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Extra Points: Color It Chrome

When the Tar Heels went out for opening warm-ups on Thursday night at Wallace Wade Stadium wearing black helmets, the equipment staff pulled out the chrome lids and had them waiting. The players made the switch just before the kickoff and a sublime confluence of energy, focus, resolve, preparation, scheming and a roster of players maturing as the season wore on resulted in that fast start. (GoHeels.com)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Duke

Wow, who saw that coming? With the win against Duke, UNC regains the Victory Bell but more importantly is once again bowl eligible after a 2-4 start and being labeled one of the country's biggest disappointments. Carolina did not disappoint in a featured prime-time game with tons on the line for both teams, however. With that in mind, here is this week's GBU Report: (Tar Heel Blog)

The Turning Point?

This game could serve as a turning point in the Larry Fedora era. It could be that moment where the players truly bought into what the coaching staff had been teaching them. The actual bearing of fruit following weeks of seeing barren branches could give the Tar Heel players the necessary confidence and the program much needed momentum. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC defense spoils Duke’s championship hopes

The UNC defense gave up 511.6 yards per game and 51 total touchdowns, earning it a spot at the bottom of the ACC. In North Carolina’s 45-20 win, UNC’s defense held Duke in check. The Blue Devils managed just 243 total yards of offense through three quarters, and their 20 points are the fewest an opponent has scored against the Tar Heels this season. (Daily Tar Heel)

Running Over the Devils

North Carolina’s ground attack was able to take advantage of a sub-par Duke run defense early and often on Thursday, as the Tar Heels ran all over their archrival en route to a 45-20 victory. Coming into Thursday night’s contest, the Blue Devils (197.6 yards per game) were the lone defense in the ACC that had surrendered more yards against the run than UNC. (Inside Carolina)

Art’s Angle: Statement Game

The Tar Heels edited the revisionist history of their last two games with Duke by pounding the ballyhooed and rebuilt Blue Devils into the stadium turf that will be lowered after the season to add more seats to the old horseshoe. Duke might want to wait another year or two to see if the David Cutcliffe love affair is cooling off with the fans, many of whom had fled by halftime. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina Rundown: November 21

Start your day with highlights from last night's Bell-ringing win. There's a Roy Williams press conference this afternoon in advance of the Davidson game. Loren Shealy won the prestigious Elite 89 award at the field hockey Final Four (for the third time). Jonas Sahratian would be proud as Danny Green shares his eating and nutrition picks. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels finally show potential in win vs. Duke

Finally, the Tar Heels played like the team a lot of people thought they would be when the 2014 season began. OK, it's an exaggeration that UNC performed like a nationally ranked team Thursday in thumping rival Duke, 45-20, at Wallace Wade Stadium. But the Tar Heels came as close to living up to their No. 23 status in the preseason Associated Press poll as they have all year. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Duke Interview

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora spoke with Jones Angell after the Tar Heels' dominating 45-20 win at Duke on Thursday. View Video...

UNC Game-Worn Chrome Helmets On Sale

Tar Heel Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Communications, is excited to offer Tar Heel fans a piece of Carolina football history this fall. Fresh off a thrilling 45-20 victory over Duke, a limited number of game-worn, chrome helmets are being offered for sale for $1,195.00 per helmet (plus $29.95 shipping & handling). (GoHeels.com)

UNC rushes to bell, possible bowl

North Carolina beat Duke like it was the old days, those times when Tailback U had grand ground games of 1,000-yard rushers, back when the Blue Devils couldn't get out of their own way. For a change this season, the Tar Heels ran for more yardage than they accumulated through the air, those 315 rushing yards carving up Duke's defense to help toward a 45-20 result. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Ground game propels UNC to victory

When North Carolina running back T.J. Logan stepped inside the visitor’s locker room outside of Wallace Wade Stadium after trotting off the field from pregame warmups, he knew it was going to be a night to remember. Sitting on the chair outside of his locker was a fresh chrome-colored helmet never before seen by any of the Tar Heels’ players. (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: Answering The Bell

It was great. The surprise helmets, the early scores, the taking the lead and never looking back, and the taking back the bell. Carolina got to six wins and bowl eligibility on Thursday, but more importantly, they showed just who they could be. Larry Fedora said the Tar Heels were “the team that I expected to grow to.” (GoHeels.com)

UNC dominates 'Battle of the Blues'

Two minutes before the final horn sounded, Duke's athletic operations staff began rolling the Victory Bell around the horseshoe from Duke's sideline to its new owners for the next year. And when it was officially over — it had, realistically, been over for quite some time — the players rushed to the bell and clanged it with a vigor pent up from two years of near misses and heartbreak. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels Shine in Primetime

The UNC team that rolled into Wallace Wade Stadium on Thursday was the one that warranted a preseason Top-25 ranking and serious consideration for the ACC Coastal Division crown. The Tar Heels weren’t perfect in their 45-20 dismantling of No. 25 Duke in front of a national primetime audience, but they were closer than they have been at any other point of the season. (Inside Carolina)

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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