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Box Score: Georgia 33, North Carolina 24

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 33-24 loss to Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday. (View Box Score)

Video: UNC-Georgia Pre-Game Motivational

Watch the same video the North Carolina football team just watched before the kickoff against Georgia in Atlanta. View Video...

Bulldogs, Tar Heels planning for unfamiliar scenarios

The football teams for Georgia and North Carolina both have unknowns to prepare for. The Tar Heels are facing a team with a new coaching staff in place from a season ago. That has forced North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora to seek film from other programs to get a better feel as for what the Bulldogs might do, specifically on offense, in Saturday’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome. (Macon Telegraph)

Todd Gurley trash talks Eric Ebron via twitter

As the 2016 College Football season gets rolling, NFL players are taking the time to give their take on their alma mater's upcoming game. When Detroit tight end Eric Ebron, a North Carolina alum, fired a friendly shot across the bow at former Georgia running backs Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, both North Carolina natives, it elicited a response from the 2015 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. (Dawgs247)

Planning for the opponent: QBs aside, Dogs will ‘pound the rock’ vs. UNC

Most of the focus on Georgia heading into Saturday’s season opener has been on who will start at quarterback. To be sure, the decision to start fifth-year senior Greyson Lambert over freshman phenom Jacob Eason was one that created ripples from coast-to-coast in college football. (Dawg Nation)

A Guide to North Carolina’s College Mascots

North Carolina Tar Heels: Rather than confront the stark difficulty of humanizing a foot, UNC went with Rameses the Ram in 1924, borrowing the nickname of star fullback Jack “Battering Ram” Merrit. The mascot stuck when a kicker hit a game-winning field goal in the presence of a live Rameses the university had ordered from Texas. (Our State Magazine)

UNC Looking for a Different Start

Des Lawrence calls Saturday night a test North Carolina has been waiting a year to take. Things would have been a whole lot different last season, and maybe easier, if the Tar Heels would’ve opened with a win against South Carolina. What does that mean for Saturday’s battle with No. 18 Georgia in in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic? Everything. (Wilmington Star News)

Heckendorf: "I think Mitch is ready"

Coach Heck will have more of a responsibility with play calls. His star pupil Mitch Trubisky also has a new role: starting quarterback. Heckendorf spoke on Trubisky before the Tar Heels take on Georgia on Saturday. "I think Mitch is ready. I think he is excited for the opportunity. I have all the confidence in the world that he is going to do a a great job." (Carolina Blue)

Marquise Williams Released by Green Bay Packers

Marquise Williams was released by the Packers on Friday. With Joe Callahan's impressive performance during preseason play, it became apparent that Williams was likely going to be the odd man out at quarterback in Green Bay. The North Carolina product will now set his sights on landing a job as a member of another organization's practice squad. (CBS Sports)

Georgia-North Carolina have long — but not recent — football history

Georgia and North Carolina first met on October 26, 1895, in Atlanta; it was the 15th game in Georgia football history and the 33rd for UNC. UNC won 6-0 and completed what is considered by some as the first-ever forward pass; alas, the play was illegal at the time. Historians are unable to confirm the first occurrence, although John Heisman is noted in giving credit to this game as having the first pass. (Gridiron Now)

This season is crucial for Larry Fedora

With that, of course, comes a whole new set of expectations and desires for the UNC football program. In Fedora, most people in and around Chapel Hill see the coach that can finally get the Heels consistently competing with Clemson and FSU. The town and university so centered on what happens in the spring can have something to root for and be proud of in the fall. (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina studying new Georgia offensive coordinator Jim Chaney’s past offenses

During Wednesday’s ACC coaches teleconference, Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora said his coaching staff has searched everywhere for answers on Georgia’s offense. For one, it’s because the Bulldogs have an entirely new coaching staff, including offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, who in just the previous four seasons was at three different schools – Tennessee, Arkansas and Pittsburgh. (Gridiron Now)

Des Lawrence embracing big game, underdog narrative

The Tar Heels travel to Atlanta to take on Georgia Saturday. While technically a neutral site, this is more-or-less a home game for Georgia. UNC cornerback Des Lawrence knows this, but says Carolina's veterans have the experience for this type of game. "I’m pretty sure it’s going to be majority red in there, so an away game [for us]," Des Lawrence told reporters. (Carolina Blue)

Mark Armstrong's pick for UNC's big test vs. Georgia

So who wins? I need to see UNC actually tackle Nick Chubb a few times. If Gene Chizik hasn't assembled a group capable of slowing down the Dawgs' ground attack then it is likely another long evening. Carolina should again have one of the most explosive offenses in the country. They'll score. Fed's fellas kick-start another potentially memorable season with a 34-31 win. (ABC 11)

'A big first step' for UNC against Georgia

Last year, the sleeping giant stumbled in the second week, marched through 11 straight opponents to an ACC Coastal Division title and came up one onside kick short of getting in the conversation about the College Football Playoff. Now, the Tar Heels are talking about finishing the job this season, and it begins Saturday with a victory over the Bulldogs in Atlanta. (Greensboro News & Record)

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North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
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Tuesday 5:15 PM

Southern Mississippi0
at Florida State0
Wednesday 1:30 PM

at Boston College0
Wednesday 5:15 PM

at Navy0
Thursday 1:30 PM

Virginia Tech0
at Oklahoma State0
Thursday 5:15 PM

Wake Forest0
at Texas A&M0
Friday 1:00 PM

NC State0
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Friday 3:00 PM

at Mississippi State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

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Saturday 8:00 PM

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Sunday 8:45 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) Miami7-210-2
(22) Virginia Tech5-39-3
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-112-1
NC State6-28-4
Wake Forest4-47-5
Boston College4-47-5
Florida State3-56-6

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