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Opponent Preview: Wake Forest

The Demon Deacons are in the midst of a slight quarterback controversy. The established starter, sophomore John Wolford, has been inconsistent this year and was pulled for two and a half games in favor of freshman Kendall Hinton. Neither player has been particularly impressive so far this year as Wolford regained the starting job for the Boston College win. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Players to Watch

Marquise Williams, Senior QB Williams is a true dual threat QB who can make big plays with both his arm and his legs. Last year, he set 18 different records at UNC. This year, he is 70-111 (63.1%) passing for 845 yards and 6 TDs. He has thrown 4 interceptions, but 3 of them came in UNC's first game of the season, a loss to South Carolina. (Blogger So Dear)

UNC Football Seeking Best ACC Start Since 1997

When the North Carolina football team rallied from 21 points down for the largest comeback win in school history two weeks ago against Georgia Tech, it was also the first time the Tar Heels had won in Atlanta since 1997. This week at home against Wake Forest, 1997 will still be on the minds of the Tar Heels—but for a different reason. (Chapelboro.com)

Wolford vs. Hinton: Quarterback controversy in Wake's future

Wake Forest’s first six games have shown, if nothing else, that the Deacons are headed toward a quarterback controversy. Coach Dave Clawson said he’s looking forward to it. Clawson doesn’t necessarily relish the idea of his fan base splitting into camps, one backing sophomore John Wolford for the starting job and others lining up behind freshman Kendall Hinton. (Winston-Salem Journal)

State Championship in Play for UNC

It’s been a decade since North Carolina last won the coveted state championship by defeating ACC rivals N.C. State, Duke and Wake Forest in the same season. In order to claim the state title for just the second time in 15 years, UNC must first hold serve against Wake Forest under the lights at Kenan Stadium on Saturday. (Inside Carolina)

UNC preparing for high effort, blitzing Deacon D

The one thing that stood out from Larry Fedora's Monday press conference is that the UNC head coach reiterated that the Wake Forest defense likes to blitz. It's a good defense that plays hard and won't quit. In talking with Tar Heel assistant coaches and players after Tuesday's practice, the same general sentiment was expressed. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Football's Explosive Runs

Here are the top 5 explosive runs from a UNC Football team that leads the ACC in total offense. North Carolina averages 220 yards per game on the ground. Check out the best runs for the Tar Heels this year featuring QB Marquise Williams and RB Elijah Hood. View Video...

Video: UNC's strong start a product of agreeable team

North Carolina is preparing for Wake Forest coming out of its bye week. (WRAL Sports Fan)

I'm A Tar Heel: Shakeel Rashad

Dear Tar Heel Fans, Looking back on my time in Chapel Hill I can say without a doubt that I will always be happy that I spent my college years here. We appreciate all that you have done and continue to do to make this school what it is. We look forward to going out every Saturday to compete on behalf of this great university. Go Heels Go America. -Shakeel Rashad (GoHeels.com)

UNC-Wake Forest Preview: Deacons Strong on Defense

Wake Forest has shown signs of improvement over a season ago. Head coach Dave Clawson’s team hung around with a ranked Florida State for four quarters, but the Demon Deacons have mustered just 36 combined points in conference play. This is an unbalanced team that pairs a strong defense with a struggling offense. (Inside Carolina)

Looking Ahead: Wake Forest

The Demon Deacons come into Saturday’s game with a 3-3 record overall and 1-2 in ACC play. In the last three Wake Forest football games, the average margin of victory has been a mere six points. The Demon Deacons have found ways to keep themselves in close games all year long, with the exception of a 41-3 blowout win in the season opener against Elon. (GoHeels.com)

Steve Spurrier at Duke: Clinches ACC Title vs. UNC & Takes Photo to Remember (video)

Steve Spurrier coached the 1989 Duke Blue Devils to the ACC Title. Their clinching game occurred at rival UNC and after the Blue Devils won 41-0 they took a photo underneath the scoreboard in Chapel Hill. (The ACC)

Is Duke or North Carolina the better football team?

Duke and North Carolina are favored to play for an ACC championship. You'll probably read that a lot over the next month -- as the college basketball season nears. We're talking about football, at least in this instance, as the ESPN Football Power Index gives UNC and Duke the best chance to win the Coastal. The two teams meet in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Nov. 7. (ESPN.com)

Brandon Fritts Providing Depth at TE

Tight end Brandon Fritts is establishing himself as yet another tool in North Carolina’s skill position box. The Mentor, Ohio freshman from has found the end zone twice this season, making him yet another threat in a receiving corps that boasts depth and talent. The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder has caught four passes for 22 yards in five games played. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heel offense prepares for toughest test of season

After scoring 38 points against Georgia Tech in UNC’s biggest win of the season so far, the Tar Heel offense will face its stiffest test yet this week against Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons have bedeviled opposing offenses this season, ranking 15th in the country in total defense through six weeks. They allow fewer than 300 total yards per game, including fewer than 150 through the air. (Daily Tar Heel)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6

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