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The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: San Diego State

North Carolina is second in the nation with nine forced turnovers in its first two games. Carolina took advantage of SDSU quarterback Quinn Kaehler's jammed eyelids for three picks, which generated 10 points and the game-sealer against the Aztecs. SDSU's last two drives ended in interceptions, which saved the game for UNC. (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC Power Rankings: Week 2

8: North Carolina Tar Heels; Record: 2-0 overall, 0-0 conference; The Tar Heels struggled against Liberty in Week 1 then barely survived San Diego State on Saturday, winning only when Tim Scott grabbed an interception in the end zone with 14 seconds remaining. They have a bye this week to get themselves organized before a tough four-game stretch. (ESPN.com)

Second-Half Heels, Again

Mack Hollins caught a 91-yard pass from Marquise Williams. Brian Walker got his second interception of the game in the fourth quarter, setting up the go-ahead score. Linebackers Travis Hughes and Jeff Schoettmer flew to the ball in the second half and Tim Scott, in his just second career start at safety, sealed the win with an interception in the end zone with 14 seconds remaining. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

ACC helmet stickers: Week 2

North Carolina QB Marquise Williams: Williams' 91-yard touchdown pass to Mack Hollins early in the fourth quarter gave UNC new life and sparked a rally ending in a 31-27 win over San Diego State. For the game, Williams was 20-of-29 for 255 yards and two TDs and also led the Heels in rushing with 63 more yards on the ground. (ESPN.com)

Fourth quarter record-setting play boosts Tar Heels

Trailing San Diego State 24-14 with 13:56 minutes remaining in the game, No. 21 North Carolina was starting its first offensive series of the fourth quarter inside its own 10-yard line. Until this point, the offense had only mustered one scoring drive in the first three quarters. But one record-setting play later, the Tar Heels were on the way to another come-from-behind win to start the season 2-0. (Carolina Blue)

Great Scott!

A year ago, Miami's Dallas Crawford ran into the end zone with 16 seconds left to defeat the Tar Heels 27-23 on Zero Dark Thursday, deflating the blacked-out crowd. Fast forward 11 months and 10 days to Saturday night. No. 21 North Carolina surged ahead late in the game to take a 31-27 lead with four minutes left on the clock in front of a striped out Kenan Stadium. (Carolina Blue)

UNC holds on to beat San Diego State, 31-27

It wasn’t a classic performance, by any means. After trailing FCS opponent Liberty in the second half of its opener, the 21st-ranked Tar Heels only led for nine minutes against San Diego State Saturday. But UNC safety Tim Scott undercut San Diego State wide receiver Lloyd Mills in the end zone with 14 seconds left, sealing a 31-27 win for the Tar Heels at a sold-out Kenan Stadium. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC faces frustrating flaws despite win

In addition to Tim Scott, who picked off a pass from San Diego State's Quinn Kaehler with 14 seconds left, Brian Walker was one of the game's defensive heroes. He grabbed a Kaehler pass early in the second quarter and ran it back for a 101-yard touchdown. It ended up being one of his two interceptions. Larry Fedora pointed out that play helped bring the Tar Heels' tally of turnovers this season to nine. (Fayetteville Observer)

No. 21 North Carolina escapes San Diego State, 31-27

No. 21 North Carolina (2-0) hasn't done a lot the first two weeks to show why they're a ranked team. Well, except win, of course, and 2-0 is all that matters at this point. The Tar Heels escaped San Diego State (1-1) by a final of 31-27. And for the second straight week, UNC has had to come back from third-quarter deficits to get the victory. (FOX Sports)

Big Play Rally

Tim Scott’s game-clinching end zone interception with 14 seconds left was just one of several big plays that allowed No. 21 North Carolina to rally past San Diego State, 31-27, on Saturday night. There will be considerable time spent over the next two weeks dissecting UNC’s shortcomings in front of a sell-out crowd and a national television audience at Kenan Stadium. (Inside Carolina)

Recap & Analysis: UNC 31 San Diego State 27

For the Tar Heels to pull out the win says something about intangibles even if the football aspects aren't very rosy. Still, there are enough outright lapses and questions which make it difficult to know how the Heels will perform or trust them in games even if UNC is favored. In other words, 2014 will continue to be a wild ride. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-SDSU Press Conference

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora talks to the media following the Tar Heels' 31-27 victory over San Diego State on September 6, 2014. View Video...

Turner's Take: Great Scott

Ah, the last play. Quinn Kaehler tossed off his back foot looking for Lloyd Mills in the corner of the end zone. But Tim Scott jumped the route, snagged the ball and kept his feet. “I decided to look back at the quarterback and he threw a back-shoulder,” Scott said. The play was reviewed and upheld, and the win was sealed. The key to the stop, indeed the key to the victory, was the Tar Heels’ ability to stay calm. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC-SDSU Complete Game Highlights

View complete game highlights from North Carolina's 31-27 come-from-behind win over San Diego State in the "Stripe Out" game at Kenan Stadium View Video...

No. 21 UNC holds on to beat San Diego State, 31-27

Tim Scott's interception in the end zone with 14 seconds left preserved No. 21 North Carolina's 31-27 victory over San Diego State. Marquise Williams threw two second-half touchdown passes and freshman Elijah Hood rushed 2 yards for the go-ahead score with 8:01 left for the Tar Heels (2-0). They trailed by 14 points with less than 5 minutes left in the third quarter before scoring on four straight possessions. (ESPN.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 30
Virginia Tech: 27
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Upcoming Games:
UNC @ NC State
Sat, Nov 28, 3:30 ET ABC Tickets

UNC vs. Clemson
Sat, Dec 5, 7:45 ET ABC Tickets

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Miami (FL)0
at Pittsburgh0
FRI, NOV 27 12:00 PM ET
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
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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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