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Five With Fedora: Pitt Game

Larry Fedora: "Look at the catches that Switz made on fourth down and the winning catch that Bug made with the guy draped all over him. We made the plays when we had to make them. When you put yourself behind on the scoreboard it can be tough to comeback in any game. So again, I was proud of the maximum effort they gave us down the stretch." (GoHeels.com)

Photo: Unreal look at Bug Howard's catch

A closer look at UNC senior wide receiver Bug Howard's last second catch shows that it was truly more miraculous than it seemed. Howard first touched the pass with two hands, but brought it down with one. Here's a closer look. (Carolina Blue)

Ryan Switzer leaves it all on the field in UNC’s win

Ryan Switzer didn’t have much left to give when UNC faced a 4th-and-9 with less than a minute left in the Tar Heels’ ACC opener against Pittsburgh on Saturday. At that point, the senior receiver had hauled in 15 balls for 199 yards. He had caught four passes on the drive already — including a sliding 15-yard catch on 4th-and-6 that kept the game alive for UNC. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Pitt Locker Room Speech

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora had a message for his team after the Tar Heels rallied to defeat Pittsburgh, 37-36 on Saturday in Chapel Hill. Read More...

Trubisky, Finley combine for 16 TDs with no INTs

Two of the nation's most efficient quarterbacks play in the same conference for schools less than an hour apart in the same state. North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky and NC State's Ryan Finley have combined to throw 16 touchdown passes with no interceptions, and their completion rate is 75 percent (163 of 217). Trubisky has been especially sharp. (Associated Press)

Extra Points: Stone Cold

The Fade to Bug will take its spot alongside Gio Bernard’s punt return vs. N.C. State in 2012 and Amos Lawrence’s draw play vs. Duke in 1978 in the handful of colossal last-minute, game-winning plays for the Tar Heels. In the aftermath there were comparisons to the Tar Heels’ monster rally at Georgia Tech in the ACC opener from last year that set off the dominoes toward the ACC division title. (GoHeels.com)

Bug Howard describes game-winning catch, final moments

UNC wide receiver Bug Howard will go down in North Carolina football lore as making one of the biggest and more miraculous catches even in Kenan Stadium. With five seconds remaining in the game and UNC down six to Pittsburgh, center Lucas Crowley hiked the ball to quarterback Mitch Trubisky who tossed the ball to the right front corner of the end zone. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's Identity Coming into Focus

Stats rarely lie, although emotion lacks a numerical value that can be factored into an equation. Pitt ran at will – 228 rushing yards at a 4.9-yards-per-carry clip through three quarters – until the Tar Heel defense decided it was time to make enough plays to give its offense an opportunity to win the game. Three of Pitt’s final four drives were three-and-outs. (Inside Carolina)

Foolish to sleep on UNC’s Switzer during record day

It’s doubtful that opponents will continue to “sleep on” UNC’s receivers, particularly Ryan Switzer. So maybe there will no longer be a need for bathrobes during warmups? “Mack Hollins kept saying that they’re sleeping on us. So we grabbed bathrobes and warmed up for five minutes.” Switzer proceeded to figuratively undress the Pittsburgh secondary all day. (Raleigh & Company)

Video: Mitch Trubisky Tosses 5 Touchdowns vs. Pitt

QB Mitch Trubisky continued his excellence under center, throwing for these five touchdowns to four different receivers (including the game-winner with two seconds remaining) in the 37-36 win over Pittsburgh on September 24, 2016. Read More...

Sleeping on North Carolina? Wake up and throw on a robe

The bathrobes in UNC's locker room are usually for comfort. But before Saturday's game against Pittsburgh -- a dramatic 37-36 Tar Heels win -- a few of the receivers decided to wear them onto the field as a fashion statement. Ryan Switzer, Bug Howard and Mack Hollins all donned bathrobes as they went through warm-up drills -- until they got a little too warmed up. (ESPN.com)

UNC's Final Three Plays vs. Pittsburgh

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. With 23 seconds left in UNC’s matchup with Pittsburgh on Saturday, that was the Tar Heels’ plan of action. UNC’s offense found itself on the Panthers’ four-yard line and in need of a touchdown. Trailing 36-30, the Tar Heels needed to find a way to get into the end zone. The plan? Run the same play three times in a row. (Inside Carolina)

Chemistry pivotal in record-setting night for Switzer, Trubisky

It was a historic game for Mitch Trubisky and Ryan Switzer. One that has been a long time coming for the pair of Tar Heels. Trubisky completed 35-of-46 pass attempts for 453 yards and five touchdowns — all career highs. He extended his school record for pass attempts without an interception to 202 and set the UNC record for most passing yards in back-to-back games. (Carolina Blue)

Bug Howard goes up to grab victory

For Bug Howard, 2-yard plays can be just as exciting as those covering a large portion of the football field. Howard made good on that notion Saturday with a pair of 2-yard touchdown catches in the last six minutes in UNC’s 37-36 comeback victory against Pittsburgh at Kenan Stadium. “We work on that play all the time,” Howard said of the jump-ball in the end zone. (Burlington Times News)

Moment finally arrives for UNC's Ryan Switzer and Mitch Trubisky

These were the nights that Ryan Switzer and Mitch Trubisky had played out in their minds. These were the moments they’d spent dreaming up, when all they could do was dream of the day they’d finally play staring roles in games like North Carolina’s heart-stopping 37-36 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. (Greensboro News & Record)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
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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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