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Rapid Reactions: UNC vs South Carolina

The result was not ideal, but North Carolina did enough to win the game Thursday evening in Charlotte. Despite three interceptions, UNC gained 440 total yards while sophomore running back Elijah Hood bulldozed for 138 yards on 12 carries. Head coach Larry Fedora and the players that were available to the media after the game seemed positive. (Carolina Blue)

Postgame Notes - UNC vs. South Carolina

This is the first time UNC has lost when holding an opponent to 17 points or fewer since a 13-0 defeat at NC State on Nov. 5, 2011. The Tar Heels now lead the series, 34-19-4. Elijah Hood’s 138 rushing yards are the most by a Tar Heel in a season opener since Torin Dorn gained 165 vs. Illinois on Sept. 5, 1987. Wide receiver Bug Howard caught a career-high six passes for a career-high 114 yards. (GoHeels.com)

Mistakes doom Tar Heels in Charlotte

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier asked for a clarification on the game stats, after his team beat North Carolina, 17-13, in the Belk College Kickoff Game in Charlotte on Thursday. “They got 440 yards?” Spurrier asked about North Carolina’s offense, “and 13 points?” Spurrier was told that both numbers were correct. He shook his head and said, “That doesn’t go together.” (Carolina Blue)

Elijah Hood Post-South Carolina Quotes

Sophomore running back Elijah Hood answered questions from the media following UNC's 17-13 loss to South Carolina on Thursday. Hood rushed 12 times for 138 yards. Were surprised not to be in there in the red zone? "I trust what the coaches were trying to do with the personnel they had in at that moment. I think we had a good play, we just have to go in and execute it." (Carolina Blue)

Defense Does Enough But Offense Sputters

UNC's offense produced 440 yards of offense at a clip of 7.0 yards per play. That's great production with little to show for it in terms of points. In essence it wasted a great effort by the defense In all likelihood it was just one out of kilter game out of 12 for the offense. Unfortunately it came at the time when just a few more plays could have netted the Tar Heels a signature win to open the season. (Tar Heel Blog)

Elijah Hood hits career night in homecoming

There’s likely not much North Carolina’s offense wants to remember in Thursday night’s season-opening 17-13 loss to South Carolina (1-0). But amid the otherwise forgettable night for the offensive unit, running back Elijah Hood put in a gem of a performance with a career-high 138 yards on 12 carries to open his sophomore campaign in front of a hometown crowd. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Fedora on Hood's Role in Red Zone

Elijah Hood rushed for a career-high 138 yards on 12 carries in Thursday’s loss, yet didn’t see the field when UNC crossed South Carolina’s 10-yard-line to set up a 1st-and-goal at the 9. He wasn’t on the field for 2nd-and-goal at the 9, nor was he inserted on 3rd-and-goal at the 3. Hood finally reappeared on 4th-and-goal from the 8 to serve as a blocker. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora post-game quotes

Larry Fedora Opening Statements: "First you have to give South Carolina credit for doing what they did. They forced turnovers on the offense, all of them in the red zone I believe. Defensively we did some good things. I wouldn’t say that we have arrived but we did enough to win the football game tonight." (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: The Sting

This one is going to sting. “We missed an opportunity tonight to win a football game,” Larry Fedora said to open his postgame press conference. And he’s right, because North Carolina should have walked away the victor in Thursday’s Belk College Kickoff matchup with South Carolina. It was the veteran Tar Heel offense that let the team down in the season opener. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC vs South Carolina Game Highlights

The Tar Heels dropped a close one to the Gamecocks, 17-13, to begin the season in Charlotte, NC on September 3rd, 2015. View Video...

Breaking down South Carolina's 17-13 win over UNC

Penalties, dropped passes questionable decision making were all on display in the border war, with UNC quarterback Marquise Williams becoming the story for all the wrong reasons with three turnovers in scoring opportunities. But the game did feature some highlights to pair with the lowlights. (CBS Sports)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - South Carolina

What a disappointing loss for a Carolina team that showed progress in almost every needed area—a defense that got some needed stops, a field goal unit that produced points even at big distances—needed to put the Tar Heels in position to get perhaps the biggest season-opening victory since the Mack Brown era. But three critical red zone interceptions stymied the offense. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Elijah Hood Rushes for a Career-High 138 Yards vs. South Carolina

Sophomore running back Elijah Hood broke several big gains on his way to a career-best 138 yards against South Carolina on September 3rd, 2015. View Video...

Recap & Analysis: South Carolina 17 North Carolina 13

UNC got huge performances from Bug Howard who had 114 yards receiving and a touchdown. Elijah Hood racked up a career high 138 yards on just 12 carries which begs to ask why he didn't get the ball more often. The defense did what it needed to do. South Carolina had just 17 points but one of the worst games of Marquise Williams' career and a litany of little mistakes doomed the offense to just 13 points. (Tar Heel Blog)

Box Score: South Carolina 17, North Carolina 13

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 17-13 season-opening loss to South Carolina at the Belk College Kickoff Classic in Charlotte, NC. (View Box Score)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 35
Virginia: 14
Sat, Oct 22 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 5, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Thu, Nov 10, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. The Citadel
Sat, Nov 19, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Virginia Tech37
NC State13
at Louisville54
at Boston College20
North Carolina35
at Virginia14
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(21) North Carolina4-16-2
(25) Virginia Tech3-15-2
Georgia Tech1-34-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Clemson4-07-0
(5) Louisville4-16-1
(12) Florida State2-25-2
Wake Forest2-25-2
NC State1-24-3
Boston College0-43-4

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