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Recruiting Storylines: UNC vs Virginia Tech

North Carolina regularly competes against Virginia Tech within the recruiting arena -- perhaps more than any other program. Thus, both teams will oppose former recruits on Saturday. Although two dozen schools offered scholarships, Jalen Dalton’s recruitment came down to a back-and-forth battle between UNC and Virginia Tech. (Inside Carolina)

Virginia Tech's Jerod Evans Presents Dual-Threat Challenge

No. 17 North Carolina has faced a myriad of prolific rushers through five games this season. Georgia’s Nick Chubb. Pittsburgh’s James Conner. Florida State’s Dalvin Cook. Against Virginia Tech on Saturday, the Tar Heels will add another name to that list, albeit at a different position. Tech’s Jerod Evans has already made a name for himself through four games. (Inside Carolina)

Bills LB Zach Brown named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

The National Football League announced Wednesday that Buffalo Bills linebacker Zach Brown was named AFC defensive player of the week for his Week Four performance against the New England Patriots. Brown’s award winning day helped lead the Bills to a 16-0 win—notching the Bills first road shut-out since 1990. (Buffalo Bills)

Defense ebbs, flows for Tar Heels

So who is this guy, the one player on defense mentioned all the time by members of the North Carolina football team? This one player who can’t seem to be in the right spot, make the correct read, come up with the necessary play? The Tar Heels keep talking about him. “It’s a mixture of things, a guy here or a guy there,” defensive coordinator Gene Chizik said. (Burlington Times News)

Tar Heels embrace 'Walk-On U' mantra

Nick Weiler walked into the fifth floor of the Kenan Football Center wearing a t-shirt with the phrase, “Walk-On U” featured on the front. The shirts, and all the success stories coming from players wearing them, are the culmination of the years of work by Larry Fedora and his coaching staff to build up a culture conducive to walk-ons. (Daily Tar Heel)

Larry Fedora Wednesday Post-Practice Quotes

Larry Fedora on his success with walk-ons: "When we came here, we lost five scholarships a year for the first three years. We had to make a conscious effort of going out and recruiting and looking at guys who would be good walk-ons, even though some of them had scholarships at other places. We had to try to convince some of them to come here." (Carolina Blue)

QBs in Virginia Tech-UNC showdown have big numbers, but not big reputations

The ACC had the eyes of the nation on it last week, when its prime-time quarterback main event between Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Louisville’s Lamar Jackson lived up to the hype. This week’s matchup between Virginia Tech’s Jerod Evans and North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky isn’t a bad undercard. Saturday’s game might clear up who is off to the better start. (Roanoke Times)

Video: Ryan Switzer on a Record Pace

Could Ryan Switzer finish as the most prolific Tar Heel wide out of all time? Taylor Vippolis takes a closer look at the success the senior from West Virginia had in the win at Florida State. View Video...

Andre Smith in-depth on the win and the moment

UNC middle linebacker Andre Smith couldn't watch. "I didn't see the kick," the sophomore told reporters. "I turned around and said 'I don't want to see it'. I turned around and half the team was just running around the field. I started running around. It was a great time." UNC's 37-35 win over No. 12 Florida State in Tallahassee had particular significance for Smith. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Opponent Preview: New-Look Hokies Rolling

After spoiling Frank Beamer’s final game at Lane Stadium last season, UNC hopes to hand new Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente his first ACC loss this Saturday. The Hokies enter Kenan Stadium this week at 3-1 (1-0 ACC) with their only loss coming to top-10 ranked Tennessee in the second week of the season. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football Hopes to Stop Living on the Edge

As fun as the last two weeks have been for UNC football fans–with the Tar Heels snatching victory from the jaws of defeat against both Pitt and Florida State—head coach Larry Fedora and his guys realize they can’t keep playing with fire. “Everyone knows that you can’t keep living on the edge like that. The odds are gonna go against you at some point.” (Chapelboro.com)

Turning up the AC(C) on a red-hot conference

In some ways, Virginia Tech is the best team the Tar Heels have faced. The first thing I noticed watching the Hokies’ opening game is the more sophisticated passing schemes Justin Fuente has brought to Blacksburg. VT among its pass catchers, counts at least three fine playmakers in Isaiah Ford, Cam Phillips, and Bucky Hodges. (WRAL Sports Fan)

College football Week 5 special teams spotlight: UNC Tar Heels

Given the way that Mitch Trubisky — the UNC quarterback — has been playing, it's hard to imagine any other Tar Heels players taking home the proverbial game ball, but something about knocking off a conference foe on the road and erasing a 22-game home winning streak for Florida State in the process sounds like it deserves some recognition. (NCAA.com)

Quarterbacks off to stellar starts in ACC this season

North Carolina is on pace so far for the nation's best completion percentage since 2008, with Mitch Trubisky leading the country by completing 76 percent of his throws. And it might be easy to overlook how sharp he's been, given how the Tar Heels have won in each of the last two weeks in dramatic finishes. "He's been fantastic," Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. (Associated Press)

Larry Fedora Live: Walk-On U

In Saturday’s 37-35 win over Florida State on Saturday, it was North Carolina’s former walk-ons who took the game into their hands. Place kicker Nick Weiler, linebacker Cole Holcomb and wide receivers Mack Hollins and Thomas Jackson all were once Tar Heels without a scholarship. All four of those players made a huge impact in UNC’s win. (Inside Carolina)

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

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 State13
at Louisville54
1:50 IN 4TH
at Boston College20
1:50 IN 4TH
North Carolina0
at Virginia0
1:10 IN 1ST
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) Louisville4-16-1
(13) Florida State2-25-2
Wake Forest2-25-2
(36) NC State1-24-3
Boston College0-33-3

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