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Video: UNC Football Comes Up Short to Duke, 27-17 - Highlights

View complete game highlights of North Carolina's 27-17 loss to Duke in Chapel Hill on September 23, 2017. View Video...

Video: Chazz Surratt Delivers a Nasty Stiff-Arm vs. Duke

North Carolina quarterback Chazz Surratt used all of his 6'3", 215 pound frame to send a Duke defender to the ground with a vicious stiff-arm on September 23, 2017. View Video...

Wilson, Fields help Duke beat rival UNC, 27-17

Shaun Wilson ran 1 yard for the go-ahead touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, Bryon Fields returned an interception 61 yards for the game-sealing score and Duke beat North Carolina 27-17 on Saturday. Chazz Surratt ran 56 yards for a touchdown and threw a 45-yard TD pass to Anthony Ratliff for UNC. The Tar Heels travel to Georgia Tech on Saturday. (Associated Press)

Box Score: Duke 27, North Carolina 17

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 27-17 loss to Duke on Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

It’s early, but still plenty important for Blue Devils, Tar Heels

Maybe a meeting this early in the season between Duke and North Carolina makes the football game even bigger. Certainly the stakes seem high, with each team still capable of producing a strong season. “It’s so unusual to be playing this game early,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said of Saturday’s gathering in Chapel Hill. “I think it’s going to add a little life to it, to be honest with you." (Burlington Times-News)

Video: UNC Football Pre-Duke Motivational

As the Tar Heels prepare to face rival Duke on Saturday, get pumped for the game by watching the same pregame video the UNC football team watched prior to taking the field. Read More...

The reeducation of Julius Peppers

Because he had played the position for 12 years, no one batted an eye when Julius Peppers rejoined the Panthers at defensive end. But, apparently, even future Hall of Famers need lessons. For Peppers, that’s meant dropping habits he picked up as a standup outside linebacker in the Packers’ 3-4 defense. “It's still a process. I'm still learning how to play defensive end again." (Carolina Panthers)

Faith takes Jason Brown from football to farming, and to Peoria

The sweet-potato harvest at Jason Brown’s farm in North Carolina takes place in about two weeks. It’s a busy time at his 1,000-acre spread. But the former NFL offensive lineman was able to take a break to visit Peoria, perhaps to help grow his faith instead of crops. “We take our farm-food ministry very seriously,” Brown said after he spoke to hundreds at the Peoria Civic Center. (Peoria Journal Star)

Andre Smith, UNC’s star linebacker, is out for the season. Here’s who will replace him.

Always be prepared. Never slip. This is the advice North Carolina sophomore linebacker Jonathan Smith gets from his dad during almost every phone call between father and son. And it’s that advice that brings Smith to the empty team meeting room after hours. Here, he and junior linebacker Cole Holcomb comb through film of the Tar Heels’ upcoming opponent. (Charlotte Observer)

Will Mitch Trubisky make a start soon? History is on his side...

The question of when Mitchell Trubisky would make his first career start was always going to be a storyline this year, but Mike Glennon’s rough showing in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought it to the forefront of Bears-centric debate this week. Coach John Fox doesn’t want to deal in hypotheticals. But when will Glennon not be the starter and give way to Trubisky? (CSN Chicago)

Larry Fedora on Cutcliffe: “I think he’s done an unbelievable job over there.”

Heading into a critical game with Duke on Saturday, UNC coach Larry Fedora dropped by The David Glenn Show. Fedora and DG discussed a variety of topics: the rivalry with Duke, North Carolina’s 1-2 record, and Duke coach David Cutcliffe. “He’s done a great job everywhere he’s been. I think he is probably undervalued; he’s just a tremendous football coach.” (ACC Sports Journal)

Tar Heels’ injury situation goes from bad to worse

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora was only joking on Monday when, commenting about his team’s injury situation at his regular weekly news conference, he told reporters that “the way things are going right now, we’re going to need every single guy and probably some of you.” Or maybe he wasn’t joking at all. (North State Journal)

Can Wilson, Brown help Duke football run right past UNC?

Duke football travels to Chapel Hill this weekend for a pivotal matchup with North Carolina. The Tar Heels certainly aren’t without talent on defense; in fact, UNC has some serious playmakers on that side of the ball. However, through injuries and other issues, the Heels simply haven’t put it together defensively. (ACC Sports Journal)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Duke

UNC opens ACC Coastal Division play against Duke at home on Saturday in the earliest meeting between the rivals in series history. A scheduling quirk left the Blue Devils with three home games to start the season and needing a road game in Week 4 to balance out their slate. UNC was the lone ACC team to fit the requirement, which led to their first September meeting ever. (Inside Carolina)

Jonathan Smith Assumes UNC's Starting Middle Linebacker Role

Jonathan Smith will suit up as the starting middle linebacker for the Tar Heels on Saturday against the program he spurned two years ago. The 6-1, 230-pound true sophomore is expected to get his second career start at middle linebacker after Andre Smith went down against Louisville in week two was officially ruled out for the season by UNC on Thursday. (Inside Carolina)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 14
Virginia: 20
Sat, Oct 14 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 ET ESPN2 Tickets

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

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

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
Louisville0
at Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Pittsburgh0
at Duke0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Boston College0
at Virginia0
Saturday 12:30 PM

Syracuse0
at #7 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina0
at #14 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 7:30 PM

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

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami3-05-0
Virginia2-05-1
Georgia Tech2-13-2
(14) Virginia Tech1-15-1
Duke1-34-3
Pittsburgh0-32-5
North Carolina0-41-6

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(16) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Syracuse2-14-3
Florida State2-22-3
Wake Forest1-24-2
Louisville1-34-3
Boston College1-33-4


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