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Recruiting Storylines: UNC vs Clemson

It took both programs winning their respective ACC divisions in order for Clemson and North Carolina to meet on the football field this season. The recruiting trail, however, is a different story. The two programs cross paths each recruiting cycle. Here are six players (three from each team) who both schools battled for and now figure to impact Saturday’s ACC Championship Game. (Inside Carolina)

Amid doubts, North Carolina and Clemson won all the way to Charlotte

At North Carolina, few outside of Chapel Hill were buying into the Tar Heels' ACC championship prospects, even as they rolled through the ACC. The principle belief was that the wheels would come off at some point for the perennial underachiever and the Heels would sink back toward the bottom of the ACC like they had much of the last two decades. (ESPN.com)

ACC championship game picks: Can North Carolina upset Clemson?

The ACC championship has postseason implications for both No. 1 Clemson and No. 10 North Carolina. The team that comes out on top may end up representing the conference in the College Football Playoff. Here are the ACC Blog's choices for the biggest game of the season. (ESPN.com)

Turner's Take: More Of The Same

While Larry Fedora's team had two primary goals entering the 2015 season: the ACC Coastal Division championship and the state championship, they have only been able to accomplish those goals by going week to week, focusing on one opponent, one game at a time. “This is 'ship week right here,” Mack Hollins said after Tuesday's practice. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels feature plenty of familiar names

Since Larry Fedora arrived to Chapel Hill in 2012, Clemson and North Carolina have gone head-to-head for several prospects, many of whom will play prominent roles in the ACC Championship on Saturday night. UNC’s sophomore left tackle, Bentley Spain, was a highly-recruited four-star prospect. (The Clemson Insider)

Clemson won't get away with turnovers against Tar Heels

It started as an annoying aberration. Now, it is a troubling trend. The Clemson University football team has averaged two turnovers per game this season, the worst rate during Dabo Swinney’s seven-year tenure as full-time head coach. The Tigers lost the turnover margin by at least two in six of its previous 12 games. (Greenville News)

Everything you need to know about Saturday’s ACC Championship Game

The Tigers’ strength is a defensive line that has amassed 36 sacks, including 6.5 by DE Shaq Lawson. Both teams also have reliable kickers in UNC’s Nick Weiler and Clemson’s Greg Huegel. The Tigers have won five of the last six meetings with the Tar Heels, including a 50-35 victory in the most recent game last season. Forecast: Clemson 48, UNC 38 (Wilmington Star News)

Video: ESPN's 'Inside the Program' - Chizik, Schoettmer & Rashad interviews

ESPN goes 'Inside The Program' in Chapel Hill and sits down with defensive coordinator Gene Chizik along with linebackers Jeff Schoettmer & Shakeel Rashad. View Video...

ACC Championship a “Legacy Game” For UNC

Marquise Williams sees an opportunity to etch his name even deeper into Tar Heel lore. Playoffs or not, the chance exists to do something that hasn’t been seen in Chapel Hill for nearly four decades. It’s moments like that which last forever. “We want to be a team remembered for something,” Williams said. “We want to leave our legacy. We want to make history." (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Packers LB Julius Peppers forces fumble

Packers LB Julius Peppers forces a fumble from Detroit QB Matthew Stafford and Packers LB Jake Ryan recovers. (Green Bay Packers)

Clemson-UNC ACC title game conjures memories of famous 1981 matchup

When Clemson and UNC meet Saturday for the 2015 ACC football championship it’ll mark the biggest matchup in that rivalry since a pair of Cleveland County products squared off in 1981. Back then, there was no Bowl Championship Series or a procedure by which a true national champion could be crowned as only the national polls determined champions in those days. (Gaston Gazette)

Tale of the Tape: ACC Championship

Two of the best offenses in college football face off in what very well could be a shootout. UNC averages over 41 ppg while Clemson is a tick below 38 ppg. Both teams hover at the 500 yards per game mark though UNC is more efficient with 7.46 yards per play, a full yard more than Clemson's average. One issue Clemson's offense has struggled with is turnovers. (Tar Heel Blog)

FSU-UNC 1997: The last big Carolina football game

North Carolina stands at the precipice of college football’s elite. The Tar Heels will play for the ACC championship Saturday night, against the No. 1 team in the country, with a berth in the College Football Playoff possibly at stake. It’s been a long time since UNC was in this position. The media called it "Judgment Day," or in the common tongue, Nov. 8, 1997. (Greensboro News & Record)

ACC championship matchups: North Carolina WRs vs. Clemson secondary

There’s no doubt that UNC’s passing game is explosive, and part of the reason for that is the sheer number of options the Heels have -- from the ultra-fast Ryan Switzer to the big target of Quinshad Davis to Mack Hollins, who’s a devastating combination of both. But this is what also sets Clemson apart. (ESPN.com)

Extra Points Wednesday

The 1978-87 epoch of Carolina football has been overlooked, under-appreciated and often ignored. The fact is the Dick Crum era produced the last ACC championship won by a Tar Heel football team. It's fitting that those 1980 Tar Heels be recognized this weekend on the occasion of the silver anniversary of a dramatic goal-line stand at Clemson and a 6-0 record that won the ACC. (GoHeels.com)

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North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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