Chase Rice is biding his time, staying true to himselfChase Rice is no stranger to big country shows; he has, after all, toured with the likes of Kenny Chesney and Dierks Bentley. But truth be told, the North Carolina native - a linebacker for the University of North Carolina and a runner-up on TV's "Survivor: Nicaragua" - is even happier playing his own shows in smaller venues. (Oakland Press)
Tar Heels turn Blue Devils' strength into a liabilityThe Tar Heels set school records in abundance — most passing yards in the first half, most total yards of offense in a game by one player and many more — and in the process, embarrassed arguably the best defensive unit in the ACC. UNC accomplished that feat with a little football jiujitsu: turning Duke’s greatest defensive strength against itself. (Greensboro News & Record)
Breaking Down UNC's Flea Flicker TouchdownAccording to North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams, when the Tar Heels walked into practice Thursday the flea flicker play was on the board as the first play against Duke. It was contingent on Duke lining up in the right formation and the Blue Devils did that. Williams explains the play here during his postgame press conference. (Tar Heel Blog)
Mack Hollins thrives against Blue DevilsFor Mack Hollins on Saturday, the atmosphere inside Kenan Stadium was different. "It was the best atmosphere I’ve been in since I’ve been here," he said. Maybe that's why the North Carolina football team beat Duke 66-31 to hold onto the Victory Bell. Maybe that's why the Tar Heels scored more points than they ever had in an ACC game. Maybe that's why Hollins had the best game of his UNC career. (Daily Tar Heel)
Heels stake a claim for everything in rout of rival DukeSo just how good is Carolina? Are the Tar Heels really one of the best teams in the country? Because it sure looked that way Saturday as UNC rolled past Duke 66-31 in a record-smashing game that propelled Carolina to the national conversation and basically crushed Duke’s soul. North Carolina, now 8-1 and 5-0 in the ACC, has a clear run to Charlotte. If unbeaten Clemson is waiting, do the Heels have a shot at everything? (Greensboro News & Record)
North Carolina Postgame Quotes - DukeLarry Fedora: “I am really proud of our football team today. We came into the Tar Pit and played a really good Duke team and our guys did well. We can be better, I can assure you. We didn’t play a complete game in all three phases and our guys in that locker room they know that. They are excited we are 8-1 but they also know we can be better, and hopefully we will show that next week.” (GoHeels.com)
Turner's Take: Big TimeThe Tar Heels wanted to put on a show in sold-out Kenan Stadium. That they did. “It wasn’t about making a statement,” Marquise Williams said. “It was more about getting a win in the Tar Pit, getting wins for our fans and our family and our staff. It’s not about the college playoffs or trying to make people recognize us. We’ve just got to come out and execute and keep winning games.” (GoHeels.com)
UNC Delivers Statement WinIn a game in which both teams entered controlling their destiny in the ACC Coastal Division, UNC dominated Duke to such an extent that press box observers paused to ponder whether or not the Blue Devils were as good as advertised. The better question may be this: how good are these Tar Heels? (Inside Carolina)
UNC, Williams lock in for the winBy the end of the first half it was over. UNC was up 38-10 and had just scored a last-second touchdown to further separate themselves from Duke. Tar Heel quarterback Marquise Williams, a senior from Charlotte, finished 25 for 35 for 494 yards and four touchdowns. He was pulled late in the third quarter to enjoy the big Carolina win. UNC defeated Duke 66-31 to move to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the ACC. (Carolina Blue)
UNC football dumped a basketball amount of points on Duke, which only had football pointsThe average all-time score of every game in the North Carolina-Duke basketball rivalry: Heels 64.1, Blue Devils 62.9. The number of points UNC unloaded on its rival in football on Saturday: 66, the most the Tar Heels have ever put on Duke. (The Blue Devils managed 31. Okay job, Blue Devils!) (SB Nation)
UNC-Duke Postgame NotesQB Marquise Williams set a school record with 524 total yards of offense and accomplished that in less than three quarters. The 524 yards are the sixth-most in ACC single-game history. Williams eclipsed his own previous UNC record of 469, which he set against Old Dominion in 2013. The 66 points are the most Carolina has ever scored in an ACC game. (GoHeels.com)
UNC 66, Duke 31: Game AnalysisThere was plenty to be shocked about in this game. The consensus was UNC would probably win but it would be a touchdown or less affair. Coming into the game Duke was ranked #4 in yards per play allowed at 4.16. In eight games the most yards Duke had surrendered in a game was 452 in four overtimes versus Virginia Tech. The Tar Heels laid waste to those marks in the first half alone. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Marquise Williams Post-Duke Press ConferenceNorth Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams (24/35, 494 yards, 5 total TDs) talks to the media after his career day in the win against Duke on November 7, 2015.
Video: Larry Fedora Post-Duke Press ConferenceNorth Carolina head coach Larry Fedora addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 66-31 win over Duke in Chapel Hill on November 7, 2015.
Video: Tar Heels Blow Out Duke 66-31 - Game HighlightsThe Tar Heels put up 704 yards of total offense in a dominating 66-31 win over Duke on November 7, 2015.
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