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ACC championship matchups: Wayne Gallman vs. North Carolina's defense

Is there a better between-the-tackles runner in the ACC than Clemson's Wayne Gallman? Gallman ranks third in the ACC in rushing yards (despite missing a game), 43 percent of his yards have come after contact and he’s topped 100 yards six times. All of this is a problem for a UNC defense that has struggled at slowing opposing ground games. (ESPN.com)

The Challenges of Clemson's Defense

UNC's offense is tied for ninth nationally in points per game (41.0). However, Clemson possesses a stout defense that is much better than any team Carolina has faced so far. "It's going to be a great challenge but all year long our players have responded to every challenge and I expect nothing less than that on Saturday," says Offensive Coordinator Seth Littrell. (Carolina Blue)

Marquise Williams wants to atone for previous performance in Charlotte

Nobody needs to remind UNC quarterback Marquise Williams what happened the last time he played in Charlotte. Games like that are not easily forgotten. Williams threw three interceptions in the opener against South Carolina at Bank of America Stadium. That is what makes Saturday's ACC championship game against No. 1 Clemson all the more important for Williams. (ESPN.com)

CFP chair explains committee's issues with UNC, thoughts on No. 1 Clemson

A what-if question hovers over the ACC Championship Game. What if the No. 10 Tar Heels beat No. 1 Clemson for arguably the most impressive win of this college football season? Can one-loss North Carolina climb into the College Football Playoff's top four? (CBS Sports)

A UNC Rooting Guide to Championship Saturday

UNC has a great chance to make a national statement against the top-ranked Clemson Tigers on Tuesday. Although the Playoff committee has held the Tar Heels back due to their schedule and an ugly loss to South Carolina, Carolina can still sneak into the top four on Sunday. (Carolina Blue)

Fedora doesn’t win ACC Coach of the Year, but he should have

Unlike Clemson, which was predicted to win the ACC and ranked among the nation’s top 10 in virtually every preseason poll, UNC was picked to finish fifth in its own division. And while Dabo Swinney had to restock a defense with talented replacements, Larry Fedora first had to put out a dumpster fire of a defense that ranked dead last in the ACC in 2014. (Wilmington Star News)

Marquise Williams redeems himself after horrid opener

“That’s my fault we not getting the respect. I’ll fix that.” Those were the 11 words tweeted two weeks ago by North Carolina senior quarterback Marquise Williams in the hours after UNC was given a lowly position in the College Football Playoff standings in one of the selection committee’s Tuesday night releases. (Charleston Post and Courier)

Extra Points: Tar Heel Timeline

North Carolina’s football team continues an extraordinary season Saturday night in Charlotte when the Tar Heels collide with Clemson with the ACC championship at stake. Here’s a timeline of the building blocks that fell into the Tar Heels’ historical season—the first ever in 127 years of football with 11 regular season wins. (GoHeels.com)

Dual-threat quarterbacks lead Clemson, UNC to title game

Opposite Watson and the Tigers for the 8 p.m. showdown will be North Carolina senior Marquise Williams. Williams has been the catalyst for an offense that ranks 11th nationally in scoring (41.3-point average) and has played a major role in UNC reeling off 11 consecutive victories since an opening loss to South Carolina in Charlotte back in September. (Fayetteville Observer)

Playoff poll takeaways: If North Carolina upsets Clemson, who sneaks into top 4?

11-1 North Carolina is still sitting down at No. 10 in the committee’s rankings. That doesn’t mean the Tar Heels can’t jump six spots by beating No. 1 Clemson (12-0) in this weekend’s ACC title game. We know from last year that the committee’s final rankings swing wildly based on the conference championship game results. But right now I don’t like their chances. (FOX Sports)

Mack Hollins: ‘Championship Week’

UNC coach Larry Fedora stresses practicing with a consistent focus and intensity to assure the same results on a weekly basis. Junior wide receiver Mack Hollins, however, has taken it upon himself to give each week a different theme. “’Ship Week, baby,” Hollins said on Tuesday when asked the slogan for the ACC Championship Game. “Championship Week.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: Seth Littrell Tuesday Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina offensive coordinator Seth Littrell talks to the media about what he is expecting from the Clemson defense before the ACC Championship game. View Video...

Tar Heels Move to 10th in College Football Playoff Rankings

The North Carolina Tar Heels moved up to 10th in the new College Football Playoff Rankings released Tuesday night. Last week, the Tar Heels ranked at No. 14 in the College Football Playoff Rankings. Losses by Baylor, Michigan, Oklahoma State, and Florida aided the Tar Heels’ launch into the top ten. (Chapelboro.com)

Why not an ACC champion North Carolina in the Playoff?

Maybe the Tar Heels' surge shouldn't come as a surprise — this is Fedora's fourth season with the program, after all. It was in year four at Southern Mississippi that the Golden Eagles turned the corner, going from a combined 22-17 during Fedora's first three seasons to 12 wins and a Conference USA championship. But for UNC, there was more at play than simply learning the system. (USA Today)

Video: All-Access at N.C. State 2015 - State Champs!

North Carolina's win at N.C. State gave them the 'state championship' and was the Tar Heels' school-record 11th win in a row. View Video...

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
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UNC vs. Louisville
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UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, 3:30 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

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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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