Video: Quinshad Davis Touchdown Pass to Marquise WilliamsQuinshad Davis connects to quarterback Marquise Williams for a touchdown on this 23-yard wide receiver pass against Notre Dame on October 11, 2014.
Everett Golson, No. 6 Notre Dame get past North CarolinaEverett Golson threw three touchdown passes to overcome his three turnovers that led to North Carolina scores and No. 6 Notre Dame remained unbeaten with a 50-43 victory Saturday. North Carolina's Marquise Williams threw two touchdown passes, ran for another score and caught a 23-yard TD pass from receiver Quinshad Davis late in the third quarter to give the Tar Heels a 36-35 lead. (ESPN.com)
Video: Jeff Schoettmer Pick-Six vs. Notre DameUNC linebacker Jeff Schoettmer picks off a pass from Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson and returns it 29 yards for a touchdown on October 11, 2014.
Box Score: Notre Dame 50, North Carolina 43View the complete box score from North Carolina's 50-43 loss to No. 5 Notre Dame in South Bend on Saturday. (View Box Score)
UNC may try new tricks to top IrishEven when its offense as a whole isn't clicking, North Carolina has displayed a flair for executing trick plays. Two such plays actually kept the East Carolina game close for a time in the first half when Ryan Switzer executed a wide receiver pass to T.J. Thorpe for a touchdown and holder Tommy Hibbard made a scoring toss to Eric Albright on a fake field goal. (Fayetteville Observer)
Irish not overlooking Tar HeelsEvery year, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly sits down with his team to talk about this exact situation.
With a matchup against No. 1 Florida State on the horizon next week, and coming off of a last-minute victory against then-No. 14 Stanford last week, it’d be easy for his players and staff to overlook today’s matchup against North Carolina (2-3) at 3:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Stadium. (Goshen News)
Business trip for UNC footballWhen North Carolina travels to Notre Dame this week, there won't be any scheduled time to seep in the history of South Bend, Ind. No tours through the stadium, no walking tour of the historic campus, no scouting out places where Rudy was filmed. This is a business trip, and North Carolina will be intent on making its own history against the undefeated No. 6 team in the country. (Carolina Blue)
Carolina Visits No. 5 Notre Dame SaturdayNorth Carolina faces No. 5/6 Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 3:30 p.m. At No. 6 in the AP poll, Notre Dame is the highest ranked team the Tar Heels have faced since falling last year at No. 6 South Carolina, 27-10. Notre Dame defeated No. 14 Stanford last Saturday on a touchdown pass on fourth down with just over a minute remaining in the game. (GoHeels.com)
Preview & Prediction: UNC at #6 Notre DameThe Tar Heels are going to need more things to go right in one game than has gone well all season to win on Saturday. UNC also has nothing to lose while Notre Dame is facing a huge game next weekend against Florida State. Whatever the case, UNC will need any and everything to break right for a shot at upsetting the Irish in South Bend. Prediction: Notre Dame 38 UNC 21 (Tar Heel Blog)
A Chance For Jonathan CooperWhen Jonathan Cooper would see on video the play in which he broke his leg during the 2013 preseason, he was “cringing and stuff,” offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said. “You’ve got to get over it,” Goodwin told Cooper. “It’s up to God. If you’re going to get hurt, you’re going to get hurt. Let it go.” (Arizona Cardinals)
Irish QB Everett Golson first committed to UNC in 2010The postseason ban and the scholarship reductions are over, but the NCAA investigation into UNC’s football team continues to have ramifications. The next effect will be felt Saturday, when the Tar Heels face quarterback Everett Golson and No. 6 Notre Dame. Golson committed to UNC in 2010 as a high school junior but reopened his recruitment later that year after the NCAA came to Chapel Hill. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Countdown to Kickoff: Notre DameNorth Carolina’s schedule only gets tougher as the Tar Heels look to snap their current three-game losing streak against No. 5 Notre Dame in South Bend on Saturday (3:30pm/NBC). The Fighting Irish (5-0) are 17-point favorites over the Tar Heels, who are 0-6 against the spread as road underdogs under head coach Larry Fedora. (Inside Carolina)
Former UNC standout Giovani Bernard does it all for Cincinnati BengalsIn just his second year in a league that has devalued the running back position, Cincinnati’s Giovani Bernard has earned the starting job for the Bengals, and he’s proven he’s much more than just a rusher. A former standout at North Carolina, Bernard is the only player in the NFL this season with more than 200 rushing yards, more than 150 receiving yards and at least three rushing touchdowns. (Charlotte Observer)
Notre Dame v. North Carolina – Key MatchupsNotre Dame kept its undefeated season alive with a 17-14 win over Stanford last Saturday and will look to keep the momentum going when North Carolina visits South Bend. The Irish will have to avoid a let-down in a potential trap game after an emotional win and a showdown with Florida State looming. (UHND.com)
Breakin’ It Down: Notre DameThe 2-3 North Carolina football team hits the road to South Bend this weekend for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff at Notre Dame. UNC’s last win over a top-10 team was a 31-28 victory over No.4 Miami in 2004. Tar Heel head coach Larry Fedora says he’s looking to make some history Saturday, but will his error-prone Tar Heels be up to the challenge of a smothering Irish defense and an efficient offense? (Chapelboro.com)
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|(14) Florida State||6-2||10-3|