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Broncos' Sylvester Williams sacked long odds in journey to NFL stardom

It is impossible to think about Sylvester Williams as anything but a defensive tackle. His hands double as bear paws. He moves with a low center of gravity. His body is a tugboat with arms. At 6-foot-2, 310 pounds, he is a defensive tackle straight out of central casting. (Denver Post)

UNC Getting Back to Fundamentals in Bye Week

UNC head football coach Larry Fedora is glad his Tar Heels are 2-0, but knows there’s a need for improvement with a tough schedule looming after the bye week. For now, the Carolina skipper is preaching fundamentals on the practice field in the hope that the talented Tar Heels can crack their untapped potential. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC-SDSU: A Few Good Plays

On Saturday, Carolina won a game in which they were shut out of the first quarter, shut out offensively in the first quarter for the first time in Larry Fedora’s tenure, and whose opening five drives consisted of four punts and a turnover, none of which gained over seventeen yards. But it didn’t matter because of a couple big plays. UNC’s opening-half statistics read more like one long drive than an entire half of football (Raleigh & Company)

UNC Postgame Chalkboard: Gap Control

On the defensive side of the ball, missed assignments were a primary theme for UNC. The first Aztec touchdown was the result of a miscommunication in the secondary in which the corner and safety were playing two different coverages, leading to an easy 59-yard score. But the bigger concern was in the Carolina run defense, which gave up 4.8 yards per carry on the day. (Inside Carolina)

Russell Bodine imperfect, but holds own vs. Ravens

Rookie center Russell Bodine graded out slightly below average in his NFL debut,which is about the way he assessed his own performance. Bodine was given a grade of minus 1.7 (0.0 is average) thanks to a minus 1.3 grade on run blocking and a holding penalty on a pass play in which Andy Dalton scrambled for one yard. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said it was a good beginning for Bodine. (Cincinnati.com)

Video: UNC Football Gameday Experience - SDSU

Sights and sounds of gameday at Kenan Stadium from the North Carolina Football win over San Diego State on Saturday, September 6, 2014. View Video...

Tennessee LB Zach Brown tears pectoral muscle

Tennessee Titans linebacker Zach Brown has a torn pectoral muscle, and coach Ken Whisenhunt says it's potentially a season-ending injury. Whisenhunt announced the injury Monday. The coach says the Titans will know more Tuesday. But he says the only question is how much time Brown, 6-foot-1 and 248 pounds, will miss this season. (USA Today)

UNC-SDSU game notes, observations, and analysis

The UNC pass protection was overall pretty good if not great. Quarterback Marquise Williams was given time to pass and on longer pass plays he was able to stand in the pocket and make the throw. UNC has many quick passes designed to get the ball out quick to playmakers, but on passes farther down the field, the UNC line was steady. (Carolina Blue)

Weekly Report Card: San Diego State

Quarterback Pressure: A-, The pass rush continued to be one of the bright spots for UNC. The defensive line penetrated well into the backfield on passing plays. The team would get a perfect score for this except that they only got one sack on Aztec QB Quinn Kaehler. The penetration on screens was well done and there were many hits on Kaehler as well as constant pressure. (Tar Heel Blog)

Identity Theft

UNC (2-0) has nine turnovers in two games, including three interceptions in a 31-27 win over San Diego State on Saturday. The Tar Heels defense is tied with Virginia for second in the nation in forcing turnovers, trailing only Temple in that category. Despite giving up more than 500 yards of total offense to the Aztecs, Carolina's defense was clutch when it was most needed. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC-ECU game set for 3:30 p.m. kickoff

The much-anticipated in-state showdown between North Carolina and East Carolina on Sept. 20 has been set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff with television coverage on either ESPN or ESPNU. Coach Ruffin McNeill's Pirates handed the Tar Heels a convincing 55-31 loss in last year’s meeting in Chapel Hill. This year’s game will be played at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville. (Wilmington Star News)

Fourth Quarter Quise

UNC's offensive stagnation had left Marquise Williams and the offense disjointed and unable to maintain a consistent drive. With the first offensive series of the fourth quarter revving up, it was time for the experienced junior quarterback from Charlotte to be a playmaker and show a nervous Kenan Stadium crowd that hope still remained. It took a single phone call to change the tides. (GoHeels.com)

Art’s Angle: Striped And Steamy

A festive night in Kenan Stadium turned frustrating before one of six seniors in the UNC lineup saved the day and, in the process, might have saved the season. The opponent was San Diego State on a night when Carolina cleverly staged a stripe-out from alternating black-and-blue dressed sections of Kenan Stadium to the black-clad Tar Pit of students who came early and stayed to sing the alma mater with the team. (Chapelboro.com)

Brian Walker named ACC Defensive Back of the Week

Brian Walker returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter and added a second interception in the fourth quarter of UNC’s 31-27 win over San Diego State. Walker had 126 interception return yards against the Aztecs, the second-highest single-game figure in UNC history. Walker’s touchdown was the third 100-yard interception return in school history. (The ACC)

Tar Heels Feeding Off Electricity, Energy of Kenan Fans

UNC head coach Larry Fedora and players were quick to point out the impact of the rowdy crowd that generated a true home-field advantage inside a striped-out Kenan Stadium Saturday night in the Tar Heels’ 31-27 comeback win over the San Diego State Aztecs. (Chapelboro.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 45
NC State: 34
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) North Carolina8-011-1
Virginia Tech4-46-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-012-0
(10) Florida State6-210-2
NC State3-57-5
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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