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UNC defense spoils Duke’s championship hopes

The UNC defense gave up 511.6 yards per game and 51 total touchdowns, earning it a spot at the bottom of the ACC. In North Carolina’s 45-20 win, UNC’s defense held Duke in check. The Blue Devils managed just 243 total yards of offense through three quarters, and their 20 points are the fewest an opponent has scored against the Tar Heels this season. (Daily Tar Heel)

Running Over the Devils

North Carolina’s ground attack was able to take advantage of a sub-par Duke run defense early and often on Thursday, as the Tar Heels ran all over their archrival en route to a 45-20 victory. Coming into Thursday night’s contest, the Blue Devils (197.6 yards per game) were the lone defense in the ACC that had surrendered more yards against the run than UNC. (Inside Carolina)

Art’s Angle: Statement Game

The Tar Heels edited the revisionist history of their last two games with Duke by pounding the ballyhooed and rebuilt Blue Devils into the stadium turf that will be lowered after the season to add more seats to the old horseshoe. Duke might want to wait another year or two to see if the David Cutcliffe love affair is cooling off with the fans, many of whom had fled by halftime. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina Rundown: November 21

Start your day with highlights from last night's Bell-ringing win. There's a Roy Williams press conference this afternoon in advance of the Davidson game. Loren Shealy won the prestigious Elite 89 award at the field hockey Final Four (for the third time). Jonas Sahratian would be proud as Danny Green shares his eating and nutrition picks. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels finally show potential in win vs. Duke

Finally, the Tar Heels played like the team a lot of people thought they would be when the 2014 season began. OK, it's an exaggeration that UNC performed like a nationally ranked team Thursday in thumping rival Duke, 45-20, at Wallace Wade Stadium. But the Tar Heels came as close to living up to their No. 23 status in the preseason Associated Press poll as they have all year. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Duke Interview

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora spoke with Jones Angell after the Tar Heels' dominating 45-20 win at Duke on Thursday. View Video...

UNC Game-Worn Chrome Helmets On Sale

Tar Heel Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Communications, is excited to offer Tar Heel fans a piece of Carolina football history this fall. Fresh off a thrilling 45-20 victory over Duke, a limited number of game-worn, chrome helmets are being offered for sale for $1,195.00 per helmet (plus $29.95 shipping & handling). (GoHeels.com)

UNC rushes to bell, possible bowl

North Carolina beat Duke like it was the old days, those times when Tailback U had grand ground games of 1,000-yard rushers, back when the Blue Devils couldn't get out of their own way. For a change this season, the Tar Heels ran for more yardage than they accumulated through the air, those 315 rushing yards carving up Duke's defense to help toward a 45-20 result. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Ground game propels UNC to victory

When North Carolina running back T.J. Logan stepped inside the visitor’s locker room outside of Wallace Wade Stadium after trotting off the field from pregame warmups, he knew it was going to be a night to remember. Sitting on the chair outside of his locker was a fresh chrome-colored helmet never before seen by any of the Tar Heels’ players. (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: Answering The Bell

It was great. The surprise helmets, the early scores, the taking the lead and never looking back, and the taking back the bell. Carolina got to six wins and bowl eligibility on Thursday, but more importantly, they showed just who they could be. Larry Fedora said the Tar Heels were “the team that I expected to grow to.” (GoHeels.com)

UNC dominates 'Battle of the Blues'

Two minutes before the final horn sounded, Duke's athletic operations staff began rolling the Victory Bell around the horseshoe from Duke's sideline to its new owners for the next year. And when it was officially over — it had, realistically, been over for quite some time — the players rushed to the bell and clanged it with a vigor pent up from two years of near misses and heartbreak. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels Shine in Primetime

The UNC team that rolled into Wallace Wade Stadium on Thursday was the one that warranted a preseason Top-25 ranking and serious consideration for the ACC Coastal Division crown. The Tar Heels weren’t perfect in their 45-20 dismantling of No. 25 Duke in front of a national primetime audience, but they were closer than they have been at any other point of the season. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Post-Duke Quotes

Larry Fedora: “I think we finally put together a complete game, in all three phases of the game. It couldn’t have been a more solid game for us. These guys did a great job. They knew we had a short week. They prepared themselves. They did the little things that we asked them to do all week so that they would be ready to go and they wanted it." (Inside Carolina)

UNC-Duke Postgame Notes

The win is Carolina’s first over a ranked team under head coach Larry Fedora and the first since a 37-35 victory at No. 24 Florida State in 2010. The 25-point win is the largest over a ranked team since a 38-12 win over No. 24 Connecticut in 2008. Marquise Williams had 374 total yards of offense tonight. He has 3,499 total offense yards this year, a UNC single-season record. (GoHeels.com)

Recap & Analysis: UNC 45 Duke 20

The Tar Heels finally put it all together. After ten games of watching the defense struggle, UNC forced two early turnovers to take a 14-0 lead on the way to a 45-20 win in Durham to bring the Victory Bell back to Chapel Hill. If you had scripted a perfect beginning to this game for UNC it may very well have looked something like what transpired. (Tar Heel Blog)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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