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Russell Bodine imperfect, but holds own vs. Ravens

Rookie center Russell Bodine graded out slightly below average in his NFL debut,which is about the way he assessed his own performance. Bodine was given a grade of minus 1.7 (0.0 is average) thanks to a minus 1.3 grade on run blocking and a holding penalty on a pass play in which Andy Dalton scrambled for one yard. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said it was a good beginning for Bodine. (Cincinnati.com)

Video: UNC Football Gameday Experience - SDSU

Sights and sounds of gameday at Kenan Stadium from the North Carolina Football win over San Diego State on Saturday, September 6, 2014. View Video...

Tennessee LB Zach Brown tears pectoral muscle

Tennessee Titans linebacker Zach Brown has a torn pectoral muscle, and coach Ken Whisenhunt says it's potentially a season-ending injury. Whisenhunt announced the injury Monday. The coach says the Titans will know more Tuesday. But he says the only question is how much time Brown, 6-foot-1 and 248 pounds, will miss this season. (USA Today)

UNC-SDSU game notes, observations, and analysis

The UNC pass protection was overall pretty good if not great. Quarterback Marquise Williams was given time to pass and on longer pass plays he was able to stand in the pocket and make the throw. UNC has many quick passes designed to get the ball out quick to playmakers, but on passes farther down the field, the UNC line was steady. (Carolina Blue)

Weekly Report Card: San Diego State

Quarterback Pressure: A-, The pass rush continued to be one of the bright spots for UNC. The defensive line penetrated well into the backfield on passing plays. The team would get a perfect score for this except that they only got one sack on Aztec QB Quinn Kaehler. The penetration on screens was well done and there were many hits on Kaehler as well as constant pressure. (Tar Heel Blog)

Identity Theft

UNC (2-0) has nine turnovers in two games, including three interceptions in a 31-27 win over San Diego State on Saturday. The Tar Heels defense is tied with Virginia for second in the nation in forcing turnovers, trailing only Temple in that category. Despite giving up more than 500 yards of total offense to the Aztecs, Carolina's defense was clutch when it was most needed. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC-ECU game set for 3:30 p.m. kickoff

The much-anticipated in-state showdown between North Carolina and East Carolina on Sept. 20 has been set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff with television coverage on either ESPN or ESPNU. Coach Ruffin McNeill's Pirates handed the Tar Heels a convincing 55-31 loss in last year’s meeting in Chapel Hill. This year’s game will be played at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville. (Wilmington Star News)

Fourth Quarter Quise

UNC's offensive stagnation had left Marquise Williams and the offense disjointed and unable to maintain a consistent drive. With the first offensive series of the fourth quarter revving up, it was time for the experienced junior quarterback from Charlotte to be a playmaker and show a nervous Kenan Stadium crowd that hope still remained. It took a single phone call to change the tides. (GoHeels.com)

Art’s Angle: Striped And Steamy

A festive night in Kenan Stadium turned frustrating before one of six seniors in the UNC lineup saved the day and, in the process, might have saved the season. The opponent was San Diego State on a night when Carolina cleverly staged a stripe-out from alternating black-and-blue dressed sections of Kenan Stadium to the black-clad Tar Pit of students who came early and stayed to sing the alma mater with the team. (Chapelboro.com)

Brian Walker named ACC Defensive Back of the Week

Brian Walker returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter and added a second interception in the fourth quarter of UNC’s 31-27 win over San Diego State. Walker had 126 interception return yards against the Aztecs, the second-highest single-game figure in UNC history. Walker’s touchdown was the third 100-yard interception return in school history. (The ACC)

Tar Heels Feeding Off Electricity, Energy of Kenan Fans

UNC head coach Larry Fedora and players were quick to point out the impact of the rowdy crowd that generated a true home-field advantage inside a striped-out Kenan Stadium Saturday night in the Tar Heels’ 31-27 comeback win over the San Diego State Aztecs. (Chapelboro.com)

Looking Back at UNC's Two Big Defensive Plays

While the game was more of a struggle than most though it would be and UNC's defense was gouged for over 500 yards, there were also two key defensive plays that paved the way to a Tar Heel win. The first was Brian Walker's 100-yard interception return for a touchdown. The crucial piece of this play is the pressure on San Diego State QB Quinn Kaehler by Tar Heel linebacker Jeff Schoettmer. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Football Drops From AP Poll, Still Ranked in Coaches

In a rare case of a team being dropped despite not losing the previous week, UNC has fallen from 21st in the AP poll to out of the ranking altogether. The Coaches Poll, while keeping UNC ranked, dropped the Tar Heels from 23rd to 25th. The good (or bad, depending on how you look at it) is UNC will have ample opportunity to justify a spot in the poll again. (Tar Heel Blog)

Extra Points: Whew

Everyone talked about the energy. It was terrific amid the black-and-blue striped sections in Kenan Stadium and a near capacity crowd of 58,000. "Awesome," said coach Larry Fedora. "Electric," added tailback Elijah Hood. "Better than Miami a year ago, and we got the win this time," offered safety Tim Scott, whose diving interception in the end zone saved the game with under a minute to play. (GoHeels.com)

Brian Walker Named Athlon's National Defensive Player of the Week

Cornerback Brian Walker helped UNC avoid a home upset with a pair of interceptions in a 31-27 win over San Diego State. Walker started the game with a 100-yard pick six of Quinn Kaehler in the first quarter. He added an interception in the final 5:44 to set up Carolina field goal — a three points that came in handy as San Diego State drove to the Tar Heels’ 3 before a turnover on the Aztecs’ final play. (Athlon Sports)

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)7
at Pittsburgh0
8:48 IN 1ST
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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