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Video: Anthony Ratliff-Williams has star potential at wide receiver

North Carolina wide receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams is having a breakout season for the UNC football team. GoHeels.com's Taylor Vippolis discusses the young Tar Heel in this week's football player spotlight prior to UNC's game at Georgia Tech on Saturday. Read More...

UNC Secondary Relying on Experience with GT's Attack

M.J. Stewart knows the play all too well. "It's a post wheel in the boundary. They did a twirl motion and the A-back came out and did a post wheel," the UNC cornerback recalled of the play that Georgia Tech has beat him on in each of the past three seasons. "I've really looked at and studied that play. It came out of the same formation and I'm not going to get beat this year." (Inside Carolina)

9 numbers to know: Georgia Tech-North Carolina series

1: Only once in Paul Johnson’s tenure have the Jackets failed to rush for at least 312 yards against UNC. That was the 249 gained in 2015. Tech rebounded to rush for 374 last season; 3: Wins for UNC in the past three games (2014-16). 40-28: The average score of the past eight games. The winning team has averaged 39.9 points and the losing team 27.9 points. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Injuries, inexperience have Tar Heels in eye of perfect storm

It has both rained and poured on UNC football in 2017. Just 11 of the 22 Tar Heels who started the Sun Bowl last December were back in the starting lineup for the season opener against Cal. So this was always going to be a year of youth. But the injury bug has bitten the Tar Heels unusually hard, and the tough task that awaited this rebuilding team has only gotten tougher. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Aaron Rodgers knows Mitch Trubisky can get better on the bench

Aaron Rodgers knows firsthand the benefit of a young quarterback watching for a few years, and he believes Mitch Trubisky can improve without playing. Of course, the realities of Brett Favre and Mike Glennon may not allow for the same apprenticeship, but the Packers quarterback is still a fan of the long-term approach. “There’s a lot of growth that can happen sitting on the bench." (NBC Sports)

Defending Georgia Tech's Spread-Option Offense

UNC’s defense has rebounded from its porous start to the season, although its depleted front seven will encounter its most physical task to date in Atlanta this weekend. Paul Johnson’s spread-option offense is difficult to defend due to its read components. In true option form, Georgia Tech’s quarterback makes two reads in the offense’s triple option set. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels delving deep into depth chart for help at receiver

UNC was already rebuilding its receiver corps after graduating three key members to the NFL. But over the last two weeks, the Tar Heels have also lost their two top returning receivers and an explosive underclassman to injuries. The losses will force receivers coach Gunter Brewer to delve deeper into his depth chart when UNC travels to Georgia Tech on Saturday. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Merletti - UNC tried to do too much, now has hands full

Former North Carolina defensive back Matt Merletti and WRAL's Marilyn Payne analyze the Tar Heels' loss to Duke and evaluate how the team will stack up to Georgia Tech. View Video...

Video: Larry Fedora Wednesday Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora speaks with the media after practice Wednesday ahead of the Tar Heels' noon kickoff against Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Saturday. Read More...

On The Line: Kapilovic and Dillard Prepare UNC for Georgia Tech

It is Georgia Tech week. For UNC's defense, it's time to prepare for cut blocks, eye discipline, and doing your job. The Tar Heels are 1-3 heading to Atlanta. They are coming off an emotional loss to Duke after leading in the fourth quarter. For UNC's offense, with injuries now ravaging the wide receiver group, there's an aim to rebound with a coastal division road matchup. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Searching for Options at Wide Receiver

Juval Mollette, a once high-profile wide receiver recruit who battled shoulder injuries his first two seasons on campus, is one of several players to find live game snaps within reach due to the injuries at his position. “Juval will have an opportunity to step up,” Larry Fedora said during his radio show Tuesday. Fedora also acknowledged an ability to better utilize two tight end sets. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Preview and Prediction

North Carolina has a lot of problems. The injuries have crippled both the talent level and the depth. On top of it all, the Tar Heels have lost three of four and are trending in the wrong direction. Going to Georgia Tech this week won’t help. Georgia Tech holds onto the ball and runs wild, pulling away from UNC for a victory. Prediction: Georgia Tech 42, North Carolina 21 (Athlon Sports)

UNC Rushing Attack Aiming for Bounce-Back Game

UNC's running backs had an abysmal game against Duke last week, but get a notable matchup upgrade against Georgia Tech. After combining for 191 yards and four touchdowns against Old Dominion, running backs Jordon Brown and Michael Carter totaled 41 yards on 16 rushes against the Blue Devils. Quarterback Chazz Surratt was the leading rusher with 77 yards. (Inside Carolina)

The Good, Bad, & Ugly Report: Dook

Welp. Four times this season UNC has entered the fourth quarter of a game with the lead. Three times, all in Kenan Stadium, the Tar Heels have given up that lead and lost the game. There are good things that happened against Duke but none take away the sting of falling short yet again. The torture that has been UNC football this season leads us to this week’s GBU Report: (Old North Blog)

Georgia Tech D looking to finally solve Tar Heels' attack

Georgia Tech players insist defense no longer will be team's weak link this season. Saturday's visit from North Carolina, which boasts an offense the Yellow Jackets couldn't contain the last three years, could show if the renewed optimism is justified. The defense slammed the door on Pittsburgh in last week's 35-17 win by allowing no points following four lost fumbles. (Associated Press)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 7
Virginia Tech: 59
Sat, Oct 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Oct 28, 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/2 Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Nov 9, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Western Carolina
Sat, Nov 18, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Florida State28

at Duke17

Boston College41
at Virginia10

at #7 Miami27

North Carolina7
at #14 Virginia Tech59

Wake Forest24
at Georgia Tech38

Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami4-06-0
Georgia Tech3-14-2
(14) Virginia Tech2-16-1
North Carolina0-51-7

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(16) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Boston College2-34-4
Florida State2-32-4
Wake Forest1-34-3

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