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Proehl on Pitt: "We had to win that game. Point blank.”

UNC receiver Austin Proehl: "You know, we want to win the coastal. And to beat Pitt, especially in that environment, in Kenan, to keep our goals alive, our dreams alive, is huge. I think going into this week and the weeks to come, it definitely propels us and gives us confidence to know that no matter what situation we are in, we can always bounce back." (Carolina Blue)

Florida State's Jimbo Fisher focused on UNC, not LSU job

With North Carolina bringing its high-powered offense to town, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher took time out from his weekly session with the media to dispel any talk about the job opening that came up this week when LSU fired Les Miles. (UPI)

UNC player accused of sexual battery speaks publicly

A UNC football player facing charges of sexual battery and assault on a female student says the two had consensual sex and that he did not rape nor drug her. In his first public comments, Allen Artis said Tuesday he isn't a rapist and is eager to get the case behind him. One of his attorneys, Kerry Sutton, also said Artis has passed a polygraph test about the February incident. (Associated Press)

ACC Football Championship Game Refund Information

Patrons who purchased tickets to the 2016 ACC Football Championship Game originally scheduled for Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium through official ticket avenues will be granted a 100 percent refund. The ACC greatly appreciates the loyalty and support of those who purchased their tickets early and will begin processing full refunds immediately. (The ACC)

North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky proving he's among nation's elite

Mitch Trubisky is riding high after four games and, with apologies to that guy getting all the headlines at Louisville, he might be the country’s hottest quarterback. Let’s start with that game-winning drive. North Carolina needed 17 gut-wrenching plays to march 63 yards. It wasn’t a thing of beauty. It was a deliberate, gritty, physical performance. (ESPN.com)

ESPN's ACC Football Week 4 Power Rankings

6. North Carolina The Tar Heels showed resilience in converting three final-drive fourth-down plays against Pitt before taking the lead with two seconds left after trailing all game. Mitch Trubisky had himself a day, as he threw for 453 yards and five touchdowns. (ESPN.com)

UNC DL Nazair Jones was nearly paralyzed five years ago

Nazair Jones came home after his Roanoke Rapids (N.C.) High team lost in the state playoffs so wiped out from his exceptional performance that he fell asleep on the couch. The next morning, he got up like normal. But when he tried to walk, Jones could not move. Excruciating pain gripped his legs. They called an ambulance and he went to the hospital. (ESPN.com)

Turner's Take: True Grit

But the bottom line is, the Tar Heels found a way to win, despite the first three and a half quarters. "The great thing about it is I think our team showed a lot of grit," Fedora said. "They showed a lot of perseverance. They played well together and played for each other, and so that was probably the biggest result to come out of that football game." (GoHeels.com)

An emotional Elijah Hood recaps win: "That was honestly amazing"

Against Pittsburgh on Saturday night UNC running back Elijah Hood ran the ball 11 times for 25 yards and a 2.2 yards per carry average. The junior's longest run was for seven yards. It was not his most productive game, but in postgame interviews on Saturday evening inside the Kenan Football Center you would have thought Hood had won the Heisman. (Carolina Blue)

Panthers Safety Tre Boston Wants To Bring City Together

Panthers safety Tre Boston knew his team would have even more eyes on them than normal Sunday and he wanted to take advantage of the opportunity. “I felt today was our biggest platform as a city, this Sunday, after everything happened,” Boston said. (WFMY)

UNC's offense has found its recipe for success

The North Carolina Tar Heels offense has thrived in the past three games averaging 47 points per contest and it seems UNC has found its recipe for success — taking advantage of what the defense gives them. UNC opened the season against the Georgia Bulldogs, a team that defends the pass much better than the run. (Carolina Blue)

Trubisky thrives while keeping his emotions under control

It's always the same for UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky. Whether he's staring down a charging lineman or a group of reporters, Trubisky remains calm, rarely flinching and barely showing an inkling of emotion. That composure has benefited the junior, especially in the win over Pitt, where he needed every ounce of that poise to lead the game-winning drive. (Carolina Blue)

Film review: How UNC football beat Pittsburgh on its final drive

With three-and-a-half minutes to go in the fourth quarter against Pittsburgh on Saturday, North Carolina orchestrated a majestic drive to secure a 37-36 comeback win that rivals any other finish in program history. Here’s a look at how the Tar Heels did it. The Panthers built a 36-23 lead thanks to an offense that controlled the clock and kept the Tar Heels off the field. (Daily Tar Heel)

North Carolina faces another top runner in Florida State's Dalvin Cook

Twelfth-ranked Florida State will feature yet another premier rusher for the Tar Heels to deal with Saturday when the teams meet for the first time since 2010 in Tallahassee. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., and will be televised by ESPN. Spearheading the Seminoles' offense is junior Dalvin Cook, a returning first-team All-ACC player and Heisman Trophy candidate. (Fayetteville Observer)

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi laments missed opportunities against UNC

Normally, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi likes to move on from a previous week’s game after 24 hours and focus his attention on the next match. But after coming so close to a win over a quality opponent only to falter at the end for the second week in a row, he allowed time at his Monday press conference to reflect on what he thought went wrong. (Pitt News)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
Sat, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1, TBD

UNC @ East Carolina
Sat, Sep 8, TBD

Sat, Sep 15, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Florida State3-57-6

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