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UNC Rises to #12 in Both Football Polls

North Carolina rises to 12th in both the Associated Press and Coaches college football polls released Sunday. That's the highest ranking for the Tar Heels since, you guessed it, 1997. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC’s Marquise Williams Says He “Had To” Troll Miami Saturday

Miami got pounded by North Carolina Saturday, giving up 59 points to the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill. To add insult to injury, UNC quarterback Marquise Williams hit the Hurricanes with an upside-down “U” hand gesture after scoring one of his four touchdowns. (College Spun)

Transformative UNC seniors savor final Kenan salute

After an announcement was made recognizing UNC's seniors, they trotted to the sideline to a long, emotional ovation. It was a well-deserved tribute for a group that endured one of the darkest periods in their program’s history, stuck with Larry Fedora when he arrived in Chapel Hill and has grown to become the heart and soul of a team on the verge of becoming a division champion. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC Defense Keyed In: "This was more personal than anything"

The North Carolina defense brought it on Saturday. After two quarters of play, the Miami Hurricanes had zero points. The Tar Heel defense held Miami to 18 rushing yards in the first half and 99 for the game. The 'Canes were more prolific in the air totaling 326 yards. Miami did muster 21 points, but two of those touchdowns came in the fourth quarter, after the game was decided. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels making a statement...even if that’s not what they’re trying to do

This time it was Miami on the receiving end of 59-21 beatdown impressive enough to make those around college football — especially outside commissioner John Swofford’s geographic footprint — stand up and take notice. Though UNC might not intentionally be trying to make a statement, its results over the past two weeks are sending a loud, unmistakable message. This team is for real. (Wilmington Star News)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Miami

A year ago, UNC went to Miami in the middle of a five-game stretch against division opponents and looked like a hot mess, falling behind 44-6 before going on to a 47-20 defeat. One year later, it was the Hurricanes who were undisciplined and in disarray, under an interim coach, who found themselves down 45-0 to the Tar Heels on the way to a resounding 59-21 loss. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Larry Fedora's Locker Room Speech to Seniors & Team after Miami Win

Coach Larry Fedora had a special message for a unique group of seniors after their final home game at Kenan Stadium was a 59-21 domination of Miami. The Tar Heels finished undefeated at home for the first time since 1996. View Video...

Williams, Switzer swagger all over Miami Hurricanes

The Tar Heels were the "University of No Chill at Chapel Hill" in their dominating 59-21 win over Miami. It started with quarterback Marquise Williams, who rushed for three touchdowns and passed for one in his final game at Kenan Stadium. Following the senior's first touchdown, Williams inverted Miami's signature "The U" hand gesture in the corner of the end-zone. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Closing time: UNC's seniors want to leave a legacy

During the postgame interviews, North Carolina senior Shakeel Rashad walked around the Kenan football complex playing Semisonic's 1998 hit single "Closing Time." His purpose was to make his fellow seniors Landon Turner, Marquise Williams, and Jeff Schoettmer (who were doing interviews) to cry, to get emotional. It was a silly moment for a team that is seriously good. (Carolina Blue)

Coastal Crown Within Reach for UNC

Marquise Williams, the oldest player on UNC’s roster, had just turned five years old the last time the Tar Heels won nine games in a season. It was 1997, a year in sports that witnessed Tiger Woods become the youngest player to win the Masters at the age of 21 and Mike Tyson bite a chunk out of Evander Holyfield’s ear. It was also the year of UNC’s last great football season. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Players Post-Miami Interviews

North Carolina's Landon Turner, Shakeel Rashad, Quinshad Davis, Elijah Hood, and Damien Washington discuss the Tar Heels' 59-21 victory over Miami on Senior Day. View Video...

Turner's Take: Keep Striving

We have seen a team win nine in a row and go undefeated at home, giving themselves a chance to be one of the best teams in Carolina history. We can appreciate the highs for the lows, the dominant wins for the nail-biting losses, the triumphs for the trials. And to see this finally come to fruition, to see our team have this kind of success? It’s why we invest. It really is. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels use 'History Week,' as motivator in 59-21 win against Hurricanes

Larry Fedora addressed No. 17 North Carolina’s 59-21 win against Miami differently than any other win this season. This week was history week, explained the coach after the dominating Senior Night win. “This week was history week,” Fedora said. “They had an opportunity to make some history today and to be one of only two teams out of 125 years to win seven games on that field.” (WRAL Sports Fan)

Could improving Tar Heels really be this good?

A media colleague noted late Saturday afternoon that we don't get to see any good football games at Kenan Stadium anymore. The comment was meant as a back-handed compliment to the caliber of play North Carolina has exhibited over the last two weekends in routing two major ACC Coastal Division rivals, Duke and Miami. The Tar Heels have been simply dominant. (Fayetteville Observer)

After Tar Heels pop Miami, UNC receiver pops question

As the clock ticked down on North Carolina’s win Saturday, on a scale of 1-10, Damien Washington was nervous “in the 10, 11 range,” he said. Not because it was his last game in Kenan Stadium – it was – or because the outcome was in doubt – it wasn’t – but because injured teammate Juval Mollette had an engagement ring in his pocket and it was almost time for Washington to retrieve it. (Charlotte Observer)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, TBD

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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