Lucas: Rapid Reactions - DelawareSomething unexpected that happened in Saturday’s game: the Tar Heels are going to have some quarterback discussion this week. Mitch Trubisky was very solid in the second half, directing the Carolina offense on four scoring drives (three touchdowns) and throwing for 312 yards and four touchdowns on 17-for-20 passing. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Ryan Switzer's Long Touchdown vs. DelawareWR Ryan Switzer takes the pass from Mitch Trubisky, breaks a couple tackles and makes some defenders miss on his way to the endzone in the Carolina win over Delaware on September 26th, 2015.
Box Score: North Carolina 41, Delaware 14View the complete box score from North Carolina's 41-14 win over Delaware on a rainy Saturday in Chapel Hill: (View Box Score)
Video: UNC Football Pregame Motivational - DelawareUNC hosts Delaware on Saturday. Get pumped with the same video the Tar Heel football team watched prior to taking the field.
UNC's first-year linebacker Andre Smith ‘a special talent’North Carolina first-year linebacker Andre Smith doesn’t change gears. When it comes to his approach on the football field, there’s only one speed — “fast and furious.” Through the first three games of his career, Smith’s consistent level of play has garnered praise from coaches and teammates. But if there’s one aspect of college football he has yet to adjust to, it’s the part he dreads the most — TV timeouts. (Daily Tar Heel)
Blue Hens face tough task in Carolina against Tar HeelsThe Blue Hens peeked inside Kenan Stadium Friday afternoon. They took a stroll on its grass surface. They might as well have been tourists. There will be Tar Heels waiting for them when they return Saturday, and this visit will be all business. In one of the most daunting tasks in Delaware’s 124 football seasons, the Hens take on North Carolina at 12:30 (ESPN3/Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic). (Delaware News Journal)
Tar Heels take on another FCS foeNorth Carolina coach Larry Fedora isn’t thrilled with the makeup of North Carolina’s schedule, which includes two Football Championship Subdivision opponents. The second of those is Delaware, which visits Kenan Stadium on Saturday afternoon. “I don’t really like having two FCS opponents, but it is what it is,” Fedora said. “We had two Power 5 non-conference games.” (Burlington Times News)
Preview & Prediction: UNC vs DelawareWelcome to the final non-conference game of the season. The weather forecast is rainy and the field will have taken over a day's worth of rain by the time the game kicks off. Messy conditions will be the order of the day and make getting control of the game a high priority. Prediction: UNC 49, Delaware 10 (Tar Heel Blog)
Sylvester Williams proving worthy to anchor Broncos' defenseLost in the shuffle of the veteran-led, top-ranked Denver Broncos defense has been Sylvester Williams' play as the anchor in the middle. It hasn't showed up much on the stat sheet, yet, but his value to the defense has been felt across the board. Williams focuses on using his quickness and explosiveness to not just hold the line, but to break it. (Denver Post)
Blue Hens prepare for tough task at North CarolinaA week after a heartbreaking loss to its biggest rival, Delaware will face its toughest challenge of the season. The Blue Hens will travel to Chapel Hill to take on the University of North Carolina, an FBS opponent from one of the five power conferences of college football. As is expected when an FCS school faces a major college program, Delaware has struggled mightily against FBS recently. (Newark Post)
Tar Heels host Blue Hens in UNC's final nonconference gameUNC (2-1) hosts Delaware from the Championship Subdivision on Saturday to close its nonconference schedule with an aim toward carrying momentum into its Atlantic Coast Conference opener the following week. For coach Larry Fedora, it's a chance to see whether his team can build on the 48-14 rout of Illinois last weekend. (Associated Press)
Tar Heels aim to improve pass rushWhile UNC's defense has been solid in three games, the pass rush leaves much to be desired. The Tar Heels have two sacks and 13 quarterback hurries so far this season. CarolinaBlue asked two players and three coaches about the pass rush and what can be done to improve that part of the defense, which will become more important as the season progresses. (Carolina Blue)
Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. DelawareUNC closes out its nonconference slate against FCS opponent Delaware on Saturday. A win will move the Tar Heels to 3-1 for the first time since 2011 and for only the fourth time since 2000. UNC has shown improvement on both sides of the ball in 2015. Defensively, UNC currently ranks seventh nationally in red zone defense under first-year defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. (Inside Carolina)
Carolina Concludes Homestand With DelawareNorth Carolina closes out a three-game homestand when it plays host to Delaware on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 12:30 p.m. The game will be televised by the Regional Sports Network. With a win, the Tar Heels will improve to 3-1 for the first time since 2011 when they started 5-1. Last week’s 48-14 win over previously unbeaten Illinois was one of UNC’s most complete efforts in recent years. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Get To Know Des Lawrence & M.J. StewartDefensive backs Desmond Lawrence and M.J. Stewart are well on their way to bringing acclaim back to the 'Rude Boy' nickname the group prides itself on through standout, physical play under new defensive coaches Gene Chizik and Charlton Warren.
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