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Bud Foster's defense gets another shot at UNC's up-tempo offense

Playing UNC’s offense, certainly within the ACC’s Coastal Division, used to be a novel thing. Not too many teams in the league that Virginia Tech’s football team faced on a regular basis pushed the tempo or spread the field quite like the Tar Heels. Now, though, with the kind of offense Justin Fuente’s implemented with the Hokies, it’s nothing unusual. (Roanoke Times)

Miscues Continue to Plague UNC Defense

Gene Chizik was unable to pinpoint one specific detail to explain his defense’s struggles through five games on Tuesday, and that’s typically the case for a unit that ranks 105th nationally in total defense. The Tar Heels are allowing 31 points and 459 yards per game, and the defense leaned heavily on its offense to make plays in Saturday’s upset at Florida State. (Inside Carolina)

No. 25 Virginia Tech Hoping to Validate Ranking vs. No. 17 North Carolina

Virginia Tech might’ve cracked the top 25 for the first time since 2014, but Augie Conte thinks North Carolina might be sleeping on the Hokies. “I’m glad they won. I want them going in there confident. I don’t think they have a whole lot of respect for us,” Conte said. “I feel like the more confident they’re feeling, the better chance we have [of] posting an upset.” (Tech Sideline)

Tar Heels' offense vs. Hokies defense is fascinating matchup by the numbers

UNC's offense abounds with playmakers. Mitch Trubisky and Ryan Switzer. Bug Howard and Austin Proehl. Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan. Their stats and results have earned national acclaim and clearly have the attention of this week's opponent: Virginia Tech. But here's an element we can't quantify: Carolina's confidence. The Hokies haven't been tested like the Tar Heels. (Daily Press)

Weiler's running tomahawk celebration to live in infamy

North Carolina senior kicker Nick Weiler made the biggest kick in UNC football history and then performed one of the most awesome game-winning celebrations in college football historic. He sprinted down the field towards the end zone and the Florida State fans, mocking the Seminole faithful with the tomahawk chop. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC All-Access at FSU

Take an All-Access look at North Carolina's thrilling, last-second win over Florida State from Saturday. Great footage and moments from GoHeelsTV. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Nick Weiler's Game-Winning Kick from the Florida State Perspective

From the Showtime special on FSU's season: Exclusive footage of the Seminoles sideline reaction after a tough home loss on a clutch field goal by UNC. Despite their heart-wrenching loss, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher gives an encouraging postgame speech to his players. View Video...

Turner's Take: Simply Extraordinary

Two weeks in a row, Carolina had the ball with the opportunity to win on the final drive of the game. Carolina fans are familiar with this scenario, particularly in the last ten years or so. Since the dawn of the 2007 season, the Tar Heels have played 51 games decided by seven points or fewer. From 2007 through 2011, they won 14 of 33 such games. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora Named Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week

Officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl today announced that North Carolina Head Football Coach Larry Fedora has been selected as The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week. Read More...

Virginia Tech's Conte thinks North Carolina may overlook the Hokies

Augie Conte watched Saturday’s ACC showdown between North Carolina and Florida State and admitted later he was rooting for the Tar Heels. Conte, a senior guard at Virginia Tech, said he thinks UNC doesn’t hold the Hokies in high esteem and wanted the Tar Heels to be riding high going into this weekend’s matchup in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Zach Brown leading the NFL in tackles

The Buffalo Bills' defense was on the field for fewer than 24 minutes Sunday and Zach Brown had 18 tackles, a pair of forced fumbles, three tackles for loss, two quarterback hits and a sack. He now leads the NFL in tackles with 52 on the season. Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly is currently second with 46. (Buffalo Bills)

Weiler: "I knew I hit it really well. It just felt great"

Nick Weiler was prepared. His Tar Heels trailed by one to Florida State in Tallahassee. Weiler's moment was coming. "Coach Fedora called me over. He said basically, 'get your mind right, you are going to have to go back out there,'" the senior kicker told reporters on Monday. "That was the first field, game-winning situation I have ever been in." (Carolina Blue)

Hurry-up Heels: 'It's just what they do,' Fedora says

North Carolina's football team has made extraordinary finishes like the ordinary in the past two weeks. Neither time did Coach Larry Fedora see anything that required a super-human effort — something that could bode well if the No. 17 Tar Heels find themselves in another high-pressure situation – or on Saturday when No. 25 Virginia Tech visits Kenan Stadium. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC's Cole Holcomb provides inspiration for under-recruited prospects

Cole Holcomb has some advice for all those high-school football players who might believe they have been overlooked, under-recruited or just flat-out ignored. If a player has dreams of playing at the next level, the University of North Carolina linebacker says don’t let anyone stand in the way of desire, fortitude and sheer determination. (Orlando Sentinel)

Hokies downplay national ranking, look to earn respect against UNC

Learning Sunday they were ranked in the Associated Press' top 25 poll for the first time in more than two years didn't get much of a rise out of Virginia Tech seniors Augie Conte and Ken Ekanem. Their reaction signified it was business as usual for No. 25 Tech, especially considering the magnitude of Saturday's ACC Coastal Division matchup at No. 17 North Carolina. (Daily Press)

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

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Virginia Tech37
NC State13
at Louisville54
at Boston College20
North Carolina35
at Virginia14
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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