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4. North Carolina. What might have been if the Tar Heels didn’t have to play their most important game of the season in a hurricane? The offense continues to click with Mitch Trubisky and Elijah Hood, and the defense has emerged as a solid unit. Teams are averaging just 15.6 points against North Carolina in its last three games. (ESPN.com)

Lucas Crowley Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week

Lucas Crowley led an offensive line that helped pave the way for North Carolina to rush for a season-high 283 yards and post a season-high 636 total yards of offense in Saturday’s 48-20 win over Coastal Division opponent Georgia Tech. Crowley graded out at 91 percent, had nine knockdown blocks and did not allow a hit on the quarterback in the Tar Heels’ victory (The ACC)

NC coaching class valedictorian becoming obvious

Larry Fedora, UNC, A: With the Tar Heels’ 48-20 rout of Georgia Tech, Fedora grabs a third straight ace, all against ACC Coastal Division rivals – Miami, Virginia and the Yellow Jackets. It’s been an impressive about-face since the loss to Virginia Tech on Oct. 8 in Chapel Hill, enough to make UNC an 11-point favorite at Duke in the Thursday ESPN game this week. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Mitch Trubisky's Stock is Soaring

If college players were stocks, buying a few shares of Mitch Trubisky after the Georgia game would have been the money play. The 24-for-40, 156-yard, zero touchdown pass performance against the Bulldogs wasn't a good indicator of how good Mitch could be. Since (let's turn a blind eye to the Virginia Tech hurricane game), Trubisky has been on fire. (Carolina Blue)

Five With Fedora: Georgia Tech Game

You said your team is playing its best football right now. What are they doing so well in your mind? Larry Fedora: "First of all, all phases are clicking right now. Our defense has only allowed around 15 points a game over the last few weeks which is just really solid. The way we play when the defense limits the scoring like this really makes us hard to beat." (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: A New Maye Breaks In

My biggest takeaway from the basketball warm-up was Luke Maye’s retooled body and outstanding play in the one-sided practice game against UNC-Pembroke; and how his father, Mark Maye, was in the news Saturday after Mitch Trubisky equaled or broke some of his 30-year-old passing records at Kenan Stadium, as the Heels beat the Jackets a third straight time. (Chapelboro.com)

Blue Devils turn focus to Tar Heels

Trying to move past a second three-point loss in a row shouldn’t be a problem for Duke. There’s little time to dwell on the past with No. 15 North Carolina’s visit approaching. “The week is over,” Duke linebacker Joe Giles-Harris said after Saturday’s loss to Virginia Tech. “On to a new week.” The future includes Thursday night’s matchup with the Tar Heels. (Burlington Times News)

Extra Points: The Eyes Have It

Two snippets from the sidelines late in the first quarter Saturday provide a salient and crystal-clear window into the challenges and mindset of the Carolina coaches on both sides of the football. The Tar Heels pounded old nemesis Georgia Tech 48-20 on a sparkling homecoming afternoon behind a balanced effort that included magisterial offense. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Football Making the Climb

With three weeks remaining in the regular season and the Tar Heels still in contention for the ACC Championship Game, it’s tempting to write that Larry Fedora’s bunch is peaking. That being said, his Tar Heels dismissed questions suggesting they have reached their potential. “I think we’re getting better each week,” Mitch Trubisky said. “I think we’re still hungry.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC football climbs to No. 15 in AP poll; Clemson, Louisville stay put

With a dominating 48-20 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina moved up to No. 15 nationally in the updated Associated Press College Football Poll released Sunday. UNC was ranked 18th a week ago. Other Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the top 25 include Clemson (3), Louisville (5), Virginia Tech (18) and Florida State (20). (WRAL Sports Fan)

Healthy, energized Hood back to dangerous self

With a 114-yard, two-touchdown first quarter, Elijah Hood powerfully returned to the running back who can be as dangerous as anybody in the country. Back was that intimidating, hard-to-stop style much like former Georgia great Herschel Walker. His fresh legs and strong strides were obvious when he surged for a 45-yard run on the game’s second play. (Raleigh & Company)

November Men: North Carolina poised for strong finish

It was at this time in 2015 that Carolina played its best football. Saturday’s win over Georgia Tech was a sign that this year’s Tar Heel team might also be peaking in the final month. UNC clicked in all three phases. It was a well-rounded performance for a team that needs to keep winning if it’s going to have any shot at claiming the division crown. (Today's U)

Hood helps Tar Heels' offense accelerate past Georgia Tech

A trick play first, with Austin Proehl taking a handoff from and then throwing back to Mitch Trubisky for an 8-yard gain. And then it was Elijah Hood for 45 yards on one play that showed how lethal North Carolina’s offense can be with a full, healthy complement of its weaponry. “I felt real good coming into this game. I felt like I had something to prove,” said Hood. (Burlington Times News)

A healthy Hood destroys GT run defense

Elijah Hood has been battling injuries all year, but finally nearing 100 percent, he busted out for a huge game against Georgia Tech. Last season, Hood rushed for greater than 10 yards-per-carry in three games. The UNC running back had not topped that mark AT ALL during his sophomore season...until this game. (Carolina Blue)

Trubisky on UNC's efficient, balanced offense

UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky had another signature afternoon for the Tar Heels on Saturday. In Carolina's 48-20 win, the Ohio native led an offense that wore down and surgically sliced up the Yellow Jacket defense. Trubisky was 20-for-32 for 329 yards and one passing touchdown. He added six carries for 44 yards and a score. (Carolina Blue)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 28
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(22) Virginia Tech6-39-4
North Carolina5-38-4
Miami5-38-4
(23) Pittsburgh5-38-4
Georgia Tech4-48-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson8-112-1
(13) Louisville7-19-3
(11) Florida State5-39-3
NC State3-56-6
Wake Forest3-56-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-66-6

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