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Making it work: Marquise Williams' star shines for Heels

Marquise Williams has 1,521 yards of total offense in the past four games, 200 more than any previous UNC player. “I really think it’s more of just, he’s gotten into a pretty good rhythm and he feels comfortable,” Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora said. Now Williams will try to continue his success against one of the ACC’s most experienced defenses: Virginia. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Virginia aims to end its Carolina blues

Four games, four North Carolina wins. The combined scoreboard: Tar Heels 154, Wahoos 44. UVa (4-3, 2-1 ACC) will be seeking to buck a serious trend when it welcomes UNC (3-4, 1-2) to Charlottesville for Saturday’s 12:30 kickoff. “It’s the oldest rivalry in the South,” said senior right guard Conner Davis. “We got to get this win for this program." (Lynchburg News & Advance)

Breakin’ It Down: Virginia

Virginia finds its identity in its stingy defense. The Cavaliers are ninth in total defense when playing FBS competition, and few teams attack the quarterback better. The Wahoos have 22 sacks, which ranks 12th in the country. Against a young UNC offensive line, expect the Virginia defensive linemen to win plenty of one-on-one battles in the trenches. (OakeSports)

Cavalier Central: UNC vs. UVa

Virginia football look to bounce back on Saturday when the 'Hoos host North Carolina for their homecoming game. HooNation.com will get you hyped and ready for game-day, but we will also have you covered with in-depth game day coverage. "Cavalier Central" is your chance to see every article in one place-so no need to browse around. (HooNation.com)

Everything You Need To Know: UNC Football

One player some fans may not be as familiar with for UNC is Mack Hollins. The sophomore receiver leads the team in touchdown catches and yards per catch (18.1). Hollins has registered 24 catches for 435 yards and five touchdowns. After walking on at North Carolina, he earned his way on to the field with special teams and then rose to special teams captain too. (The Sabre)

Preview & Prediction: UNC at Virginia

After a difficult week where the Wainstein Report blew a gaping hole in UNC's reputation, the attention can return to the football field where Larry Fedora is hoping to further extinguish the dumpster fire from the first half of the season. The task won't be easy as UNC heads to Charlottesville, the site of many Tar Heels losses but none since 2008. Prediction: UNC 35 Virginia 31 (Tar Heel Blog)

Logan: UNC's offense has to overcome its defense

For UNC to win back-to-back games and pull to 2-2 in the Coastal Division, the Tar Heels will need to continue to rely on quarterback Marquise Williams and its offense, former ECU and NFL coach Steve Logan said. "Carolina's defense is not going to be productive this year. Get used to it and deal with it. You have to hope the offense can continue to carry the whole program." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Offensive line peaking ahead of UVa. game

UNC's offensive line showed the makings of a complete unit against Notre Dame but didn’t fully put everything together — a run game coupled with sufficient pass protection — until the win against Georgia Tech. “I think we put together a complete game,” Landon Turner said. “That was what was different. We finally starting establishing the run game." (Carolina Blue)

UNC’s Elijah Hood listed as doubtful for Virginia game

For the second consecutive game, it appears North Carolina will be without one of the most productive members of its backfield. On its weekly injury report, UNC lists running back Elijah Hood as doubtful for Saturday’s game against Virginia. Thus far, the nature of Hood’s injury hasn’t been disclosed. (NBC Sports)

Countdown to Kickoff: Virginia

North Carolina and Virginia will renew the “Oldest Rivalry in the South” in an ACC Coastal Division tilt at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville on Saturday (12:30pm/ACCN). The Tar Heels (3-4, 1-2 ACC) and Cavaliers (4-3, 2-1 ACC) will play for the 119th time this weekend, marking the nation’s third-most played series. (Inside Carolina)

Six storylines: UNC-Virginia

The North Carolina offensive line will play its third consecutive game with all five of their starting big men healthy and ready to play. It appears the O-line is finally starting to become a more cohesive group, playing their best football as the season hits the home stretch. The Cavaliers’ defense has 23 sacks so far this season, which is the 11th best total in the country. (Carolina Blue)

ACC viewer's guide: Week 9

UNC at Virginia: Marquise Williams is coming off consecutive career outings. Virginia is looking to get back on the winning track after losing to reigning Coastal division champion Duke last week. Can its defense make another big stand and make life difficult for the red-hot UNC offense? Or have the Heels found their second-half groove after a poor start, much like they did last year? (ESPN.com)

UNC Aims For Fifth Straight Win In ‘South’s Oldest Rivalry’

The North Carolina football team, 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the ACC, will travel up the road to Charlottesville and take on the Virginia Cavaliers, 4-3 overall and 2-1 in conference, Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in a pivotal Coastal division matchup. Carolina has dominated the South’s Oldest Rivalry in recent years, having won four straight with an average margin of victory of 25 points. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: UNC's Supervisor of Morale crashes the ESPNU campus

North Carolina Supervisor of Morale Caleb Pressley returned to ESPNU this week, and this time he toured the building to get the inside scoop on what REALLY goes on at ESPN. View Video...

Carolina Rundown: October 24

After the win over Georgia Tech, practice has been a little more spirited this week. Marquise Williams felt like last year's Virginia game was the start of his Tar Heel career, and now he has another important matchup against the Cavs. Don't forget the exhibition basketball game tonight at the Smith Center (GoHeels.com)

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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