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Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. NC State

One of the big questions between now and the bowl game will be why North Carolina appeared to play flat for the entire first half, when that should have been a priority after a listless defeat in Durham. It was 21-0 before much of the crowd ever settled in, and although the Tar Heels played much better in the second half, by then it was too late. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Outmuscled by NC State

North Carolina needed a win to keep alive its hopes of playing in the ACC championship again. N.C. State needed a win to become bowl eligible. Motivation was plentiful on both sides, but physicality was not. N.C. State imposed its will in a dominant first half en route to a 28-21 victory over the Tar Heels on senior day at Kenan Stadium. (Inside Carolina)

Samuels, Dayes help NC State knock off Tar Heels 28-21

Jaylen Samuels ran for one touchdown and threw for another on a trick play, and N.C. State held on to upset North Carolina 28-21 on Friday, earning bowl eligibility while also locking up a division title for Virginia Tech. Mitch Trubisky threw three touchdown passes for the Tar Heels, including a 48-yarder to Bug Howard that made it a seven-point game with 7:52 left. (Associated Press)

Box Score: North Carolina 21, NC State 28

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 28-21 loss to NC State on Senior Day at Kenan Stadium on Saturday. (View Box Score)

Tar Heels to Wear "Black Friday" Uniforms vs. NC State

There have been several rumors and hints over the past week that North Carolina would wear all-black uniforms against NC State on "Black Friday". Those rumors have just been confirmed via UNC Football's Twitter account. Have a look: Read More...

Video: UNC-NC State Pregame Motivational

Watch the same video the North Carolina football team watched prior to kickoff of Saturday's Senior Day game against NC State in Chapel Hill. View Video...

The seniors' last ride in Kenan Stadium

Multiple North Carolina seniors were available to the media this week to talk about the UNC-N.C. State rivalry and their last game in Kenan Stadium. Ryan Switzer: "I’ve savored every bit of this season knowing it’s my last. I know this is my last one in Kenan. I’m trying to hold it in and focus on the task at hand which is a good State team coming in here." (Carolina Blue)

Greg Ellis pleads for UNC to keep Fedora in Chapel Hill

Greg Ellis’ playing days at North Carolina ended nearly a decade and a half before Larry Fedora arrived in Chapel Hill, but that doesn’t mean he’s unfamiliar with the Tar Heel head coach. The former NFL first-round pick isn’t oblivious to the fact that Fedora’s name is popping up in coaching searches elsewhere. (ACC Sports Journal)

Tar Heels, Wolfpack meet with plenty at stake

The potential of this being the “last game” became the topic this week for North Carolina and NC State football teams. But for the Tar Heels, it’s still about trying to be first. “This is the biggest game for us,” UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky. “I have to make sure that the only thing I’m concerned about and this team is concerned about and that’s beating N.C. State.” (Burlington Times-News)

Carolina Football Set For Senior Day Friday At Noon

North Carolina looks to close out the season with a win over in-state rival NC State on Friday, Nov. 25 at noon. The game will be televised by ESPN. This is the first time the two rivals have met on a Friday since the 1995 game in Raleigh. North Carolina will honor 16 seniors on Friday, many of whom have made a significant impact on the UNC record book. (GoHeels.com)

Week 13 in the ACC: What to watch for

North Carolina gets its last-ditch effort at the Coastal title Friday, as the Tar Heels host rival NC State the day after Thanksgiving. If UNC pulls that one out, the Heels will then wait and root hard for Virginia to upset Virginia Tech, winners of the last 12 Commonwealth Cups. If the Hokies take care of business, they'll get the date with Clemson the following week in Orlando. (ESPN.com)

UNC Teammates Sporting Mitch Trubisky T-Shirt

Mitch Trubisky’s 2016 season has earned him plenty of recognition. Award considerations and national coverage have followed the Mentor, Ohio native from afar, and while he tries to downplay it, his teammates won't let him forget it. During practice and media availability, you can hear players passing him while shouting phrases like “Mr. Maxwell” or “First round pick.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC, NC State renew rivalry with eyes on even bigger goals

North Carolina wants a division title. N.C. State simply wants a bowl invitation. When these neighborhood rivals play Friday, the only thing for certain is that it'll be a tough day for the losers — whose pursuit of their biggest remaining goal will be denied by the team they dislike the most. "I'd say it's a great rivalry," UNC coach Larry Fedora said. (Associated Press)

Dorn family bonds break State-Carolina boundaries

It's State-Carolina rivalry week and the Dorn family is in an unprecedented position. NC State guard Torin Dorn Jr. and UNC defensive back Myles Dorn grew up Tar Heels -- their father Torin Dorn Sr. played four years of football at UNC, where he met his wife Rhonda. "That rivalry shaped me growing up," Torin Jr. said. "Going to Carolina games, being a Carolina fan." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. N.C. State

North Carolina enters its Black Friday rivalry matchup with N.C. State intent on securing the program’s second nine-win season since 1997 while eliminating the Wolfpack from bowl eligibility. The last time UNC and N.C. State met the day after Thanksgiving, the Tar Heels won, 30-28, in Raleigh. UNC has won 12 of the 21 meetings since, including three of its last four. (Inside Carolina)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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