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Tar Heels Finally Break Through Against Georgia Tech

The Tar Heels had found every way to lose at Grant Field since their 16-13 win in 1997, dropping eight straight to teams coached by George O’Leary, Chan Gailey and Paul Johnson. But Saturday that streak finally came to an end, just as the three-decade victory drought at Virginia ended in 2010. The Tar Heels now have an open date to recuperate before meeting Wake Forest in Kenan Stadium at 7 p.m. Oct. 17. (UNC Lettermen)

Connor Barth tweets 'I am available' as Bucs kicker Kyle Brindza struggles

If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers decide to make a change at kicker, Connor Barth wants the world to know he's available. Barth, the Bucs' kicker for four seasons (2009-12), tweeted Sunday afternoon that he remains available as a free agent. The timing was interesting, with rookie Kyle Brindza going 1-for-3 with a missed extra point in Tampa Bay's 37-23 loss to the Carolina Panthers at Raymond James Stadium. (ESPN.com)

Latest FPI projections: North Carolina new ACC Coastal favorite?

The huge win over Georgia Tech this past weekend sent North Carolina's projection to win the Coastal Division soaring from 21 percent going into the game to 51.4 percent Monday. Duke now has the second-best chance to win the division. So re-circle your calendars for must-see ACC TV: Nov. 7. Duke takes on North Carolina in Chapel Hill. A Coastal crown could be on the line. (ESPN.com)

Ace in Atlanta brightens Coastal outlook for Fedora, Tar Heels

Larry Fedora, UNC, Grade A: Now 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the ACC after the landmark 38-31 comeback at Georgia Tech, the Tar Heels should enter their final five games with a genuine chance to win the Coastal Division. The Heels are well positioned. With this weekend off, followed by games against Wake Forest and Virginia, the door to 6-1, 4-0 couldn’t be more open. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Five With Fedora: Part 4

When you looked up at the scoreboard and saw that you were behind 21-0, how do you keep yourself from hitting the panic button? Larry Fedora: “(laughing) That’s a good question. I think experience helps me in those situations now. I wish I could say I’ve never panicked in my career, but I can’t. But you learn along the way that panicking really never gets you anywhere." (Sports-Glutton.com)

Marquise Williams Named ACC Back of the Week, Caleb Peterson OL of the Week

Today is Marquise Williams birthday and one of his presents was being named ACC Back of the Week. Williams rushed for a career-high 148 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead UNC to a record-setting 38-31 come-from-behind victory over Georgia Tech. On the offensive line Caleb Peterson also earned weekly honors, posting a career-best 13 knockdown blocks, not allowing a sack, and grading out at 89 percent. (Tar Heel Blog)

Inside the trick play that gave UNC lead in win over Georgia Tech

In the seconds before North Carolina scored its go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter Saturday at Georgia Tech, Marquise Williams was running with his head turned behind him, looking at a football moving through the air in his direction, thinking one thought over and over again. “Don’t drop this ball,” Williams, the Tar Heels’ fifth-year senior quarterback, said later, reciting that thought. (Charlotte Observer)

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 5

21: Biggest Comeback in North Carolina’s Program History: UNC scored a key conference win on Saturday, rallying from a 21-point deficit to defeat Georgia Tech 38-31. The 21-point rally was the largest comeback in school history. Leading the way for North Carolina’s comeback was quarterback Marquise Williams. The senior finished as the team’s leading passer, rusher and receiver in the victory. (Athlon Sports)

Brandon Tate makes most of rare opportunity

Brandon Tate made the most of his first snap on offense this season. Immediately after entering in the Bengals’ 36-21 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the 27-year-old wide receiver and return specialist made a diving catch down the right sideline and scrambled into the end zone for a 55-yard touchdown and 21-12 lead with 8:43 left in the third quarter. (Dayton Daily News)

Cayson Collins delivers against Georgia Tech

The light seems to have turned on for sophomore Cayson Collins. “He’s finally understanding what kind of impact he can make based on how he practices,” Coach Larry Fedora said. In UNC’s 38-31 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday, the linebacker tied for the team lead with 10 total tackles and nine solo tackles. Collins was responsible for perhaps the most important play of the game. (Daily Tar Heel)

Fifth Quarter: Historic rainfall, significant victory

Role reversal: UNC WR Quinshad Davis teamed up with QB Marquise Williams for a go-ahead 37-yard TD pass in the Tar Heels’ come-from-behind 38-31 win at Georgia Tech, but not the way they usually do. This time Davis threw the pass and Williams caught it. Davis has now thrown four passes in his UNC career. He’s completed all of them 121 yards, four TDs and an incredible passer rating of 684.1. (Wilmington Star News)

Video: UNC Football All-Access Win At Georgia Tech

Not only was it the largest come-from-behind-win in the history of UNC football but it was also the first victory for the Tar Heels in Atlanta since 1997. Go 'All-Access' like you never have before. View Video...

Art’s Angle: Save The Date

Write down the date October 3, 2015. It may mark the official turnaround for Carolina Football, not only in the Larry Fedora era but possibly all time. Remember, Florida State was once a women’s college before it went coed and began playing football. Somewhere in there was a game like the Tar Heels’ remarkable comeback victory in Atlanta Saturday. (Chapelboro.com)

Bengals' Brandon Tate grabs beautiful, diving touchdown catch (video)

Brandon Tate's diving touchdown catch gave the Bengals a 21-12 lead in the third quarter against the Chiefs on Sunday. Andy Dalton improvised on a scramble and hit Tate, who made a diving catch down the right sideline. Tate then rolled away from Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters before being touched to complete the 55-yard touchdown. (Sporting News)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Georgia Tech

With the 800-lb. gorilla removed from its back, North Carolina heads into the bye week 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the ACC for the first time in seemingly forever. With the next two games against the divisional cellar dwellers Wake Forest and Virginia, Carolina has a chance to make some real noise in the Coastal division. And that's a refreshing change. (Tar Heel Blog)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, TBD

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6

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