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What’s next for the Tar Heels after the Pirates’ massacre?

Larry Fedora didn’t offer a missed-tackle tally against ECU, which won its fourth straight game against ACC competition the past two seasons, but after allowing 10 touchdowns in 60 minutes, it had to rival that number in the Tar Heels’ previous game. Back to the drawing board for Fedora and his staff? “It makes you re-evaluate everything,” he told reporters. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Panthers' Tre Boston eager to prove himself

Carolina Panthers' defensive back Tre Boston is happy to be back on the field. And he will be even happier when he gets the chance to help his team. A sports hernia has kept the former North Carolina Tar Heel on the sidelines. Boston left Carolina after leading the Heels in tackles his junior and senior seasons. He also finished at UNC with 13 interceptions, third best in school history. (WNCN)

Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford still wary of longtime nemesis Julius Peppers

Julius Peppers is 34 years old and hasn't recorded a sack in his first two games as a member of the Green Bay Packers. That's not fooling Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. "He's still getting to the quarterback," Stafford said. (MLive.com)

No quarter for Tar Heels

Putting it bluntly, the Tar Heels were embarrassing. The 789 yards of total offense racked up by the Pirates eclipsed the previous record of 669 yards against the UNC defense set by Utah in 2004. Quarterback Shane Carden was 30-of-48 for 438 yards and threw four touchdowns in essentially three quarters of the game. (WRAL Sports Fan)

What we learned in the ACC: Week 4

UNC isn’t a contender. The Tar Heels rolled over for ECU a year ago in an ugly loss. They saw the Pirates upset Virginia Tech last week. They had an extra week to prepare for Shane Carden and Co. before Saturday’s showdown. The result? A brutal 70-41 loss. UNC hasn’t looked ready to stop anyone on defense, which certainly doesn’t bode well for the ACC slate to come. Up next? Clemson. (ESPN.com)

East Carolina ransacks Tar Heels 70-41

East Carolina's 789 yards of total offense was the most ever allowed by the Tar Heels. The defense looked helpless, lost on the field as quarterback Shane Carden completed pass after pass and running back Breon Allen streaked by for a career-high 233 yards. "I couldn't find a way to help them," said Associate Head Coach for Defense Vic Koenning. (Carolina Blue)

Forward Focus

Larry Fedora answered questions about the direction of his program following his team’s 70-41 dismantling while fireworks exploded in the sky overhead. As reporters focused on what had just happened on the field outside, the more pressing questions deal with how the Tar Heels move forward following the worst defensive performance in school history. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Post-ECU Quotes & Video

Larry Fedora's opening comments: ”We were outcoached, out played, everything. I’ll take full responsibility for it." What was the most disappointing aspect? Fedora: “I don’t know what the most disappointing aspect was. There was a lot of disappointment. I’m not sure we executed in just about anything. It wasn’t a good plan. It makes you reevaluate everything.” (Inside Carolina)

ECU puts up historic numbers in 70-41 rout of UNC

After ECU put up 55 points and 603 yards in Kenan Stadium last year, UNC vowed that this year’s rematch would be different. It was — UNC’s defense was even worse. Historically worse. The Pirates scored more points and posted more yards (789) than any UNC opponent ever as a school-record crowd of 51,082 watched ECU dominate its in-state rival 70-41. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Turner's Take: The Road From Here

We may look back at this game and say the East Carolina Pirates were the best team the Tar Heels played all year, but the road from here doesn’t get easier. Carolina travels to Clemson next weekend, returns home to face Virginia Tech the following week, then plays at Notre Dame, then hosts Georgia Tech on October 18. It’s a murderer’s row, and it’s a crucial stretch. (GoHeels.com)

Recap & Analysis: ECU 70 UNC 41

Brutal doesn't even begin to describe it. ECU broke open the game late in the first half on the way to a 70-41 win. ECU's 70 points eclipsed the 69 posted by Louisville against the Heels in 2005 and 748 yards of total offense blew past the 669 yards Utah rolled up in 2004. I am not sure this is the John Bunting Era, Part II but it certainly feels like it right now. (Tar Heel Blog)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - East Carolina

There are plenty of ugly numbers from Saturday's loss, none more so than the final score of 70-41. East Carolina racked up the most yards ever against North Carolina (789), tied the most points ever scored against Carolina (70) and has now amassed 1,392 yards in two games against the Tar Heels over the last two years. (GoHeels.com)

East Carolina beats North Carolina 70-41

Shane Carden threw for 438 yards and four touchdowns to help East Carolina beat North Carolina 70-41 on Saturday, turning in another dominating performance against its instate rival. And they earned this one in record-setting fashion, from the biggest home crowd in school history to setting a new program mark with 789 total yards. It was also the most points and yards ever allowed by the Tar Heels. (ESPN.com)

Video: UNC Fake Field Goal For a Touchdown vs. ECU

Tommy Hibbard throws to Eric Albright for a touchdown on a fake field goal attempt against ECU Saturday in Greenville. View Video...

Video: T.J. Thorpe touchdown pass from Ryan Switzer vs. ECU

North Carolina wide receiver Ryan Switzer connects with fellow wide receiver T.J. Thorpe for a 35-yard touchdown against ECU Saturday in Greenville, NC. View Video...

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, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, TBD

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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