Panthers coach Ron Rivera on Tre Boston’s lack of action: ‘That’s on us’One game after playing a season-high 32 defensive snaps, second-year Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston was in for just five defensive plays against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Panthers coach Ron Rivera owned it as a mistake on Monday after weeks of promising to get the former fourth-round draft pick more involved. “That’s on us,” Rivera said of the coaching staff. (Charlotte Observer)
Malik Simmons Steps UpMalik Simmons was thrust into the starting line up last week after starter M.J. Stewart was suspended. Last week against Wake Forest he played well, but this week he excelled. Simmons came up with two big interceptions to go along with another pass break-up and three tackles. The two picks marked the first two interceptions of Simmons' career and both came in the fourth quarter. (Carolina Blue)
Tar Heels Win UglyIt was sloppy. There were miscues and turnovers, as well as a failed two-point conversion and penalty flags by the dozens. All that mattered at the end, however, was that UNC had extended its winning streak to six games and moved to 3-0 in the ACC for the first time since 1997 with a 26-13 victory over Virginia. “A win is a win,” quarterback Marquise Williams said during his postgame interview. (Inside Carolina)
ICTV: Malik Simmons Completes Road BackAfter starting the season suspended, Malik Simmons has worked his way back into a starting - and now starring - role. Simmons earned his coach's praise for his first start of the season last week against Wake Forest, and this Saturday he had two fourth-quarter interceptions against Virginia. They were the first two interceptions of his Tar Heel career. (Inside Carolina)
Elijah Hood: "I try and punish people"Another conference game, another 100 yard rushing performance for UNC sophomore running back Elijah Hood. The 6-0, 225-pound back has a punishing style of running that is paying off for the Tar Heels. Against Virginia on Saturday Hood rushed a career high 21 times for 103 yards and two scores. This is Hood's fourth career 100 yard game. (Carolina Blue)
Turner's Take: On To The Next OneThe Tar Heels and Panthers face off on Thursday night on ESPN. With Carolina, Pitt and Duke all undefeated in the conference, Thursday’s game has huge Coastal Division implications. Saturday’s win wasn’t pretty for Carolina (or Pitt), but they’ll put it to bed and set about the work of getting to 7-1. On to the next play. (GoHeels.com)
UNC 26, Virginia 13: Game AnalysisWith the way this season has unfolded, UNC is now in a neck-and-neck race for the Coastal Division with Duke and Pittsburgh. That means every game, including this one versus Virginia, is very much a must-win scenario. To use the college basketball parlance, the Tar Heels had a survive-and-advance kind of game today. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: UNC-Virginia Game HighlightsElijah Hood rushed for a pair of TDs, the Tar Heel defense forced four turnovers in the second half, and Carolina improves to 6-1 (3-0 ACC) after a 26-13 win over Virginia on October 24, 2015.
UNC 26, Virginia 13: RecapElijah Hoods carried the ball 21 times for 101 yards. Marquise Williams had 71 yards on 12 carries plus 226 yards in the air on 21-26 passing and an interception. Shakeel Rashad racked up 10 tackles and an interception. UNC moves to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in ACC play and now faces the most important stretch of the schedule starting Thursday night in Pittsburgh. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Larry Fedora Post-Virginia Press ConferenceNorth Carolina head coach Larry Fedora addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 26-13 win over Virginia in Chapel Hill on October 24, 2015.
Defense dominates as North Carolina topples VirginiaElijah Hood scored twice to help North Carolina overcome a slow start, and the Tar Heels dominated the second half in a 26-13 win over Virginia. The win moves North Carolina to 6-1, and it was another reminder that this is a far different defense under Gene Chizik than the Heels had a year ago. North Carolina has held its opponents to 17 points or fewer in six of seven games this season. (ESPN.com)
UNC rumbles past UVa in second half for winA 93-yard third-period drive that consumed nearly six minutes helped push normally quick-striking North Carolina to a 26-13 victory over Virginia on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. The drive, which began following a Virginia punt, ended early in the fourth period with a 3-yard run by UNC’s Elijah Hood. The touchdown was Hood’s second of the afternoon. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Video: Elijah Hood Runs Tough vs. VirginiaNorth Carolina RB Elijah Hood (21 carries, 101 yds, 2 TDs) delivers his fair share of hard hits in the Tar Heel win over Virginia on October 24, 2015.
Elijah Hood helps UNC win 6th straight, 26-13 over VirginiaElijah Hood rushed for two touchdowns and North Carolina forced five turnovers in a 26-13 win over Virginia on Saturday, the Tar Heels' sixth straight victory. Hood finished with 101 yards rushing and two 3-yard scoring runs, T.J. Logan added a 16-yard TD and Nick Weiler kicked two field goals for the Tar Heels (6-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). (Associated Press)
Box Score: North Carolina 26, Virginia 13View the complete box score from North Carolina's 26-13 win over ACC Coastal Division rival Virginia on Saturday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
|(16) Virginia Tech||6-3||10-4|
|(8) Florida State||5-3||10-3|