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Jarrett Stidham not ready, so No. 3 QB Chris Johnson to get bowl start for Baylor against UNC

Baylor sophomore quarterback Chris Johnson will start against North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl, Bears coach Art Briles told the Orlando Sentinel. The Bears were waiting to make a decision based on whether true freshman Jarrett Stidham would be recovered enough from a broken bone in a foot to play by Dec. 29. (Sporting News)

Eric Ebron ready for an increased role

Eric Ebron’s role in the Detroit Lions' offense over the last three games of the season will take a significant uptick after the news Monday that tight end Brandon Pettigrew has been lost for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. This isn’t something new to Ebron this season. Pettigrew missed Weeks 2-4 and 6-7 earlier this season with knee and elbow ailments. (Detroit Lions)

UNC Freaks Shop for Operation Christmas Child

Some of the North Carolina Wide Receivers recently went shopping for gifts to donate through Operation Christmas Child. View Video...

Buccaneers LB Bruce Carter’s first start ends with injury

All season long, Bruce Carter pined for a start. In the end, Sunday’s finish was devastating. Signed as a free agent from Dallas in March, Carter opened at middle linebacker Sunday as rookie Kwon Alexander began serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. (Tampa Tribune)

Landon Turner Adds Second-Team FWAA Honor

North Carolina senior Landon Turner has been named a second-team All-America offensive guard by the Football Writers Association of America. Turner, a native of Harrisonburg, Va., graded out at 90 percent or better in 11 of 13 games and won ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors four times. Turner is the second All-America guard at UNC in the last four seasons. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Landon Turner's Return Pays Off

The decision to return for a fifth year in Chapel Hill provided Landon Turner the opportunity to not only lead the Tar Heels to one of the best records in school history but also earned him first team All-America honors. View Video...

Five things Baylor fans should know about the Tar Heels

Since Larry Fedora took over, UNC has been one of the most productive offenses in the nation. This season, the Tar Heels finished tied for No. 19 with 486.9 yards per game and No. 11 with 40.9 points per game. Quarterback Marquise Williams ranked No. 25 in total offense, while running back Elijah Hood finished No. 15 in the country in rushing yards. (Dallas Morning News)

Early bowl look: Russell Athletic Bowl -- UNC-Baylor

Matchup to watch: As a second-team selection, cornerback Des Lawrence was the only UNC defender to earn first- or second-team All-ACC honors. He'll likely be matched up against Biletnikoff Award winner and Baylor All-American wideout Corey Coleman. It would help Coleman if quarterback Jarrett Stidham could return from a broken bone in his foot in time for the bowl. (ESPN.com)

Texans could be forced to make playoff push with T.J. Yates again

By rule, someone has to win the AFC South. And it seems oddly appropriate that there’s a chance that division will be decided in a duel between T.J. Yates and Charlie Whitehurst. Those two stalwarts finished yesterday’s respective losses for the 6-7 Texans and Colts, after Brian Hoyer and Matt Hasselbeck were knocked from the games after taking so many brutal hits. (NBC Sports)

Athlon's ACC 2015 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

Coordinator of the Year: Gene Chizik, Defensive Coordinator, UNC: Chizik brought immediate improvement to a defense that ranked near the bottom of the ACC in points and yards per play allowed in 2014. The Tar Heels limited opponents to just 22.6 points a contest and 5.3 yards per play this season. UNC surrendered only 23 plays of 30 yards or more after giving up 41 in 2014. (Athlon Sports)

On Thanksgiving Day in 1927, UNC was thankful for a new stadium

The final football game of UNC’s 1925 season was against the University of Virginia, as was tradition. It was played at UNC, on a field that could hold around 2,500 spectators. However, 16,000 spectators came to the game. The lack of space was a persistent problem, and UNC was unable to play many of the more prominent Universities in the South because of it. (University Archives)

Landon Turner named First-Team AP All-American

UNC senior guard Landon Turner has been named first-team All-America by the The Associated Press. Turner helped pave the way for the Tar Heels to rush for more than 222 yards per game and rank 11th in the country in scoring offense. Turner won ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week four times and is the second All-America guard at UNC in the last four seasons. (GoHeels.com)

Hard work, humility secrets to 49ers back Shaun Draughn’s success

Shaun Draughn will make his fifth straight start Sunday and his second straight against a former team. He’s been on eight rosters since entering the league in 2011 and has been the rare NFL running back who stays on the field for all three downs. In Week 12 against the Cardinals, he played every offensive snap, the only running back to do that this season. (Sacramento Bee)

Julius Peppers shows knack for forcing fumbles

Forget that after coming up with 5.5 sacks in the season's first six games, Julius Peppers only had 0.5 sacks in the next five games. Peppers showed last week against the Detroit Lions that despite being 35 years old, age hasn't caught up to him yet when he came up with a strip-sack of quarterback Matthew Stafford, resulting in a turnover and helping swing momentum back the Packers' way. (247 Sports)

Ravens Promote QB Bryn Renner To Active Roster

In addition to placing Monroe on injured reserve, the Ravens also cut offensive lineman Kaleb Johnson and promoted quarterback Bryn Renner....Renner's promotion comes just three days after he was signed to the practice squad, and it's an indication that starter Matt Schaub may not be able to play Sunday against Seattle. (Baltimore Ravens)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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