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Tar Heels upbeat despite bowl game loss to Baylor

There was disappointment from the Tar Heels after the game, but positivity was far more prevalent. Marquise Williams spoke of being 'too blessed to be stressed', the opportunity to lead this team having been the ultimate joy and privilege in his mind. Shakeel Rashad thanked the underclassmen for helping create such a memorable season. (ABC 11)

Bears Gash UNC on the Ground

Baylor exploited UNC’s season-long weakness, rushing 84 times at 7.7 yards-per-carry. The Tar Heels had allowed 216.8 rushing yards per game through their first 13 games, including 627 rushing yards combined in their last two outings. The Bears sprinted past the previous rushing records allowed by UNC, outdistancing Oklahoma’s 495 yards in 1980 by 150. (Inside Carolina)

Bears best Tar Heels in season finale

“We didn’t get it done, obviously,” Larry Fedora said. “I give Baylor a lot of credit for what they accomplished, they were the better team out there on the field. I didn’t believe they’d run for 645 yards, I didn’t ever think that.” The Bears were simply the better team, but that’s not what the Tar Heels took from this one. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Baylor reminds Tar Heels how far they still have to go to become elite

For all the strides the Tar Heels made by airing their grievances and fixing their broken chemistry 12 months ago, a development that played a major role in their record-tying 11 wins this season, coach Larry Fedora’s team was reminded in its last two games that it still has more work to do physically on defense to be able to compete on even terms with the nation’s elite. (Wilmington Star News)

Turner's Take: A New Standard

It's unfortunate that the last time we saw the 2015 Tar Heels came in a 49-38 loss, because Tuesday night's game was not reflective of the remarkable season put forth by this Carolina team. This team will not be defined by a single night. Rather, this team will be defined by its entire body of work. By a school record-tying 11-win season. By a first-ever Coastal Division championship. (GoHeels.com)

Costly 14 point swing dooms Heels

North Carolina trailed Baylor 35-24 midway through the third quarter. With the ball on their side of the field UNC needed a big drive and a score to keep it close, while preventing the Bears from increasing their lead. Elijah Hood put the Heels in great position to do that. (Carolina Blue)

Season Was Still a Success Despite the Final Two Losses

UNC won 11 games, a school record 11 in a row, beat Duke and NC State, rolled over Miami on Senior Day, went 8-0 in the ACC for the first time in school history, won the state "title" and the Coastal Division. Marquise Williams ended his career as one of the most prolific offensive players in UNC history, Quinshad Davis leaves Chapel Hill with a fistful of Tar Heel receiving records. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Tar Heels Fall to Baylor in 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl - Highlights

The Tar Heels' season comes to a close, as Carolina finishes 11-3 on the year after a 49-38 loss to Baylor in the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 29, 2015. View Video...

Jefferson's 3 TDs lead Baylor by UNC 49-38 in Russell Bowl

Johnny Jefferson rushed for three touchdowns and a bowl-record 299 yards, and No. 18 Baylor ran past No. 10 North Carolina 49-38 in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Tuesday. Despite missing two quarterbacks, an award-winning receiver, and a 1,000-yard running back, the Bears' No. 1-ranked scoring offense stayed creative, pounding out 645 yards rushing and 756 total yards — both records. (Associated Press)

Recap & Analysis: Baylor 49, UNC 38

It was Football 101 with a healthy dose of UNC being on the wrong side of a few plays that fueled a Baylor run fest on the way to a 49-38 win in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The conventional wisdom heading into this game was Baylor's injuries to two quarterbacks, All-American wide receiver and leading rusher would work in UNC's favor. In actuality it worked against the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Blog)

Box Score: Baylor 49, North Carolina 38

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 49-38 loss to Baylor in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Tuesday. (View Box Score)

UNC looking to make statement for the future against Baylor

Exactly one year ago, North Carolina’s football team was licking its wounds following a one-sided loss to Rutgers in the Quick Lane Bowl. The 40-21 blowout marked UNC’s seventh loss of the year, resulting in the program’s first losing campaign since 2007....Fast forward 12 months, and UNC will be seeking its first 12-win season in school history when it faces Baylor in the Russell Athletic Bowl. (Today's U)

Larry Fedora shares deep ties to Baylor

In 1990, then-Baylor football coach Grant Teaff was introduced to a young high school coach eager to break into the college ranks.His name was Larry Fedora.The Hall of Fame coach spent some time visiting with Fedora, who ultimately accepted a position on Teaff’s staff as a graduate assistant coach. And just from their initial encounter, Teaff recognized Fedora’s potential. (Daily Tar Heel)

Banged-up Bears face major challenge against UNC in Russell Athletic Bowl

The Russell Athletic Bowl hardly seems like a fair fight with Baylor missing its top two quarterbacks, Biletnikoff Award winning receiver and best running back. But North Carolina coach Larry Fedora has so much respect for Baylor coach Art Briles’ offensive creativity that he expects a highly competitive game. (Waco Tribune-Herald)

How Baylor matches up vs. North Carolina

Many of Baylor’s best offensive players will be on the sidelines with injuries, including quarterbacks Seth Russell (neck) and Jarrett Stidham (ankle), All-America receiver Corey Coleman (hernia surgery) and running back Shock Linwood (broken foot). That means quarterback Chris Johnson, running backs Johnny Jefferson and Devin Chafin and some young receivers will have to step up. (Waco Tribune-Herald)

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