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Inside the trick play that gave UNC lead in win over Georgia Tech

In the seconds before North Carolina scored its go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter Saturday at Georgia Tech, Marquise Williams was running with his head turned behind him, looking at a football moving through the air in his direction, thinking one thought over and over again. “Don’t drop this ball,” Williams, the Tar Heels’ fifth-year senior quarterback, said later, reciting that thought. (Charlotte Observer)

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 5

21: Biggest Comeback in North Carolina’s Program History: UNC scored a key conference win on Saturday, rallying from a 21-point deficit to defeat Georgia Tech 38-31. The 21-point rally was the largest comeback in school history. Leading the way for North Carolina’s comeback was quarterback Marquise Williams. The senior finished as the team’s leading passer, rusher and receiver in the victory. (Athlon Sports)

Brandon Tate makes most of rare opportunity

Brandon Tate made the most of his first snap on offense this season. Immediately after entering in the Bengals’ 36-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the 27-year-old wide receiver and return specialist made a diving catch down the right sideline and scrambled into the end zone for a 55-yard touchdown and 21-12 lead with 8:43 left in the third quarter. (Dayton Daily News)

Cayson Collins delivers against Georgia Tech

The light seems to have turned on for sophomore Cayson Collins. “He’s finally understanding what kind of impact he can make based on how he practices,” Coach Larry Fedora said. In UNC’s 38-31 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday, the linebacker tied for the team lead with 10 total tackles and nine solo tackles. Collins was responsible for perhaps the most important play of the game. (Daily Tar Heel)

Fifth Quarter: Historic rainfall, significant victory

Role reversal: UNC WR Quinshad Davis teamed up with QB Marquise Williams for a go-ahead 37-yard TD pass in the Tar Heels’ come-from-behind 38-31 win at Georgia Tech, but not the way they usually do. This time Davis threw the pass and Williams caught it. Davis has now thrown four passes in his UNC career. He’s completed all of them 121 yards, four TDs and an incredible passer rating of 684.1. (Wilmington Star News)

Video: UNC Football All-Access Win At Georgia Tech

Not only was it the largest come-from-behind-win in the history of UNC football but it was also the first victory for the Tar Heels in Atlanta since 1997. Go 'All-Access' like you never have before. View Video...

Art’s Angle: Save The Date

Write down the date October 3, 2015. It may mark the official turnaround for Carolina Football, not only in the Larry Fedora era but possibly all time. Remember, Florida State was once a women’s college before it went coed and began playing football. Somewhere in there was a game like the Tar Heels’ remarkable comeback victory in Atlanta Saturday. (Chapelboro.com)

Bengals' Brandon Tate grabs beautiful, diving touchdown catch (video)

Brandon Tate's diving touchdown catch gave the Bengals a 21-12 lead in the third quarter against the Chiefs on Sunday. Andy Dalton improvised on a scramble and hit Tate, who made a diving catch down the right sideline. Tate then rolled away from Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters before being touched to complete the 55-yard touchdown. (Sporting News)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Georgia Tech

With the 800-lb. gorilla removed from its back, North Carolina heads into the bye week 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the ACC for the first time in seemingly forever. With the next two games against the divisional cellar dwellers Wake Forest and Virginia, Carolina has a chance to make some real noise in the Coastal division. And that's a refreshing change. (Tar Heel Blog)

Extra Points: Gut Punch

Ah, music to a Tar Heel fan’s ears after all the misery Georgia Tech has dealt Carolina since Paul Johnson arrived in Atlanta in 2008. Don’t look now, but that’s two straight over Tech and that’s how streaks turn in the opposite direction. All that misery in Charlottesville over three decades is now just rumble in the dust of three straight road wins over Virginia and five straight total. (GoHeels.com)

ACC Football Week 5 Power Rankings

3. North Carolina Tar Heels (4-1, 1-0). The Tar Heels could have folded down three touchdowns to Georgia Tech, but the Heels rebounded in the second half to win in Atlanta for the first time in nearly two decades. Marquise Williams' performance avoided the second guessing of coach Larry Fedora, who stuck with Williams after benching him last week. (ESPN.com)

Move to Right Guard Suiting Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Cooper Well

When Jonathan Cooper was selected seventh overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2013 NFL Draft, he probably figured he'd settle in at left guard for years and years to come. So much for the best laid plans. The University of North Carolina product suffered a broken leg during his third preseason game in 2013 and sidelined him for his rookie campaign. (AZ Cardinals 101)

Tar Heels Complete Largest Comeback In School History, Beat GT 38-31

With four minutes remaining in the first half, the UNC football team had just let Georgia Tech run the ball down the field for its third touchdown of the game on its third drive of the game. Down 21-0 at that time, all hope looked lost for Head Coach Larry Fedora and his team. But the Tar Heels stayed resilient, fighting all the way back to defeat the Yellow Jackets 38-31 on Saturday–the biggest comeback in team history, and its first win in Atlanta since 1997. (Chapelboro.com)

Marquise Williams Responds

In rallying his team out of a 21-0 deficit, Marquise Williams rushed for a career-high 148 yards and scored two touchdowns. He completed 13 of his 24 passes for 134 yards and also caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Quinshad Davis on a trick play to give the Tar Heels their first lead of the game. The fifth-year senior quarterback led UNC in passing, rushing and receiving yards. (Inside Carolina)

Talking Points: Pack fail test, Heels resilient

If North Carolina took their cue from social media after they found themselves down three touchdowns early in the second quarter, they would've logged off and went about their day. Fans were done, and who could blame them? Nobody wanted to watch another disastrous trip to Atlanta. But the Tar Heels didn't quit, rallying from from 21 points down to beat Georgia Tech 38-31. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 28
Fri, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Stanford
Fri, Dec 30, 2:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(22) Virginia Tech6-39-4
North Carolina5-38-4
(23) Pittsburgh5-38-4
Georgia Tech4-48-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson8-112-1
(13) Louisville7-19-3
(11) Florida State5-39-3
NC State3-56-6
Wake Forest3-56-6
Boston College2-66-6

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