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Dual-threat quarterbacks lead Clemson, UNC to title game

Opposite Watson and the Tigers for the 8 p.m. showdown will be North Carolina senior Marquise Williams. Williams has been the catalyst for an offense that ranks 11th nationally in scoring (41.3-point average) and has played a major role in UNC reeling off 11 consecutive victories since an opening loss to South Carolina in Charlotte back in September. (Fayetteville Observer)

Playoff poll takeaways: If North Carolina upsets Clemson, who sneaks into top 4?

11-1 North Carolina is still sitting down at No. 10 in the committee’s rankings. That doesn’t mean the Tar Heels can’t jump six spots by beating No. 1 Clemson (12-0) in this weekend’s ACC title game. We know from last year that the committee’s final rankings swing wildly based on the conference championship game results. But right now I don’t like their chances. (FOX Sports)

Mack Hollins: ‘Championship Week’

UNC coach Larry Fedora stresses practicing with a consistent focus and intensity to assure the same results on a weekly basis. Junior wide receiver Mack Hollins, however, has taken it upon himself to give each week a different theme. “’Ship Week, baby,” Hollins said on Tuesday when asked the slogan for the ACC Championship Game. “Championship Week.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: Seth Littrell Tuesday Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina offensive coordinator Seth Littrell talks to the media about what he is expecting from the Clemson defense before the ACC Championship game. View Video...

Tar Heels Move to 10th in College Football Playoff Rankings

The North Carolina Tar Heels moved up to 10th in the new College Football Playoff Rankings released Tuesday night. Last week, the Tar Heels ranked at No. 14 in the College Football Playoff Rankings. Losses by Baylor, Michigan, Oklahoma State, and Florida aided the Tar Heels’ launch into the top ten. (Chapelboro.com)

Why not an ACC champion North Carolina in the Playoff?

Maybe the Tar Heels' surge shouldn't come as a surprise — this is Fedora's fourth season with the program, after all. It was in year four at Southern Mississippi that the Golden Eagles turned the corner, going from a combined 22-17 during Fedora's first three seasons to 12 wins and a Conference USA championship. But for UNC, there was more at play than simply learning the system. (USA Today)

Video: All-Access at N.C. State 2015 - State Champs!

North Carolina's win at N.C. State gave them the 'state championship' and was the Tar Heels' school-record 11th win in a row. View Video...

UNC Football's Biggest Game Ever?

There's a lot of talk brewing about the historical significance of this Saturday's ACC championship game for the North Carolina Tar Heels. No. 1 Clemson vs. 11-1 and No. 8 UNC: Is this the biggest football game in UNC history? It certainly is in the program's recent history, or more specifically the last 18 years dating back to a home game versus Florida State in 1997. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Challenges have primed Tar Heels to tame No. 1 Clemson

Clemson's a big deal for North Carolina. But the Tar Heels already have conquered some tall mountains. That loss to South Carolina in the season opener could have nipped in the bud what became UNC's 11-1 season. Weeks later, down 21 points at Georgia Tech, UNC could have thrown in the towel. Instead, the Tar Heels kept the rag, wiped a little sweat with it, won the game. (NCAA.com)

ACC championship game matchups: Elijah Hood vs. Clemson D-line

The biggest difference between the North Carolina offense last year, and the North Carolina offense this year is its ability to run the ball. A veteran offensive line has been a big reason but so has the emergence of Elijah Hood, who has 1,280 yards and 16 touchdowns this year in one of the more underrated performances across the country. (ESPN.com)

Kevin Reddick Signs With Buffalo Bills

The Bills took steps to address their reduced ranks on the defensive line this week. Buffalo signed linebacker Kevin Reddick, who returns to the Bills after a stint on the practice squad earlier this season. Reddick, a 6-1, 240 pound North Carolina product, entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Saints in 2013. (Buffalo Bills)

Five with Fedora: Part 11

When you were walking off the field after the game Saturday and into the locker room, what did you see in the eyes and faces of your players? Larry Fedora: “A lot of happiness is what you saw. A bunch of guys that knew they had reached their goals and just won 11 games in a row which had never been done here before. They did it for each other and the hard work paid off." (Sports Glutton)

Tar Heels focused on taming Tigers

Chapel Hill is booming with excitement following the Tar Heels’ victory over North Carolina State, marking the team’s 11th consecutive victory and capping off a historic regular season. But the team hasn’t taken the time to truly reflect on their accomplishments for one reason; there is more football to be played. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels accomplishing goals en route to ACC Championship game

Now, No. 8 North Carolina (11-1, 8-0 ACC) is done with a regular season that proved the season-opening loss didn’t get in the way of its goals. This team has come full circle – both literally, as the Tar Heels start their postseason on the same field where they started the regular season, and figuratively. “It’s a totally different team,” Larry Fedora said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Could North Carolina Be This Season’s Ohio State?

If there is an Ohio State clone out there, it may be North Carolina. The comparison isn’t too far off. UNC is a team whose only loss came in the first week of the season—a week earlier than Ohio State’s sole defeat last year. The Tar Heels have been rolling ever since. They would also have the most impressive win if they beat No. 1-ranked Clemson in the ACC championship. (Wall Street Journal)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
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UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, 12:00 ET Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, 3:30 ET

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
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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