Marquise Williams Directs Winning DriveMarquise Williams closed out a career performance with a textbook final drive to lift North Carolina to a 48-43 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday. With 3:07 left on the game clock, Williams had already checked off a litany of quarterback achievements under the lights at Kenan Stadium. (Inside Carolina)
UNC-Georgia Tech Postgame NotesMarquise Williams set the UNC record for completions in a game with 38 (previously 33 by T.J. Yates vs. NC State in 2010). He also set the UNC record for completions in consecutive games with 62. The previous record was 61 by Yates in 2010. Williams broke the school record for completions in a half with 23 second-half completions. The previous mark was 19 by Mark Maye and Bryn Renner. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC-Georgia Tech Game HighlightsView complete game highlights from North Carolina's thrilling 48-43 ACC win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium on Saturday.
Recap & Analysis: UNC 48 Georgia Tech 43The defense wasn't any better but forcing just one turnover and two punts was enough for the offense to put up 48 points and give the Tar Heels their first ACC win of the season. UNC breaks a four game losing streak and a five game skid against the Yellow Jackets. This game unfolded the only way it could for UNC to win with a defense that struggles to get stops on a consistent basis. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Ryan Switzer Highlights vs. Georgia TechUNC receiver Ryan Switzer racked up a career-high 136 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the 48-43 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Georgia TechNow that looked more like the explosive UNC offense everyone expected coming into this season. Ryan Switzer caught a pair of touchdowns, T.J. Logan averaged nearly six yards per rush, and Marquise Williams was the best player on the field, as he hit a school-record 38 of 47 passes for 390 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for 73 yards and a score. Williams was 23-for-26 in the second half. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Marquise Williams 5-Touchdowns vs Georgia TechMarquise Williams passed for 390 yards, rushed for 73 yards and scored a combined 5 touchdowns in North Carolina's 48-43 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
North Carolina edges Georgia Tech 48-43T.J. Logan scored on a 2-yard run with 11 seconds left to help North Carolina rally past Georgia Tech 48-43 on Saturday night, snapping a four-game losing streak. Marquise Williams came up with several key throws during that late drive to cap a brilliant individual performance. The junior threw for 390 yards and four touchdowns to go with a school-record 38 completions, and also ran for 73 yards and a score. (ESPN.com)
Box Score: North Carolina 48, Georgia Tech 43View the complete box score from North Carolina's 48-43 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium on Saturday night: (View Box Score)
Georgia Tech, North Carolina showcase contrasting offensesIf fans are looking for a game with contrasting styles, they need to look no further than Saturday’s game between Georgia Tech and North Carolina. Simply put, there just aren’t many similarities between the Yellow Jackets and Tar Heels. (Macon Telegraph)
Tar Heels desperate for winThe mood around the North Carolina football team isn't too swell right about now. With four straight losses and the possibility of the first five-game losing streak since 2006, that's pretty understandable. The tension is palpable, building under the pressure cooker of Kenan Stadium, as the Tar Heels attempt to go for their first win since week two of the season. (Carolina Blue)
Five questions to ponder before kickoffDoes UNC’s defense have any chance at stopping Georgia Tech’s triple option? UNC needs to play defense with its offense by sustaining drives, controlling the clock and taking advantage of every scoring opportunity. As Duke proved last week in Atlanta, QB Justin Thomas and his high-powered rushing attack can’t hurt you when they’re standing on the sidelines watching. (Wilmington Star News)
Tar Heel Downtown returns for UNC-Georgia Tech gameTar Heel Downtown, a pregame fan experience, is once again coming to Downtown Chapel Hill on Oct. 18, along West Franklin Street near the Plaza at 140 West. The free event — featuring a live outdoor concert, family fun activities and the Marching Tar Heels — will take place at 4 p.m., three hours prior to kickoff between the University of North Carolina and Georgia Tech at Kenan Stadium. (UNC.edu)
Preview & Prediction: UNC vs Georgia TechUNC is going to need some breaks. The Tar Heel defense will need to get off the field by any means necessary whether it be turnovers by Georgia Tech or finding a way to get stops against the triple option. If UNC can do that and continue the offensive roll from last Saturday, there is a chance UNC can't stop the four game losing skid. Prediction: Georgia Tech 38 UNC 28 (Tar Heel Blog)
Georgia Tech defense focused on Marquise WilliamsThe Georgia Tech defense will be tasked this week with keeping up with North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams, who last week against Notre Dame became only the fourth player in ACC history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game when he passed for 303 yards and ran for 132. (Macon Telegraph)
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