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Tar Heels Complete Largest Comeback In School History, Beat GT 38-31

With four minutes remaining in the first half, the UNC football team had just let Georgia Tech run the ball down the field for its third touchdown of the game on its third drive of the game. Down 21-0 at that time, all hope looked lost for Head Coach Larry Fedora and his team. But the Tar Heels stayed resilient, fighting all the way back to defeat the Yellow Jackets 38-31 on Saturday–the biggest comeback in team history, and its first win in Atlanta since 1997. (Chapelboro.com)

Marquise Williams Responds

In rallying his team out of a 21-0 deficit, Marquise Williams rushed for a career-high 148 yards and scored two touchdowns. He completed 13 of his 24 passes for 134 yards and also caught a 37-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Quinshad Davis on a trick play to give the Tar Heels their first lead of the game. The fifth-year senior quarterback led UNC in passing, rushing and receiving yards. (Inside Carolina)

Talking Points: Pack fail test, Heels resilient

If North Carolina took their cue from social media after they found themselves down three touchdowns early in the second quarter, they would've logged off and went about their day. Fans were done, and who could blame them? Nobody wanted to watch another disastrous trip to Atlanta. But the Tar Heels didn't quit, rallying from from 21 points down to beat Georgia Tech 38-31. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Lions' Ebron thankful for fellow TE Jimmy Graham's guidance

Whatever the reason, tight end Eric Ebron was in his full glory talking about how Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham has given him guidance, how he was "blindsided" as a rookie and how his goal is to score one touchdown each game. Ebron struggled as a rookie last year, and Thursday he shed a little more light on why. (Detroit Free Press)

Bengals High 5: Five questions with Giovani Bernard

Jeremy Hill is still listed as the starting running back for the Cincinnati Bengals, but Giovani Bernard has received more touches the last two weeks, especially at crunch time. In the wins against San Diego and Baltimore, Bernard has carried 33 times for 172 yards (5.2 average), while Hill has rushed 22 times for 60 yards (2.7). (Dayton Daily News)

QB Marquise Williams leads UNC in passing, rushing and receiving

After being benched last week, UNC quarterback Marquise Williams responded with a historic performance in a 38-31 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday. Williams led the Tar Heels in passing yards (134), rushing yards (148) and receiving yards (37), scoring two rushing touchdowns and catching another. (Sporting News)

4 quick thoughts about Georgia Tech-North Carolina

The Jackets forced punts on the first two Tar Heels series, and then UNC heated up – touchdown, touchdown, field goal, touchdown, punt, touchdown, touchdown. In a game of big plays, maybe none was as big as the touchdown pass off the reverse from wide receiver Quinshad Davis to quarterback Marquise Williams. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Turner's Take: Resilience. Response. Redemption.

Saturday afternoon in Atlanta, UNC defeated Georgia Tech 38-31 to begin ACC play with a win for just the second time in 15 years. By overcoming a 21-point deficit, the Tar Heels completed the biggest comeback in school history and won for the first time at Grant Field since 1997. But Saturday’s game was about more than that. It was about resilience. It was about response. It was about redemption. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC's Post Game Celebration After Beating GT

As the clock ticked down to zero in Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, players rushed the field and then headed to UNC’s fan section to celebrate the victory. The North Carolina band played 'Hark the Sound' and players, coaches and fans all joined in together. Despite the postgame rainstorm, all of the Tar Heels left Atlanta with big smiles on their faces, for the first time since 1997. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Defense Settles Down, Stymies Jackets

In the second half, Georgia Tech ran the ball 21 times for 41 yards, good for a 1.95 yards-per-carry average. UNC’s defense gave up a touchdown on a short field to open the third quarter before sandwiching a fumble recovery between a pair of fourth down stops. For the second time in three games, the Tar Heels stymied an opponent at the goal line on 4th-and-1. (Inside Carolina)

Big Plays From Marquise Williams and Cayson Collins Boost Heels to Win

With four minutes left in the second quarter UNC was pretty much left for dead. The Heels trailed 21-0 and showed little ability to stop Georgia Tech's triple option. UNC scored a touchdown then got a break with a quick stop to grab another score just before half. From there the UNC offense rolled with Marquise Williams' career rushing day and the defense made plays late to move UNC to 1-0 in the ACC. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Marquise Williams Post-Georgia Tech Interview

North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams talks to Jones Angell after his big day in the win against Georgia Tech on October 3rd, 2015. View Video...

Larry Fedora Secures Signature Win

North Carolina’s 38-31 victory over Georgia Tech is arguably the biggest during the Larry Fedora era. “I think we’ve been going in the right direction so I don’t know that we’re turning,” Fedora told reporters during his postgame press conference. “But I think maybe that gets us over the hump.” That hump was winning in Atlanta, something the Tar Heels hadn’t done since 1997. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Georgia Tech Interview

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora talks briefly with GoHeelsTV following the Tar Heels' comeback win over Georgia Tech on October 3rd, 2015. View Video...

UNC-Georgia Tech Postgame Notes

North Carolina rallied from 21 points down to score a 38-31 victory and beat Georgia Tech in Atlanta for the first time since 1997. This 21-point rally was the largest comeback in Carolina history. The previous was 17 at Georgia Tech in 1987 and vs. Virginia in 1997. Marquise Williams has now accounted for 69 career touchdowns, which ranks second all-time at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
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Stanford: 25
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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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