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Recap & Analysis: UNC 38, Georgia Tech 31

Marquise Williams led the Tar Heels in all three offensive categories. He went 13-24 for 135 yards, rushed for 148 yards and was the leading receiver with 37 yards. He ran for two touchdowns and had a touchdown reception. For only the third time since 1997 UNC has won its ACC opener and for the first time since 1997 the Tar Heel leave Atlanta with a football win over Georgia Tech. (Tar Heel Blog)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Georgia Tech

That's the biggest win of the Larry Fedora era in Chapel Hill. Carolina's 38-31 win at Georgia Tech bucks two important negative trends: it's the first win at Georgia Tech since 1997, and it's just the second win in the last 15 ACC openers. It also was the biggest deficit overcome for a win in program history. In other words: it's a huge, huge victory. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Marquise Williams Hauls in a TD on Trick Play vs. Georgia Tech

On the double-reverse, WR Quinshad Davis throws his fourth career touchdown to QB Marquise Williams for the score in the big comeback win over Georgia Tech on October 3rd, 2015. View Video...

Williams leads rally, North Carolina tops Georgia Tech 38-31

Quinshad Davis threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Marquise Williams, capping North Carolina's comeback from a three-touchdown deficit, and the Tar Heels beat Georgia Tech 38-31 on Saturday. Georgia Tech led 21-0 before North Carolina (4-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) began its comeback with two touchdowns in the final 90 seconds of the first half. That started a run in which the Tar Heels outscored the Yellow Jackets 38-10. (Associated Press)

Box Score: North Carolina 38, Georgia Tech 31

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 38-31 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday in Atlanta: (View Box Score)

Georgia Tech offense looks to get back on track

Critics again began to repeat the same old question: Is the offense is outdated? That’s not the problem, Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson said. It’s not the system, it’s the execution, he said. And it’s an issue that must be addressed immediately, starting Saturday against North Carolina, which is off to a 3-1 start for the first time since 2011. (Macon Telegraph)

Preview & Prediction: UNC at Georgia Tech

Since Mack Brown left near the end of the 1997 season, UNC has won its ACC opener just twice and during that same span has zero wins over Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Tossing these trends on the pile with UNC's run defense, Georgia Tech coming off a loss, the signs don't look kind for UNC today. Prediction: North Carolina 38, Georgia Tech 35 (Tar Heel Blog)

9 thoughts ahead of Georgia Tech-North Carolina

Saturday’s game will pit 2014’s fastest power-conference team against its slowest. Last year, according to cfbmatrix.com, the Tar Heels ran 3.28 plays per minute of possession, while Tech ran 2.18. Interestingly, UNC was even faster than it was in 2013 (2.91), while Tech was even more deliberate (2.35 in 2013). (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Georgia Tech Football: Film Preview - North Carolina

For this game, I watched film of UNC's loss to South Carolina. This game was a curiously low-scoring affair, but UNC was still able to have some success moving the ball down the field. Given their schedule so far, it's tough to really determine where the Tar Heels are right now. (From The Rumble Seat)

Eric Ebron has matured into role as Lions tight end

Eric Ebron is more mature now, more professional now. He’ll admit that up front. He learned during his rookie year, understood there was more to the NFL than playing with natural ability and hoping everything falls into place. The Detroit Lions tight end had to work, something that motivated him this offseason. (ESPN.com)

For Georgia Tech, Injuries are the One Problem Nobody's Talking About

The state of the team's health isn't a secret right now -- Georgia Tech is already missing 5 players for the season, and will be missing at least 5 more when it lines up for Saturday's game against North Carolina. Even worse, basically all of those players missing are all difference-makers. (From The Rumble Seat)

Tar Heels put focus on more than quarterback role

It’s easy to be distracted by UNC’s quarterback situation going into Saturday’s game at Georgia Tech. But in order to be successful in the ACC opener, the Tar Heels know some upgrades on defense compared to recent outings against the Yellow Jackets would be wise as well. Even while winning a year ago, the Tar Heels struggled to contain Georgia Tech’s offense. (Burlington Times News)

The Classic “Williams-Trubisky” Debate Heads to Atlanta

Mitch Trubisky posted career-best numbers when he came off the bench against Delaware last week, completing 17 of 20 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns—leading the team to a 41-14 blowout. With UNC all set for its ACC opener against Georgia Tech this weekend, Larry Fedora has been forced to respond about his latest quarterback controversy. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC vs Georgia Tech Preview

Two Coastal Division competitors do battle Saturday as the Tar Heels of North Carolina travel to Atlanta to face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. As conference play gets underway, both squads have a lot to prove this week. Georgia Tech is coming off two losses after being named the preseason favorite to win the Coastal Division. (Carolina Blue)

Preview: Q&A with Georgia Tech beat writer

After two losses, the matchup against the Tar Heels because almost a must win for Georgia Tech. UNC heads down to Atlanta for their first ACC contest looking to make a statement and prove the 2015 team is legit. To get the complete low-down on the Yellow Jackets, CarolinaBlue spoke with Atlanta-Journal Constitution Georgia Tech football beat writer Ken Sugiura to get added insight on the team, the triple option offense, the Rambling Wreck defense, and the general sentiment surrounding the program. (Carolina Blue)

Football Schedule at a Glance
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North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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