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Ryan Switzer's Emergence at Wide Receiver

Sophomore wide receiver Ryan Switzer had a career night on Saturday as his big plays helped spark the North Carolina offense in its 48-43 win over Georgia Tech. Larry Fedora knew coming into last weekend that his offense was going to need to a healthy dose of explosive plays in order to keep pace with a Georgia Tech offense averaging over 33 points per game. (Inside Carolina)

Postgame Chalkboard from UNC-Georgia Tech

A few weeks ago, I wrote that quarterback play and offensive line play were holding the North Carolina offense back. No longer. The last two weeks, those two units have probably been the team’s best, as the Tar Heels have scored 43 and 48 points in consecutive weeks. The improvement at the quarterback position has been most notable. (Inside Carolina)

Williams, Switzer receive weekly ACC awards

North Carolina junior quarterback Marquise Williams received the nod as the ACC Offensive Back of the Week for the second week in a row following his performance in UNC’s high-scoring win over Georgia Tech. Tar Heel sophomore wideout Ryan Switzer, who teamed up with Williams for a pair of touchdown passes, was named the ACC Receiver of the Week. (The ACC)

Marquise Williams, Tar Heels Cool Under Pressure

When faced with a deficit and little time remaining on the clock, the UNC offense came up big Saturday night, snapping a five-game losing streak to Georgia Tech. UNC signal caller Marquise Williams’ poise under pressure was paramount. UNC head coach Larry Fedora says the team works through the two-minute drill every week. It showed against the Yellow Jackets. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Larry Fedora's Passionate Postgame Locker Room Speech

After North Carolina beat Georgia Tech 48-43, Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora gives a passionate postgame speech to his team as they celebrate the victory. View Video...

Art’s Angle: Unlikely Scenario Lives!

Fight and good fortune got the Tar Heels off the schneid in the ACC and, amazingly, leaves them a chance of still advancing to the conference championship game in Charlotte. Coming off four straight losses and relinquishing 70, 50, 34 and 50 points, the team still had enough gumption to get through what looked like another blown fourth quarter against Georgia Tech Saturday night. (Chapelboro.com)

Chase Rice gains momentum with "Ready Set Roll"

Chase Rice rolled into hit-maker status right out of the gate. His rookie album Ignite the Night took the No. 1 spot on Billboard's country albums chart in its first week, while lead single "Ready Set Roll" earned a gold certification for over 500,000 sales before it even entered country radio's Top 20. (CMT)

Heroic Williams deflects credit for UNC's comeback win

In the past two weeks, Marquise Williams has indeed been "balling out." Against two teams that had a combined one loss entering their respective games against the Tar Heels, Williams has completed 62 of 88 passes for 693 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions, adding 34 rushing attempts for 205 yards and two touchdowns. (FOX Sports)

Catching up with Caleb Pressley

Anybody who knows Caleb Pressley is not surprised by his latest gig. The former Reynolds High quarterback who led the Rockets to a state 4-A title in 2009 is the “supervisor of morale” for the UNC football team, a self-appointed title he is having a lot of fun with. His real job is to signal in plays from the Tar Heels’ coaches to the quarterback, but Pressley finds his work much more important. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Video: Georgia Tech-North Carolina Wrap-Up

ESPN analysts Kelly Stouffer and Anish Shroff discuss Tar Heels QB Marquise Williams' impact performance that led to a 48-43 victory over the Yellow Jackets. (ESPN.com)

The Good, Bad, & Ugly Report: Georgia Tech

Despite defensive struggles, Carolina won the game. In some ways I am willing to give the Tar Heels a pass given how enigmatic Georgia Tech has been for them in the post-Mack Brown era, but relying on outscoring an opponent is a dangerous way to live. Still it worked on Saturday and stopped the bleeding of the four-game losing streak. (Tar Heel Blog)

Extra Points: A Hard Line

The pretty boys with their single and low-digit jersey numbers, modeling contracts, and press clippings were shucking and jiving in the middle of the Tar Heel bench area early in the fourth quarter Saturday, the celebration raging after Mack Hollins had just made a Cirque du Soleil catch for a touchdown. A contrasting scene was noticeable and significant amidst the offensive linemen. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Offensive Line Delivers

North Carolina’s offensive line performance had limited Seth Littrell's play calling throughout the first six games of the season. That wasn’t the case on Saturday, however, as the line kept Marquise Williams’ jersey clean and opened holes for the Tar Heel running backs. Saturday marked the second game this season that UNC’s preseason starting five actually started together. (Inside Carolina)

Ryan Switzer shows out in UNC win over Georgia Tech

Saturday night during UNC's 48-43 victory over Georgia Tech, Ryan Switzer proved why so many people bought into the noise surrounding his play before the season began. Switzer had a career-high nine receptions for a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns. It was only the second time in his career that he surpassed 100 yards receiving or caught two touchdowns in one game. (Carolina Blue)

North Carolina edges Georgia Tech, 48-43

North Carolina still hasn’t figured out how to stop Georgia Tech’s triple-option. Instead, the Tar Heels just outscored it. The Tar Heels scored touchdowns on seven of their final nine possessions, including a 2-yard run by T.J. Logan with 11 seconds left, in a 48-43 win Saturday that broke a four-game losing streak overall and a five-game losing streak to Georgia Tech. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

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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