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Postgame Chalkboard from UNC-Notre Dame

UNC's coaching staff needed to make a choice between quarterbacks Marquise Williams and Mitch Trubisky and to focus the offense on what that quarterback does best. That choice was made on Saturday. Not only did Williams play the full game, putting in his best performance of the season, I felt the offensive plan played to Williams’s strengths better than we have seen most of the year. (Inside Carolina)

Despite the 50-43 loss, UNC proved it can play a better brand of football

Notre Dame Stadium grew eerily quiet as more than 80,000 fans stood in shock trying to make sense of what had just happened. It wasn’t even seven minutes in, and yet somehow the struggling, unranked North Carolina football team had marched into South Bend, Ind., and grabbed a commanding 14-0 lead over the nation’s No. 6 team on national television. (Daily Tar Heel)

Extra Points: Belief System

Halfway through the season, the Tar Heels are in much the same position they were in 2013—some abysmal performances early and a watershed "what-if" game and close loss to Miami last year and Notre Dame this weekend. "That's the No. 5 team in the nation, and there's not that big a difference between us," Quinshad Davis said. "We see now what we can do. We just have to keep believing." (GoHeels.com)

Despite losses, UNC feels primed for solid finish

Coming close to pulling off an historic upset over Notre Dame left UNC disappointed but encouraged heading into the second half of its schedule, which starts Saturday at Kenan Stadium against Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels put up a season-high 510 yards against one of the nation’s top defenses and forced three turnovers by Heisman Trophy candidate Everett Golson in the 50-43 loss. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Williams does it all, but Tar Heels still come up short

Marquise Williams is that guy. The guy that can take a young, struggling UNC football team into No. 6 Notre Dame Saturday and play the game of his life. The guy that can amass more yards in both rushing and passing than Heisman candidate Irish quarterback Everett Golson. The guy that poured his entire heart into giving UNC every chance possible in the Tar Heels’ 50-43 defeat. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Gio Bernard scores longest NFL rushing touchdown of the season

Following an ugly primetime loss to the Patriots, the Bengals are in need of a bounce back victory against the Panthers on Sunday. Early in the first quarter, Gio Bernard provided the spark they needed, busting open an 89-yard run to take a 7-3 lead. Bernard's run is the longest rushing touchdown of the season and the longest rushing touchdown the Panthers have ever allowed. (Sporting News)

ACC Football Power Rankings: Week 7

12. North Carolina Tar Heels: We have seen signs of life from the Tar Heels offense during their four-game losing streak, but the problem remains the defense, which has given up 50 or more points in three of the last four games. North Carolina may have played Notre Dame close, but nobody is looking for moral victories. (ESPN.com)

Marvin Austin adds Jr. to jersey to honor father

After losing the man who molded him, Marvin Austin Jr. honored his father as best he could with not only the effort he consistently brings on the field, but by adding that suffix to the 'Austin' on the back of his Broncos uniform. (Denver Broncos)

Brandon Tate defends return decisions, not third-quarter fumble

Brandon Tate has had better nights than he did Sunday. So give the Cincinnati Bengals kick returner credit. When asked to comment about his role in the Bengals' 43-17 loss at Gillette Stadium, he accepted some blame. (ESPN.com)

Turner's Take: Mr. Marquise

For the second time in his career, Marquise Williams scored via the pass, the run and the catch. He became the first Tar Heel to throw for 300 yards and run for 100 in the same game. He was brilliant. “Mister Marquise,” receiver Mack Hollins said afterward. “He’s something else. He’s like a running back, quarterback, he’s everything. It’s great to have him.” (GoHeels.com)

Williams' efforts not enough in Notre Dame loss

An hour after North Carolina's 50-43 loss to No. 6 Notre Dame, quarterback Marquise Williams tweeted an apology to his team. He said he was sorry for letting his team down and promised it would never happen again. An apology of that nature seems a little unnecessary for a quarterback who was responsible for 458 yards of total offense and four touchdowns. (Carolina Blue)

Marquise Williams Steps Forward

In a season rife with criticism and controversy, Marquise Williams turned in a defining performance and nearly directed North Carolina to an improbable upset of No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday. The redshirt junior quarterback became the first Tar Heel quarterback to ever throw for 300 yards and run for 100 yards in a game. (Inside Carolina)

UNC loses fourth straight in a shootout

An offensive explosion the likes of which Notre Dame Stadium had never seen ended in a very familiar result – a North Carolina loss. Notre Dame and UNC put up a combined 93 points, the most ever in the historic stadium that was built in 1930. But UNC allowed 50 points for the third time during its four-game losing streak, falling 50-43 to remain winless in 12 games at South Bend. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Notre Dame Interview

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora shares his thoughts on the football team's 43-50 loss to no. 6 Notre Dame on October 11, 2014. View Video...

Recap & Analysis: Notre Dame 50, UNC 43

It was more of the same and it wasn't. UNC showed some signs of life in this game but as is usually the case when attempting to pull a big upset, you really need to catch all the breaks. UNC didn't and the Heels fall to 2-4 with a date against Georgia Tech looming next weekend in Chapel Hill. (Tar Heel Blog)

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, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

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

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