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Watch Giovani Bernard hurdle over a defender and fly for a TD

Nobody is going to confuse Giovani Bernard for a guy who can run through a defender, so he might as well go OVER ALL OF THEM. (SB Nation)

Tre Boston prediction comes true for Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston’s prediction – which might have sounded blustery coming from a rookie in the NFL – turned out to be spot-on true. On the bus ride from their hotel to the Georgia Dome before Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, Boston told teammate Roman Harper that they both would return an interception for a touchdown in the win-or-go-home game. (Charlotte Observer)

Bruce Carter earns nicknames ‘the closer’ and ‘King Carter’ after two-interception game

The Dallas Cowboys have started calling linebacker Bruce Carter “the closer” because of his key late-game interceptions in some games this season to put teams away. Carter had two more interceptions Sunday against Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and finished the regular-season with a team-best five. Cowboys defensive end Anthony Spencer said Carter is doing everything right. (Dallas Morning News)

UNC’s Quick Lane Loss Means Town Council Will See Red

When next the Chapel Hill Town Council meets, Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt will be seeing red. That’s because he’s agreed to wear a jersey from Rutgers University, paying up on a bet he made with Piscataway, NJ, mayor Brian Wahler. (Chapelboro.com)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Rutgers

If you didn't actually watch Friday's Quick Lane Bowl between North Carolina and Rutgers and only looked at the stat sheet, you probably wouldn't guess a 40-21 Scarlet Knight victory in a game that wasn't really that close. For example: Although Rutgers put up over 500 yards of total offense, they only out-gained UNC by 42 yards. (Tar Heel Blog)

Dre Bly Interview

Before going onto an 11-year NFL career, which included a pair of Pro Bowl selections and a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams, cornerback Dre Bly starred with the Tar Heels. Bly was a three-time First-Team All-American (twice consensus). The Heels were 28-8 in his three seasons in Chapel Hill and Bly holds school records for most interceptions in a season (11) and in a career (20). (All Media NY)

Rutgers loss leaves Tar Heels reeling

North Carolina’s players had planned to be licking their chops right about now, the response elicited from the sweet taste of a postseason victory. The Tar Heels instead are all puckered up. “We’ve got a bad taste in our mouths,” UNC coach Larry Fedora said after Rutgers beat the Heels 40-21 in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field on Friday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Quinshad Davis Undergoes Successful Surgery

UNC receiver Quinshad Davis underwent successful surgery Saturday morning to repair a fractured right tibia, which he injured in UNC’s bowl game Friday afternoon in Detroit. Dr. Jeffrey Spang performed the surgery at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Davis will miss spring practice, but is expected to make a complete recovery and be available for 2015 fall training camp. (GoHeels.com)

Photo: UNC's Quinshad Davis out of surgery

North Carolina junior wide receiver Quinshad Davis entered Friday's bowl game one touchdown away from breaking the UNC touchdown reception record. It was not to be. Davis suffered an apparent broken leg while going up for a catch in the end zone late in the fourth quarter. The receiver from South Carolina was immediately tended to and an air cast was brought out to support the leg. (Carolina Blue)

Friday showed again that NC State's in much better shape than UNC

Here's your reminder that UNC made a bowl because of its offense. The Heels went 6-6 despite having the No. 108 defense, according to Def. F/+. They gained 592 yards in a 45-20 rout of Duke, and they scored 40-plus on five other occasions (twice in losses). But when the Duke game ended, so did UNC's season. Even though there were two games left. (SB Nation)

UNC receiver Quinshad Davis suffers injury one catch shy of school record

On Friday, Davis came to Ford Field tied with former Tar Heels wide receiver Hakeem Nicks for career touchdown catches at UNC with 21. Against Rutgers, the junior wide receiver had one more chance to break the record during the 2014 season. But the hope that Davis might have had heading into Friday undoubtedly turned into despair. He left the game late in the fourth quarter, carted off the field with a brace strapped to his right leg after sustaining an injury on a throw to the end zone intended for him. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC freshman linebacker Cayson Collins makes promise

North Carolina freshman linebacker Cayson Collins sent out two powerful messages after the Tar Heels's 40-21 defeat at the hands of Rutgers on Friday. In two successive tweets the 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker from Charlotte made his intentions for next season and his career at UNC clear. (Carolina Blue)

Indifference Dooms Tar Heels

On Friday night, in front of 23,876 people inside Ford Field, a select few members of the Tar Heels couldn't care less. UNC was flat-out walloped for three-and-a-half quarters in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl, eventually falling 40-21 to Rutgers. The passion wasn't there. Halfhearted by the Heels' own admission. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heels Close 2014 in Defeat

The team that opened the season ranked 23rd nationally closed its 13-game slate with back-to-back blowout losses to 7-5 programs with losing conference records. Roughly four weeks after being rolled by N.C. State, 35-7, at Kenan Stadium, UNC fell behind Rutgers by 33 points in the fourth quarter before a couple of late touchdowns reduced the final margin to 40-21. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Players With Raw Reactions to the Bowl Loss

This is either a great sign that some players will step up and get the house in order or the first indications of the foundation crumbling. We will have to wait until next year to find out which it is. (Tar Heel Blog)

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