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Mark Armstrong: The case for 'Quise

Jameis Winston is the reigning Heisman trophy winner, a national champion, almost certainly a first round draft pick. Marquise Williams has almost singlehandedly powered UNC into bowl eligibility, along the way becoming the top QB in the conference. Ask me who'll become a better NFL quarterback and my answer changes, but the 2014 ACC Player of the Year is Marquise Williams. (ABC 11)

Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Quotes

Larry Fedora: “This team is excited and anxious to get back on the field, especially for this next one which will be our last home game and an opportunity for our seniors to go out in this stadium and send them out the right way. Our guys will do a great job of preparation this week and hopefully we will do that.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC puts together a second straight late-season surge

North Carolina is putting together another late-season turnaround. The Tar Heels looked lost with bad defense and inconsistent offense during a 2-4 start, but they've won four of five since to become bowl eligible heading into Saturday's rivalry game against NC State. "I think our coaching staff did a tremendous job of keeping these guys together," coach Larry Fedora said Monday. (Associated Press)

By the Numbers: Marquise the Magician

Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams has emerged as one of the top players in the conference, if not the country. Williams’ 33 touchdowns this season are the seventh-most by any player in the country, trailing only Oregon's Marcus Mariota, Ohio State's J.T. Barrett, Notre Dame's Everett Golson and Mississippi State's Dak Prescott among Power 5 QBs. (ESPN.com)

Williams' Toughness Questioned by Wolfpack

Bowl eligibility has been achieved. ACC division races have been decided. All that's left is the pride and bragging rights that are associated with beating a hated rival, or so it appeared on Monday morning. And then criticism of UNC quarterback Marquise Williams was lobbed over from Raleigh: "Once you hit him a few times he basically almost quits." (Inside Carolina)

Marquise Williams, Nazair Jones, Landon Turner receive weekly ACC awards

North Carolina junior quarterback Marquise Williams was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week for the second straight week and fourth time this season after leading the Tar Heels’ 45-20 win at No. 25 Duke. UNC junior Landon Turner was recognized as the Offensive Lineman of the Week, while freshman Nazair Jones earned Defensive Lineman of the Week honors. (The ACC)

Wolfpack start rivalry week smack talk

It's UNC vs N.C State week and N.C. State junior safety Hakim Jones started it off by taking a subtle shot at UNC star quarterback Marquise Williams during an interview Monday. "Once you hit him a few times he basically almost quits," Jones said per Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News & Observer. It might not be wise for N.C. State to add motivation to UNC's best player. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Football Press Conference Recap - NC State

Larry Fedora and Norkeithus Otis discuss playing back-to-back rivalry games, the improvement of the offensive and defensive lines, and preparing for NC State in this weekly press conference recap. View Video...

UNC bowl projections

After beating Duke on Thursday night, North Carolina moved to 6-6 (4-4) and snatched bowl eligibility for the second straight year. CarolinaBlue complied a list of potential bowl game destinations and opponents based on the projections of various media outlets. (Carolina Blue)

UNC celebration damages Duke locker room

North Carolina’s players, exuberant over their resounding win over Duke, left damage in the visiting team locker room following Thursday night’s 45-20 Tar Heels win, causing the school to apologize and foot the bill for repairs. According to sources at both schools, light blue spray paint caused “significant” damage to the visiting team locker room in Duke’s Brooks Practice Facility. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Carolina Rundown: November 24

Friday: Danny Green had 18 points. Harrison Barnes had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Saturday: Brandan Wright had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Green had 21 points and seven rebounds. Sunday: Ty Lawson had 18 points and 16 assists. Tar Heels all over this highlight from Sunday, as Ed Davis blocks Lawson, and Wayne Ellington finishes it with an emphatic slam. (GoHeels.com)

Junior Gnonkonde’s Journey

Junior Gnonkonde is driven to seize opportunities that seemed far-fetched when he arrived in the United States six years ago without any knowledge of English or football. Twenty miles northeast of Valdosta, Georgia, and 30 miles from the Florida state line, sits Lakeland, a remote, rural Georgia community with a population of approximately 3,000 residents. (Inside Carolina)

ACC Football Power Rankings: Week 13

6. North Carolina Tar Heels, Record: 6-5 overall, 4-3 conference, Previous ranking: 10; Can you believe UNC is second in the Coastal division? Like last season, the Tar Heels turned it around in the second half. But while the Tar Heels are bowl eligible, they were supposed to be Coastal contenders. Larry Fedora gets credit for turning it around again, though. (ESPN.com)

ACC helmet stickers: Week 13

UNC quarterback Marquise Williams turned in another outstanding game, keying a 45-20 rout of favored rival Duke on Thursday. He completed 18 of 27 passes for 276 yards and two touchdowns, adding 98 rushing yards and two more scores on 21 carries. His 374 total yards gave Williams 3,499 total yards on the season, breaking Bryn Renner's single-season UNC record (3,394). (ESPN.com)

Giovani Bernard won't change running style after injuries

In the past three games that Giovani Bernard has appeared in, the small-in-stature Cincinnati Bengals running back took a series of punishing blows. The culmination of the hits resulted in him missing the past three weeks as he rested hip and clavicle injuries. (ESPN.com)

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, 5:30 ET ESPN

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN

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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