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Film review: How UNC football beat Pittsburgh on its final drive

With three-and-a-half minutes to go in the fourth quarter against Pittsburgh on Saturday, North Carolina orchestrated a majestic drive to secure a 37-36 comeback win that rivals any other finish in program history. Here’s a look at how the Tar Heels did it. The Panthers built a 36-23 lead thanks to an offense that controlled the clock and kept the Tar Heels off the field. (Daily Tar Heel)

North Carolina faces another top runner in Florida State's Dalvin Cook

Twelfth-ranked Florida State will feature yet another premier rusher for the Tar Heels to deal with Saturday when the teams meet for the first time since 2010 in Tallahassee. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m., and will be televised by ESPN. Spearheading the Seminoles' offense is junior Dalvin Cook, a returning first-team All-ACC player and Heisman Trophy candidate. (Fayetteville Observer)

Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi laments missed opportunities against UNC

Normally, Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi likes to move on from a previous week’s game after 24 hours and focus his attention on the next match. But after coming so close to a win over a quality opponent only to falter at the end for the second week in a row, he allowed time at his Monday press conference to reflect on what he thought went wrong. (Pitt News)

Chansky’s Notebook: Big Four Bonanza

You will have to go way back in the record books and personal memory banks to find a weekend that matches what happened to the generally beleaguered Big Four football programs. Three of them won in distinctly different scenarios and the fourth did not play but garnered almost as much attention as the other three. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels' Trubisky avoiding mistakes, rolling to big stats

It turns out Mitch Trubisky just needed a little time. UNC's first-time starting quarterback looked uncomfortable and out of rhythm in his debut against Georgia. Three games later, the junior enters October racking up big numbers and ranking as one of the nation's top passers. Good timing, too, considering the Tar Heels visit No. 12 Florida State this weekend. (Associated Press)

Pitt-UNC Concerns

North Carolina did plenty to lose a football game Saturday at Kenan Stadium. But in the end, the Tar Heels also did enough to win, which they did, 37 -36 over Pittsburgh in a crucial Coastal Division contest. Here are some of the concerns that came from UNC’s third victory of the season against one loss and third consecutive victory. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC's Safeties Adding Up

Normally, leading the nation in an offensive statistic is a thing to celebrate. For UNC, though, leading the nation in safeties has not been a point of pride. The Tar Heels gave up their third safety in four games in Saturday’s 37-36 win over Pittsburgh. The safety came off of a jet sweep to Ryan Switzer that resulted in negative five-yard rush and two points for the Panthers. (Inside Carolina)

Top 5 Comebacks Of The Fedora Era

North Carolina has won 35 games in the four-plus seasons Larry Fedora has been its head football coach, and interestingly eight of this victories have come in the fourth quarter of games. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Tar Heels look to change fortunes on big stage

The cameo appearances on the national stage have come more frequently for North Carolina as of late, but nearly every time, the Tar Heels have been relegated to playing a supporting role in a powerhouse’s victory. UNC again has an opportunity for a breakthrough when it visits No. 12 Florida State on Saturday. The Tar Heels are making no secret of what’s at stake. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Seeks Defining Upset over FSU

No. 23 North Carolina travels to Tallahassee this weekend with hopes of securing the program’s most significant road win in 20 years. On Sept. 7, 1996, the Tar Heels defeated Donovan McNabb and No. 9 Syracuse, 27-10, at the Carrier Dome. UNC is 2-22 against AP Top-25 opponents on the road since then, and neither of those teams were ranked as high as No. 12 Florida State. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels prepare for test in Tallahassee

Now, UNC heads to Tallahassee to face No. 12 Florida State, trying to end its three-game losing streak against ranked opponents. The Tar Heels and their coach repeatedly remark on FSU's "talent," on both sides of the ball. Notably, the Seminoles offense features running back Dalvin Cook who has an ACC second-best 495 rushing yards this season. (WRAL Sports Fan)

North Carolina seeks signature win at Florida State

It’s true that North Carolina’s receivers, among the deepest groups in the nation, probably warrant more attention. It’s true, too, that UNC has won 14 of its last 15 regular-season games and still isn’t earning much national respect. But there’s also a reason fans might be sleeping on the Tar Heels: There simply isn’t a single signature win on Larry Fedora’s resume. (ESPN.com)

Video: Larry Fedora Monday Pre-Florida State Press Conference

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora met with the media Monday to further discuss the Tar Heels' last-second win over Pittsburgh two days earlier and to look ahead to this weekend's matchup at Florida State. Here is what the coach had to say. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Mitch Trubisky, Ryan Switzer Among ACC Players of the Week

North Carolina had two players recognized following their ACC and school record-setting performances in the Tar Heels’ 37-36 win over Pitt, as quarterback Mitch Trubisky was tabbed the ACC Offensive Back of the Week and Ryan Switzer the Receiver of the Week. Trubisky was also named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week. (The ACC)

Five With Fedora: Pitt Game

Larry Fedora: "Look at the catches that Switz made on fourth down and the winning catch that Bug made with the guy draped all over him. We made the plays when we had to make them. When you put yourself behind on the scoreboard it can be tough to comeback in any game. So again, I was proud of the maximum effort they gave us down the stretch." (GoHeels.com)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
Sat, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1, TBD

UNC @ East Carolina
Sat, Sep 8, TBD ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU

UNC vs. UCF
Sat, Sep 15, 12:00 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-7
Duke3-57-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Louisville4-48-5
Florida State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8


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