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Kaaya dealing with shoulder injury as Miami begins preparing for UNC

Against Florida State on Saturday, Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya took hit after hit. And while the quarterback vowed that he’d be back on the field next week when No. 10 Miami hosts Coastal Division rival North Carolina, there’s a chance Kaaya could miss some practice time this week, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt said on Sunday. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

UNC’s energy falls along with the rain

It was one of the biggest home football games in years, a battle of ranked teams. Instead of bringing the needed approach, the Tar Heels never seemed to find the right mentality or energy. Instead of showing that they were ready to make a move nationally, they took several steps backward in a 34–3 loss Saturday to Virginia Tech. (Raleigh & Company)

UNC Coughs Up Coastal Lead

The prevailing wind of dramatic finishes that has carried North Carolina in recent weeks was upended on Saturday by Virginia Tech amidst the fury of Hurricane Matthew. The aftermath, as is often the case, offers a different perspective at the tenuous road ahead. Virginia Tech scored 20 points off four UNC turnovers and scored another touchdown not long after. (Inside Carolina)

No Excuses: Trubisky ponders what went wrong

It was the type of postgame interview one would expect from a quarterback who was 13-for-33 for 58 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. Mitch Trubisky didn't say much (he rarely does), but he said the right things. "No excuses. Virginia Tech played well. We didn't," the junior told reporters after UNC's 34-3 loss to the Hokies on Saturday. (Carolina Blue)

T.J. Logan - Saturday's lone playmaker

This season people have called him the X-factor. But on Saturday, T.J. Logan was the only playmaker. Logan led the Tar Heels with 67 rushing yards and hauled in six receptions for 30 yards, when no other UNC receiver had more than 12 yards. He single-handedly accounted for 97 of North Carolina's 131 total yards. (Carolina Blue)

Meet the X-Factor: T.J. Logan

This season people have called him the X-factor. But on Saturday T.J. Logan was the only playmaker. Logan was the only player who had a play of more than 20 yards during the North Carolina's 34-3 loss to Virginia Tech. The game many will call the Hurricane game. (Carolina Blue)

Extra Points: Wet, Wet, Wet

The football field in Kenan Stadium just over a year old with tight bermuda turf and a state-of-the-art foundation of 10 inches of sand over four of gravel drained remarkably well as Hurricane Matthew roared northward from Florida and left a deluge of some five inches of rainfall by kick-off in Chapel Hill. The footing was one thing. Handling the ball was another. (GoHeels.com)

Hokies blow through Tar Heels

While No. 17 North Carolina seemed out of kilter throughout Saturday’s game, what might have been most puzzling to the Tar Heels was how Virginia Tech dealt with the dicey conditions presented by Hurricane Matthew. By the end, it was like Hurricane Hokies had blown through, delivering the Tar Heels a 34-3 ACC defeat at Kenan Stadium. (Burlington Times News)

UNC's Coastal hopes take hit with loss to Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech staked its claim as the Coastal Division team to beat on Saturday with a dominating and thorough 34-3 win over North Carolina. The Tar Heels will have to hope for a little luck to repeat as Coastal Division champs, and it's out of their hands at this point as they take their first ACC loss since 2014 (WRAL Sports Fan)

Patriots waive former UNC guard Jonathan Cooper

For four weeks, Jonathan Cooper's foot injury kept him off the field. Now, he's off the Patriots' roster. The guard was released by New England on Saturday. Cooper arrived in Foxborough via an offseason trade with the Cardinals. Arizona selected Cooper as the seventh-overall pick in 2013 out of the University of North Carolina. (NFL.com)

Why the UNC offense was M.I.A?

The UNC team that beat Florida State last week was nowhere to be found on Saturday. It may same easy to blame the performance on the rain, but it would be foolish to say it had no affect on the Tar Heels against Virginia Tech. Even head coach Larry Fedora admitted the blustery, persistent downpour affected the offense. (Carolina Blue)

UNC-Virginia Tech Postgame Notes

UNC did not score a touchdown for the first time in five years under head coach Larry Fedora and the first time since a 13-0 loss at NC State in 2011. The 31-point margin of defeat is the largest by UNC since a 41-10 loss to NC State at Kenan Stadium in 2008. UNC had 131 total yards, the fewest in a game since it had 131 in a 19-3 loss to Wake Forest in 1999. (Carolina Blue)

No. 25 Virginia Tech Storms Past No. 17 UNC for 34-3 Blowout Win

On its way to a 4-1 start in 2016, the No. 17 UNC football team has relied on its highly-explosive offense to make up for a defense that’s struggled to keep opponents off the scoreboard. Playing in the midst of Hurricane Matthew, however, the Tar Heels couldn’t even light a spark on Saturday—as the No. 25 Virginia Tech Hokies left with a 34-3 blowout victory. (Chapelboro.com)

Turner's Take: What Comes Next

It was quiet on the fifth floor of Kenan Football Center after Saturday's game with Virginia Tech. That's because Saturday's loss was the Tar Heels' first at home since November 29, 2014, and the first regular season ACC loss since then. Justin Fuente's Virginia Tech Hokies came to Chapel Hill and completely shut down the Tar Heels, leading to a 34-3 win. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora Post-Virginia Tech Quotes

Larry Fedora opening comments: “Okay obviously a very disappointing loss for us here at home. The first thing I’ve got to do is give credit to Justin Fuente and his staff and Virginia Tech because they outplayed us today in just about every aspect. We didn’t play up to our capabilities or anywhere close to it and therefore we lost a football game today.” (Inside Carolina)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 35
Virginia: 14
Sat, Oct 22 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 5, TBD Tickets

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

UNC vs. The Citadel
Sat, Nov 19, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia Tech0
at Pittsburgh0
THU, OCT 27 7:00 PM ET
at Virginia0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at NC State0
SAT, OCT 29 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Notre Dame0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Florida State0
SAT, OCT 29 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(21) North Carolina4-16-2
(25) Virginia Tech3-15-2
Georgia Tech1-34-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Clemson4-07-0
(5) Louisville4-16-1
(12) Florida State2-25-2
Wake Forest2-25-2
NC State1-24-3
Boston College0-43-4

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