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Stat Look: UNC faces stout, yet untested VT defense

Kenan Stadium will feature a matchup between an elite Virginia Tech defense, and an explosive North Carolina offense this weekend. Virginia Tech allows just 246 yards per game and this will be one of, if not, the best defenses UNC has faced, but the Hokies have yet to face an offense as potent as the Tar Heels. Virginia Tech has largely controlled opposing quarterbacks. (Carolina Blue)

Hokies, Tar Heels prepare to ignore, play through the rain

Mother Nature will have to try harder to fluster Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster. Though No. 25 Tech and No. 17 North Carolina are expected to dodge Hurricane Matthew’s destructive path when they meet Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C., there was still a 100 percent chance of rain – heavy at times – and steady winds in the forecast as of Thursday afternoon. (Daily Press)

Virginia Tech Primed For Big Matchup With UNC

#25 Virginia Tech will face one of its biggest tests this season when the Hokies travel to North Carolina to take on the #17 Tar Heels this weekend. UNC is coming off back-to-back gut-wrenching victories over Pitt and Florida State. Both games were decided at the end and featured improbable Tar Heel comebacks. (Tech Sideline)

What Storm? Business As Usual For Fedora & Heels

UNC football coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday that he’s not really following Hurricane Matthew, but he has heard about it from his wife. It’s no secret the coach and his staff are pretty well-insulated during the season, working 16-18 hour days, so that he’s not on top of the storm threatening this weekend’s game between the No. 17 Tar Heels and No. 25 Virginia Tech isn’t a surprise. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Mets’ Matt Harvey congratulates...North Carolina Tar Heels

Injured Mets pitcher Matt Harvey, who was not with the team on Saturday when they clinched the NL’s top wild-card berth, did post a tweet offering congratulations. To the North Carolina football team. Harvey tweeted to congratulate his alma mater, North Carolina, for an upset college football victory over No. 12 Florida State. (Newsday)

UNC's Ryan Switzer Running Down Records

Just before halftime, Ryan Switzer looked down and saw that his left thumb was dislocated. His quarterback found out in the halftime locker room after an athletic trainer popped it back into place. “‘Are you going to be able to catch the ball?’” Trubisky said. “’I’m not going to throw it to you if you can’t catch it.’” Switzer shook him off, saying, “I’ll be open, so just keep looking for me.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC-VT Football Game To Proceed As Scheduled

There has been no change in the schedule of the home football game on Saturday in Kenan Stadium against Virginia Tech. The Tar Heels and Hokies will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets remain for the game. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to all in the path of Hurricane Matthew. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky belongs in the Heisman race

In the last decade, only two other quarterbacks have completed 70 percent of their throws, thrown at least 13 touchdowns and no interceptions through five games: Marcus Mariota in 2014 and Geno Smith in 2012. Mariota won the Heisman that year. Smith fell apart down the stretch, but through five games, he was considered nearly a lock for the trophy. And Trubisky? He’s barely on the radar. (ESPN.com)

North Carolina in better position for College Football Playoff berth

After knocking off then-No. 12 Florida State in Tallahassee last weekend, Larry Fedora’s team holds the No. 17 spot in the latest AP Top 25 poll. Going into a Week 6 matchup against Virginia Tech, North Carolina is garnering respect and setting itself up well for when the College Football Playoff selection committee releases its first rankings on Nov. 1. (Today's U)

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)

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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