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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)

Taking A&T Seriously

To some observers, hosting FCS member North Carolina A&T is a matchup most Power Five programs can look at as more of a tune up than a real challenge. Perhaps that will prove true for North Carolina sometime around 9 p.m. Saturday night, but don't expect that attitude from the tar Heels going in. The coaches don't view things that way, and if the players did the staff made sure they expunged that from their collective systems Tuesday. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Defensive Tackle Nazair Jones Q&A

On the takeaways from the defensive line's performance against South Carolina: Nazair Jones: "I think we showed what we are capable of. We did a good job with the run expect for the one catastrophic play. They didn't move the ball on us that much. We just proved to the coaches that in the game we can perform. It shows how hard we have been working." (Carolina Blue)

Tale of the Tape: UNC vs NC A&T

There really isn't much to glean here other than to note that the Aggies put up 61 points on Shaw with less total offense than UNC had on the way to 13 points. Obviously the level of competition matters, but for UNC to be successful this season something along the lines of NC A&T's 77% conversion rate in the red zone would be ideal. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC prepares to face off against Tarik Cohen, North Carolina A&T

North Carolina running back Elijah Hood is coming off the strongest performance of his young career, rushing for 139 yards on 13 carries in a 17-13 loss to South Carolina. But on Saturday, he’ll hardly be the most accomplished back on the field. That honor belongs to Tarik Cohen, the dynamic scatback from North Carolina A&T. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC defense aims to limit big plays

The Tar Heels will be put to the test against a lethal running back in Tarik Cohen, whom coaches know is a catastrophic run just waiting to happen every time he touches the ball. “That guy can go,” Coach Larry Fedora said. Cohen was named co-offensive player of the year in the Mid-Eastern Athletic conference in 2014, rushing for 1,340 yards and 15 touchdowns. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels hunting in-state win against A&T

It’s not a surprise A&T players and fans are hyped to play North Carolina — it is, after all, a chance for A&T to pull off a massive upset. The question is why UNC is opening itself to the risk of losing to A&T. The Aggies are favored to win the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and return the conference’s most explosive running back, Tarik Cohen. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Former Tar Heel P.J. Clyburn returns to football at Winston-Salem State

P.J. Clyburn’s football career was over. His right shoulder was injured while at North Carolina and he was content to be just a student. It was during the 2012 season for the Tar Heels when Clyburn, now a safety at Winston-Salem State, suffered the injury. He stayed in school and UNC continued to pay for his education. But then something happened. “I wanted to play again,” Clyburn said. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Video: UNC Football Coordinator Insight vs North Carolina A&T

Gene Chizik and Seth Littrell discuss what improvements they're expecting to see from the Tar Heels as they look to get back on the winning track at home against North Carolina A&T in the first home game of the season in Chapel Hill. View Video...

ACC Week 2 Predictions

North Carolina A&T at North Carolina: Mistakes in the red zone cost UNC last Thursday night against South Carolina. Marquise Williams can’t make those mistakes if this team is going to be a factor in the ACC Coastal Division. North Carolina 48-3; North Carolina 41–21; North Carolina 50-17; North Carolina 50-13. (Athlon Sports)

UNC all-in on the argyle

Argyle helmet. Argyle pants. Argyle jersey....Argyle Field? When fans walk beneath the pines into Kenan Stadium this Saturday for the first UNC home game of 2015 they will notice something different gracing the field. Argyle. (Carolina Blue)

UNC vs A&T Preview: Aggies Bringing Defense

The Aggies are led by a familiar face in Chapel Hill in former UNC assistant coach and All-ACC defensive lineman Rod Broadway (1974-77). Broadway has posted a 29-17 record as the Aggies’ head coach and picked up the 97th win of his coaching career in the opener against Shaw. He’s turned around a program that was saddled with NCAA sanctions due to low graduation rates when he took over in 2011. (Inside Carolina)

Turner's Take: Thursday Football Notebook

Marquise Williams received a number of phone calls over the weekend from fellow quarterbacks, encouraging him to pick his head up after a tough performance last Thursday in the loss to South Carolina. One of those calls came from his predecessor at Carolina, Bryn Renner. Another came from the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning. (GoHeels.com)

My Carolina Experience: Mark McNeill

Mark McNeill had two overarching goals when he came to UNC: Graduate and win a national championship in lacrosse. He felt that it was important to take advantage of all his opportunities, so when he was offered the chance to walk on to the football team, he took it. Though playing two sports and completing a double major was overwhelming at times, McNeill was focused on the bigger picture. (GoHeels.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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