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Wednesday Larry Fedora Quotes

Larry Fedora: "I'm not happy with our placekicking at all. Nowhere even close to it. But it is what it is. And I keep encouraging. We keep working, just like we do any position, and expect them to perform when they go back out on the field. You never know when that's going to happen. And again, that play could be the play that determines the outcome of the game.” (Inside Carolina)

Marquise Williams has North Carolina offense rolling

Wth two weeks left to play, there might not be a quarterback in the ACC playing any better than Marquise Williams, and the perspective on a season that’s been a roller-coaster ride in Chapel Hill has shifted significantly thanks to Williams’ emergence. “My thing is not trying to prove people wrong but just doing what I need to to win football games,” Williams said. “The numbers speak for themselves.” (ESPN.com)

UNC, NFL star Jason Brown, who gave away his crop, delivers his own child

Jason Brown, the former NFL star who retired from football so he could grow crops to feed the hungry, delivered his own child Tuesday at his Louisburg home. Brown and his wife Tay, a dentist, had planned to have help come for the home birth, but the mother went through labor so quickly that Lunsford Bernard Brown III, arrived before the reinforcements could arrive. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Running Game Key Against Devils

When UNC and Duke played a memorable 41-40 game at Wallace Wade Stadium in 1994, the offenses primarily kept the game close through the air. Twenty years later, the teams again look headed for a close battle—the two teams are third and fourth in the ACC in scoring offense—but this time the winning team is likely to be the one that runs the ball more successfully. (GoHeels.com)

Fedora sees continued growth in T.J. Logan

UNC head coach Larry Fedora's said Wednesday that when Logan plays well so do the Tar Heels. "We are a much better football team when T.J. Logan is playing well. There's no doubt about it. We need our running backs to be effective running the ball. We need to take some pressure off of Marquise and so it helps us tremendously. I think he is still growing as a running back, I really do." (Carolina Blue)

Plenty at stake when Duke and UNC meet on the football field

Almost the entire offense for UNC has been generated by quarterback Marquise Williams, who has been spectacular for the Tar Heels. He's third in the country in QB scoring with 11 touchdowns (10 rushing, 1 receiving) and has thrown for 18 touchdowns to just eight interceptions. He's also averaging 312.5 yards of total offense, behind only Jameis Winston's 323 in the ACC. (FOX Sports)

Tale of the Tape: UNC vs Duke

The numbers really point to a pair of key areas as it pertains to the overall match up. The first is Duke's defense. The Blue Devils are holding teams to 18.1 ppg on the strength of the country's 14th ranked pass defense and a +16 turnover margin. The pass defense also illustrates the stark difference between UNC and Duke in that area. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Football player involved in scooter accident

The Department of Public Safety responded to a scooter crash involving a UNC football player Wednesday morning at approximately 8:45 a.m., according to witnesses. Student witnesses said the football player was struck on his motor scooter by a black sports car driven by an older man on Raleigh Road. (Daily Tar Heel)

More Challenges Against the Run Ahead

North Carolina’s defense will face yet another potent rushing attack when it lines up against No. 25 Duke on Thursday. The Blue Devils rank fifth in the ACC with 193.7 rushing yards per game. UNC’s defense has struggled mightily to stop the run throughout the entire 2014 season. The Tar Heels rank 14th in the ACC and 113th nationally in run defense, allowing 228.2 yards per game. (Inside Carolina)

Motivated Tar Heels Ready For Duke Challenge

The North Carolina football team isn’t lacking motivation for its game against Duke on Thursday. There is a lot riding on this game for the Tar Heels, including a chance at bowl eligibility. “We have a lot going for us in this game,” senior safety Tim Scott said at Tuesday’s practice. "This game could get us bowl eligible, we could get the bell back and we can beat Duke." (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: November 19

ESPN bowl projections have Carolina in Tampa or Detroit. Or maybe the Cactus Bowl (yes, that is a real thing). There really is a 30 for 30 being made called "I Hate Christian Laettner". Complete highlights of Ty Lawson's 24/11 performance this week. John Henson had four points and four rebounds. Here's a GIF of an impressive dunk from Henson. (GoHeels.com)

Duke/UNC Insider Q&A

On Thursday evening Duke and UNC face off on national television. Duke is 8-2 (4-2) coming off a lost Saturday against Virginia Tech. North Carolina is 5-5 (3-3) after beating Pittsburgh in Chapel Hill Saturday. Kickoff is at 7:30 PM in Wallace Wade Stadium. The game can be seen on ESPN. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels to challenge Duke defense Thursday

Facing the Tar Heels (5-5, 3-3) means Duke’s defense must deal with the unique talent that is quarterback Marquise Williams. The junior is UNC’s top threat on offense, using his strong throwing arm and his ability to run the ball to punish defenses. “He can do it all,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. “He is the true epitome of what a dual threat is." (Durham Herald-Sun)

Prospect of meeting rival Duke melts UNC’s pains away

The aches and pains will be the same on both sides, so the short week of preparation isn’t bothering the players from North Carolina as they get ready to face No. 25 Duke on Thursday night. Ethan Farmer said playing Duke also made getting the aches and pains worked out a little easier. “I definitely want to get the bell back,” Farmer said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC-Duke football rivalry means something again

In terms of the big picture, the nationally televised game between the Tar Heels and Blue Devils is as important as they come. UNC can gain bowl eligibility with a win while a Duke victory would all but wrap up a second straight Coastal Division title and ACC Championship Game appearance. And yet, all anyone on either side can talk about this week is a brass bell . (Wilmington Star News)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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