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North Carolina tramples Jackets

Without answers for No. 21 UNC’s dynamic offense, Georgia Tech suffered predictable defeat. The Yellow Jackets fell 48-20 Saturday at Kenan Stadium, absorbing 636 yards of offense by the Tar Heels. Defensively, Tech was spun around and overpowered, unable to slow down the power running of running back Elijah Hood or the passing game of Mitch Trubisky. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Box Score: North Carolina 48, Georgia Tech 20

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 48-20 homecoming win over Georgia Tech on Saturday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

Report: Butch Davis is frontrunner to become next FIU football coach

While not finalized, two sources told Sporting News that Butch Davis is the frontrunner to become Florida International University’s next head coach. Davis helped rebuild the Tar Heels program but was fired before the start of the 2011 campaign amid an NCAA probe into academic fraud involving UNC players. Davis was ultimately exonerated. (Sporting News)

Video: UNC-Georgia Tech Pregame Motivational

Watch the same video the North Carolina football team viewed prior to taking on Georgia Tech for Saturday's homecoming game in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Refreshed Tar Heels take Georgia Tech test

The Tar Heels find out Saturday if they’re ready to cope with Georgia Tech’s triple-option offense that has given them fits the past few years. UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik said the Tar Heels didn’t work extensively against chop blocks in practice prior to playing Georgia Tech last year and it was reflected during the game. So that approach changed. (Burlington Times News)

Eric Ebron to wear Marine-themed cleats Sunday to honor late grandfather

On Sunday, Eric Ebron will don custom cleats in honor of his grandfather, Oling Jackson, who served in three wars -- World War II, Korea and Vietnam -- as part of the U.S. Marine Corps. Ebron is also wearing the cleats to honor his father, Eric Ebron Sr., who also served in the military. On one of the cleats is a painted replica of Jackson's tombstone. (ESPN.com)

No. 18 UNC prepares for Georgia Tech's option offense

It's always tough for North Carolina to stop Georgia Tech's triple-option offense. If the 18th-ranked Tar Heels can't find a way to do it Saturday, they can pretty much forget about another trip to the ACC championship game. UNC hosts the Yellow Jackets knowing they have very little margin for error in their pursuit of a second straight ACC title game berth. (Associated Press)

Coach Papuchis gives insight before GT's triple option

CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC linebackers coach John Papuchis for insight into preparing for Georgia Tech's triple-option and what's behind the Tar Heels' recent defensive improvement. "Across the board the same thing you are going to hear is discipline. Everybody has a role. Focus on their assignment and not worry about what anybody else is doing." (Carolina Blue)

Carolina Student-Athletes Host Heeloween At Hospital

UNC student-athletes took Halloween cheer to UNC Children’s Hospital Monday for their annual Heeloween Party. Approximately 60 costumed Tar Heels participated throughout, helping to decorate the Pediatric Play Atrium and then host the party for young patients. Student-athletes also took patients trick-or-treating around the hospital. (GoHeels.com)

Elijah Hood Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors

UNC junior tailback Elijah Hood has earned 2016 Academic All-District honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Hood carries a 3.34 GPA in information and library sciences. He earned his Eagle Scout badge prior to enrolling at UNC in 2014 and spent this past offseason interning at the Legislative Services Office in Raleigh. (GoHeels.com)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Georgia Tech

No. 18 North Carolina hopes to remain in the ACC Coastal Division race on Saturday with a victory over Georgia Tech, which has been a thorn in the side more times than not for UNC during the divisional era. Since the ACC Championship Game was first played in 2005, the Tar Heels are 3-8 against the Yellow Jackets, although UNC has won the past two meetings. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Host Georgia Tech On Homecoming Saturday

No. 18/17 North Carolina returns home for the first time in nearly a month to face ACC Coastal Division rival Georgia Tech on Saturday, Nov. 5. Carolina’s homecoming game against the Yellow Jackets will kick off at 12:30 p.m. and will be televised by the ACC Network. UNC heads into the stretch run with three home games over the final four weeks. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Help From Duke, Please!

Hope the Tar Heels give Duke a chance to help them. UNC kicks off versus always dangerous Georgia Tech at 12:30 on Saturday, and the Heels have to win to keep any hopes alive of defending their ACC Coastal Division title. The last two games against the Yellow Jackets were thrilling victories after five straight losses to Paul Johnson’s triple-option team. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Football Ready For Its Annual Triple Option Exam Against Georgia Tech

Each year, the UNC football team is scheduled to play one game that’s never like the others—a flashback to a time when leather helmets were in and facemasks were out. That time is now in 2016, as the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets bring their old-school triple option offense to Chapel Hill this Saturday for a homecoming matchup against the No. 21 Tar Heels. (Chapelboro.com)

Mack Hollins continues to lead UNC

On October 17 it was announced Mack Hollins would be out for the season after having surgery on his collarbone. While Hollins may be out for the season, the senior wide receiver does not let this news get him down---he continues to make an impact for the Tar Heels. "He’s still in every meeting," head coach Larry Fedora said. "He’s still doing everything he can to lead." (Carolina Blue)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 28
Fri, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Stanford
Fri, Dec 30, 2:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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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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