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Experience helped prepare Trubisky for game-winning pass

Larry Fedora kept saying that he knew what he was doing when he continued playing two quarterbacks earlier this season. Saturday, the UNC football coach got a chance to tell his detractors “I told you so.” With starting quarterback Marquise Williams forced to the sidelines after losing his helmet, Fedora didn’t hesitate sending backup Mitch Trubisky onto the field for a pivotal fourth quarter play. (Wilmington Star News)

Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Quotes

Larry Fedora: “Plenty to learn from after looking at the film in all three phases of the game. We were fortunate to make the plays that we needed to to win the game. Give credit to our kids for continuing to believe in what we’re doing, continuing to believe in each other, and kept fighting hard, and kept playing hard, and finished it up at the end.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Football All Access at Virginia

North Carolina pulled out a come from behind Coastal division win in Charlottesville against Virginia on Saturday. Go in the locker room before and after the game with the Tar Heels. View Video...

Believing Enough to Make Plays

Virginia appeared on its way to building a two-possession lead midway through the fourth quarter when defensive tackle Nazair Jones hauled in his first lifetime interception. Backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw his first game-winning touchdown three minutes later, and UNC kept the Virginia offense off the field for the remainder of the game with a gutsy onside kick to preserve the 28-27 victory. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Football Weekly Press Conference Recap - Miami

Larry Fedora and Landon Turner discuss the Tar Heels' win over Virginia last weekend, Mack Hollins' progression on the field and the team coming together as a whole. View Video...

Mack Hollins Named ACC Receiver of the Week

Mack Hollins did a bit of everything in UNC’s 28-27 win over Virginia. He had a 57-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter and a 63-yard scoring catch in the second quarter to finish with a career-high 120 yards receiving. Hollins also recovered an onside kick with just over four minutes to play. In addition, Hollins twice downed UNC punts inside the Virginia 2-yard line. (The ACC)

North Carolina makes its Coastal move

It was convenient for us all to write off North Carolina after another embarrassing start to its season, but one thing is becoming quite apparent about these Tar Heels under Larry Fedora. They rise only after they have fallen hard, refusing to give in to the gut punches and the critics. Are they making things difficult on purpose? Because they seem to thrive on the rush that comes when they have been dismissed. (ESPN.com)

Postgame Chalkboard from UNC-UVa

Fortune favors the bold, and Larry Fedora’s decision to go for an onside kick late in the fourth quarter up a point was certainly bold. Far too many coaches get overly risk-averse and play not to lose in close situations, and Fedora deserves credit for taking the risk to win the game outright. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Finding Second-Half Momentum Once Again in 2014

The Tar Heels’ midseason improvement is a good sign for Larry Fedora, especially as his team is filled with youth and promise for 2015. Looking ahead, road trips to Miami and Duke will determine just how high UNC can climb in the division, with home dates against Pittsburgh and NC State likely deciding whether or not this team can get bowl eligible. (Athlon Sports)

Five Questions Still Unanswered After Wainstein

The Wednesday release of the Wainstein Report rocked the UNC community, but while the report was exhaustive, it still left some significant questions unanswered. Five days after the bombshell report, here are five questions still left hanging either in the report or in the reaction: (Tar Heel Blog)

Carolina Rundown: October 27

If you only read one story today, this is an inspirational one about Kaitlin Morelli, the daughter of longtime football equipment manager Dominic Morelli. The Warriors waived James Michael McAdoo. Giovani Bernard had 45 yards rushing and a touchdown. Quinton Coples had seven tackles and 1.5 sacks (GoHeels.com)

‘Comeback Carolina’ Keeps Coastal Crown In Sight

UNC coach Larry Fedora wasn’t pleased with the way his football team played Saturday in Charlottesville. But the Tar Heels snuck past the Cavaliers and kept alive their dreams of playing in the ACC Championship game. It was a complete team victory for UNC. Defensive tackle Nazair Jones stepped up with a momentum-shifting interception late in the contest. (Chapelboro.com)

Broncos Q&A: Sylvester Williams sacked obstacles, odds on road to NFL

After high school, after experiencing only flashes of football success, Sylvester Williams took a job to make a living. He put radiators together at Modine Manufacturing in Jefferson City, Mo. Football intervened, changing his path, if not his life. He shared his story with The Denver Post during a season when last year's first-round pick continues to take on a bigger role: (Denver Post)

Road wins add to Coastal chaos

One play wonder: Mitch Trubisky played only one snap for UNC at Virginia on Saturday, but he made it count. Subbing for Marquise Williams, who had to sit out a play because his helmet came off, the freshman threw a 16-yard strike to T.J. Thorpe for the game-winning score in a 28-27 Tar Heel victory. It was Trubisky's first pass since throwing a pick six against Virginia Tech four weeks ago. (Wilmington Star News)

In topsy-turvy win, UNC finds reason to believe

So it was, on this turbulent afternoon beneath a sublime autumnal sky, that UNC managed to turn the bleak into the bright, the absurd into the advantageous. They felt, for the second straight week, not the specter of an academic scandal or the weight of unfulfilled preseason promise. They felt reason to believe. “We’re still in it,” Marquise Williams said. “We’re going to keep fighting.” (Daily Tar Heel)

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, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, TBD

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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