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Box Score: Virginia Tech 59, North Carolina 7

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 59-7 ACC Coastal Division road loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday in Blacksburg. (View Box Score)

A look at the process of developing QB Mitch Trubisky

When coordinator Dowell Loggains detailed the Bears’ offensive game plan for the Panthers, rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky immediately noticed the differences. ‘‘Well, it’s a different defense,’’ Loggains said he told Trubisky. ‘‘Baltimore is not Carolina, and Minnesota wasn’t those two [defenses]. Everything is different." (Chicago Sun-Times)

150 and counting: Panthers’ Julius Peppers can’t detail his sacks, so we helped him

When he was with the Carolina Panthers during their Super Bowl season two years ago, now-retired defensive end Jared Allen talked proudly about how he kept track of all the quarterbacks he’d sacked during his career. “He’s in my book,” Allen would say when asked about a particular quarterback. That’s not the case with Julius Peppers. (Charlotte Observer)

Carolina Football Visits No. 14 Virginia Tech Saturday

UNC plays its second ACC road game of 2017 Saturday when the Tar Heels visit No. 14 Virginia Tech at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN2. UNC fell to 1-6 on the year with a 20-14 loss to Virginia last weekend in Chapel Hill. Michael Carter rushed for a career-best 157 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tar Heels, who had their seven-game winning streak against Virginia snapped. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels tight end Brandon Fritts speaks up

Brandon Fritts decided he wasn’t going to just sit there as a chance for the UNC football team to achieve a winning record was slipping away. “I was definitely frustrated,” Fritts, a junior tight end, said of last week’s halftime message to his teammates. “I just tried to light a fire under our guys’ butts. We weren’t playing inspired football. Frustration just started flaring up.” (Burlington Times-News)

By the (Advanced) Numbers: Virginia Tech-North Carolina Preview

The Tar Heels need two things to happen in order to pull off the upset: 1) They need to find a way to get their offense to put up points, and 2) Stop Virginia Tech from feasting on their weak defense. Given the statistical tendencies pointing to the Hokies gaining plenty of yards, the biggest threat to their chances would come from failing to convert scoring opportunities into points. (The Key Play)

How 16 words are helping UNC’s Larry Fedora cope with his most difficult season

A little more than two years have passed since one of the most triumphant Saturdays of Larry Fedora’s tenure at North Carolina: the overtime victory at Virginia Tech, where Quinshad Davis’ dramatic catch in the end zone sealed the Tar Heels’ win. The memories of that victory came back to Fedora this week while he prepared his team for another trip to Blacksburg. (Charlotte Observer)

Breaking down the Virginia Tech-North Carolina matchup

Disregarding the NFL departures, youth, injuries and mounting losses, North Carolina has not had a terrible year. Alas, you cannot disregard that stuff. It's been a nightmare season for the Tar Heels and Larry Fedora, a perfect storm of everything going wrong at once, and it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel anytime soon. (Roanoke Times)

Hokies eager to get back to work when North Carolina visits

Virginia Tech returns from a week off for self-scouting and healing with a pretty clear sense of the challenge ahead. The Hokies are a game behind No. 8 Miami and Virginia in the loss column in the ACC's Coastal Division. They will get started on that ambitious closing stretch against a North Carolina team that is reeling, having lost four in a row. (Associated Press)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Redemption, Virginia Tech Football Preview & More

Get a detailed look at Redemption, the new book about the Tar Heels' 2017 NCAA championship season, and preview Saturday's football game at Virginia Tech in Friday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast. Jones Angell and Adam Lucas visit with UNC senior associate athletic director Steve Kirschner. Angell and Lucas also preview the football game, set for Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. (GoHeels.com)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Virginia Tech

UNC travels to Blacksburg Saturday as a significant underdog to Justin Fuente’s 14th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies. The Tar Heels have lost nine straight games to Power 5 opponents and will encounter the most difficult challenge of that stretch against a Hokies squad that ranks top-30 nationally in 14 statistical categories, including seventh in scoring defense. (Inside Carolina)

Thomas Davis says Mitchell Trubisky has Aaron Rodgers effect

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis says that Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky “kind of has that Aaron Rodgers effect,” according to Bears sideline reporter Zach Zaidman. Trubisky, whom the Bears selected with the No. 2 overall pick of the NFL Draft back in April, has started two games thus far this season. (FanRag Sports)

UNC's Malik Carney Making Plays at Defensive End

Malik Carney has been the primary disruptor on the Tar Heels’ defensive front this year, totaling eight tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks through seven games. In a season with so much uncertainty on both sides of the ball, the Alexandria, Va. native has been a dependable and capable veteran in the trenches. “He’s consistent with his production,” Larry Fedora said. (Inside Carolina)

Bears players officially nickname Mitch Trubisky 'The Pretty Boy Assassin'

It's been two games of the Mitch Trubisky era and the Bears' locker room is already ready to hand the rookie quarterback a nickname that might remind you of two-time NBA MVP Steph Curry's nickname (the Baby-Faced Assassin). Meet "The Pretty Boy Assassin." So now, Trubisky will try to live up to his new moniker a year earlier than he probably expected. (CBS Sports)

After his 1st NFL win, can Mitch Trubisky make another 'big jump'?

As the third-down play came in during the Bears' final drive Sunday, Mitch Trubisky appreciated the directive. The rookie quarterback had spent much of the afternoon feeding his running backs — 50 run calls on 75 plays — and adhering to a conservative game plan that asked him to showcase his aptitude far more than his arm. But this situation was different. (Chicago Tribune)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 34
Pittsburgh: 31
Thu, Nov 9 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Western Carolina
Sat, Nov 18, 3:00 ET ACCNE Tickets

UNC @ NC State
Sat, Nov 25, 3:30 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia0
at #2 Miami0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Delaware State0
at Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

The Citadel0
at #3 Clemson0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Pittsburgh0
at Virginia Tech0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Western Carolina0
at North Carolina0
Saturday 3:00 PM

Syracuse0
at Louisville0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Georgia Tech0
at Duke0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Boston College0
at Connecticut0
Saturday 7:00 PM

#22 NC State0
at Wake Forest0
Saturday 7:30 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(2) Miami6-09-0
Georgia Tech4-35-4
Virginia Tech3-37-3
Virginia3-36-4
Pittsburgh2-44-6
Duke1-54-6
North Carolina1-62-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson7-19-1
(25) NC State5-17-3
Wake Forest3-36-4
Louisville3-46-4
Boston College3-45-5
Florida State3-53-6
Syracuse2-44-6


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