Marquise Williams, No. 21 Tar Heels dominate rival Blue Devils 66-31Marquise Williams threw for 404 of his school-record 494 yards by halftime and No. 21 North Carolina put on a dominating show to beat rival Duke 66-31 on Saturday. Williams threw for four touchdowns and ran for another, breaking the school passing mark in the opening minutes of the second half. The senior's performance was the biggest highlight on an afternoon full of them for the Tar Heels. (Associated Press)
UNC 66 Duke 31: Game RecapThe Heels used big play after big play to punish Duke for a 38-10 halftime lead on the way to a 66-31 win to keep the Victory Bell and seize command in the Coastal Division. With the win UNC moves to 5-0 in the ACC and 8-1 overall. The Tar Heels need to simply beat Miami next week and have Pitt lose to clinch the Coastal Division. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Marquise Williams' Career Day vs. DukeMarquise Williams breaks the UNC record for passing yards in a game (494) while throwing four touchdowns to four different receivers. Williams also rushed for 30 yards and another score in the big win vs. Duke on November 7, 2015.
Video: All 9 UNC Touchdowns vs DukeThe Tar Heels gained 704 yards of total offense and found the endzone nine times in the 66-31 win over Duke on November 7, 2015.
Box Score: North Carolina 66, Duke 31View the complete box score from North Carolina's dominating 66-31 ACC win over rival Duke Saturday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
Video: UNC-Duke Pregame Motivational VideoGet fired up for North Carolina's homecoming game vs crosstown rival Duke with the same pregame motivational video the Tar Heels watched prior to taking the field at Kenan Stadium.
Des Lawrence discusses DBs, direspectUNC defensive back Des Lawrence on the effect of former DB Brian Walker leaving the team: "He is like our brother. He is always going to a rude boy. He had to do what he had to do but at the end of the day we know that the next man is up and that was our mentality going into the Pitt game. Mike Hughes is young and we have some other guys who can come in and be just as effective." (Carolina Blue)
UNC versus Duke on the gridironIt’s Homecoming at UNC, and this weekend brings the annual showdown against Duke for the Victory Bell. Hugh Morton attended many of these confrontations with camera in hand during his lifetime, starting with his years as a student between 1939 and 1942. (A View to Hugh)
Preview & Prediction: #21 UNC vs DukeIn what constitutes a de facto ACC Semifinal game, UNC welcomes Duke to Chapel Hill with both teams looking for the inside track on winning the Coastal Division. On the basis of the bitter rivalry alone, this game carries a certain level of intensity. Now the stakes will include not just the Victory Bell but first place in the Coastal Division. Prediction: UNC 35, Duke 24 (Tar Heel Blog)
UNC, Duke bring surprising basketball vibe to meaningful football rivalry gameDuke was picked to finish fourth in the Coastal Division this season by members of the media in July. UNC was picked to finish fifth. And yet, as the neighboring rivals prepare to meet in their annual showdown Saturday at Kenan Stadium, one of them will emerge as the clear-cut frontrunner for the division’s spot in next month’s league championship game. (Wilmington Star News)
1948 UNC-William & Mary: A game fit to be tiedThree days after Harry Truman defeated Thomas Dewey for the presidency of the United States, The College of William and Mary’s 1947 Southern Conference champion football team rolled into Chapel Hill on Friday, November 5, 1948 as a twenty-point underdog. They weren’t given much of a chance against the undefeated, nationally third-ranked Tar Heels. (A View to Hugh)
Coach Kap talks Duke defense, UNC O-line healthCarolinaBlue spoke with UNC offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic before North Carolina takes on Duke this Saturday. On the Duke defense: "They are 10th in the country in scoring defense. So that will put them as the best defense we have played so far. What I see is what I always seen from them. They play extremely hard. They are sound, they have a good scheme and the guys execute." (Carolina Blue)
Hokies rally for ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ to visit VT/UNC game, Beamer's last in Blacksburg#GameDay4Frank is trending on Twitter right now as Virginia Tech and its fans push for ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ to visit. Fans are rallying for the show to come on November 21, when the Hokies face off with the North Carolina Tarheels, which is also Head Coach Frank Beamer’s last game. (WRIC)
Tar Heels Set To Defend Victory Bell SaturdayRanked No. 21 in both the Associated Press and Coaches Top 25 polls, ACC Coastal Division leader North Carolina faces Duke on Saturday, Nov. 7, at noon. It is homecoming for the Tar Heels, who are 5-0 at Kenan Stadium this season. The winner of the game will be awarded the Victory Bell. UNC has won seven in a row and is 7-1 overall and 4-0 in league play for the first time since 1997. (GoHeels.com)
Will the disappearing Quinton Coples resurface on trading block?I don't know how you can say Quinton Coples looks lost on the field; he's never on it long enough to look anything. And therein lies the issue. He has played only 48 defensive snaps over the past three games, a sharp decline in his playing time. (ESPN.com)
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