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Video: UNC-SDSU Pregame Motivational Video

Motivational video made by the UNC Football Video crew of the Tar Heels' first game highlights. UNC's players watched this video in pregame at the hotel Saturday before the San Diego State game. View Video...

Five questions to ponder before kickoff

Now that Larry Fedora has settled on Marquise Williams as his quarterback, will he come to a similar decision about his running back rotation? Depth is a great thing to have, especially at a position as important and physically demanding as RB. The problem is, the Tar Heels may have too much depth for their own good in the backfield. (Wilmington Star News)

No. 21 Tar Heels Welcome SDSU Saturday Night

No. 23 North Carolina looks to improve to 2-0 on the season when the Tar Heels take on a dangerous San Diego State squad on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNEWS. SDSU opened the season last week with a 38-7 victory over FCS opponent Northern Arizona. The Aztecs have won six of their last seven games dating back to last season. (GoHeels.com)

Aztecs vs. UNC: 5 things to watch

It is pretty clear from the offensive firepower that UNC possesses that it would probably be best for SDSU to not get into a shootout. The Tar Heels’ secondary is solid, but the front seven seems vulnerable enough that the Aztecs could control the clock with the D.J. Pumphrey-Chase Price rotation that combined for 156 yards last week. (UT San Diego)

ACC viewer's guide: Week 2

San Diego State at North Carolina, 8pm, ESPNEWS: San Diego State’s chaotic defensive scheme should be an exceptional test for UNC's young offensive line, which may be the Tar Heels’ weakest position group. Marquise Williams has solidified his spot as UNC’s starting quarterback, and the strong second half for the Heels in Week 1 offers some optimism that the preseason hype was warranted. (ESPN.com)

Titans linebacker Zach Brown raises game

Zach Brown had a different mind-set when a new and skeptical coaching staff challenged him this past offseason, and it helped him stay in the starting lineup going into the season opener against the Chiefs. The Titans hope his strides on and off the field will pave the way for a return to the form he flashed as a rookie. (Nashville Tennessean)

Audio: Larry Fedora is not worried about rankings...yet

North Carolina Tar Heels football head coach Larry Fedora joins Jay Mohr Sports to talk about their big win last week and aspirations for the season. (FOX Sports)

Countdown to Kickoff: San Diego State

No. 21 UNC welcomes San Diego State from the West Coast for a primetime showdown at Kenan Stadium on Saturday (8pm/ESPNews). UNC (1-0) is a 15.5-point favorite over the Aztecs (1-0). Despite the 2,500-mile cross-country divide separating these campuses, there are distinct similarities dating back to last fall. (Inside Carolina)

Aztecs Bring It

San Diego State might bring an innovative defense filled with exotic blitzes and coverages to Kenan Stadium for its matchup with No. 21 North Carolina Saturday (8:05 p.m., ESPNews). But junior quarterback Marquise Williams, who leads UNC’s no-huddle spread offense, said that San Diego State is the team that should be concerned. “It’s not going to affect us,” Williams said. “We’re going to affect them." (Durham Herald-Sun)

Inside the Numbers: SDSU

One can't look to much into the game last week for the Aztecs, but when looking at the 2013 stats, there are a few numbers that jump out. Last season, their opponents had a 95 percent success rate in the red zone, scoring 41-of-43 times. They also gave up an average of 31.7 points per game last season, compared to 29.8 points the Aztecs averaged on offense. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Preview & Prediction: #21 UNC vs San Diego State

This game is a bit of an early test and also constitutes a game UNC can ill-afford to lose. The Heels have a gauntlet waiting after the bye week with road trips to ECU and Clemson followed by a home date with Virginia Tech and a trip to South Bend to face Notre Dame. Handling this game is a good tone to strike heading into preparation for the Pirates. Prediction: UNC 42 SDSU 24 (Tar Heel Blog)

Preview: UNC vs San Diego State

The talk leading up to North Carolina’s Stripe Out game against San Diego State has primarily focused on one thing: defense. But what if UNC is making much ado about nothing? Injuries to San Diego State’s linebacking corps have forced Aztec coach Rocky Long to adjust from his signature 3-3-5 defense to a simpler 4-2-5, a scheme that isn’t capable of elaborately disguising exotic blitzes. (Carolina Blue)

SDSU's DBs need to play faster vs. UNC

As the Aztecs (1-0) prepare to play No. 22 North Carolina (1-0) in Chapel Hill on Saturday, they need their young safeties to eradicate mistakes. Game 1 was a baptism of fire for a San Diego State defense that’s long on talent but short on experience. Collectively, SDSU’s safeties had all of 50 defensive snaps of experience when they took the field against Northern Arizona. (UT San Diego)

Tar Heel Run Defense Will Be Tested

UNC was able to get some young defensive linemen some experience on Saturday against Liberty at a position of need, with snaps for three different true freshmen. Tomorrow against San Diego State, those same players will be expected to quickly mature and help control an Aztec ground attack that piled up 194 rushing yards in its season-opening win over Northern Arizona. (GoHeels.com)

No. 21 UNC ready for San Diego State

No. 21 North Carolina knows who its quarterback will be. The Tar Heels also will have a few more defensive players. Now that they've got a full team, maybe they'll play a full game. North Carolina (1-0) takes on San Diego State (1-0) on Saturday night hoping for a more consistent showing than the Tar Heels put forth in the opener against Liberty. (Yahoo! 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)29
at Pittsburgh24
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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