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Jury no longer out on Tar Heels

The questions kept coming after every victory North Carolina produced this season. Are the Tar Heels really a good team? Will they slip up somewhere and show they've only been lucky? Who have they beaten? The questions were legit, especially considering UNC's lackluster football history and its performance in losing the season opener 17-13 against a subpar South Carolina team in Charlotte back in September. (Fayetteville Observer)

Carolina's path to the playoff

The path to the Orange Bowl for UNC doesn't appear as complicated as it may have a couple of weeks ago. Beat Clemson, hope Southern Cal can upend Stanford, and root for Alabama and Michigan State to win their conference championship games. Then hope the committee doesn't do something blatantly moronic and pick Ohio State because they've finally started to play their best football. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Clemson can’t afford to drop the ball against UNC

Clemson is one win away from locking up a spot in the College Football Playoff, but the Tigers can’t afford to drop the ball, in the literal sense, in the ACC championship game against North Carolina. Clemson turned the ball over 10 times in the final three games of the regular season, including three fumbles at South Carolina on Saturday. (The State)

Extra Points: Never Land

Seventy-two football players and several dozen assistant coaches, managers, support staff and personnel clustered around Larry Fedora in the Tar Heel locker room under the northwest stands at Carter-Finley Stadium early Saturday evening. Fedora is becoming quite the expert at this, these impromptu speeches to his team after another historical victory in an historical season. (GoHeels.com)

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant is upbeat about his recovery

At a Grey Cup function in Winnipeg on Saturday, Durant offered positive news about his recovery from a ruptured left Achilles tendon — which he suffered June 27 in the CFL team’s regular-season opener — and also had some information regarding citizenship. “Within the next two years, everything should be finalized and I’ll be a Canadian,” said Durant, who hails from Florence, S.C. (Regina Leader-Post)

Clemson's Dabo Swinney says turnovers and defense will decide ACC Championship

Two of college football’s best – and hottest – offenses will be on display Saturday night in Charlotte, but Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said Sunday that this week’s ACC Championship Game will be decided by defense and turnovers. Top-ranked Clemson and North Carolina will battle for the ACC Championship in Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium next Saturday with kickoff set for 8:14 p.m. on ABC. (TigerNet)

UNC coach Larry Fedora says win over Clemson should put team in playoff

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said the Tar Heels should make the College Football Playoff if they beat No. 1 Clemson in the ACC championship game. "Yes, I do feel that way," the Tar Heels' fourth-year coach said when asked if No. 14 North Carolina would merit a playoff bid should it be crowned ACC champion. (ESPN.com)

UNC versus N.C. State: Photos from the 1940s and '50s

The two schools first played each other in 1894, UNC emerging victorious with a score of 44 to 0. Hugh Morton was not yet born, but he likely would have photographed the game if he had been around to focus a lens and click a shutter. (A View to Hugh)

Fifth Quarter: Comings, goings and two unbeaten division champs

Symbolic score: North Carolina avenged last season’s embarrassing home loss to rival N.C. State by unleashing a first quarter blitz that saw the Tar Heels roll up 308 total yards and score five touchdowns. Symbolic of the turnaround was the score after those decisive opening 15 minutes — 35-7, the same score by which UNC lost the Wolfpack a year earlier. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC rises to No. 8 in both polls

UNC rises up to No. 8 in both the AP and Coaches Poll. The Heels took down their in-state rivals N.C. State Saturday to claim the state championship. Carolina is the second ranked team in the ACC, trailing only No. 1 Clemson. (Carolina Blue)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: NC State

Thank goodness it was a four-score lead because UNC once again took their foot off the gas and went brain dead on offense to turn a blowout into a nail-biter for a 45-34 margin. UNC came up with enough key plays on both sides of the ball to notch their school-record 11th win in a row and keep their very narrow dream of making the College Football Playoff alive. (Tar Heel Blog)

National praise after 11 straight wins

Following another North Carolina win, national college football analysts, media outlets, and former players all weighed in. The praise is at another level for the Tar Heels who haven't lost since September 3rd. (Carolina Blue)

How UNC Can Make The College Football Playoff

Didn’t think we’d be saying this after the South Carolina game, but here we are: there’s one week left until bowl selection time, and UNC still has a shot at the College Football Playoff. Carolina currently sits at no. 11 in both the AP and coaches’ polls – I’m writing this on Saturday night – but they’ll be in the top 10 when the new polls come out. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC's Historic Season by the Numbers

UNC's 11 game win streak is the longest in school history The 2015 team joins 1972, 1980 and 1997 as the only Tar Heel teams to win 11 games in a season. UNC has won eight games in ACC play, a new record. Through 12 games, UNC has scored 495 total points for an average of 41.25 points per game. Both are UNC records. (Tar Heel Blog)

Big-game hunters: Tar Heels race past rival Wolfpack, set course on next goal

UNC’s seniors will meet with their coaches today to reset the team’s goals, because Saturday’s 45-34 victory at NC State wrapped up the 11th-ranked Tar Heels’ 2-for-2 mark on season goals that were set in January. A momentum-gathering journey came to its apex with five touchdowns before Saturday’s game was 15 minutes old at Carter-Finley Stadium. (Burlington Times News)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
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UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, 12:00 ET Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, 3:30 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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