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Louisville's Lamar Jackson has back-to-back 300 passing yards, 100 rushing yard games

Defending Heisman winner Lamar Jackson turned in another record-breaking performance in Louisville's 47-35 win over North Carolina on Saturday, throwing for 393 yards and rushing for 132 more, becoming just the second quarterback in FBS history -- and first from a Power 5 team -- to throw for 300 and run for 100 in back-to-back games. (ESPN.com)

Box Score: Louisville 47, North Carolina 35

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 47-35 loss to No. 17 Louisville on Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Video: Anthony Ratliff-Williams Returns a Kickoff for a TD vs. Louisville

Anthony Ratliff-Williams takes this kickoff return 94 yards to the house against Louisville on September 9, 2017. View Video...

Facing A Heisman Winner

The Cardinals arrive in Kenan Stadium led by quarterback Lamar Jackson, who set numerous Atlantic Coast Conference records last season on his way to earning the Heisman Trophy. The last time UNC played a reigning Heisman winner came 42 years ago, when the 1975 team took on running back Archie Griffin and Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio. (GoHeels.com)

Mitch Trubisky impressing Bears coaches, teammates with 'it' factor

If Mitch Trubisky's promotion from No. 3 quarterback to back-up caused a stir around Chicago this week, the Bears rookie had a much more restrained response. "Really no reaction at all," Trubisky insisted Friday at Halas Hall. "It was just get ready for this week and help my teammates prepare for this game." Certainly Trubisky at least gave a fist pump at some point. Or even a smile. (Chicago Tribune)

Tar Heels seek answer for Louisville QB

There isn’t any question about who Louisville intends to use at quarterback Saturday afternoon. With Lamar Jackson, that eliminates any mystery. The Cardinals play this afternoon at North Carolina, where the quarterback situation remains a curiosity. The Tar Heels just hope the game doesn’t turn into a showcase for the Louisville quarterback. (Burlington Times News)

After roller-coaster preseason, James Hurst settling in at left guard for Ravens

During Ravens’ training camp, James Hurst lined up at right tackle before the team added Austin Howard on Aug. 4. Then he moved to left guard. Finally, he filled in at left tackle as Ronnie Stanley dealt with a knee injury. Hurst is expected to start Sunday’s season opener against Cincinnati at left guard, and the fourth-year player is looking forward to settling into that spot. (Baltimore Sun)

As he returns from injury, how does Ryan Switzer grade his return game?

Dallas Cowboys rookie Ryan Switzer knows it’s difficult to score touchdowns in the return game these days. They have become more and more scarce in the NFL. Part of it has to do with bumping touchbacks up to the 25-yard line. Last season, there were only seven kickoffs and 10 punts returned for touchdowns. So how does Switzer judge his return game? (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Believe it: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky is ready to play if needed

Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky has come in cold before in a game and caught fire. It happened during North Carolina’s 41-14 win against Delaware on Sept. 26, 2015. Trubisky replaced struggling starter Marquise Williams on the Tar Heels’ final possession in the first half and completed 17 of 20 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns. (Chicago Sun-Times)

How to watch Tar Heels in the NFL this week

On Tuesday, Tar Heel Blog compiled a list of all the North Carolina football alumni who will be on NFL rosters for the start of the 2017 season. With the first week of the regular season about to start, here’s a list of the former Tar Heel players you can expect to see on the field this weekend, what they’ll be up to, and how you can watch them. (Tar Heel Blog)

Who is Michael Carter?

Just 11 touches into his collegiate career, UNC tailback Michael Carter is already drawing NFL comparisons. It’s not hard to see why. In UNC’s loss to California last Saturday, Carter rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns...and his second score netted him a spot on weekend highlight reels, including the SportsCenter Top 10 Plays and ACC Must See Moments. (Argyle Report)

Video: Matt Merletti - The mistakes are fixable this week

Former North Carolina defensive back Matt Merletti assesses the problems with the Tar Heels' offense and defense in Week 1 and explains how than can be fixed for the game against Louisville. View Video...

4 reasons Chazz Surratt’s UNC debut inspires confidence for the future

Despite the loss to Cal, and timeshare at the position, Chazz Surratt had a rather strong outing: 18-of-28 through the air for 161 yards and a touchdown. According to Sports Reference: Surratt became just the fourth UNC quarterback since the 2000 season to throw for a touchdown, run for a touchdown, complete at least 60 percent of his passes and rush for at least 60 yards. (ACC Sports Journal)

Lamar Jackson, No. 17 Cardinals open ACC play against Tar Heels

Louisville is off to a better start in protecting Heisman Trophy winner quarterback Lamar Jackson. That could make things even tougher for North Carolina's mistake-prone defense to slow the 17th-ranked Cardinals on Saturday. The Cardinals (1-0) enter their Atlantic Coast Conference opener after allowing no sacks in the season-opening win against Purdue. (Associated Press)

Louisville not the lock Tar Heels fans may fear

It doesn’t compute if you go by Week 1 performances, but my gut keeps telling me North Carolina is in prime position to ambush No. 17 Louisville Saturday in Chapel Hill. Based on the Tar Heels’ leaky defense in a loss last week to California, it makes more sense to assume 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson will have his way in Kenan Stadium. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 17
Duke: 27
Sat, Sep 23 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Georgia Tech
Sat, Sep 30, 12:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Notre Dame
Sat, Oct 7, TBD Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia
Sat, Oct 14, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Boise State23

NC State27
at #11 Florida State21

Kent State3
at #20 Louisville42

at Georgia Tech35

Old Dominion0
at #13 Virginia Tech38

Boston College7
at #2 Clemson34

at #14 Miami52

Wake Forest20
at Appalachian State19

at North Carolina17

at #23 LSU35

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
Georgia Tech1-02-1
(13) Virginia Tech0-04-0
(14) Miami0-02-0
North Carolina0-21-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson2-04-0
Wake Forest1-04-0
NC State1-03-1
(19) Louisville1-13-1
(12) Florida State0-10-2
Boston College0-21-3

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