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Kenan field set for final home game

North Carolina faces Miami on Saturday in the final home game of the Tar Heels 2015 season. The Heels stand at 8-1 and 5-0 in the ACC while Miami is 6-3 and 3-2 in the ACC. Two more regular season games remain for UNC, but for now the complete focus is on the Coastal Division rival Hurricanes. (Carolina Blue)

UNC has to answer questions about academic fraud '95% of the time' when recruiting (video)

Larry Fedora talks about his recruiting strategy with FOX Sports CFB insider Bruce Feldman. (FOX Sports)

Has UNC football finally turned the corner?

Every year, usually around July, maybe early August, you start thinking it. You might have learned to dismiss it, maybe even quickly, but the thought runs across your brain and you let it roll around. Maybe this is the year North Carolina puts it together. (SB Nation)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Miami

No. 17 North Carolina can potentially wrap up its first-ever ACC Coastal Division title with a win over Miami on Senior Day. If Duke defeats Pitt earlier in the day, the Tar Heels (8-1, 5-0 ACC) can clinch a spot in the ACC Championship Game by extending their current winning streak to nine games, which would be the longest single-season winning streak in school history. (Inside Carolina)

UNC vs. Miami Preview

The Hurricanes posses talent but have not always played to their potential this season. However, quarterback Brad Kaaya is back and healthy from a concussion he suffered few weeks ago. The sophomore is the key to the pass-heavy Miami offense. Saturday's game could be decided by the matchup of Kaaya vs UNC's improved secondary. (Carolina Blue)

Tale of the Tape: UNC-Miami

On the season Miami has allowed fewer than 400 yards just twice, vs Florida Atlantic and Virginia Tech. In road games, the Miami defense has been markedly worse surrendering 6.17 yards per play versus 5.41 at home. However if there is a place where the Miami defense gives you pause it's the turnover forced. The Hurricanes have 18 takeaways on the season, 12 via interception. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC vs Miami: Six Storylines

Will Marquise Williams break Darian Durant’s UNC career total offense record? Williams comes off an historic win over Duke with a school-record 494 passing yards to go with four passing touchdowns. Williams sits at 9,078 yards of total offense, just 551 yards behind Durant. With another similar performance, Williams could be on his way to etching his name into the record books once more. (Carolina Blue)

5 Teams That Could Play Spoiler to College Football Playoff Contenders

The addition of new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik has paid huge dividends for Larry Fedora’s team, as this unit has made significant strides. The Tar Heels are limiting ACC opponents to 5.3 yards per play, down from 6.3 in 2014. With an explosive offense and an improving defense, North Carolina could give Clemson trouble in the ACC Championship. (Athlon Sports)

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Miami Hurricanes Preview and Prediction

By the time they kick off at Kenan Stadium, fans will know if Duke has beaten Pittsburgh and if a North Carolina win means a Coastal title. Either way, if the Tar Heels beat Miami, they will eventually win the division. And UNC will beat Miami. The Hurricanes have some offensive weapons, but stopping the boys in blue is an entirely different animal. Prediction: UNC 38, Miami 21 (Athlon Sports)

Lawrence, Stewart form the swat team for UNC football

This season, only three defensive backs in college football have 10 or more pass break-ups against Power 5 opponents. Two of them reside in the North Carolina secondary — junior cornerback Des Lawrence and sophomore cornerback M.J. Stewart. In victories over Pittsburgh and Duke, Stewart and Lawrence have combined for 11 pass break-ups. (Daily Tar Heel)

Roughriders QB Darian Durant says recovery ahead of schedule

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant says he'll be ready to return from a season-ending Achilles tendon injury by January. Durant suffered the injury in the Riders' season-opening loss to Winnipeg. But in a rare bit of good news for the struggling Roughriders, the 2013 Grey Cup-winning quarterback said his recovery is ahead of schedule. (Canadian Press)

For UNC Football, Focus Is On Next Game

Don't bother asking Larry Fedora about What Ifs or scoreboard watching. He's not going there. He's not a scenario guy, especially these days. UNC's fourth-year football coach has his team positioned where the questions he's beginning to regularly get from us media types have a lot to do with scenarios, wandering eyes and perception. The perks of winning, right? (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Red-hot Heels starting to believe

Okay, here we go. Carolina beat a good Top 25 Pittsburgh team Oct. 29 on the road and crushed a previously ranked Duke team 66-31 this past Saturday. No, that wasn’t a basketball score. The Tar Heels are a dark horse, an NCAA sleeper team right now, averaging more than 40 points on offense and a little more 18 points per game on defense. (Greensboro News & Record)

By the numbers: Elijah Hood has UNC's offense humming

With Elijah Hood as the featured back this season, North Carolina is running the ball more often and with more success than last season by relatively wide margins. A year ago, Tar Heels tailbacks had 13 touchdowns in 13 games. They’ve racked up 14 already this year. In 2014, UNC’s tailbacks averaged 4.44 yards-per-carry. They’ve improved by 20 percent in 2015. (ESPN.com)

UNC facing tricky dynamic in final games

While the sky may be the limit for North Carolina’s football team, the opposing coaches in the team’s final three regular-season games still have the potential to wipe out the Tar Heels’ big dreams. At 5-0 in the ACC and 8-1 overall, UNC likely will be favored in all three – Miami on Saturday in Chapel Hill, at Virginia Tech on Nov. 21, and at N.C. State on Nov. 28. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 45
NC State: 34
Sat, Nov 28 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Clemson
Sat, Dec 5, 8:14 ET ABC Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) North Carolina8-011-1
Virginia Tech4-46-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-012-0
(10) Florida State6-210-2
NC State3-57-5
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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