Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Wake ForestWake Forest’s defense was supposed to be its signature unit. The Tar Heels put 50 on that crew, outscoring Wake 50-7 after falling behind 7-0 early. The UNC offense was already in the top 20 nationally (and first in the ACC) in scoring, and that rank will improve after Saturday’s explosion. The Tar Heels averaged more than ten yards per play for most of the game. (GoHeels.com)
Recap & Analysis: UNC 50 Wake Forest 14Wake Forest's 14 points gave UNC opponents a total of 104 points scored through six games. UNC had given up 126 points after three games last year and through six games had surrendered 260 points. A year ago UNC was 119th in scoring defense giving up 39 ppg. At the halfway point the Tar Heels have given up 17.3 ppg. (Tar Heel Blog)
North Carolina, Marquise Williams shake off slow start to rout Wake ForestAfter a slow start, North Carolina kicked it in gear and rolled in-state counterpart Wake Forest, 50-14. The Tar Heels are still undefeated in the ACC and control their own destiny in the Coastal Division. Quarterback Marquise Williams threw two interceptions early, but he regrouped and played very well afterward. He won’t be able to afford the mistakes against better competition, however. (ESPN.com)
Mack Hollins catches 3 TD passes, UNC routs Wake Forest, 50-14Marquise Williams threw three touchdown passes to Mack Hollins and also rushed for a score, and UNC routed Wake Forest 50-14 on Saturday night. Williams connected with Hollins on scoring passes of 57, 4 and 42 yards. The QB added a 13-yard touchdown run while helping the Tar Heels (5-1, 2-0 ACC) win their fifth straight, rolling up at least 38 points in each victory. (Associated Press)
Box Score: North Carolina 50, Wake Forest 14View the complete box score from North Carolina's 50-14 win over in-state rival Wake Forest on Saturday night in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)
Video: Mack Hollins - 3 Catches, 3 Touchdowns vs Wake ForestUNC senior WR Mack Hollins pulls in three touchdowns from QB Marquise Williams in the team's big win over Wake Forest on October 17th, 2015.
Refs at UNC-Wake Have No Idea What a Fair Catch IsFirst of all, Ryan Switzer never signals for a fair catch. He was trying to catch Wake Forest sleeping and it worked except the refs stopped the play. Second, if it was a fair catch why no catch interference flag? (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: UNC-Wake Forest Pre-Game Motivational VideoGet ready for kickoff of UNC vs. Wake Forest by watching the same pre-game motivational video that the Tar Heels watched prior to taking the field at Kenan Stadium, presented by the UNC Football Video crew.
Shift in UNC's DB depth chartJunior Des Lawrence will continue starting at safety and it's likely that junior Brian Walker and senior Malik Simmons will see time at the other corner spot and at the nickel corner position. Simmons was slotted as a starter after preseason camp before serving a two game suspension at the beginning of the season. (Carolina Blue)
Why UNC is happy for Marquise Williams to run wildWhen Marquise Williams watched video of North Carolina’s first few football games, he didn’t recognize the player the Tar Heels had at quarterback. It looked like Williams, sure enough, but he wasn’t playing like Williams. He stood in the pocket, searching eagerly for a good throw, with yards of open space before him. “In the Illinois game, third down, and I threw the pick,” Williams said. (Greensboro News & Record)
Preview: UNC vs Wake ForestWhether or not the win from two weeks ago was truly a watershed moment for the program is predicated heavily on what happens starting tonight versus Wake Forest. UNC had a bye week to allow the players to refocus on the task at hand. A win versus Wake Forest should continue to momentum and move the Tar Heels to 2-0 for the first time since 1997. (Tar Heel Blog)
Wake Forest vs. UNC: Statistical Preview and BreakdownIf you haven’t heard the news, Wake Forest has a huge game Saturday night against rival North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The Deacs come in right at .500 following a thrilling 3-0 victory over Boston College on the road last week, while UNC has sprinted to a fast 4-1 start thanks to a dominant rushing attack. So what can we expect the game to look like on Saturday? (Blogger So Dear)
Wake Forest defense counting on youngsters and seniors alikeDave Clawson has never missed a moment to thank his seniors for their roles in the early stages of the second-year coach’s renovation of Wake Forest football. This is about more than simple tone-setting, though. And about more than seasoned players’ loyalties being rewarded. Defensively, Clawson has asked plenty from his seniors. (ESPN.com)
Clawson: Carolina game "really, really important"There have been coaches pass through the ACC who downplayed the significance of a rivalry, citing the guise that all conference results count the same. Coach Dave Clawson of Wake Forest is not one to deny the obvious.
Leading up to Saturday’s game at North Carolina set for 7:04 p.m. at Kenan Stadium, Clawson was more than forthcoming about what a victory by the Deacons would mean for the team, the program and perhaps most of all, the school’s fan base. (Winston-Salem Journal)
UNC Hosts Wake Forest In ACC Home OpenerSeeking its first 2-0 start in ACC play since 1997, Carolina faces Wake Forest on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Kenan Stadium. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. and will be televised on the Regional Sports Network. Wake enters Saturday’s game 3-3 overall after a hard fought 3-0 win last week at Boston College. The Deacons are among the nation’s leaders in total defense, allowing just 296.0 yards per game. (GoHeels.com)
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