Turner's Take: Big TimeThe Tar Heels wanted to put on a show in sold-out Kenan Stadium. That they did. “It wasn’t about making a statement,” Marquise Williams said. “It was more about getting a win in the Tar Pit, getting wins for our fans and our family and our staff. It’s not about the college playoffs or trying to make people recognize us. We’ve just got to come out and execute and keep winning games.” (GoHeels.com)
UNC Delivers Statement WinIn a game in which both teams entered controlling their destiny in the ACC Coastal Division, UNC dominated Duke to such an extent that press box observers paused to ponder whether or not the Blue Devils were as good as advertised. The better question may be this: how good are these Tar Heels? (Inside Carolina)
UNC, Williams lock in for the winBy the end of the first half it was over. UNC was up 38-10 and had just scored a last-second touchdown to further separate themselves from Duke. Tar Heel quarterback Marquise Williams, a senior from Charlotte, finished 25 for 35 for 494 yards and four touchdowns. He was pulled late in the third quarter to enjoy the big Carolina win. UNC defeated Duke 66-31 to move to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the ACC. (Carolina Blue)
UNC football dumped a basketball amount of points on Duke, which only had football pointsThe average all-time score of every game in the North Carolina-Duke basketball rivalry: Heels 64.1, Blue Devils 62.9. The number of points UNC unloaded on its rival in football on Saturday: 66, the most the Tar Heels have ever put on Duke. (The Blue Devils managed 31. Okay job, Blue Devils!) (SB Nation)
UNC-Duke Postgame NotesQB Marquise Williams set a school record with 524 total yards of offense and accomplished that in less than three quarters. The 524 yards are the sixth-most in ACC single-game history. Williams eclipsed his own previous UNC record of 469, which he set against Old Dominion in 2013. The 66 points are the most Carolina has ever scored in an ACC game. (GoHeels.com)
UNC 66, Duke 31: Game AnalysisThere was plenty to be shocked about in this game. The consensus was UNC would probably win but it would be a touchdown or less affair. Coming into the game Duke was ranked #4 in yards per play allowed at 4.16. In eight games the most yards Duke had surrendered in a game was 452 in four overtimes versus Virginia Tech. The Tar Heels laid waste to those marks in the first half alone. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Marquise Williams Post-Duke Press ConferenceNorth Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams (24/35, 494 yards, 5 total TDs) talks to the media after his career day in the win against Duke on November 7, 2015.
Video: Larry Fedora Post-Duke Press ConferenceNorth Carolina head coach Larry Fedora addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 66-31 win over Duke in Chapel Hill on November 7, 2015.
Video: Tar Heels Blow Out Duke 66-31 - Game HighlightsThe Tar Heels put up 704 yards of total offense in a dominating 66-31 win over Duke on November 7, 2015.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - DukeIt’s hard to know where to start with the video game numbers posted by Carolina in a 66-31 win over Duke, the rare 66-31 game that wasn’t as close as the score indicated. The 66 points were the most the Tar Heels have ever scored against an ACC opponent. The 704 total yards were the third-most in school history (the record is 721 against Old Dominion in 2013). (GoHeels.com)
Marquise Williams, No. 21 Tar Heels dominate rival Blue Devils 66-31Marquise Williams threw for 404 of his school-record 494 yards by halftime and No. 21 North Carolina put on a dominating show to beat rival Duke 66-31 on Saturday. Williams threw for four touchdowns and ran for another, breaking the school passing mark in the opening minutes of the second half. The senior's performance was the biggest highlight on an afternoon full of them for the Tar Heels. (Associated Press)
UNC 66 Duke 31: Game RecapThe Heels used big play after big play to punish Duke for a 38-10 halftime lead on the way to a 66-31 win to keep the Victory Bell and seize command in the Coastal Division. With the win UNC moves to 5-0 in the ACC and 8-1 overall. The Tar Heels need to simply beat Miami next week and have Pitt lose to clinch the Coastal Division. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Marquise Williams' Career Day vs. DukeMarquise Williams breaks the UNC record for passing yards in a game (494) while throwing four touchdowns to four different receivers. Williams also rushed for 30 yards and another score in the big win vs. Duke on November 7, 2015.
Video: All 9 UNC Touchdowns vs DukeThe Tar Heels gained 704 yards of total offense and found the endzone nine times in the 66-31 win over Duke on November 7, 2015.
Box Score: North Carolina 66, Duke 31View the complete box score from North Carolina's dominating 66-31 ACC win over rival Duke Saturday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
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