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Offensive line peaking ahead of UVa. game

UNC's offensive line showed the makings of a complete unit against Notre Dame but didn’t fully put everything together — a run game coupled with sufficient pass protection — until the win against Georgia Tech. “I think we put together a complete game,” Landon Turner said. “That was what was different. We finally starting establishing the run game." (Carolina Blue)

UNC’s Elijah Hood listed as doubtful for Virginia game

For the second consecutive game, it appears North Carolina will be without one of the most productive members of its backfield. On its weekly injury report, UNC lists running back Elijah Hood as doubtful for Saturday’s game against Virginia. Thus far, the nature of Hood’s injury hasn’t been disclosed. (NBC Sports)

Countdown to Kickoff: Virginia

North Carolina and Virginia will renew the “Oldest Rivalry in the South” in an ACC Coastal Division tilt at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville on Saturday (12:30pm/ACCN). The Tar Heels (3-4, 1-2 ACC) and Cavaliers (4-3, 2-1 ACC) will play for the 119th time this weekend, marking the nation’s third-most played series. (Inside Carolina)

Six storylines: UNC-Virginia

The North Carolina offensive line will play its third consecutive game with all five of their starting big men healthy and ready to play. It appears the O-line is finally starting to become a more cohesive group, playing their best football as the season hits the home stretch. The Cavaliers’ defense has 23 sacks so far this season, which is the 11th best total in the country. (Carolina Blue)

ACC viewer's guide: Week 9

UNC at Virginia: Marquise Williams is coming off consecutive career outings. Virginia is looking to get back on the winning track after losing to reigning Coastal division champion Duke last week. Can its defense make another big stand and make life difficult for the red-hot UNC offense? Or have the Heels found their second-half groove after a poor start, much like they did last year? (ESPN.com)

UNC Aims For Fifth Straight Win In ‘South’s Oldest Rivalry’

The North Carolina football team, 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the ACC, will travel up the road to Charlottesville and take on the Virginia Cavaliers, 4-3 overall and 2-1 in conference, Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in a pivotal Coastal division matchup. Carolina has dominated the South’s Oldest Rivalry in recent years, having won four straight with an average margin of victory of 25 points. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: UNC's Supervisor of Morale crashes the ESPNU campus

North Carolina Supervisor of Morale Caleb Pressley returned to ESPNU this week, and this time he toured the building to get the inside scoop on what REALLY goes on at ESPN. View Video...

Carolina Rundown: October 24

After the win over Georgia Tech, practice has been a little more spirited this week. Marquise Williams felt like last year's Virginia game was the start of his Tar Heel career, and now he has another important matchup against the Cavs. Don't forget the exhibition basketball game tonight at the Smith Center (GoHeels.com)

Marquise Williams knows U.Va. is once again a 'big' game

When Marquise Williams took over for injured Bryn Renner in 2013, the Tar Heels were 3-5 and 2-3. They ended with seven wins, including a Belk Bowl victory over Cincinnati. They’ve returned to a familiar position — and they’re facing a familiar foe. “As my first game, I felt like Virginia was the biggest game for me,” Williams said. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Everett Withers Responds To UNC Academic Fraud Report

James Madison football head coach Everett Withers responded to a University of North Carolina report regarding the school's academic fraud on Thursday night. "In a report issued yesterday by UNC's outside counsel, it was stated that I was unwilling to participate in their investigation. This is simply not true," Withers wrote. (WHSV.com)

Bengals' Russell Bodine a 'Clint Eastwood' style leader

While Russell Bodine will be playing just his seventh career NFL game on Sunday, he is emerging as a leader on the offensive line. "The center has to be a leader," said o-line coach Paul Alexander. "He's a very Clint Eastwood style leader. He's very stern and solid and says few words, but his few words work. He's a good leader and every week he's assumed a greater role being that leader." (Cincinnati.com)

Tale of the Tape: Virginia

Here is how UNC matches up with Virginia by the numbers. This is a clear case of strength vs strength. UNC's high powered offense which has finally gotten into a groove and is putting who gaudy numbers versus a Virginia team that allows just 100 yards rushing and less than 30 points per game. (Tar Heel Blog)

Coaches removed from academics, investigation finds

When asked Wednesday how involved he was in his players’ academics, UNC coach Larry Fedora said he was only focused on his next opponent. “I couldn’t tell you what one guy’s major is.“ Fedora’s answer helps explain how there were 963 enrollments of football players and 340 of basketball players in the fraudulent paper classes offered by UNC’s Department of African and Afro-American Studies between 1999-2009. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: UNC Football Coordinator Insight - Virginia

The Tar Heel coordinators share their insight on what the football team will need to do against Virginia on Saturday. View Video...

Marquise Williams in Rhythm

Midway through his junior season, North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams has found the right rhythm that has allowed him to blossom in Larry Fedora’s up-tempo spread offense. For the season, Williams has completed 64.5 percent of his passes (156-of-242) for 1,776 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. He also leads the team in rushing with 448 yards and four touchdowns on 91 carries. (Inside Carolina)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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