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Tar Heels' Mitch Trubisky can build on debut as starting QB

Mitch Trubisky endured more than his share of shaky moments Saturday as UNC kicked off the 2016 season with a 33-24 loss against Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game. But statistically, Trubisky’s 24-for-40 night passing for 156 yards and no interceptions wasn’t all that bad, especially considering it was against the nation’s 18th-ranked team. (Fayetteville Observer)

Minnesota Vikings Place Jabari Price On Injured Reserve

To conclude their roster moves to get to 53 players, the Minnesota Vikings placed cornerback Jabari Price on injured reserve. Price was a seventh-round choice of the Vikings out of North Carolina in 2014. Price left the preseason finale against the Los Angeles Rams with a knee injury, which is why the team has placed him on injured reserve. (Daily Norseman)

UNC Football Positional Grades: Game 1 loss to Georgia

Running Backs and Wide Receivers: 7: Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan had good games. Hood recorded 72 yards on 10 carries while also being a useful receiver with six catches for 28 yards as a safety valve. Logan was even more impressive, returning a kickoff for a touchdown and showing dynamite speed with the rock in his hands. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Mitch Trubisky on Georgia Loss: 'We've Got To Make Plays'

Mitch Trubisky's first start as a Tar Heel quarterback ended in disappointment. Georgia stymied a UNC offense known for explosive plays and prolific production, and the result was a season-opening loss for Carolina. The junior completed 24-of-40 passes for 156 yards. Watch his postgame interview. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Georgia Press Conference

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 33-24 loss to Georgia in Atlanta on Saturday. Read More...

Turner's Take: Raise Up

Winnable game, neutral site, SEC opponent, loss. Yes, the Bulldogs outranked the Tar Heels. Yes, the Bulldogs were the favored. Yes, they were playing in the neutral site of Atlanta, and their fans outnumbered the Tar Heels exponentially. All true. But in the third quarter, in practice, in real life, the Tar Heels had the lead, and the chance to win. And they didn't. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora Post-Georgia Press Conference Transcript

Larry Fedora: "We had 13 penalties, and we don't need to go that way. We had penalties everywhere. That's it. That's going to determine these early games, and there's so much unknown in a game like this. I mean, we can't overcome those kind of things, or we couldn't overcome them. Maybe we'll eventually evolve to a team that can, but we couldn't tonight." (ASAP Sports)

Kirby Smart, Nick Chubb Georgia Postgame Press Conference Transcript

UGA Coach Kirby Smart: "(UNC has) a really good punt returner that we had sleepless nights over. I had a coach that used to coach there at North Carolina that said, don't kick it to him, so we had some long hard thoughts about whether we were going to kick the ball to the guy. I'm talking about the punt returner, not to mention the kick returner did a great job." (ASAP Sports)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Georgia

Another heartbreaking defeat in a game that had the Tar Heels poised to firmly establish themselves on the national scene. You just have to believe—you have to, right?—that sooner or later Carolina will crack through in a game like this. Credit to the Carolina fans who made the trip for the "neutral site" game against a quality Georgia club. (GoHeels.com)

UNC 24, Georgia 33: Mistakes doom Carolina to season-opening loss

Late in the third quarter, T.J. Logan scored a 21-yard rushing touchdown to put UNC up 24-21. At that point Carolina looked to be semi-in control things. However, some bad officiating (at least in the view of this extremely biased observer), as well as some extremely dumb Carolina mistakes made sure that was not the case. (Tar Heel Blog)

Chubb runs for 222 yards, Georgia beats North Carolina 33-24

Nick Chubb rushed for 222 yards in his return from a knee injury, including a 55-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter that clinched No. 18 Georgia's 33-24 victory over No. 22 North Carolina Saturday. Chubb scored a pair of touchdowns for Georgia and broke loose down the sideline with 3:34 remaining and the Bulldogs clinging to a two-point lead over the Tar Heels. (Associated Press)

Video: Tar Heels Fall to Georgia, 33-24 - Highlights

No. 18 Georgia rallied from 10 points down in the second half and beat No. 22 North Carolina, 33-24, in the Chik-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome on September 3, 2016. Read More...

Georgia's Nick Chubb returns with a vengeance in win over North Carolina

While Georgia ran the ball over 40 times, the Tar Heels seemed unwilling to reciprocate. And that was odd, given running back Elijah Hood’s success in 2015. Hood ran for 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns last season but got the ball just 10 times for 72 yards. The Tar Heels’ 19 rushing attempts put the onus on new starting QB Mitch Trubisky to throw 40 passes. (Yahoo! Sports)

Georgia Runs Past Tar Heels in Opener

No. 18 Georgia overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to run past No. 22 North Carolina, 33-24, in front of a hostile crowd at the Georgia Dome on Saturday. Georgia ran at will on UNC. Nick Chubb ran for 222 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries and Brian Herrien and Brendan Douglas combined for 82 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. (Inside Carolina)

No. 22 North Carolina falls to No. 18 Georgia in Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

No. 22 North Carolina fell to No. 18 Georgia, 33-24, in the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game on Saturday evening. After opening up a 10-point lead in the second half, the Tar Heels were unable to hold on for what would have been a statement win. On a day where the UNC offense failed to get much going offensively, running back T.J. Logan shined because of his versatility. (Daily Tar Heel)

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