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Preview & Prediction: UNC vs NC A&T

Is it better to start the season versus a quality team or one of the many FCS caliber teams out there. UNC chose the former for the season opener and it didn't go well. Now the attention turns to NC A&T which should serve as means of getting that first win and restoring the proverbial order. Prediction: UNC 63, NC A&T 20 (Tar Heel Blog)

Five questions to ponder before kickoff

Can Marquise Williams get his mojo back? North Carolina’s senior quarterback came into the season as the ACC’s active career leader in total offense, passing yards, rushing yards by quarterbacks and touchdown passes, but he didn’t distinguish himself in last Thursday’s opening night loss to South Carolina. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heel Football Continues Hospital Visit Tradition

In a long-standing Tar Heel tradition, members of the North Carolina football team kicked off the home game weekend Friday afternoon with a visit to UNC Children’s Hospital. This marks the 26th year in a row that Tar Heel players will spend time with young patients on the Friday afternoon before each home game. (GoHeels.com)

Major Position Changes in College Football History

Lawrence Taylor, North Carolina (1977-80): L.T. was originally recruited as a defensive lineman and played at nose guard and middle linebacker his sophomore year. Then head coach Dick Crum moved him to outside linebacker before his junior year and the rest is history. Taylor piled up 16 sacks in his senior year leading the Tar Heels to an 11-1 record. (Athlon Sports)

A&T students, fans eager for matchup with Carolina

As game day draws nearer, the student hype has escalated as the Aggies prepare to take on the Tar Heels at 6 p.m. at Kenan Stadium, making history for A&T’s football program. The game is only the third time the Aggies will have faced an NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision team in its 92 years of football. It's the first time A&T will play either of the state's two ACC public universities. “This game has been all anyone can talk about,” A&T senior Avery Rogers said. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC offensive line discuss positives, run game

Guard Caleb Peterson on what it's like to have a guy like Elijah Hood running behind you: "When you have a freaking horse running behind you like Elijah and shifty guy like T.J. Logan just eating up yards. It really gives you a lot of juice. Something we emphasize on this team is don't play for yourself, play for the guys next to you." (Carolina Blue)

Countdown to Kickoff: N.C. A&T

North Carolina looks to even its 2015 record when it welcomes FCS opponent N.C. A&T to Kenan Stadium for the first time in school history for its home opener on Saturday (6pm). The Tar Heels (0-1) are in desperate need of a win to snap a three-game losing streak dating back to last year’s regular season finale against N.C. State. (Inside Carolina)

A&T Coach Rod Broadway reflects on his time at UNC

When N.C A&T takes the Kenan Stadium field on Saturday to face UNC, there will be one person on the sidelines very familiar with the surroundings: Aggie head coach Rod Broadway. Broadway, who is 29–17 at A&T (9-3 in 2014), played defensive line at North Carolina from 1974–1977. He returned to UNC in 2001-2002 as an assistant coach. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels meet in-state FCS Aggies in home opener

North Carolina has spent enough time thinking about the things that went wrong in the opener. The Tar Heels need to show they've moved forward, starting Saturday against North Carolina A&T. The Tar Heels' home opener comes nine days after the 17-13 loss to South Carolina in Charlotte, a game that saw them roll to 440 yards and show defensive improvement after last year's struggles. (USA Today)

North Carolina's tempo offense might challenge its defense

Though North Carolina spent last season scoring at a frenetic pace on offense, the defense lagged desperately behind. Now Gene Chizik’s job is to turn a sieve into a brick wall, while head coach Larry Fedora keeps his foot on the gas on the other side of the ball. It’s a fundamental divide that’s being felt throughout college football, but is crystalized by Chizik’s hire in Chapel Hill. (ESPN.com)

Rod Broadway finds way back to Chapel Hill with underdog Aggies

Rod Broadway ought to quit it. Listening to him on Tuesday’s MEAC teleconference was like being at a funeral. Oh, poor N.C. A&T has to go into Chapel Hill and take on the big, bad Tar Heels. “We understand we’re overmatched, but we will go in and give it our best shot,” Broadway said. (Charlotte Post)

Video: Get to Know UNC WR Johnathan 'Bug' Howard

UNC junior wide receiver Bug Howard is on the verge of having a breakout season with the Tar Heels. Find out where he's from, how he received his nickname and what he thinks of his development so far in Chapel Hill. View Video...

North Carolina Welcomes NC A&T For Home Opener

Seeking its fourth consecutive win in a home opener under head coach Larry Fedora, North Carolina welcomes North Carolina A&T, the preseason pick to win the MEAC, to Kenan Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. UNC is 3-0 against FCS competition under Fedora with win over Elon in 2012 (63-0), Old Dominion in 2013 (80-20) and Liberty in 2014 (56-29). (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina A&T Hoping to Keep UNC on Its Heels

Heading into Saturday night’s home opener at Kenan Stadium, it remains to be seen if the new-look defense can continue its strong play under first-year coordinator Gene Chizik–as they welcome a North Carolina A&T team with an explosive offense capable of turning some heads. While the Tar Heels come into the game at 0-1, the Aggies began their campaign 1-0. (Chapelboro.com)

From Manning to Marquise: UNC’s Quarterback Gets a Much Needed Pep Talk

On the first day of training camp this past offseason, UNC senior quarterback Marquise Williams said his goal was to win the ACC Player of the Year award. After his first start of the season strayed from the plan just a bit, Williams received an outpouring of support from an elite group of his peers—something that helped him get his mind, and his play, back on track heading into this week’s game against North Carolina A&T. (Chapelboro.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 35
Virginia: 14
Sat, Oct 22 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 5, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Thu, Nov 10, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. The Citadel
Sat, Nov 19, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia Tech0
at Pittsburgh0
THU, OCT 27 7:00 PM ET
at Virginia0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at NC State0
SAT, OCT 29 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Notre Dame0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Florida State0
SAT, OCT 29 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(21) North Carolina4-16-2
(25) Virginia Tech3-15-2
Georgia Tech1-34-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Clemson4-07-0
(5) Louisville4-16-1
(12) Florida State2-25-2
Wake Forest2-25-2
NC State1-24-3
Boston College0-43-4

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