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Postgame Notes - Virginia

UNC won its sixth-consecutive game and is now 6-1 overall and 3-0 in ACC play. The Tar Heels are 3-0 in conference play for the first time since 1997 and 6-1 for the first time since 1997. Larry Fedora is now 61-37 as a head coach, including 27-18 in four seasons at UNC. Carolina has now allowed just 45 points in the second half in seven games. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels let defense do heavy lifting in defeat of Virginia

North Carolina has a defense good enough to win ACC football games. Let that sink in. UNC didn’t allow a second-half point for the second game in a row, stumping Virginia 26-13 on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. “Just being disciplined,” Tar Heels safety Sam Smiley said. “Whatever we didn’t do right in the first half, we’re trying to do right in the second half.” (Burlington Times News)

Why does Jets' Todd Bowles continue to barely play Quinton Coples?

If this keeps up, it's difficult to envision rush outside linebacker Quinton Coples being with the Jets in 2016. (But it's not necessarily going to keep up.) Coples, whom the Jets drafted 16th overall in 2012, has barely played in the past two games. He got just 15 snaps against Miami in London. And this past Sunday against Washington, Coples played nine snaps. (NJ.com)

Panthers coach Ron Rivera on Tre Boston’s lack of action: ‘That’s on us’

One game after playing a season-high 32 defensive snaps, second-year Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston was in for just five defensive plays against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Panthers coach Ron Rivera owned it as a mistake on Monday after weeks of promising to get the former fourth-round draft pick more involved. “That’s on us,” Rivera said of the coaching staff. (Charlotte Observer)

Malik Simmons Steps Up

Malik Simmons was thrust into the starting line up last week after starter M.J. Stewart was suspended. Last week against Wake Forest he played well, but this week he excelled. Simmons came up with two big interceptions to go along with another pass break-up and three tackles. The two picks marked the first two interceptions of Simmons' career and both came in the fourth quarter. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels Win Ugly

It was sloppy. There were miscues and turnovers, as well as a failed two-point conversion and penalty flags by the dozens. All that mattered at the end, however, was that UNC had extended its winning streak to six games and moved to 3-0 in the ACC for the first time since 1997 with a 26-13 victory over Virginia. “A win is a win,” quarterback Marquise Williams said during his postgame interview. (Inside Carolina)

ICTV: Malik Simmons Completes Road Back

After starting the season suspended, Malik Simmons has worked his way back into a starting - and now starring - role. Simmons earned his coach's praise for his first start of the season last week against Wake Forest, and this Saturday he had two fourth-quarter interceptions against Virginia. They were the first two interceptions of his Tar Heel career. (Inside Carolina)

Elijah Hood: "I try and punish people"

Another conference game, another 100 yard rushing performance for UNC sophomore running back Elijah Hood. The 6-0, 225-pound back has a punishing style of running that is paying off for the Tar Heels. Against Virginia on Saturday Hood rushed a career high 21 times for 103 yards and two scores. This is Hood's fourth career 100 yard game. (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: On To The Next One

The Tar Heels and Panthers face off on Thursday night on ESPN. With Carolina, Pitt and Duke all undefeated in the conference, Thursday’s game has huge Coastal Division implications. Saturday’s win wasn’t pretty for Carolina (or Pitt), but they’ll put it to bed and set about the work of getting to 7-1. On to the next play. (GoHeels.com)

UNC 26, Virginia 13: Game Analysis

With the way this season has unfolded, UNC is now in a neck-and-neck race for the Coastal Division with Duke and Pittsburgh. That means every game, including this one versus Virginia, is very much a must-win scenario. To use the college basketball parlance, the Tar Heels had a survive-and-advance kind of game today. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: UNC-Virginia Game Highlights

Elijah Hood rushed for a pair of TDs, the Tar Heel defense forced four turnovers in the second half, and Carolina improves to 6-1 (3-0 ACC) after a 26-13 win over Virginia on October 24, 2015. View Video...

UNC 26, Virginia 13: Recap

Elijah Hoods carried the ball 21 times for 101 yards. Marquise Williams had 71 yards on 12 carries plus 226 yards in the air on 21-26 passing and an interception. Shakeel Rashad racked up 10 tackles and an interception. UNC moves to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in ACC play and now faces the most important stretch of the schedule starting Thursday night in Pittsburgh. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Virginia Press Conference

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 26-13 win over Virginia in Chapel Hill on October 24, 2015. View Video...

Defense dominates as North Carolina topples Virginia

Elijah Hood scored twice to help North Carolina overcome a slow start, and the Tar Heels dominated the second half in a 26-13 win over Virginia. The win moves North Carolina to 6-1, and it was another reminder that this is a far different defense under Gene Chizik than the Heels had a year ago. North Carolina has held its opponents to 17 points or fewer in six of seven games this season. (ESPN.com)

UNC rumbles past UVa in second half for win

A 93-yard third-period drive that consumed nearly six minutes helped push normally quick-striking North Carolina to a 26-13 victory over Virginia on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. The drive, which began following a Virginia punt, ended early in the fourth period with a 3-yard run by UNC’s Elijah Hood. The touchdown was Hood’s second of the afternoon. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, TBD

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

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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