ICTV: Malik Simmons Completes Road BackAfter 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 OneThe 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 AnalysisWith 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 HighlightsElijah 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.
UNC 26, Virginia 13: RecapElijah 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 ConferenceNorth Carolina head coach Larry Fedora addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 26-13 win over Virginia in Chapel Hill on October 24, 2015.
Defense dominates as North Carolina topples VirginiaElijah 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 winA 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)
Video: Elijah Hood Runs Tough vs. VirginiaNorth Carolina RB Elijah Hood (21 carries, 101 yds, 2 TDs) delivers his fair share of hard hits in the Tar Heel win over Virginia on October 24, 2015.
Elijah Hood helps UNC win 6th straight, 26-13 over VirginiaElijah Hood rushed for two touchdowns and North Carolina forced five turnovers in a 26-13 win over Virginia on Saturday, the Tar Heels' sixth straight victory. Hood finished with 101 yards rushing and two 3-yard scoring runs, T.J. Logan added a 16-yard TD and Nick Weiler kicked two field goals for the Tar Heels (6-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). (Associated Press)
Box Score: North Carolina 26, Virginia 13View the complete box score from North Carolina's 26-13 win over ACC Coastal Division rival Virginia on Saturday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - VirginiaBefore moving on to the details of Saturday's win over Virginia, take a second to savor the fact that Carolina is 6-1 and 3-0 in the ACC. As we near the end of October, Larry Fedora's team is still in position to do everything they wanted to do this season. It's fun to play meaningful football this late in the year. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC-Virginia Pregame MotivationalGet ready for the 120th renewal of the "South's Oldest Rivalry" with the same pregame motivational video watched by the Tar Heel football team prior to taking the field against Virginia on Saturday.
Five questions to ponder before kickoffHow dangerous a game is North Carolina’s matchup against Virginia? The 120th meeting between the Tar Heels and Cavaliers has all the markings of a trap game. At 2-4 (1-1) in the ACC, UVa figures to be easy pickings and it should be if things go right for coach Larry Fedora’s team. That means having the good Marquise Williams show up instead of the bad one. (Wilmington Star News)
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