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Quinshad Davis breaks UNC's career reception record

With two receptions in the first half of Thursday night's game against Pittsburgh, North Carolina receiver Quinshad Davis has officially passed Hakeem Nicks to become the school's all-time leader in career receptions. After catching two passes for 20 yards in the second quarter, Davis has 182 receptions over the course of his four-year career. (Carolina Blue)

North Carolina lives up to expectiations — especially its own

For the first time since 1997, UNC football is relevant in November. Next Saturday's matchup with Duke should decide the Coastal Division in the ACC, setting the winner on a course for the league championship game. The offense is more balanced; the defense has improved exponentially under first-year coordinator Gene Chizik. Previously a collection of talent, UNC is now, well, a team. (USA Today)

North Carolina, Duke on collision course in Coastal

As it stands, North Carolina and Duke are the only teams in the Coastal division that are unbeaten in conference play. Even if Duke loses to Miami, the winning team next week between the rivals will control the Coastal. Immediately after North Carolina beat No. 23 Pitt 26-19 on Thursday night, folks wearing Carolina blue started talking Duke. (ESPN.com)

Packers' Julius Peppers getting more sacks on fewer snaps

At 35 and in his second season with the Green Bay Packers, Julius Peppers is compiling sacks at a rate that narrowly exceeds the best clip of his career. With 5 1/2 sacks through the first six games — he had 7 in both 2013 and 2014 — Peppers unearthed an elixir of production and efficiency. He is producing more while playing less. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

ICTV: Des Lawrence, UNC DBs Getting Rude

The UNC secondary is starting to live up to its "Rude Boys" moniker. With first place on the line against Pittsburgh on Thursday night, UNC's defensive backs were physical in coverage, made aggressive plays on the ball, and delivered big hits. "We just told ourselves that we needed to take this challenge tonight," said Des Lawrence, who had four pass break ups and seven tackles. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Takes the Lead in ACC Coastal Division

UNC's next game is No. 22 Duke, which hosts disheveled Miami on Saturday. If the Blue Devils win, next weekend will likely mark the first time since 1939 that UNC and Duke have both entered its rivalry game ranked and the first time ever the two programs have played as ranked foes at Kenan Stadium. More importantly, the winner will have a solid hold on the Coastal Division. (Inside Carolina)

UNC holds off Pitt for statement victory in ACC Coastal race

Don’t be shocked if the Tar Heels make their way to Charlotte. North Carolina’s win pushes it to 4–0 in the ACC and earns it sole possession of first place in the Coastal Division. Duke is likewise unbeaten, but it has one fewer win than the Tar Heels. So for the moment, anyway, coach Larry Fedora’s crew looks like the team to beat in the race for the division title. (Sports Illustrated)

Five Thoughts on UNC's 26-19 Win Over Pittsburgh

A year ago the UNC pass defense was much maligned. That's no longer the case thanks in part to the play of cornerbacks Des Lawrence and M.J. Stewart. The latter sat out the last two games serving a suspension after an assault arrest prior to UNC's 50-14 win over Wake Forest. Stewart wasted little time making his presence felt with six tackles, four pass breakups, a sack and tackle for loss. (Tar Heel Blog)

ICTV: Meaningful Win for Marquise Williams, UNC

A big win on a big stage. North Carolina seized the opportunity of facing a ranked opponent on primetime national television in beating Pittsburgh, 26-19, on Thursday night. The significance of the win isn't lost on Marquise Williams, whose 322 total yards played a big role in the outcome. "It means a lot," Williams said. (Inside Carolina)

Turner's Take: Fun

“How they were going to perform, I didn't know,” Larry Fedora said. “Now, I can’t wait to see them on Saturday or Thursday night. I tell them all the time. ‘I can’t wait to watch you play. Our staff can’t wait to watch you perform.’ We’re excited about these kids and the way they perform and how they care about each other. That’s fun,” he said. “That’s fun.” (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora: UNC's Stellar Secondary Play

North Carolina’s secondary picked an ideal time to record a new season-high in pass break ups. The eight break ups were a key component of Tar Heels’ 26-19 victory over Pittsburgh on Thursday night. “They were all over the ball,” said head coach Larry Fedora after the game. This performance came against one of the most talented wide receivers in the ACC, Tyler Boyd. (Inside Carolina)

Postgame Notes - Pitt

Senior wide receiver Quinshad Davis moved past Hakeem Nicks to become UNC’s all-time leading receiver with 183 receptions. Quarterback Marquise Williams topped 2,000 career rushing yards with a 4-yard run in the first quarter. He finished the game with 52 rushing yards and now has 2,036 in his career, which ranks 13th in school history. (GoHeels.com)

Even with basketball season approaching, it's the UNC football team that's the talk of Chapel Hill

By the beginning of November, you can usually find Tar Heel fans at coffee shops, bus stops and break rooms discussing how ready they are for the opening tipoff to the basketball season. But this year, instead of those folks discussing who's going to start at shooting guard for Coach Roy Williams, they're discussing the possibility of the Tar Heels vying for an ACC title. (Campus Rush)

Marquise Williams leads UNC's win over No. 23 Pittsburgh

What the win means for North Carolina: The Tar Heels remain atop the Coastal and are now one of just two division teams unbeaten in conference play. Rival Duke is the other -- setting up a huge game Nov. 7 to take control of the Coastal. North Carolina made it look easy in the first half, scoring 20 points on its first four drives. (ESPN.com)

Blunders prove costly for Pitt in loss to North Carolina

The mistakes arrived in waves that helped to bury Pitt during what could have been its finest hour. With first place in the ACC Coastal Division at stake, Pitt (6-2, 4-1) fumbled its opportunity to gain real relevance and fell to North Carolina, 26-19, at Heinz Field. UNC (7-1, 4-0) assumed Pitt's previous spot atop the division and awaits another showdown next week against Duke (6-1, 3-0). (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

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 Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD Tickets

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
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6

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