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The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Pitt

The good news for UNC was that this was an impressive win on the road against a ranked team on a short week of preparation. This is the Heels' second road win in the division and Carolina will certainly be ranked this week when the polls come out on Sunday. Now next week UNC will welcome to sold-out Kenan Stadium for homecoming a Duke team reeling from their bizarre loss to Miami. (Tar Heel Blog)

Peppers producing for Packers

Green Bay plans to turn up the heat on Peyton Manning Sunday night. The Packers have 23 sacks through 6 games this year, the team’s most in 14 years, and it’s a 14-year veteran leading the way. Julius Peppers celebrated his 35th birthday on the day of the NFC Championship game last year, and for 58 minutes it looked like Peppers would be celebrating a trip to the Super Bowl. (WBAY)

Extra Points: Room With A View

The Tar Heels took one preparation cue for a five-day turnaround early last November by noticing that the underdog Cleveland Browns hammered Cincinnati on Thursday night, and talk through the NFL was how light the Browns had worked that week and how the Bengals went full bore. Offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic mined his friends on the Browns staff for the specifics. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Takes Sole Possession of First Place in the Coastal Thanks to This Ridiculous Play

Among the ACC Twitterati we often use the hashtag #goacc in a self-deprecating way to talk about all weird plays, total incompetence by the officials, and stuff that just has no other way to be described. This play to end the Miami-Duke football game Saturday night was probably the most #goacc play in the history of the hashtag. (Tar Heel Blog)

Ravens' James Hurst valuing week of preparation with starters after coming in cold Monday

Left tackle James Hurst doesn’t put his preparation on cruise control when he’s not slated to be a starter, but he’s shuffled from the bench to the starting lineup and back enough to know there’s a difference in preparing all week as a starter. Monday’s substitution into the Arizona Cardinals game in place of starter Eugene Monroe (shoulder) was the third time he’s entered mid-game during the last two seasons. (Baltimore Sun)

Bucs K Connor Barth adds kickoffs to his repertoire

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Connor Barth has never been known as a kick-off specialist. The fact he recorded only 11 touchbacks on 170 kickoffs prior to re-joining the Bucs a few weeks ago is one of the reasons. Since returning to Tampa Bay, though, Barth has reshaped his identity, proving that in addition to being an accurate field goal kicker, he can also be deeply effective with his kickoffs. (Tampa Tribune)

UNC basketball, football players campaigning for ESPN's Gameday

If both UNC and Duke are ranked next week, ESPN's College GameDay could pay a visit to Chapel Hill. The allure of GameDay coming to Chapel Hill for football is powerful. It would bring national attention to the program and become a celebration of both the university and the town. UNC players, basketball and football alike, have been campaigning for GameDay to come to UNC. (Carolina Blue)

T.J. Yates & "80 For 80"--Analyzing The Drive That Put The Texans In The Playoffs For The First Time

It was a chilly December afternoon in Cincinnati when the Houston Texans came to town. Coming off a surprising victory against the Atlanta Falcons, quarterback T.J. Yates was ready to make his second-ever start for a team that took a flyer on him in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL Draft some seven months before. (Battle Red Blog)

Tar Heels emerge as legitimate contenders

Rising to the occasion hasn't been a staple of UNC football in recent years, but Thursday night the 2015 version of the Tar Heels showed they're capable of that and much more. A 26-19 victory against No. 23 Pittsburgh on its home field solidified UNC as a legitimate contender for the ACC's Coastal Division. The Tar Heels improved to 4-0 in league play to claim the Coastal lead for at least 48 hours. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC football surged under the radar and has a chance to win the ACC

North Carolina did everyone a favor this year. The Tar Heels' season-opening loss to South Carolina threw us off the scent and kept us from building too much hype too soon. It allowed them to get to work with minimal scrutiny. Thursday night's 26-19 win at Pitt showed us that the work is paying off. UNC rode big plays to a halftime lead, then coordinator Gene Chizik's defense went to work. (SB Nation)

UNC-Duke Football Game Sold Out

North Carolina’s homecoming game vs. Duke on Saturday, Nov. 7, is sold out. Any returned tickets will be available for sale on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. Stay tuned to GoHeels.com for updates on ticket availability. Kickoff time for the Duke game has been set for either noon or 12:30 p.m. and will be announced after this weekend’s college football games. (GoHeels.com)

What They Are Saying Today About UNC's Win Over Pitt

Plenty of chatter this morning regarding UNC's 26-19 win over Pitt last night as the Tar Heels move down the road toward Coastal Division glory. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Ryan Switzer, Marquise Williams Post-Pitt Interviews

Ryan Switzer (5 rec, 126 yds, TD) and Marquise Williams (14/23, 270 yds, 2 TDs, 52 rushing yds) talk with Jones Angell after the 26-19 win at Pittsburgh on October 29, 2015. View Video...

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Pitt Interview

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora talks with Jones Angell after the Tar Heels defeated Pittsburgh 26-19 on October 29, 2015. View Video...

Rare UNC-Duke football feast likely

Duke’s trip to North Carolina on Nov. 7 already is a sellout. The rest of the spread on this rare blue battle football banquet table can’t be known until after the Blue Devils host Miami tomorrow night in Durham. Carolina did its part to make the upcoming rivalry game very special by bouncing Pitt, 26-19, on Thursday night in a nationally televised statement of authenticity. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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
Georgia Tech4-49-4

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

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