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Tar Heels outrun by Johnson, Miami, jeopardizing bowl prospects

When North Carolina freshman linebacker Cayson Collins was in high school in Charlotte, he used to watch highlights of Duke Johnson on YouTube with his teammates. Seeing how explosive the Miami junior could be on tape didn’t help Collins — or any other UNC player — contain Johnson on Saturday as the Hurricanes dominated the Tar Heels 47-20 at Sun Life Stadium. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: Bills safety Da'Norris Searcy intercepts Jets quarterback Michael Vick

Da'Norris Searcy picks off a Michael Vick pass in last Sunday's game, a 43-23 Bills win. (NFL.com)

Hurricanes blow past UNC football 47-20

The Tar Heels could never get in a rhythm offensively. And it cost them. Their offensive struggles, which resulted in just the second-fewest amount of points the team has scored all season, cost them a third straight win, crushed the sense of momentum common among the players and might, in the grand scheme of things, be the turning point of UNC’s season. (Daily Tar Heel)

San Diego Chargers Release Shaun Draughn

The San Diego Chargers reinforced the secondary on Saturday, adding safety Adrian Phillips from the practice squad. To make room, the team released running back Shaun Draughn. Draughn appeared in four games with the Chargers, running the ball 10 times for 19 yards. (San Diego Chargers)

UNC-Miami Larry Fedora Postgame Quotes

Larry Fedora opening comments: “Rough ball game today. I’m not sure if any one of our three phases played very well. We’ve got to go back and evaluate the tape look at it, get it corrected and hopefully come out and be a better football team in two weeks.” On the offense: “It was very disappointing. I don’t think we played well up front. Anywhere. Quarterback, running backs, wide receivers." (Inside Carolina)

Turner's Take: Keep Punching

Carolina’s offense continued its unfortunate pattern of slow starts –they didn’t snap the ball on the Miami side of the 50-yard line until the second half– and that ripples out to effect the whole team. “We were behind so early, and so fast, it was hard to stay in a game plan, so your game plan, you have to adjust with it, and we didn’t do a very good job of that,” Fedora said afterward. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Stunned in South Florida

North Carolina entered Saturday’s contest with Miami in control of its Coastal Division destiny. The Tar Heels left Sun Life Stadium with their worst ACC loss under Larry Fedora and questions surrounding their potential bowl eligibility. “This is a tough one,” sophomore receiver Ryan Switzer said following UNC’s 47-20 loss. “We all came down here feeling like we could compete, and they just whipped us.” (Inside Carolina)

Hurricanes steamroll Tar Heels

After two straight wins, it appeared the North Carolina football team was back on track. The team turned a corner following four straight losses, and a Coastal Division crown wasn't out of the question. But the train to the ACC championship derailed in a catastrophic wreck in Sun Life Stadium as the Tar Heels were decimated by Miami 47-20 Saturday afternoon. (Carolina Blue)

Recap & Analysis: Miami 47 UNC 20

Ugly doesn't begin to describe it. Miami's Duke Johnson ran for 177 yards, had 49 yards receiving and scored three touchdowns as the Hurricanes blew a 16-6 game open late in the first half on the way to a 47-20 win over the Tar Heels. Anyone who has been paying attention recently knew Johnson would be difficult to stop for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

Duke Johnson scores 3 TDs, Miami rolls past Heels 47-20

Duke Johnson went over the 3,000-yard mark for his career and scored three times despite getting most of the second half off, Brad Kaaya threw three touchdown passes and Miami rolled past North Carolina 47-20 on Saturday. Quarterback Marquise Williams had a pair of touchdown runs and Cayson Collins returned a fumble 39 yards for a score for UNC (4-5, 2-3). (ESPN.com)

Rapid Reactions: Miami

There was a moment when it looked like Cayson Collins' 39-yard fumble return for a touchdown might be a momentum turner, as it took the Tar Heels from trailing 9-0 to within 9-6. Instead, it just turned out to be a temporary island in a hurricane of Miami points. There's just not much to say about that 47-20 defeat--the 'Canes were better in every phase of the game. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Cayson Collins Fumble Recovery for a Touchdown vs Miami

After Mikey Bart's sack and strip of the Miami quarterback, freshman Cayson Collins picks up the fumble and returns it 39 yards for the score to get the Tar Heels on the board against Miami. View Video...

Box Score: Miami 47, North Carolina 20

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 47-20 loss to the Miami Hurricanes in Miami on Saturday: (View Box Score)

Miami takes on UNC for homecoming in another crucial ACC matchup

Homecoming brings another crucial Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division matchup this weekend. Miami (5-3, 2-2 ACC), which has won two games in a row, hosts North Carolina (4-4, 2-2 ACC) Saturday afternoon at Sun Life Stadium. Both teams trail Duke (6-1, 2-1 ACC) and Georgia Tech (6-2, 3-2 ACC), finding themselves in a four-way tie with Pittsburgh and Virginia in the standings. (FOX Sports)

Preview & Prediction: UNC at Miami

UNC takes a two game winning streak to Miami and controls its own destiny for winning the Coastal Division. Yes, that statement still sounds really weird and no the odd are probably nowhere in UNC's favor of doing much in the next four games but get to six wins. In the context of just this game, the Tar Heels face a tall order. Prediction: Miami 44 UNC 35 (Tar Heel Blog)

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, 5:30 ET ESPN

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN

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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