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Five with Fedora: Part 8

You mentioned the first play that went for a long touchdown was part of a package of gadget plays you guys have in the playbook each week. Are they a “created by committee” type deal or does one coach draw them up? Larry Fedora: “It’s definitely a mixture from the whole staff. Anything we’ve seen out there we take notice and file it away. We’ve got a file of plays we’ve built up for over 28 years." (Sports Glutton)

Art’s Angle: Back to the Future

The Tar Heels returned to dominating Duke like they had over the last quarter century while showcasing a football program that looks like it could finally be reaching long-awaited new heights. The home team demolished what was supposed to be the ninth-best total defense in the country from its very first snap, beating the Blue Devils for the 23rd time in the last 26 years. (Chapelboro.com)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Duke

It's no surprise that UNC's offense has found its groove and is humming along. You would expect as much two-thirds of the way through a season where the Tar Heels returned 10 starters. And it's no surprise that Carolina defeated rival Duke, as the game was played in Kenan Stadium on homecoming and the Heels were a touchdown or so favorite. (Tar Heel Blog)

Extra Points: Body And Mind

Saturday’s 66-31 landslide victory over Duke in Kenan Stadium (and to be sure, the game was not nearly as close as that lopsided score might indicate) was a referendum on many elements of the world of Tar Heel football: A maligned UNC fan base that has been bludgeoned to a pulp over 17 years with mediocre football and five years with “The Troubles” was large and in-charge. (GoHeels.com)

Former Panthers’ Star Julius Peppers Isn’t Playing Like His Age

The last time the Carolina Panthers started a season this strong, a second-year defensive end from the University of North Carolina named Julius Peppers fought through a season worth of double teams to pick up seven sacks during the 2003 Super Bowl run. 12 years later, plenty has changed for Peppers. Now 35, he's on a different team playing a different position. (Black and Blue Review)

UNC’s Elijah Hood has quietly been a force on offense

North Carolina’s Elijah Hood is not one to brag about himself. When asked about his success in recent games, Hood gives the credit to his teammates. But if you ask his teammates and his coach about it, they’ll rave about the sophomore running back who’s always smiling. “I tell him every day three guys shouldn’t bring you down,” UNC quarterback Marquise Williams said. (Charlotte Observer)

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 10

North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams recorded one of the top individual performances from Week 10 in a 66-31 victory over Duke. The senior set the school record for most total yards (524), passing yards (494) and yards per completion (21.48) in the win over the Blue Devils. The senior has six passing scores and zero interceptions over the last two games. (Athlon Sports)

Video: A Day in the Life of Rameses the Carolina Mascot

From the farm fields of Orange County to the football field of Kenan Stadium, get to know what a typical day is like for North Carolina's mascot, Rameses. View Video...

Tar Heels move up to 17th in both college football polls

After wondering when and where North Carolina would be ranked, the Tar Heels have now moved up to #17 this week in both the Associated Press and Coaches college football polls following the UNC's impressive 66-31 win over Duke on Saturday in Chapel Hill. (Tar Heel Blog)

Sammy Batten: Marquise Williams joins Kenan Stadium legends

Forty-five years worth of fall afternoons have passed at Kenan Memorial Stadium since Don McCauley's historic 279-yard rushing, five-touchdown performance for North Carolina against Duke in 1970. McCauley, the original famous No. 23 at UNC before Michael Jordan came along, was playing the final home game of an illustrious college career that would eventually get him inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. (Fayetteville Observer)

Debacle in Durham douses Duke's shot in rivalry

The elation was palpable. A November football game between Duke and North Carolina was relevant on Saturday. And pesky rain showers couldn’t muffle the excitement and the pride and the competitiveness leading up to kickoff. It’s good to be playing for something more than merely the day or even a 67-year-old traveling trophy that’s actually a bell. (Winston-Salem Journal)

ACC Week 10 Power Rankings: North Carolina continues to rise

2. North Carolina Tar Heels (8-1, 5-0). Who saw this coming? Seriously. UNC is always talented, and the Heels are almost always ranked too high in the preseason. This year has been so much different, and the Heels have never looked as sharp as they did Saturday in a 66-31 rout of rival Duke. (ESPN.com)

ACC Week 10 helmet stickers: Big week for QBs

North Carolina QB Marquise Williams: Feel free to throw away your copy of the UNC record book. Williams completely rewrote it Saturday, throwing for 404 yards in the first half alone and finishing with 525 yards of total offense in a drubbing of Duke. Williams completed six total passes of at least 36 yards with five different receivers. (ESPN.com)

UNC's Run Defense Remains A Liability

The Tar Heels’ trend of failing to stop the run continued on Saturday. UNC allowed a season-high 327 rushing yards on 44 attempts, good for a season-high 7.4 yards-per-rush. Senior linebacker Shakeel Rashad attributes the problem to failing to find holes in the offensive line. “It’s just fitting the gaps right,” Rashad said. “They did a good job of kind of moving guys around and moving our gaps." (Inside Carolina)

UNC flea-flicker a long-awaited move driven by TD-thirst, not trolling

Senior quarterback Marquise Williams found out Thursday that North Carolina's coaches - again, for the second straight week - wanted to run a flea-flicker on the Tar Heels' first play. When Williams went to bed the night before UNC's 66-31 demolition of Duke, he asked for divine assistance. "I prayed before I went to sleep hoping this play was the first play," he said. (Fayetteville Observer)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 30
Virginia Tech: 27
Sat, Nov 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ NC State
Sat, Nov 28, 3:30 ET ABC Tickets

UNC vs. Clemson
Sat, Dec 5, 7:45 ET ABC Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Miami (FL)0
at Pittsburgh0
FRI, NOV 27 12:00 PM ET
at South Carolina0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
Virginia Tech0
at Virginia0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
at Kentucky0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at Syracuse0
SAT, NOV 28 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
SAT, NOV 28 12:30 PM ET
North Carolina0
at NC State0
SAT, NOV 28 3:30 PM ET
Florida State0
at Florida0
SAT, NOV 28 7:30 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) North Carolina7-010-1
Virginia Tech3-45-6
Georgia Tech1-73-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-011-0
(14) Florida State6-29-2
NC State3-47-4
Wake Forest1-63-8
Boston College0-73-8

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