Marquise Williams helps carry the load against PittsburghSo often in this North Carolina football team’s season, the storyline has been the same. Marquise Williams has led the team in passing, rushing and leadership, and the junior quarterback has been the lone stabilizer for a group that has been searching desperately for consistency. On Saturday, in a 40-35 come-from-behind victory against Pittsburgh, Williams once again played that role. (Daily Tar Heel)
UNC-Pitt Larry Fedora Postgame QuotesLarry Fedora: “It was a heck of a football game. Again we had a lot of guys that were very resilient and persevered and kept playing when things didn’t look good. We were really positive all the time on the sideline and with each other and with the offense, and the defense, and the special teams. There was a lot of encouragement and they just kept playing. We found a way to get the win.” (Inside Carolina)
Williams takes over in 40-35 win against PittsburghIn a game that UNC so desperately needed to win to regain its confidence and march toward bowl eligibility, Marquise Williams found his dog. And if UNC's lucky, he won't have to go searching for it again. “I’ve got all the trust in him," coach Larry Fedora said. "He’s got that it factor. He doesn’t mind putting a team on his back and doing what he’s got to do.” (Carolina Blue)
Williams lifts Heels past Pitt in thrillerMidway through the second quarter, a school record was the farthest thing from UNC quarterback Marquise Williams’ mind. The junior had just thrown two incompletions on a three-and-out, dropping to 4 for 16 passing on the day. The Carolina defense couldn’t stop Pitt running back James Conner, who became the second back in as many games to gain 100 yards rushing in a quarter against the Tar Heels. Pitt led 21-7. "I just needed to find my ‘dog’,” Williams said. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Just Another Routine Game-Winning DriveOnly in the bizarre world that is 2014 North Carolina football would a relative calm fall over both the football team and fan base when an opponent scores with under four minutes to play to take a one-point lead. (Inside Carolina)
Video: UNC Homecoming Game Locker Room Celebration vs. PittWatch and listen to Larry Fedora talk to the team and the Tar Heels sing the alma mater after the 40-35 homecoming win against Pittsburgh.
Turner's Take: The Team On His BackThree minutes and thirty-three seconds remained on the clock in Saturday’s game when Pitt kicked an extra point to go ahead of Carolina, 35-34. Tar Heel quarterback Marquise Williams took a moment to himself, standing alone near the east end zone to gather his thoughts before taking the field. “I practice this every Wednesday,” he told himself. (GoHeels.com)
Recap & Analysis: UNC 40 Pittsburgh 35In a season marked by historical awfulness on defense and a litany of frustrating issues, the resilience of this team is unmistakable. This win marks the fourth time this season UNC has faced a double digit deficit and rallied to win the game. Despite the struggles, UNC is sitting at 5-5 and needs just one win in the next two games to reach bowl eligibility. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: Larry Fedora Post-Pitt Press ConferenceNorth Carolina coach Larry Fedora discusses the Tar Heels' 40-35 victory against Pittsburgh on November 15, 2014 in Kenan Stadium.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - PittWhat an unexpectedly gritty win for the Tar Heels. Down 14-0 thirteen minutes into the game, there was an undercurrent of frustration running through Kenan Stadium. But somehow, Carolina battled back. There were two sneaky big plays in the game. One was a blocked field goal by Kedrick Davis that stopped Pitt from going up 17-0. The other was Marquise Williams' two-yard touchdown run just before halftime. (GoHeels.com)
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)
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