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UNC football surged under the radar and has a chance to win the ACC

North Carolina did everyone a favor this year. The Tar Heels' season-opening loss to South Carolina threw us off the scent and kept us from building too much hype too soon. It allowed them to get to work with minimal scrutiny. Thursday night's 26-19 win at Pitt showed us that the work is paying off. UNC rode big plays to a halftime lead, then coordinator Gene Chizik's defense went to work. (SB Nation)

UNC-Duke Football Game Sold Out

North Carolina’s homecoming game vs. Duke on Saturday, Nov. 7, is sold out. Any returned tickets will be available for sale on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. Stay tuned to GoHeels.com for updates on ticket availability. Kickoff time for the Duke game has been set for either noon or 12:30 p.m. and will be announced after this weekend’s college football games. (GoHeels.com)

What They Are Saying Today About UNC's Win Over Pitt

Plenty of chatter this morning regarding UNC's 26-19 win over Pitt last night as the Tar Heels move down the road toward Coastal Division glory. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Ryan Switzer, Marquise Williams Post-Pitt Interviews

Ryan Switzer (5 rec, 126 yds, TD) and Marquise Williams (14/23, 270 yds, 2 TDs, 52 rushing yds) talk with Jones Angell after the 26-19 win at Pittsburgh on October 29, 2015. View Video...

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Pitt Interview

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora talks with Jones Angell after the Tar Heels defeated Pittsburgh 26-19 on October 29, 2015. View Video...

Rare UNC-Duke football feast likely

Duke’s trip to North Carolina on Nov. 7 already is a sellout. The rest of the spread on this rare blue battle football banquet table can’t be known until after the Blue Devils host Miami tomorrow night in Durham. Carolina did its part to make the upcoming rivalry game very special by bouncing Pitt, 26-19, on Thursday night in a nationally televised statement of authenticity. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Quinshad Davis breaks UNC's career reception record

With two receptions in the first half of Thursday night's game against Pittsburgh, North Carolina receiver Quinshad Davis has officially passed Hakeem Nicks to become the school's all-time leader in career receptions. After catching two passes for 20 yards in the second quarter, Davis has 182 receptions over the course of his four-year career. (Carolina Blue)

North Carolina lives up to expectiations — especially its own

For the first time since 1997, UNC football is relevant in November. Next Saturday's matchup with Duke should decide the Coastal Division in the ACC, setting the winner on a course for the league championship game. The offense is more balanced; the defense has improved exponentially under first-year coordinator Gene Chizik. Previously a collection of talent, UNC is now, well, a team. (USA Today)

North Carolina, Duke on collision course in Coastal

As it stands, North Carolina and Duke are the only teams in the Coastal division that are unbeaten in conference play. Even if Duke loses to Miami, the winning team next week between the rivals will control the Coastal. Immediately after North Carolina beat No. 23 Pitt 26-19 on Thursday night, folks wearing Carolina blue started talking Duke. (ESPN.com)

Packers' Julius Peppers getting more sacks on fewer snaps

At 35 and in his second season with the Green Bay Packers, Julius Peppers is compiling sacks at a rate that narrowly exceeds the best clip of his career. With 5 1/2 sacks through the first six games — he had 7 in both 2013 and 2014 — Peppers unearthed an elixir of production and efficiency. He is producing more while playing less. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

ICTV: Des Lawrence, UNC DBs Getting Rude

The UNC secondary is starting to live up to its "Rude Boys" moniker. With first place on the line against Pittsburgh on Thursday night, UNC's defensive backs were physical in coverage, made aggressive plays on the ball, and delivered big hits. "We just told ourselves that we needed to take this challenge tonight," said Des Lawrence, who had four pass break ups and seven tackles. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Takes the Lead in ACC Coastal Division

UNC's next game is No. 22 Duke, which hosts disheveled Miami on Saturday. If the Blue Devils win, next weekend will likely mark the first time since 1939 that UNC and Duke have both entered its rivalry game ranked and the first time ever the two programs have played as ranked foes at Kenan Stadium. More importantly, the winner will have a solid hold on the Coastal Division. (Inside Carolina)

UNC holds off Pitt for statement victory in ACC Coastal race

Don’t be shocked if the Tar Heels make their way to Charlotte. North Carolina’s win pushes it to 4–0 in the ACC and earns it sole possession of first place in the Coastal Division. Duke is likewise unbeaten, but it has one fewer win than the Tar Heels. So for the moment, anyway, coach Larry Fedora’s crew looks like the team to beat in the race for the division title. (Sports Illustrated)

Five Thoughts on UNC's 26-19 Win Over Pittsburgh

A year ago the UNC pass defense was much maligned. That's no longer the case thanks in part to the play of cornerbacks Des Lawrence and M.J. Stewart. The latter sat out the last two games serving a suspension after an assault arrest prior to UNC's 50-14 win over Wake Forest. Stewart wasted little time making his presence felt with six tackles, four pass breakups, a sack and tackle for loss. (Tar Heel Blog)

ICTV: Meaningful Win for Marquise Williams, UNC

A big win on a big stage. North Carolina seized the opportunity of facing a ranked opponent on primetime national television in beating Pittsburgh, 26-19, on Thursday night. The significance of the win isn't lost on Marquise Williams, whose 322 total yards played a big role in the outcome. "It means a lot," Williams said. (Inside Carolina)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, TBD

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

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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