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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)

Austin Proehl's breakout season a product of patience and opportunity

UNC wide receiver Austin Proehl may not receive the attention like quarterback Mitch Trubisky or fellow wide out Ryan Switzer. But in 2016, Proehl has been a breakout player for the Tar Heels and has become a vital part of UNC's passing attack. The Charlotte native said opportunity, patience and the people around him have helped him reach this point. (Carolina Blue)

Georgia Tech’s triple-option poses threat to Tar Heel defense

Returning from a bye week, the No. 21 North Carolina football team will take on Georgia Tech at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Georgia Tech ranks No. 40 in total defense, holding teams to 376 yards per game. But the Yellow Jackets struggle to keep opponents out of the end zone, allowing over 30 points in three of the last four games. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Thomas Jackson, Walk-On to Playmaker

Wide Receiver Thomas Jackson has gone from walk-on to a big-time playmaker this season for the Tar Heels. Hear from him as talks about how tough it was waiting his turn and Coach Brewer on what Jackson has provided to the offense. View Video...

UNC's Mitch Trubisky Raising the Standard

Last week, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper declared Mitch Trubisky the top signal-caller in the country and ranked him as the top quarterback prospect for the 2017 NFL Draft. This week Trubisky was named a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, and a semifinalist for Maxwell Award, which goes to the collegiate player of the year. (Inside Carolina)

William Fuller To Be Honored Saturday At Kenan

UNC and The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced Thursday that they will jointly honor William Fuller with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute. The Salute will take place Nov. 5 in Chapel Hill, during the Tar Heels’ game against Georgia Tech. Coverage of the game will start at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC Network. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Mitch Trubisky Is Tremendous For The Tar Heels

It is well known that the North Carolina offense peppers defenses weekly with an aerial assault led by quarterback Mitch Trubisky. The UNC signal caller is among the most efficient passers in the country. Check out just how well Trubisky has performed this season. View Video...

Turner's Take: Tougher Than The Rest

North Carolina wants to play smart, fast and physical, wants to score quickly –the Tar Heels are averaging 32.5 points per game while having the second-lowest time of possession in all of FBS football– but they may not be able to take the chances they normally would, may not take as many risks against the Yellow Jackets on Saturday. (GoHeels.com)

Recruiting Storylines: North Carolina vs Georgia Tech

UNC and Georgia Tech don’t cross paths on the recruiting trail as much as one would think considering they are ACC Coastal Division rivals whose primary recruiting footprints overlap. Still, there are players on each roster who could have ended up on the other sideline. Here are three prominent examples from each team who figure to impact Saturday’s game. (Inside Carolina)

The history of UNC two-sport student-athletes—Part Two

Last week, Tar Heel Blog took you back to the first half of the 20th century to look at the two-sport student-athletes in football and basketball at North Carolina. This week, we look Tar Heels that competed both on the basketball court and the gridiron in the “ACC Era” since 1953. (Tar Heel Blog)

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

Radio Affiliates

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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