UNC's Offensive Line DeliversNorth 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 TechSaturday 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, 48-43North 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)
ACC helmet stickers: Week 8UNC QB Marquise Williams. For the second straight week, Williams was phenomenal -- but this time, the Tar Heels picked up a 48-43 come-from-behind win over Georgia Tech. Williams threw for 390 yards, ran for 73 more, completed a school-record 38 passes and had five total touchdowns. In the past two games, Williams has 696 yards passing, 205 yards rushing and nine touchdowns. (ESPN.com)
UNC offense comes together for complete gameA week ago, Marquise Williams put on a show in South Bend. Saturday night, with 3 minutes and 7 seconds remaining in the 48-43 win against Georgia Tech, Williams stepped up for his final act in part two of the Williams spectacular. It was just the kind of situation Williams relishes — down one point in front of a home crowd with what felt like an entire season riding on the game. (Carolina Blue)
Larry Fedora UNC-Georgia Tech Postgame QuotesLarry Fedora "It was a heck of a game, and a much different locker room than it has been the last few weeks. I’m proud of our guys. We knew it was going to be a 60-minute game. Didn’t know all the things that were going to happen. But I can tell you when adversity hit throughout the game, nobody really flinched." (Inside Carolina)
What we learned in the ACC: Week 8Marquise Williams is UNC's QB: Williams has been unstoppable in his last two games -- which, coincidentally, were the first two games where Mitch Trubisky wasn't given regular playing time. Williams set a North Carolina record with 38 completions, throwing for four TDs and rushing for one more while leading a dramatic 48-43 come-from-behind win over Georgia Tech. (ESPN.com)
Turner's Take: UNC-Georgia TechFootball teams everywhere practice the two-minute drill, that situational rehearsal in which the offense needs a score and the defense needs a stop. Tar Heel practices on Wednesday typically end that way. This week, the offense scored on the defense. They’d need to do it for real on Saturday night. For Marquise Williams, it was an opportunity to seize the moment. So he did. (GoHeels.com)
Marquise Williams Directs Winning DriveMarquise Williams closed out a career performance with a textbook final drive to lift North Carolina to a 48-43 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday. With 3:07 left on the game clock, Williams had already checked off a litany of quarterback achievements under the lights at Kenan Stadium. (Inside Carolina)
UNC-Georgia Tech Postgame NotesMarquise Williams set the UNC record for completions in a game with 38 (previously 33 by T.J. Yates vs. NC State in 2010). He also set the UNC record for completions in consecutive games with 62. The previous record was 61 by Yates in 2010. Williams broke the school record for completions in a half with 23 second-half completions. The previous mark was 19 by Mark Maye and Bryn Renner. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC-Georgia Tech Game HighlightsView complete game highlights from North Carolina's thrilling 48-43 ACC win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium on Saturday.
Recap & Analysis: UNC 48 Georgia Tech 43The defense wasn't any better but forcing just one turnover and two punts was enough for the offense to put up 48 points and give the Tar Heels their first ACC win of the season. UNC breaks a four game losing streak and a five game skid against the Yellow Jackets. This game unfolded the only way it could for UNC to win with a defense that struggles to get stops on a consistent basis. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Ryan Switzer Highlights vs. Georgia TechUNC receiver Ryan Switzer racked up a career-high 136 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the 48-43 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Georgia TechNow that looked more like the explosive UNC offense everyone expected coming into this season. Ryan Switzer caught a pair of touchdowns, T.J. Logan averaged nearly six yards per rush, and Marquise Williams was the best player on the field, as he hit a school-record 38 of 47 passes for 390 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for 73 yards and a score. Williams was 23-for-26 in the second half. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Marquise Williams 5-Touchdowns vs Georgia TechMarquise Williams passed for 390 yards, rushed for 73 yards and scored a combined 5 touchdowns in North Carolina's 48-43 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
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