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Extra Points: One Play Short

The screen shot taken from ESPN showing the yellow line and no Tar Heels having crossed it on a crucial onside kick had spread like a jolt of electricity through the smart phone universe of the North Carolina football team within five minutes of the end of their crushing loss to Clemson Saturday night in the ACC Championship Game. (GoHeels.com)

Five with Fedora – Part 12

How would you describe the effort that your team showed against the #1 team in the nation? Larry Fedora: “What I saw from my team was the same grit and determination I’ve seen from them all year long. It shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody that they fought the way that they did. Never once this year, in any situation, have they panicked or let their foot off the gas with their intensity." (Sports Glutton)

UNC coach Larry Fedora pulling for Clemson to win national title

North Carolina's Larry Fedora, who just received a seven-year extension that should keep him in the Tar Heel State for a while longer, said after his team's 45-37 loss to Clemson in the ACC Championship Game that he's pulling for the Tigers to win the College Football Playoff. (Sporting News)

No. 17 Baylor motivated to take on No. 10 UNC in Russell Athletic Bowl

Baylor coach Art Briles expects his team to be highly motivated when it faces North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl. “We could go to a bunch of bowl games this year and we’d have a hard time finding many more quality opponents than North Carolina,” Briles said. “That’s the reality of it. They deserve where they’re at. I don’t think motivation is an issue at all.” (Waco Tribune-Herald)

ACC backs its officials on offside call in championship game

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora says the refs missed it. So did UNC's athletics director, Bubba Cunningham. Video evidence appears to back them up. The ACC says it's officials got the call right, but a questionable late-game offside call provided yet another infamous officiating highlight for the league in Saturday's league championship game in Charlotte. (Greensboro News & Record)

Tar Heels have reason to be upbeat, even after championship game loss

Three months earlier, Larry Fedora looked around a losing locker room at Bank of America Stadium and saw something special in his football team. Saturday night after another close, disappointing loss at the same venue — this time a 45-37 ACC Championship Game setback to Clemson — the Tar Heels coach was even more convinced than ever that he was right. (Wilmington Star News)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Clemson

It was going to require a Herculean effort and a very clean game to challenge Clemson, and while the effort was there, it was far from a clean game. And yet, with one more break, who knows. North Carolina acquitted themselves as a top-10 team and played the top-ranked Tigers to a one-score game. That is just about as much as anyone could ask for. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Headed to Russell Athletic Bowl

No. 10 North Carolina will play for its school-record 12th win of the season in the Russell Athletic Bowl against Baylor. Despite its ACC Championship Game loss to Clemson on Saturday, UNC remained in contention for a New Year’s Six bowl game before falling one spot shy of inclusion in the final College Football Playoff Rankings. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina To Face Baylor In The 26th Annual Russell Athletic Bowl

UNC has accepted an invitation to play in the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Baylor on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 5:30 p.m. The game will be played in Orlando’s Citrus Bowl Stadium and will be televised nationally by ESPN. “We’re looking forward to competing in the Russell Athletic Bowl and representing the University of North Carolina and the Atlantic Coast Conference,” says head coach Larry Fedora. (GoHeels.com)

Fedora talks "missed" call

Down eight points with less than two minutes on the clock, North Carolina attempted an onside kick to try and get the ball back. UNC recovered the ball, but the officials ruled that a North Carolina player was offsides. It was a game changing call that impacted the result of the ACC Championship. (Carolina Blue)

Hood: "We played our hearts out"

You want someone invested. You want someone who feels. You want someone who puts everything he has into the game. You want someone who cares so much that a loss can bring them to tears. That person is North Carolina sophomore running back Elijah Hood. He cares. He wants to win so bad. (Carolina Blue)

The Future is Bright

Before the ACC Championship game was played. The University of North Carolina announced that Larry Fedora has agreed in principle to a new seven-year contract. The agreement runs through the end of the 2022 season and increases the compensation package for the fourth-year head coach. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Football Russell Athletic Bowl Hype Video

The Tar Heels are heading to the Russell Athletic Bowl. Get psyched for the Heels with this hype video celebrating Carolina's exciting and historic season. View Video...

An in-stadium perspective of the botched offside call at the ACC Championship

Yesterday the Tar Heels were robbed of a chance to send the ACC Championship game into overtime when a referee threw a flag for a recovered onside kick offside that never happened and the officiating crew failed to reverse the call. Carolina didn't play well enough to deserve to win, but I didn't feel like we lost. For me, the game will always feel unfinished. (Where the Ground Crackles)

Wetzel: Controversial penalty call mars Clemson's ACC title win over North Carolina

North Carolina cut the deficit against Clemson to just eight points, 45-37, courtesy of a Marquise Williams to Ryan Switzer touchdown pass. There was still 1:13 remaining in the ACC championship game and Carolina had three timeouts. If the Heels got the onside kick, anything was possible. (Yahoo! Sports)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, 3:30 ET

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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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