Video: Mack Hollins - 3 Catches, 3 Touchdowns vs Wake ForestUNC senior WR Mack Hollins pulls in three touchdowns from QB Marquise Williams in the team's big win over Wake Forest on October 17th, 2015.
Refs at UNC-Wake Have No Idea What a Fair Catch IsFirst of all, Ryan Switzer never signals for a fair catch. He was trying to catch Wake Forest sleeping and it worked except the refs stopped the play. Second, if it was a fair catch why no catch interference flag? (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: UNC-Wake Forest Pre-Game Motivational VideoGet ready for kickoff of UNC vs. Wake Forest by watching the same pre-game motivational video that the Tar Heels watched prior to taking the field at Kenan Stadium, presented by the UNC Football Video crew.
Shift in UNC's DB depth chartJunior Des Lawrence will continue starting at safety and it's likely that junior Brian Walker and senior Malik Simmons will see time at the other corner spot and at the nickel corner position. Simmons was slotted as a starter after preseason camp before serving a two game suspension at the beginning of the season. (Carolina Blue)
Why UNC is happy for Marquise Williams to run wildWhen Marquise Williams watched video of North Carolina’s first few football games, he didn’t recognize the player the Tar Heels had at quarterback. It looked like Williams, sure enough, but he wasn’t playing like Williams. He stood in the pocket, searching eagerly for a good throw, with yards of open space before him. “In the Illinois game, third down, and I threw the pick,” Williams said. (Greensboro News & Record)
Preview: UNC vs Wake ForestWhether or not the win from two weeks ago was truly a watershed moment for the program is predicated heavily on what happens starting tonight versus Wake Forest. UNC had a bye week to allow the players to refocus on the task at hand. A win versus Wake Forest should continue to momentum and move the Tar Heels to 2-0 for the first time since 1997. (Tar Heel Blog)
Wake Forest vs. UNC: Statistical Preview and BreakdownIf you haven’t heard the news, Wake Forest has a huge game Saturday night against rival North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The Deacs come in right at .500 following a thrilling 3-0 victory over Boston College on the road last week, while UNC has sprinted to a fast 4-1 start thanks to a dominant rushing attack. So what can we expect the game to look like on Saturday? (Blogger So Dear)
Wake Forest defense counting on youngsters and seniors alikeDave Clawson has never missed a moment to thank his seniors for their roles in the early stages of the second-year coach’s renovation of Wake Forest football. This is about more than simple tone-setting, though. And about more than seasoned players’ loyalties being rewarded. Defensively, Clawson has asked plenty from his seniors. (ESPN.com)
Clawson: Carolina game "really, really important"There have been coaches pass through the ACC who downplayed the significance of a rivalry, citing the guise that all conference results count the same. Coach Dave Clawson of Wake Forest is not one to deny the obvious.
Leading up to Saturday’s game at North Carolina set for 7:04 p.m. at Kenan Stadium, Clawson was more than forthcoming about what a victory by the Deacons would mean for the team, the program and perhaps most of all, the school’s fan base. (Winston-Salem Journal)
UNC Hosts Wake Forest In ACC Home OpenerSeeking its first 2-0 start in ACC play since 1997, Carolina faces Wake Forest on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Kenan Stadium. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. and will be televised on the Regional Sports Network. Wake enters Saturday’s game 3-3 overall after a hard fought 3-0 win last week at Boston College. The Deacons are among the nation’s leaders in total defense, allowing just 296.0 yards per game. (GoHeels.com)
Kenan Legends: Quincy Monk To Be Honored SaturdayFormer UNC linebacker Quincy Monk will be honored in the first quarter of the football game this weekend vs. Wake Forest as part of the new "Kenan Legends" series. Monk was a senior on the 2001 squad that won the Peach Bowl over Auburn. Saturday's game vs. Wake Forest is UNC's annual Cancer Awareness Game and, unfortunately, Monk has been affected by this terrible disease. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heels, Demon Deacons enter football matchup with alternating profilesTwo teams with contrasting profiles meet Saturday night at Kenan Stadium when Wake Forest visits North Carolina. Wake Forest has turned in some special defensive performances in a couple of narrow victories. North Carolina has cranked up its offense. “Being in a close game for them doesn’t scare them,” North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said of the Demon Deacons, who last week survived in a 3-0 decision at Boston College. (Burlington Times-News)
Style Clash: High-Powered UNC Offense Meets Stingy Wake Forest DefenseWhen UNC and Wake Forest meet on the gridiron this Saturday night at Kenan Stadium an old, tired cliché will ring true. An unstoppable force—the Tar Heel offense—will collide with an immovable object—the Demon Deacon defense. “They’re gonna fight you all the way to the end,” UNC Head Coach Larry Fedora said about Wake Forest. “There’s no doubt about it. They’re really good on defense. I mean, they’re 15th in the country in total defense right now.” (Chapelboro.com)
Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Wake ForestNorth Carolina enters Saturday’s primetime matchup with Wake Forest as a heavy favorite with intentions of moving to 2-0 in ACC play for the first time since 1997 and for only the third time since 1984. The Tar Heels (4-1, 1-0 ACC) are a 17-point favorite over the Demon Deacons (3-3, 1-2 ACC). That is UNC’s largest point spread as a favorite against an ACC opponent since 2012 (-25 vs. Maryland). (Inside Carolina)
Jarrod James Partners With Single Fathers Due To CancerUNC football student coach Jarrod James has developed a program to recognize Single Fathers Due To Cancer at this weekend's cancer awareness game vs. Wake Forest. James, who played for the Tar Heels in 2012 and 2013, took a medical hardship following his sophomore season due to a neck injury. Despite his shortened playing career, James has always been a leader in UNC's outreach projects. (GoHeels.com)
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