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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)

Wired for Sound: Zach Brown

In this edition of Wired for Sound, we mic'd up Buffalo Bills linebacker Zach Brown in the Bills' win against the New England Patriots. (Buffalo Bills)

UNC, Trubisky focused on being 'brilliant in the basics'

The Tar Heels dug deep against Pittsburgh and Florida State, winning in thrilling fashion when hope seemed to be slipping away. Fans may see these drives and plays at the game's end and view them as extraordinary feats. UNC head coach Larry Fedora said the team hasn't done anything out of the ordinary--they just do the simple things well. (Carolina Blue)

Nick Weiler creates a buzz with chop-and-run celebration at FSU

North Carolina kicker Nick Weiler is enjoying an extra bit of notoriety this week. Weiler kicked a 54-yard field goal as time expired to help the Tar Heels win at Florida State 37-35 over the weekend, then drew plenty of attention with his celebration of running wildly around the field while doing FSU's tomahawk chop. (Associated Press)

No. 17 Tar Heels carrying momentum from 2 last-second wins

The No. 17 Tar Heels have won their past two games with scores in the last 5 seconds, marking the fifth time in three seasons that they've erased a deficit and won a game with a final-minute score. It's a confidence-building run of success entering Saturday's visit from No. 25 Virginia Tech in a key matchup for the Tar Heels in their bid to repeat as the ACC's Coastal Division champion. (Associated Press)

Mitch Trubisky Named To National QB Lists Again

For the second straight week, UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky was named to a pair of national quarterback lists. The Mentor, Ohio, junior was named to the Davey O'Brien "Great 8" list as well as earning a spot among the Manning Award's eight Stars of the Week. Trubisky completed 31 of 38 passes for 405 yards in a 37-35 win at No. 12 Florida State. (GoHeels.com)

Athlon's College Football Week 5 Awards

Unsung Hero of the Week: Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina - Trubisky has been on fire during UNC’s four-game winning streak, including a stellar performance in Saturday’s 37-35 victory over Florida State. The junior torched the Seminoles for 405 yards and three scores and guided the offense in position for a game-winning field goal as time expired. (Athlon Sports)

Larry Fedora Pre-Virginia Tech Press Conference Notes

Larry Fedora spoke with the media Monday following UNC's 37-35 win over Florida State and before the No. 17 Tar Heels host No. 25 Virginia Tech in Kenan Stadium on Saturday. Fedora says holding Florida State to 14 points for the first three quarters was something no other team has done. Will Elijah Hood be a full-go on Saturday? "I expect him to be." (Carolina Blue)

Video: Larry Fedora Monday Pre-Virginia Tech Press Conference

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora met with the media Monday for his weekly press conference at the Kenan Football Center to discuss last Saturday's game against Florida State and the upcoming game against Virginia Tech. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: UNC Football - All-Access at Florida State

Go inside North Carolina's signature win in Tallahassee as the Tar Heels snap the Seminoles' 22-game home winning streak with a last-second 54-yard field goal. View Video...

Chansky’s Notebook: Pass The Smelling Salt

Okay, heart-stopping Heels, enough with the drama. What moniker do you want to give North Carolina’s football team that is literally taking our breath away? Beating Pitt with two seconds left on the clock and stunning Florida State on a long field goal as time ran out? Two reasons why this madness has to end. Now. (Chapelboro.com)

Jackson UNC's Latest Letterman Father-Son Combo

There have been notable second-generation Lettermen make a mark on Tar Heel football. Now there’s another chapter brewing. Thomas Jackson, a sophomore receiver, scored UNC’s fifth touchdown Saturday on a 34-yard pass play in the Tar Heels’ 37-35 win at Florida State. Jackson is the youngest of three sons of David Jackson Jr. (1968-69). Both Jacksons are No. 48. (UNC Lettermen)

Ryan Switzer, Nick Weiler Receive ACC Player of the Week Honors

North Carolina senior Ryan Switzer was named the ACC Receiver of the Week for the second consecutive week after making 14 receptions in the Tar Heels’ 37-35 victory at No. 12 Florida State. Placekicker Nick Weiler, who connected on a 54-yard field goal as time expired to lift UNC to the win, earned Specialist of the Week accolades. (The ACC)

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
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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