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Countdown to Kickoff: Notre Dame

North Carolina’s schedule only gets tougher as the Tar Heels look to snap their current three-game losing streak against No. 5 Notre Dame in South Bend on Saturday (3:30pm/NBC). The Fighting Irish (5-0) are 17-point favorites over the Tar Heels, who are 0-6 against the spread as road underdogs under head coach Larry Fedora. (Inside Carolina)

Former UNC standout Giovani Bernard does it all for Cincinnati Bengals

In just his second year in a league that has devalued the running back position, Cincinnati’s Giovani Bernard has earned the starting job for the Bengals, and he’s proven he’s much more than just a rusher. A former standout at North Carolina, Bernard is the only player in the NFL this season with more than 200 rushing yards, more than 150 receiving yards and at least three rushing touchdowns. (Charlotte Observer)

Notre Dame v. North Carolina – Key Matchups

Notre Dame kept its undefeated season alive with a 17-14 win over Stanford last Saturday and will look to keep the momentum going when North Carolina visits South Bend. The Irish will have to avoid a let-down in a potential trap game after an emotional win and a showdown with Florida State looming. (UHND.com)

Breakin’ It Down: Notre Dame

The 2-3 North Carolina football team hits the road to South Bend this weekend for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff at Notre Dame. UNC’s last win over a top-10 team was a 31-28 victory over No.4 Miami in 2004. Tar Heel head coach Larry Fedora says he’s looking to make some history Saturday, but will his error-prone Tar Heels be up to the challenge of a smothering Irish defense and an efficient offense? (Chapelboro.com)

ACC viewer's guide: Week 7

North Carolina at No. 6 Notre Dame, NBC: The Tar Heels boast plenty of athleticism, especially on offense, and it will be interesting to see if they can crack the code of one of the country's more surprising units of the first half: the Fighting Irish defense, which has overcome massive turnover and a coordinator change to tie for third nationally in scoring average (12 PPG). (ESPN.com)

UNC quarterback Marquise Williams to face old friend on Saturday

Marquise Williams and Everett Golson go way back. Golson originally committed to UNC and was hoping to work out a deal where he would join Roy Williams on the hardwood after football season. But Golson flipped his commitment. And though things would certainly be different if Golson were donning light blue, that won’t be so when the Tar Heels travel to South Bend, Ind., Saturday. (Daily Tar Heel)

Bryn Renner Signs with Arizona Rattlers of Arena League

In a quarterback-driven Arena Football League, the Rattlers aren't taking any chances if Nick Davila ever goes down and have signed ex-North Carolina QB Bryn Renner. Renner, 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, was on the Maxwell Award watch list in 2013 for top college quarterback in the country. He was an All-ACC honorable mention selection as a junior in 2012, when he set a UNC season record for total yards with 3,394. (AZ Central)

Upset-Minded Tar Heels Meet No. 5 Fighting Irish

The North Carolina football team, with a 2-3 record, heads to South Bend to take on an in-form 5-0 Notre Dame squad ranked No. 5 nationally. The two programs will collide for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday afternoon in a nationally televised contest. Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson remains in the conversation for the Heisman Trophy in 2014. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC plans to keep rotating QBs at No. 6 Notre Dame

North Carolina has one quarterback who is leading the team in rushing, another with less experience and shaky confidence, and an offense that has been inconsistent through the first five games. And yet, the Tar Heels are sticking with their weekly plan to play both heading into No. 6 Notre Dame on Saturday. (Associated Press)

Tale of the Tape: Notre Dame

The good news is UNC has improved all the way up to 103rd in yards per play allowed. How much of that is what UNC did versus facing questionable opposition is anyone's guess. The Tar Heel defense has shown some signs of improvement but not enough to believe UNC can slow down Notre Dame or anyone for that matter. The Irish defense is a different story. Notre Dame is allowing just 12 points per game. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC/Notre Dame Insider Q&A

North Carolina's short passing game and quarterback Marquise Williams's ability to spread the ball around has been UNC's calling card in the past. The basic offensive game plan is to get the get ball into the hands of skilled playmakers in space. The Tar Heels have not been as successful gaining huge chunks of yardage this season, but the threat for big plays is always there. (Carolina Blue)

Everett Golson could have been someone on the North Carolina hardwood

Golson was at the very least a Division I talent, according to those who coached him at the prep level. Notre Dame's redshirt junior quarterback is on the Heisman Trophy short list as he readies the No. 6 Irish for a date Saturday with North Carolina. A Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, native, Golson had initially pledged to the Tar Heels' basketball program in February 2010. (ESPN.com)

Inside the Irish: A Look at North Carolina

During the preseason, Carolina had the look of a dangerous upstart — a team that finished their 2013 season winning six of seven games with an offense that’s set 40+ records in Fedora’s short tenure in Chapel Hill. But the youth on the Tar Heels’ roster has hurt them early this season, and after wins over Liberty and San Diego State, North Carolina has lost three straight to East Carolina, Clemson and Virginia Tech. (NBC Sports)

UNC plans to keep rotating QBs at No. 6 Notre Dame

North Carolina has one quarterback who is leading the team in rushing, another with less experience and shaky confidence, and an offense that has been inconsistent through the first five games. And yet, the Tar Heels are sticking with their weekly plan to play both heading into No. 6 Notre Dame on Saturday. (Yahoo! Sports)

Video: UNC Football Coordinator Insight - Notre Dame

The Tar Heel coordinators discuss what to expect as North Carolina looks to upset no. 6 Notre Dame in South Bend on Saturday. View Video...

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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