Video: Marquise Williams Rushes for Three Touchdowns vs PittUNC quarterback Marquise Williams rushes for three big touchdowns for the Tar Heels against Pittsburgh on November 15, 2014 in Kenan Stadium.
North Carolina beats Pittsburgh 40-35T.J. Logan scored from 1 yard out with 50 seconds left to help North Carolina rally past Pittsburgh 40-35 on Saturday. Logan's short scoring run capped a 75-yard drive and marked his second go-ahead touchdown in the final minute of a game this season for the Tar Heels). Marquise Williams ran for 122 yards and three touchdowns, and also threw for 276 yards and a score. (ESPN.com)
Box Score: North Carolina 40, Pitt 35View the complete box score from North Carolina's 40-35 Coastal Division win over Pittsburgh Saturday at Kenan Stadium: (View Box Score)
Video: Ryan Switzer Breaks Away for a 63-yard TDRyan Switzer takes the quick screen from Marquise Williams and jets 63 yards for the touchdown against Pittsburgh on November 15, 2014 in Kenan Stadium.
Breakin’ It Down: PittsburghThe North Carolina football team had two weeks to lick its wounds following a blowout 47-20 loss at Miami. The 4-5 Tar Heels will now welcome the Pitt Panthers, a squad with an identical 4-5 record, into Kenan Stadium Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff that is a must-win situation for postseason eligibility. (Chapelboro.com)
Preview & Prediction: UNC vs PittsburghA loss in this game puts the Heels needing wins against Duke in Durham and NC State at home to become bowl eligible. It is not overstating the case that UNC's season may very well ride on this game. While a lower tier bowl isn't exactly desirable, the extra practices bowl game affords is vital to a program that needs to cultivate young talent and depth. Prediction: UNC 44 Pitt 41 (Tar Heel Blog)
Fedora to Tar Heels: Don't let 2014 season slide awayNorth Carolina’s Ryan Switzer isn’t worried about the Tar Heel football bandwagon getting lighter now that basketball season has begun. The UNC (4-5, 2-3 ACC) football team has work to do, Switzer says, beginning with today’s homecoming game (12:30 p.m., WRAL) against ACC and Coastal Division rival Pittsburgh (4-5, 2-3 ACC). (Durham Herald-Sun)
T.J. Yates Accomplishes Rare Feat During Atlanta Falcons' Bye WeekFalcons quarterback TJ Yates can say he's done something few professional golfers have after what can only be described as a productive bye week. Thinking about getting some rest and relaxation before the Falcons would return for last week's preparations for Tampa Bay, Yates took his wife, Amy, out to Sugar Hill Golf Club, not far from Falcons headquarters, for a quick nine holes. (Atlanta Falcons)
Video: UNC vs Miami 2009: Can't Be TouchedThe Tar Heels put on a highlight reel performance, beating the Miami Hurricanes 33-24 on November 14, 2009 in Chapel Hill, highlighted by cornerback Kendric Burney's 3 interceptions and a school record 170 interception return yards.
Countdown to Kickoff: PittsburghNorth Carolina must win two of its final three games to become bowl eligible. First up is a home matchup with Coastal Division foe Pittsburgh on Saturday (12:30pm/ACCN). UNC is favored by two points in the second meeting between these programs as ACC rivals. The Tar Heels outlasted the Panthers, 34-27, in last season’s contest in Pittsburgh. (Inside Carolina)
Tar Heels host Panthers as teams chase bowl bidsUNC's defense has struggled to stop anybody this season. Now the Tar Heels must figure out a way to slow down one of the nation's top rushers. Pittsburgh's James Conner is averaging 149.1 yards rushing, good for fourth nationally, heading into Saturday's trip to UNC. And the 6-foot-2, 250-pound sophomore is facing a defense allowing nearly 220 yards rushing per game. (Associated Press)
Carolina Rundown: November 14Vince Carter had 11 points and four rebounds. Brandan Wright had 14 points and five rebounds. Harrison Barnes had 12 points. Da'Norris Searcy had three tackles in the Thursday night game. It looks like Eric Ebron will play this weekend. A recruiting coup for Carolina, as Jalen Dalton signed and will enroll in January. (GoHeels.com)
Nick Weiler vs. Thomas Moore: Who will it be for UNC football?For six months, Larry Fedora stayed quiet, keeping his lips tight between Feb. 20 and Aug. 30 about who his starting quarterback might be. Marquise Williams. Mitch Trubisky. Now, Fedora is in the midst of another decision regarding an open competition that began two weeks ago after the Tar Heels lost to Miami 47-20. Nick Weiler. Thomas Moore. A battle for the kicking job. (Daily Tar Heel)
Six storylines: UNC vs. PittsburghCan North Carolina get any production from its short-handed running back corps? Junior running back Romar Morris was arrested for DWI less than 24 hours after UNC’s loss against Miami, and freshman running back Elijah Hood hasn’t played in over a month due to injury. Morris is suspended for UNC’s game against Pittsburgh, and Hood is not expected to play. (Carolina Blue)
Tale of the Tape: UNC vs PittSome of Pitt's rushing numbers would be frightening for UNC except everyone is used to them by now. Panther RB James Conner racks up copious yardage giving the Panthers a nice, fat 247 yards per game or 5.4 yards per rushing attempt. Against UNC allowing 4.8 yards per game and third down conversions at 49%, Pitt could have a ball control field day. (Tar Heel Blog)
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