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Red-hot Heels starting to believe

Okay, here we go. Carolina beat a good Top 25 Pittsburgh team Oct. 29 on the road and crushed a previously ranked Duke team 66-31 this past Saturday. No, that wasn’t a basketball score. The Tar Heels are a dark horse, an NCAA sleeper team right now, averaging more than 40 points on offense and a little more 18 points per game on defense. (Greensboro News & Record)

By the numbers: Elijah Hood has UNC's offense humming

With Elijah Hood as the featured back this season, North Carolina is running the ball more often and with more success than last season by relatively wide margins. A year ago, Tar Heels tailbacks had 13 touchdowns in 13 games. They’ve racked up 14 already this year. In 2014, UNC’s tailbacks averaged 4.44 yards-per-carry. They’ve improved by 20 percent in 2015. (ESPN.com)

UNC facing tricky dynamic in final games

While the sky may be the limit for North Carolina’s football team, the opposing coaches in the team’s final three regular-season games still have the potential to wipe out the Tar Heels’ big dreams. At 5-0 in the ACC and 8-1 overall, UNC likely will be favored in all three – Miami on Saturday in Chapel Hill, at Virginia Tech on Nov. 21, and at N.C. State on Nov. 28. (WRAL Sports Fan)

ACC football tickets in Charlotte? Good luck with that

After several years of sluggish sales, the prospect of an undefeated Clemson facing North Carolina has made tickets scarce for the Dec. 5 conference title game at 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium. That’s quite a shift from the previous three years, when tarps were in place in the upper levels to cover large swaths of unsold seats. (Charlotte Business Journal)

Young UNC defensive staff plays key role in turnaround

When it came time for Gene Chizik to choose his North Carolina defensive staff, he could have gone the standard route and hired coaches he already knew. Chizik opted to go a different way, ultimately deciding on assistants best suited to help him transform one of the worst defenses in the country. “Didn’t know any of them. Never met one,” he said. (ESPN.com)

Larry Fedora expresses incredible gratitude for time at Air Force (video)

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora joins Bruce Feldman to talk about his time coaching at the Air Force academy. (FOX Sports)

Video: Last Home Game for 16 Seniors vs. Miami

It's the end of an era in Kenan Stadium for 16 seniors who will be honored during the their final home game at UNC on Saturday at 3:30. Come out and show them that you have their backs. View Video...

Turner's Take: Unwritten

There is a column to be written on this Tar Heel football senior class, sixteen players who either comprised Larry Fedora’s first UNC recruiting class or had just completed a redshirt year when he arrived in December 2011. If Fedora and his staff are the architects of one of the most stunning turnarounds in the school’s football history, then these student-athletes are the ones wearing the hard hats. (GoHeels.com)

Why the CFP committee is overlooking North Carolina

North Carolina finally cracked the top 25 of the College Football Playoff rankings, but at 8-1 and fresh off a 35-point victory over a previously well-regarded Duke team, the Tar Heels’ No. 23 ranking is probably still a bit worse than they might’ve hoped. So what’s keeping UNC from getting any love from the CFP selection committee? The answer is probably the schedule. (ESPN.com)

Fedora and Chizik Discuss Focus, Miami

Larry Fedora on not getting distracted by potentially winning the Coastal Division: "We’re playing Miami. That’s it, that’s all we are worried about. I promise you, all I want is to win this game. I know if we just take care of our business, the thing that we can’t control won’t really matter. We just control the things that we can control and that’s all we focus on." (Carolina Blue)

North Carolina wants more from defense

While it seems almost all rosy for the North Carolina football team these days, players on defense said they’re a bit squeamish. That’s because during the eight-game winning streak holes have developed. Despite the 66-31 drubbing of Duke on Saturday, it matched the most points allowed by the Tar Heels this season. (Burlington Times News)

North Carolina in position to demand national attention

After a six-win season in 2014 for the Tar Heels, expectations weren't exactly high for the program going into 2015 in a Coastal Division that featured a favored Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets' team that had just won the Orange Bowl. Now riding an eight-game winning streak, the Tar Heels are in the driver's seat to represent their division in the ACC Championship Game (FOX Sports)

UNC Moving Past Defensive Lapse

No. 17 North Carolina’s refreshed defense took its first significant step back during Saturday’s win over Duke. “It was the first time that there were three or four glaring big plays that reared its ugly head,” defensive coordinator Gene Chizik said following Wednesday’s practice. “The standard for our defense is certainly not that.” (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams on a star trek

How would you feel if you showed up for work one day knowing that every decision you made was going to be wrong? That’s the dilemma defensive coordinators face when they take on UNC’s Marquise Williams. The senior dual-threat quarterback is the personification of Star Trek’s Kobayashi Maru, a test designed purposely to have no correct answer. (FOX Sports)

Tar Heel Student-Athletes Visit UNC Burn Center

Each fall, UNC student-athletes gather for a special trip that always proves to be a highlight of the Carolina Outreach calendar. The annual UNC Burn Center Visit on Nov. 6 brought together student-athletes from the football, track and field, cross country, and women’s lacrosse teams to visit patients and hear from physicians at one of the state’s outstanding health care facilities. (GoHeels.com)

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
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6

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