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Video: UNC-Pitt Pregame Motivational

See the same video the North Carolina football team watched before kicking off at Kenan Stadium against Pittsburgh on Saturday. Read More...

Hood talks Pitt RB Conner's running style, journey

It's not often UNC's Elijah Hood calls another running back big, but that was the case when Hood was asked about Pittsburgh running back James Conner at practice Wednesday. "He’s huge," Hood said. "Normally guys that big don’t move that fast. I feel like I’m kind of big, but he is really big and he gets moving." (Carolina Blue)

Preview: Get to know the Pittsburgh Panthers

Pittsburgh's offense is anchored by running back James Conner. Conner was the ACC Player of the Year in 2014. He then suffered a season-ending MCL injury in the season opener last season. He was also diagnosed with cancer and defeated the disease in 2015. Now, the 6-foot-2, 240 pound running back is back on the field and returning to his 2014 form. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels look to pierce Pittsburgh through air

Some of the top running backs in the ACC should be on the field Saturday when Pittsburgh visits North Carolina. It could be through the air where North Carolina tries to find an edge in the league opener for both teams. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky has found a rhythm the past two weeks and now will be a starter in a conference game for the first time. (Burlington Times News)

Against UNC, Pitt eyes early jump on ACC Coastal crown

Pat Narduzzi said this is “ACC championship week.” Interesting comment for the last Saturday in September, but then he backtracked about Pitt's ACC opener at North Carolina by reminding reporters that the game “isn't the end of the world.” Coaches operate under the assumption all games matter, but this one matters for Pitt (2-1) more than the first three. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

UNC's Elijah Hood, Pitt's James Conner ready to square off

On Saturday, two of the ACC’s best running backs will finally get the chance to square off against one another. Both players are coming off 100-yard efforts last week. Both are the backbone to their team’s rushing attack. Elijah Hood doesn’t know which back will have a better day. He plans to do his job, just like he knows James Conner will for the Panthers. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels Host Pitt In ACC Opener

North Carolina opens ACC play against Coastal Division rival Pitt on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. and will be televised on ESPNU. UNC has won three straight in the series, all under the direction of head coach Larry Fedora. Carolina is coming off a 56-28 win over James Madison in which the Tar Heels gained 635 total yards, including 462 passing yards. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Mitch Trubisky - No Longer Waiting

North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky says he has become a "whole different person" since his first day in Chapel Hill. Read More...

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC-Pittsburgh

Powerful offenses and porous defenses converge at Kenan Stadium on Saturday as UNC and Pittsburgh open ACC play in a Coastal Division matchup. The Tar Heels are seven-point favorites in a series they have dominated (3-0) since the Panthers joined the ACC in 2013. UNC’s win over Pitt last October was the difference in determining the Coastal Division champion. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels host Panthers in key ACC Coastal Division matchup

The teams that finished 1-2 atop the Coastal Division meet in their league openers Saturday, with the Tar Heels facing the familiar challenge of trying to hold up physically against the Panthers' pounding ground game. But unlike last year — when the Tar Heels' defense went from awful to adequate — that unit doesn't enter the game with many positives. (Associated Press)

UNC Football Expands Seats For Service Program

Last season UNC football instituted a “Seats for Service” program that allowed fans to purchase $10 tickets for military members and their families. The idea was to give these Tar Heel fans a chance to watch their team play at Kenan Stadium. Following a terrific response to the program, the university has expanded the “Seats for Service” initiative for 2016. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC-Pitt game could get "ugly" without better defense, Chizik says

After watching his unit surrender 495 yards and 28 points against FCS foe James Madison last week, North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik issued a stern warning. "I thought we performed poorly,'' Chizik said. "That's probably being very kind. I thought we were soft. We've got to improve a lot this week, or this game could get ugly." (Fayetteville Observer)

Breaking down Pittsburgh-North Carolina

How to beat Pitt. Throw the ball. Oklahoma State threw for 540 yards in a 45-38 win last week. Pitt ranks No. 124 in the nation in pass defense, and is allowing 11.4 yards per reception (No. 91). Coach Pat Narduzzi anticipates his defense will have matchup problems again with the North Carolina receivers, so this is one of the matchups to watch. (ESPN.com)

Pittsburgh Panthers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Preview and Prediction

The Tar Heels haven’t been able to control opposing rushing attacks and Pitt has James Conner getting back into high gear. But North Carolina, with Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan, are a threat running the ball while the Pittsburgh passing game has shown little life. That balance, coupled with being at home, gives UNC the victory. Prediction: North Carolina 35, Pittsburgh 27. (Athlon Sports)

Position Comparisons: UNC vs. Pitt

The Tar Heels will begin their quest for another Coastal division title when they host the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday. Pitt has never beaten UNC in ACC play, compiling an 0-3 record. UNC defeated Pitt 26-19 a year ago, led by two touchdowns from former quarterback Marquise Williams. Here are position group comparisons for the Tar Heels and Panthers. (Carolina Blue)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
Sat, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1, TBD

UNC @ East Carolina

Sat, Sep 15, 12:00 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Florida State3-57-6

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