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Turner's Take: A New Standard

It's unfortunate that the last time we saw the 2015 Tar Heels came in a 49-38 loss, because Tuesday night's game was not reflective of the remarkable season put forth by this Carolina team. This team will not be defined by a single night. Rather, this team will be defined by its entire body of work. By a school record-tying 11-win season. By a first-ever Coastal Division championship. (GoHeels.com)

Costly 14 point swing dooms Heels

North Carolina trailed Baylor 35-24 midway through the third quarter. With the ball on their side of the field UNC needed a big drive and a score to keep it close, while preventing the Bears from increasing their lead. Elijah Hood put the Heels in great position to do that. (Carolina Blue)

Season Was Still a Success Despite the Final Two Losses

UNC won 11 games, a school record 11 in a row, beat Duke and NC State, rolled over Miami on Senior Day, went 8-0 in the ACC for the first time in school history, won the state "title" and the Coastal Division. Marquise Williams ended his career as one of the most prolific offensive players in UNC history, Quinshad Davis leaves Chapel Hill with a fistful of Tar Heel receiving records. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Tar Heels Fall to Baylor in 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl - Highlights

The Tar Heels' season comes to a close, as Carolina finishes 11-3 on the year after a 49-38 loss to Baylor in the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29, 2015. View Video...

Jefferson's 3 TDs lead Baylor by UNC 49-38 in Russell Bowl

Johnny Jefferson rushed for three touchdowns and a bowl-record 299 yards, and No. 18 Baylor ran past No. 10 North Carolina 49-38 in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Tuesday. Despite missing two quarterbacks, an award-winning receiver, and a 1,000-yard running back, the Bears' No. 1-ranked scoring offense stayed creative, pounding out 645 yards rushing and 756 total yards — both records. (Associated Press)

Recap & Analysis: Baylor 49, UNC 38

It was Football 101 with a healthy dose of UNC being on the wrong side of a few plays that fueled a Baylor run fest on the way to a 49-38 win in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The conventional wisdom heading into this game was Baylor's injuries to two quarterbacks, All-American wide receiver and leading rusher would work in UNC's favor. In actuality it worked against the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

Box Score: Baylor 49, North Carolina 38

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 49-38 loss to Baylor in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Tuesday. (View Box Score)

UNC looking to make statement for the future against Baylor

Exactly one year ago, North Carolina’s football team was licking its wounds following a one-sided loss to Rutgers in the Quick Lane Bowl. The 40-21 blowout marked UNC’s seventh loss of the year, resulting in the program’s first losing campaign since 2007....Fast forward 12 months, and UNC will be seeking its first 12-win season in school history when it faces Baylor in the Russell Athletic Bowl. (Today's U)

Larry Fedora shares deep ties to Baylor

In 1990, then-Baylor football coach Grant Teaff was introduced to a young high school coach eager to break into the college ranks.His name was Larry Fedora.The Hall of Fame coach spent some time visiting with Fedora, who ultimately accepted a position on Teaff’s staff as a graduate assistant coach. And just from their initial encounter, Teaff recognized Fedora’s potential. (Daily Tar Heel)

Banged-up Bears face major challenge against UNC in Russell Athletic Bowl

The Russell Athletic Bowl hardly seems like a fair fight with Baylor missing its top two quarterbacks, Biletnikoff Award winning receiver and best running back. But North Carolina coach Larry Fedora has so much respect for Baylor coach Art Briles’ offensive creativity that he expects a highly competitive game. (Waco Tribune-Herald)

How Baylor matches up vs. North Carolina

Many of Baylor’s best offensive players will be on the sidelines with injuries, including quarterbacks Seth Russell (neck) and Jarrett Stidham (ankle), All-America receiver Corey Coleman (hernia surgery) and running back Shock Linwood (broken foot). That means quarterback Chris Johnson, running backs Johnny Jefferson and Devin Chafin and some young receivers will have to step up. (Waco Tribune-Herald)

Three reasons to watch the Russell Athletic Bowl: Baylor vs. North Carolina

If you enjoy tempo offense, big plays and one-time playoff contenders, the Russell Athletic Bowl is the game for you. A year after hosting a future College Football Playoff pairing (Clemson-Oklahoma), the Russell Athletic Bowl again features two top-20 teams not lacking explosiveness. (ESPN.com)

Video: UNC-Baylor Pregame Motivational Video

UNC takes on Baylor Tuesday at 5:30 in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Get ready for the game with the same pregame motivational video the Tar Heels watched prior to taking the field, brought to you by the UNC Football Video Office. View Video...

Five questions to ponder before kickoff: Russell Athletic Bowl edition

UNC has had a great season no matter what happens in today’s Russell Athletic Bowl game against Baylor. No UNC team has ever won 12 games in a single season, and coach Larry Fedora’s current group of Tar Heels have that chance against the banged up Bears, whose program gave Fedora his start as a college coach 25 years ago. Here are five pregame questions to consider: (Wilmington Star News)

Behind the lens: Switzer family shares special bond on football field (video)

Michael Switzer, Ryan Switzer's father, is an award-winning photographer and graphic designer. He's been using his talents to track the career of his pass catching son, and it means the two of them get to spend plenty of time together at UNC plays football across the country. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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