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Detroit Lions Q&A: Eric Ebron opens up on trash talk, road trips and almost dying

Eric Ebron has proven to be one of the few bright spots on an otherwise disappointing Detroit Lions offense. He can also be one of the more thoughtful players in the Lions' locker room, especially when he's in a good mood. And he must be in a good mood right now, because he was terrific in this week's edition of the Lions Q&A: (MLive.com)

Fedora's Finest Moment

Saturday evening was Larry Fedora's finest as UNC's football coach. In his fourth season at Carolina, Fedora has directed the Tar Heels to 25 victories, but Saturday's 38-31 come-from-behind special was his most meaningful win so far. It wasn't perfect by any stretch, and he'll be the first to say that. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Sorting through the Coastal Division chaos

Why the Tar Heels will win: It’s a year for streak-breaking. UNC knocked off Georgia Tech in Atlanta for the first time since Mack Brown coached in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels’ schedule sets up well: Miami and Duke visit Kenan Stadium, and there’s not a whiff of Clemson or Florida State the rest of the way. (Greensboro News & Record)

Junior Gnonkonde’s journey from Africa to UNC includes storybook moment at Georgia Tech

Junior Gnonkonde, a junior defensive end at UNC, had grown up in Abidjan, the largest city in the African nation of Ivory Coast. He left home when he was 14 and wound up in Lakeland, in rural south Georgia. He arrived without knowledge of English and knew nothing about football. Yet there he was Saturday, in UNC’s victory at Georgia Tech, picking up a fumble while about 25 people from his U.S. hometown went wild. (Charlotte Observer)

Brandon Tate's big touchdown sparks Bengals' win

It's no secret that Brandon Tate has been one of the most scrutinized Bengals in recent years. That's what happens when you're a full-time returner on both kickoffs and punts, yet never seem to get anything more than a minimal gain, if even that at your position on offense. (Cincy Jungle)

Video: 2015 UNC Football - The Georgia Tech Game

The UNC Football Video crew has put together another outstanding video highlighting Saturday's win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta. View Video...

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)

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
Georgia Tech4-49-4

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

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