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Cavs' trouble with touchdowns could be issue against UNC

Discussion of Virginia’s red-zone difficulties Saturday may be obscuring an even bigger issue. The Cavaliers (4-3, 2-1) have scored one touchdown in the past six quarters. That’s not a good omen as Virginia prepares to entertain a North Carolina team that has failed to score more than 30 points only once in seven games. (Lynchburg News & Advance)

Turner's Take: Monday Musings

Perhaps lost in the headlines with Marquise Williams and Ryan Switzer being named ACC Offensive Player and Receiver of the Week, respectively, is the improved play of the Tar Heel offensive line. The young group looked lost at times early in the season but has begun to put things together and allow plays to develop. “Those guys are unbelievable,” Williams said. (GoHeels.com)

Virginia Hosts UNC, Cavs Tied Atop ACC Coastal

Virginia hosts North Carolina at Scott Stadium for homecoming this Saturday. The Cavaliers are coming off a 20-13 loss at Duke, but still remain tied for first place in the ACC Coastal Division with Duke and Pitt. The Tar Heels are coming off a 48-43 win over Georgia Tech, in a game where UNC quarterback Marquise Williams passed for close to 400-yards and four touchdowns. (NBC 29)

Virginia meets defenseless North Carolina in swing game

The highest-scoring game in Scott Stadium's 84-year history was Virginia's 63-47 victory over Tulane in 1968. Might that benchmark be threatened Saturday when the Cavaliers face North Carolina? Virginia's defensive excellence this season screams "no." In seven games, the Cavaliers have allowed more than 28 points only once, in a 41-33 setback at Brigham Young. (Daily Press)

The Magic of Marquise

Marquise Williams has accumulated 898 yards of total offense in the past two games, also a school record, and is one of six players in the country who leads his team in passing (1,776 yards) and rushing (448 yards). He is second in the ACC in total offense (317.7) behind Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: UNC Football All-Access vs. Georgia Tech

Go in the UNC locker room before and after the Tar Heels' big Coastal division win at home against Georgia Tech. View Video...

Defensive Progress Required

The Coastal race is playing out as many pundits projected during the offseason. That is, a modern day version of the Wild West. All seven teams have at least one win and at least one loss with the majority of ACC games yet to be played. UNC (3-4, 1-2 ACC) is in contention but no longer in control of its destiny. Defense will likely determine if either of those dynamics change in the coming weeks. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Quotes

Larry Fedora: “Finishing up last week’s game, we were able to go back, there were a lot of things that we were able to pull from this game that will hopefully pay off for us in the future as we continue to grow in all three phases. We still have a lot of work to do in all three phases and we understand that, but I do believe we are showing some improvement.” (Inside Carolina)

Marquise Williams still strives for more

For the second consecutive week, UNC quarterback Marquise Williams was named the ACC offensive back of the week. The junior is playing his best football of the season, and both he and coach Larry Fedora have a pretty simple explanation for it — rhythm. "I really think it's more, he's gotten into a good rhythm and he's gotten comfortable," Fedora said. (Carolina Blue)

Marquise Williams coming up big, has UNC's offense rolling

Marquise Williams suddenly has UNC's quarterback job to himself. And the Tar Heels' offense is rolling. After spending the first month rotating with backup Mitch Trubisky, Williams has led UNC from start-to-finish in the past two games. With Williams putting up big numbers, the Tar Heels are consistently finishing drives in the end zone to build momentum heading into Saturday's trip to Virginia. (Associated Press)

Ryan Switzer's Emergence at Wide Receiver

Sophomore wide receiver Ryan Switzer had a career night on Saturday as his big plays helped spark the North Carolina offense in its 48-43 win over Georgia Tech. Larry Fedora knew coming into last weekend that his offense was going to need to a healthy dose of explosive plays in order to keep pace with a Georgia Tech offense averaging over 33 points per game. (Inside Carolina)

Postgame Chalkboard from UNC-Georgia Tech

A few weeks ago, I wrote that quarterback play and offensive line play were holding the North Carolina offense back. No longer. The last two weeks, those two units have probably been the team’s best, as the Tar Heels have scored 43 and 48 points in consecutive weeks. The improvement at the quarterback position has been most notable. (Inside Carolina)

Williams, Switzer receive weekly ACC awards

North Carolina junior quarterback Marquise Williams received the nod as the ACC Offensive Back of the Week for the second week in a row following his performance in UNC’s high-scoring win over Georgia Tech. Tar Heel sophomore wideout Ryan Switzer, who teamed up with Williams for a pair of touchdown passes, was named the ACC Receiver of the Week. (The ACC)

Marquise Williams, Tar Heels Cool Under Pressure

When faced with a deficit and little time remaining on the clock, the UNC offense came up big Saturday night, snapping a five-game losing streak to Georgia Tech. UNC signal caller Marquise Williams’ poise under pressure was paramount. UNC head coach Larry Fedora says the team works through the two-minute drill every week. It showed against the Yellow Jackets. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Larry Fedora's Passionate Postgame Locker Room Speech

After North Carolina beat Georgia Tech 48-43, Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora gives a passionate postgame speech to his team as they celebrate the victory. 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, 5:30 ET ESPN

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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