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More Challenges Against the Run Ahead

North Carolina’s defense will face yet another potent rushing attack when it lines up against No. 25 Duke on Thursday. The Blue Devils rank fifth in the ACC with 193.7 rushing yards per game. UNC’s defense has struggled mightily to stop the run throughout the entire 2014 season. The Tar Heels rank 14th in the ACC and 113th nationally in run defense, allowing 228.2 yards per game. (Inside Carolina)

Motivated Tar Heels Ready For Duke Challenge

The North Carolina football team isn’t lacking motivation for its game against Duke on Thursday. There is a lot riding on this game for the Tar Heels, including a chance at bowl eligibility. “We have a lot going for us in this game,” senior safety Tim Scott said at Tuesday’s practice. "This game could get us bowl eligible, we could get the bell back and we can beat Duke." (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: November 19

ESPN bowl projections have Carolina in Tampa or Detroit. Or maybe the Cactus Bowl (yes, that is a real thing). There really is a 30 for 30 being made called "I Hate Christian Laettner". Complete highlights of Ty Lawson's 24/11 performance this week. John Henson had four points and four rebounds. Here's a GIF of an impressive dunk from Henson. (GoHeels.com)

Duke/UNC Insider Q&A

On Thursday evening Duke and UNC face off on national television. Duke is 8-2 (4-2) coming off a lost Saturday against Virginia Tech. North Carolina is 5-5 (3-3) after beating Pittsburgh in Chapel Hill Saturday. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM in Wallace Wade Stadium. The game can be seen on ESPN. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels to challenge Duke defense Thursday

Facing the Tar Heels (5-5, 3-3) means Duke’s defense must deal with the unique talent that is quarterback Marquise Williams. The junior is UNC’s top threat on offense, using his strong throwing arm and his ability to run the ball to punish defenses. “He can do it all,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. “He is the true epitome of what a dual threat is." (Durham Herald-Sun)

Prospect of meeting rival Duke melts UNC’s pains away

The aches and pains will be the same on both sides, so the short week of preparation isn’t bothering the players from North Carolina as they get ready to face No. 25 Duke on Thursday night. Ethan Farmer said playing Duke also made getting the aches and pains worked out a little easier. “I definitely want to get the bell back,” Farmer said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC-Duke football rivalry means something again

In terms of the big picture, the nationally televised game between the Tar Heels and Blue Devils is as important as they come. UNC can gain bowl eligibility with a win while a Duke victory would all but wrap up a second straight Coastal Division title and ACC Championship Game appearance. And yet, all anyone on either side can talk about this week is a brass bell . (Wilmington Star News)

Opponent Preview: Duke

Fresh off a fourth quarter comeback win against Pitt the Tar Heels will travel to Duke to play the Blue Devils in a nationally televised game Thursday. Duke is coming off only their second loss and are still in the driver's seat for a Coastal Division Title and second consecutive berth in the ACC title game. UNC can play spoiler to Duke's dreams of a shot at the title game by beating the Blue Devils. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: UNC Football Tuesday Post-Practice Interviews

Larry Fedora and Shakeel Rashad talk about stopping the Duke offense and winning back the victory bell after practice on November 18, 2014. View Video...

Tar Heels to challenge Duke defense Thursday

Facing the Tar Heels (5-5, 3-3) means Duke’s defense must deal with the unique talent that is quarterback Marquise Williams. The junior is UNC’s top threat on offense, using his strong throwing arm and his ability to run the ball to punish defenses. “He can do it all,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC Playing Spoiler Role vs. Duke

While UNC is out of the running for the Coastal division title, the Tar Heels are still in contention for a bowl bid as it looks to play spoiler on the road at Wallace Wade Stadium. The Blue Devils lost a tough 17-16 decision to Virginia Tech last Saturday, which makes their rivalry showdown with UNC a must-win in their attempt to win the Coastal Division. (Inside Carolina)

ACC Upset Watch: Week 13

North Carolina (5-5, 3-3) at Duke (8-2, 4-2), 7:30 p.m., ESPN. Line: Duke by 6. Both teams need this win badly: The Tar Heels to become bowl eligible; Duke to remain in the hunt for the Coastal Division crown. Marquise Williams will give the Tar Heels an opportunity to pull the upset. Last week against Pitt, he accounted for four touchdowns and went over 100 yards rushing. (ESPN.com)

Does the Dissipating Depth at Running Back Matter?

With the news on Monday that Khris Francis is out for the rest of the season and Elijah Hood sidelined with an undisclosed injury, UNC's once deep running back corps is now much thinner. The question going into the final two regular season games is how much does the running back depth matter? Given the rushing attack relies heavily on Marquise Williams, perhaps not that much. (Tar Heel Blog)

Fedora, Williams Eyeing Strong Football Finish

The 5-5 UNC football team has seen its fair share of adversity in a season that once again, hasn’t met expectations. But through it all, the Tar Heels have continued to display a fighting spirit that filters down from two of their leaders – head coach Larry Fedora and signal caller Marquise Williams. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina Rundown: November 18

Big night for Ty Lawson, who had 24 points and 12 assists in a win. Tyler Zeller scored 19 points and had seven rebounds off the bench, and is continuing to impress Brad Stevens. Danny Green scored 11 points and had four assists. Brandan Wright had 10 points and three rebounds. Marvin Williams had eight points, while P.J. Hairston scored six. (GoHeels.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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