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Larry Fedora continues piling up aces

Credit Larry Fedora and his staff for surviving. His three previous UNC teams probably would not have been up to closing out such a tense, important game. The trip to N.C. State on Saturday will be the game of the year (so far) for both sides and as much as UNC needs to win to keep its wildest dreams flickering, the outcome at Virginia Tech should ease some of the pressure. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC/ACC Bowl Selection Order

As No. 11 North Carolina’s win total continues to increase, a detailed look at the ACC’s bowl selection process is in order. The ACC champion will play in the playoff if it is ranked Nos. 1-4 in the College Football Playoff’s final rankings on Dec. 6. The CFP Selection Committee will announce the playoff participants at 2:45pm. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Winning The Hard Way

Ten straight wins and going to Charlotte to play top-ranked Clemson, which trust me does not want to face 11th-ranked Carolina in what will be a wild scene at Bank of American Stadium. Before that comes N.C. State, and as tight as the Tar Heels were Saturday in the foothills, they should be loose and ready to take on the Wolfpack in the fairgrounds. (Chapelboro.com)

Narrow win won't doom North Carolina's playoff hopes

So, did a three-point win on the road in an emotion-filled environment, in a game North Carolina led by 14 with less than five minutes to play, really hurt UNC’s playoff hopes? The Tar Heels are playing to an inside straight to begin with. The selection committee’s routine undervaluation of their work is clear, and so there may not be any true path to the playoff by the metrics used inside that room. (ESPN.com)

ACC sets plans for security, alcohol sales at football title game

The ACC has announced policies that will be in effect for football championship game on Dec. 5 at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium. The sale of beer and wine to those of legal age will be extended to all ticketed customers. These beverages have been sold in premium areas at ACC Championship events for several years. (Greensboro News & Record)

Exit Sandman, enter a new Coastal champ

The Tar Heels’ defense took center stage in Saturday’s Coastal Division clinching win at Virginia Tech. LB Shakeel Rashad had 15 tackles, DT Nazair Jones caused a pivotal fumble and CBs Des Lawrence and M.J. Stewart each intercepted passes for a unit that carried its team all day and forced a three-and-out in overtime to set up the victory. (Wilmington Star News)

Extra Points: Against All Odds

Hollywood would have scripted it differently, of course, John Wayne killing the bad guy and getting the girl in the end, Frank Beamer rallying from the grave and winning with a blocked punt at the end. Instead, it was the Tar Heels who blocked a punt that led to three points, just another of the delicious ironies that played out against the odds. (GoHeels.com)

In his hands, Marquise Williams delivers division title for North Carolina

It would have been easy to lose faith in UNC quarterback Marquise Williams as he fumbled his way around Lane Stadium on Saturday afternoon. But with a chance to win and send the Tar Heels to the ACC championship game, Williams needed to make one perfect throw. That’s just how he wanted it. “I knew I couldn’t let the guys down again,” Williams said. (Burlington Times News)

'Gritty' Tar Heels playing together to reach higher goals

Quinshad Davis’ five-yard touchdown catch sealed North Carolina’s 30-27 overtime win against Virginia Tech Saturday and clinched the ACC Coastal Division for Tar Heels (10-1, 7-0 ACC). The win meant No. 11 UNC accomplished its number one goal for the season – winning the Coastal. But the win also revealed parts of the Tar Heels team that pack much more meaning than just that. (WRAL Sports Fan)

T.J. Yates, Texans hold off Jets for third straight win

Playing with their third different starting quarterback this season, the Houston Texans knew they'd need to add some new wrinkles to their offense in order to beat the New York Jets. Quarterback T.J. Yates got some help in the passing game from receiver Cecil Shorts, who threw a touchdown pass to help the Texans to the 24-17 victory over the Jets (5-5). Yates tossed two TDs to DeAndre Hopkins. (Associated Press)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Virginia Tech

UNC was able to move beyond its past and recover in overtime to give the Tar Heels a berth in the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte. It wasn't pretty but it was a win, and it was the kind of win that has eluded UNC for over 30 years. So with that in mind, here is the divisional championship edition of the GBU Report: (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Football Rises to No. 11 in the Polls

After the big win against Virginia Tech, UNC moved up one spot to No. 11 in both the AP and Coaches Polls, released Sunday. The Tar Heels are the second highest ranked team from the ACC, trailing No. 1 Clemson. The College Football Playoff rankings don't come out until Tuesday night. UNC was ranked 17th in the last CFP rankings but should move up due to some losses by teams above them. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Elijah Hood Hits 1,000 Yards Rushing vs. Virginia Tech

Elijah Hood did his part (17 carries, 116 yards, 2 TDs) to help the Tar Heels beat Virginia Tech in overtime, and eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark on the season. View Video...

ACC Football Week 12 Power Rankings

2. North Carolina Tar Heels (10-1, 7-0) - Was it pretty? No. But North Carolina overcame all the emotion surrounding Frank Beamer's final game at Lane Stadium -- and more importantly, overcame two late fumbles by Marquise Williams -- to come away with its 10th straight win and secure the Coastal Division title. (ESPN.com)

Video: UNC Locker Room Post-Virginia Tech Celebration

Go inside the North Carolina Football locker room for the team's postgame celebration, coach Fedora's address to the team, and the ACC Coastal Division trophy presentation. View Video...

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
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UNC vs. Louisville
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UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, 3:30 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

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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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