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Elijah Hood knows his chances will come

North Carolina rushed the ball 33 times during Saturday’s 50-14 dismantling of Wake Forest. UNC’s best running back received only eight of those carries. But for Elijah Hood, the Tar Heels’ sophomore tailback, eight carries were all he needed to assert his dominance. Making the most of his limited opportunities, Hood rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown, averaging 12.6 yards per carry. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC DT Jalen Dalton Debuts

It appeared a month ago as though Jalen Dalton, a four-star prospect ranked as the top in-state recruit by Rivals.com, would redshirt his freshman season after enrolling in January. As the calendar turned to October, the 6-foot-6, 280-pound tackle began to elevate his play in practice. As injuries at the defensive tackle position mounted, the opportunity for playing time finally emerged. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Bengals' Giovani Bernard sprints 17 yards to end zone

Bengals running back Giovani Bernard put his speed on full display Sunday in Buffalo. Bernard took an inside handoff from Andy Dalton and was off to the races, going 17 yards untouched to the end zone to give Cincinnati a 14-7 lead over the Bills early in the second quarter. It was Bernard's second touchdown of the season. (FOX Sports)

Titans' Zach Brown disappointed by demotion

Titans linebacker Zach Brown on Thursday expressed disappointment about getting removed from the team’s starting lineup. The Titans on Sunday replaced Brown with veteran linebacker Wesley Woodyard. It marked just the sixth time in Brown’s 37-game career with the Titans that he hadn’t started — and the first time this season. (Nashville Tennessean)

Marquise Williams overcomes slow start for Tar Heels

One minute, Marquise Williams was thrusting his hands toward the sky in disbelief Saturday evening, and the next he was joyously high-fiving teammates. That's just the kind of season it's been for North Carolina's quarterback, who has been up and down more than the stock market through the first six games. (Fayetteville Observer)

Extra Points: Warp Speed

Just what can you do in eight minutes and 24 seconds? Run a mile at a middling speed. Drive from Franklin Street east to the I-40 intersection. Score seven touchdowns. Wait for light to reach Earth from the sun. Whoa. Score seven touchdowns? Maybe in practice, seven-on-seven with no tackling, right? Not these Tar Heels. This is real time, real life, real tackle football. (GoHeels.com)

Up-tempo Tar Heels speed past Demon Deacons to 50-14 win

Larry Fedora told Marquise Williams, “we’ll be okay,” after the quarterback got picked on each of the Tar Heels’ first two drives and the coach was right. UNC controlled the rest of the game – even though the team scored too quickly to actually control the clock in time of possession – thriving to a 50-14 win. Once the Tar Heels’ offense started moving, and moving fast, it didn’t stop. (WRAL Sports Fan)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Wake Forest

Junior Gnonkonde picked right up where he left off against Georgia Tech with a team-high nine tackles and two sacks. The defensive line has been a weak point for North Carolina's defense that has been compounded by injury, so the emergence of Gnonkonde (and the successful debut of Jalen Dalton) is refreshing. (Tar Heel Blog)

Mack Hollins: 'When we're on, I don't think there's anyone that can stop us'

The Heels scored 29 points in the second quarter and never looked back. Marquise Williams hit receiver Mack Hollins on a 57-yard touchdown strike to tie the game eight seconds into the second quarter. Hollins got open behind the Wake defense and got hit in stride as he crossed the goal line. "I looked at Marquise and kind of smiled when I saw the defense," Hollins said, "because I knew I could get behind the safety. I'd seen it all week (on film)." (Carolina Blue)

UNC Defense Dominate Deacs

The UNC defense gave up 248 yards and 14 points in the first half as the Wake Forest offense controlled the ball for over 20 minutes. The second half was a different story. The Tar Heels held Wake Forest to an astonishing 62 total yards and a big ole goose egg. UNC beat the Deacons 50-14 on Saturday night to move to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the ACC. (Carolina Blue)

Family affair: UNC's Austin Proehl has solid day against Wake

Because of his childhood, UNC wide receiver Austin Proehl had Saturday’s game against Wake Forest circled on his calendar. Ricky Proehl, Austin's father and a Wake Forest Hall of Famer, played wide receiver for the Deacons from 1986-89. He ranks first in school history in total receiving yards (2,949), receiving touchdowns (25) and single-season receiving yards (1,053 in 1989). (Winston-Salem Journal)

Video: UNC Player Interviews Post-Wake Forest

Mack Hollis (3 rec, 103 yds, 3 TDs), Marquise Williams (14-20, 282 yds, 3 TDs, rushing TD), Austin Proehl and Jalen Dalton talk after the Tar Heels' win over Wake Forest on October 17th, 2015. View Video...

Turner's Take: Earn It

Marquise Williams said he’d be glad to pat Mack Hollins on the back. “This guy has worked so hard.” Their throw-and-catch sessions years ago showed up on the field on Saturday, and Williams couldn’t help but smile. “Nobody knew about Mack three years ago but me,” the Tar Heel quarterback said. “I told him, ‘One day, somebody’s going to write about you, and people are going to know who you are.’” And so it is. (GoHeels.com)

Ryan Switzer Has a Message for a Certain Wake Forest Assistant Coach

Back on National Signing Day in February, Wake Forest assistant coach Adam Scheier took a shot at UNC and the school's academic scandal with this tweet captured in screen shot form. Fast forward eight months and in the aftermath of UNC's 50-14 throttling of Wake Forest, Ryan Switzer posted this photo on Twitter: (Tar Heel Blog)

Is UNC a serious Coastal Division contender or just a distracting shiny object?

It would be easy to get distracted by the shiny object that was North Carolina’s 50-14 thumping of Wake Forest at Kenan Stadium on Saturday. It’s tough not to be impressed by a half a hundred points and the spectacular heroics that helped produce it. (Wilmington Star 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
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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