ACC Football Power Rankings: Week 712. North Carolina Tar Heels: We have seen signs of life from the Tar Heels offense during their four-game losing streak, but the problem remains the defense, which has given up 50 or more points in three of the last four games. North Carolina may have played Notre Dame close, but nobody is looking for moral victories. (ESPN.com)
Marvin Austin adds Jr. to jersey to honor fatherAfter losing the man who molded him, Marvin Austin Jr. honored his father as best he could with not only the effort he consistently brings on the field, but by adding that suffix to the 'Austin' on the back of his Broncos uniform. (Denver Broncos)
Brandon Tate defends return decisions, not third-quarter fumbleBrandon Tate has had better nights than he did Sunday. So give the Cincinnati Bengals kick returner credit. When asked to comment about his role in the Bengals' 43-17 loss at Gillette Stadium, he accepted some blame. (ESPN.com)
Turner's Take: Mr. MarquiseFor the second time in his career, Marquise Williams scored via the pass, the run and the catch. He became the first Tar Heel to throw for 300 yards and run for 100 in the same game. He was brilliant. “Mister Marquise,” receiver Mack Hollins said afterward. “He’s something else. He’s like a running back, quarterback, he’s everything. It’s great to have him.” (GoHeels.com)
Williams' efforts not enough in Notre Dame lossAn hour after North Carolina's 50-43 loss to No. 6 Notre Dame, quarterback Marquise Williams tweeted an apology to his team. He said he was sorry for letting his team down and promised it would never happen again. An apology of that nature seems a little unnecessary for a quarterback who was responsible for 458 yards of total offense and four touchdowns. (Carolina Blue)
Marquise Williams Steps ForwardIn a season rife with criticism and controversy, Marquise Williams turned in a defining performance and nearly directed North Carolina to an improbable upset of No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday. The redshirt junior quarterback became the first Tar Heel quarterback to ever throw for 300 yards and run for 100 yards in a game. (Inside Carolina)
UNC loses fourth straight in a shootoutAn offensive explosion the likes of which Notre Dame Stadium had never seen ended in a very familiar result – a North Carolina loss. Notre Dame and UNC put up a combined 93 points, the most ever in the historic stadium that was built in 1930. But UNC allowed 50 points for the third time during its four-game losing streak, falling 50-43 to remain winless in 12 games at South Bend. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Video: Larry Fedora Post-Notre Dame InterviewNorth Carolina coach Larry Fedora shares his thoughts on the football team's 43-50 loss to no. 6 Notre Dame on October 11, 2014.
Recap & Analysis: Notre Dame 50, UNC 43It was more of the same and it wasn't. UNC showed some signs of life in this game but as is usually the case when attempting to pull a big upset, you really need to catch all the breaks. UNC didn't and the Heels fall to 2-4 with a date against Georgia Tech looming next weekend in Chapel Hill. (Tar Heel Blog)
Roughing the Snapper Penalty in QuestionNorth Carolina was set to get the ball back with a 36-35 lead after forcing a punt on 4th-and-18 late in the third quarter against No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday. Then came a penalty flag that changed the game’s trajectory. The call was roughing the snapper and the penalty was a personal foul, resulting in 15 yards of field position and an automatic first down. (Inside Carolina)
Video: UNC-Notre Dame Game HighlightsThe UNC football team fell just short of pulling off the upset as no. 6 Notre Dame prevailed 50-43 in South Bend on October 11, 2014.
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Notre DameThis was the first game this season that backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky didn't play, and there was a pretty clear reason why--Marquise Williams was the best player on the field for Carolina. The dual-threat QB hit on 24 of 41 passes for 303 yards and a pair of touchdowns, plus ran for a career-high 132 yards. "Marquise played his heart out," Larry Fedora told Jones Angell after the game. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Quinshad Davis Touchdown Pass to Marquise WilliamsQuinshad Davis connects to quarterback Marquise Williams for a touchdown on this 23-yard wide receiver pass against Notre Dame on October 11, 2014.
Everett Golson, No. 6 Notre Dame get past North CarolinaEverett Golson threw three touchdown passes to overcome his three turnovers that led to North Carolina scores and No. 6 Notre Dame remained unbeaten with a 50-43 victory Saturday. North Carolina's Marquise Williams threw two touchdown passes, ran for another score and caught a 23-yard TD pass from receiver Quinshad Davis late in the third quarter to give the Tar Heels a 36-35 lead. (ESPN.com)
Video: Jeff Schoettmer Pick-Six vs. Notre DameUNC linebacker Jeff Schoettmer picks off a pass from Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson and returns it 29 yards for a touchdown on October 11, 2014.
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