dimension. The conditions will surely have an impact on the outcome on the game, but which team is best suited to perform well in heavy rain and wind capable of playing havoc with a football in the air? All signs point to Virginia Tech. (The Virginian-Pilot)

Jonathan Cooper back on solid footing, ready to contribute

Patriots guard Jonathan Cooper has finally retreaded his tires. Cooper (foot) was removed from the injury report this week for the first time in the regular season, so he has overcome the ailment that he suffered July 30 during the first padded practice of training camp. Now, the question is whether or not it’s too late for Cooper to seize a role in the offense. (Boston Herald)

Video: Behind the Scenes with Gio Bernard

Former North Carolina running back and current Cincinnati Bengal Gio Bernard visited fans last month at a Meijer supercenter as part of a Chunky soup promotion. View Video...

Virginia Tech faces North Carolina in a measuring stick matchup

Hyperbole aside, Virginia Tech's matchup against North Carolina is the biggest road game for Tech since 2011. The Hokies hit their bye week following back-to-back blowout victories over East Carolina and Boston College. Meanwhile, North Carolina had little downtime after two nail-biting victories over a dangerous Pittsburgh squad and blue-chip laden Florida State. (The Key Play)

Lucas: Foul Weather Fans

The weather could be bad at Kenan Stadium on Saturday. That’s not meant as a deterrent. In fact, it’s meant as encouragement. That’s right–I think you should sit in the pouring rain, with water dripping into your shoes, and wear clothes that are still a little damp several days from now. Doesn’t it sound glorious? The terrible weather games, you never forget. (Adam Lucas)

Breaking down the Virginia Tech-North Carolina matchup

Football games are being moved or postponed all over the south because of Hurricane Matthew, but that won't be the case in Chapel Hill, where the Hokies and Tar Heels are expected to play at the regularly scheduled time of 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. (Roanoke Times)

Friday Update: Football Game On Schedule For Saturday

North Carolina’s home football game on Saturday vs. Virginia Tech is expected to be played as scheduled at 3:30 p.m. at Kenan Stadium. As of Friday (Oct. 7), forecasts project Hurricane Matthew to weaken and head eastward as it approaches the Carolinas. The storm is likely to include pockets of heavy rain and blustery conditions in the Triangle area. (GoHeels.com)

Coach Kap Practice Notes

UNC offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic spoke with reporters after practice this week, noting that the offensive line is a little banged up. Rotating in some players at certain spots helps. UNC has not been as consistent as they need to be a certain spots. Kap says that they are trying to give some of the hurt players a break here and there. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Mikey Bart - Always Ready

North Carolina senior defensive end Mikey Bart touches on all facets of his Tar Heel career in this one-on-one sit down with Taylor Vippolis. View Video...

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Preview and Prediction

Which star quarterback will have more success? Can North Carolina stop the run? And perhaps most importantly, can the Tar Heels come up big again following the win at Florida State? After getting an extra week to prepare for the Heels, Virginia Tech goes into Kenan Stadium and pulls off the upset. Prediction: Virginia Tech 34, North Carolina 28 (Athlon Sports)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Virginia Tech

Kenan Stadium will host its first matchup of ranked teams since 2008 on Saturday. A win for No. 17 North Carolina would bolster its positioning for a second-straight ACC Coastal Division crown, while a win for No. 25 Virginia Tech would put first-year head coach Justin Fuente on track for the Hokies’ first Coastal Division title in five years. (Inside Carolina)

To Tar Heels fans: Let's hear it for 'Spooooon!'

Brandon Spoon has been selected as the Tar Heel Legend for North Carolina’s football game against Virginia Tech. He’ll be honored during a brief on-field recognition during the first half. Spoon would like nothing more to hear the familiar crowd reaction after he made a tackle during his playing days that stretch back nearly 20 years. That would be “Spoooooooon!” (Burlington Times News)

Tempo check: VT faces ACC's quickest offenses

The No. 25 Hokies (3-1, 1-0 ACC) play at reigning Coastal Division champ North Carolina (4-1, 2-0) on Saturday. The Tar Heels rank 17th not only in the Associated Press poll but also among Bowl Subdivision teams in tempo. Led by quarterback Mitch Trubisky and receiver Ryan Switzer, they’re averaging 40.4 points and 484.2 yards per game. (Daily Press)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 20
Miami: 13
Sat, Oct 15 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia
Sat, Oct 22, 3:00 ET RSN Tickets

UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 5, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Thu, Nov 10, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Virginia Tech37
NC State0
at Louisville0
SAT, OCT 22 12:00 PM ET
at Boston College0
SAT, OCT 22 12:30 PM ET
North Carolina0
at Virginia0
SAT, OCT 22 3:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(30) Virginia Tech3-15-2
(22) North Carolina3-15-2
(38) Pittsburgh2-15-2
(27) Miami1-34-3
Georgia Tech1-34-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson4-07-0
(7) Louisville3-15-1
(13) Florida State2-25-2
Wake Forest2-25-2
(36) NC State1-14-2
Boston College0-33-3

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