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UNC offensive line discuss positives, run game

Guard Caleb Peterson on what it's like to have a guy like Elijah Hood running behind you: "When you have a freaking horse running behind you like Elijah and shifty guy like T.J. Logan just eating up yards. It really gives you a lot of juice. Something we emphasize on this team is don't play for yourself, play for the guys next to you." (Carolina Blue)

Countdown to Kickoff: N.C. A&T

North Carolina looks to even its 2015 record when it welcomes FCS opponent N.C. A&T to Kenan Stadium for the first time in school history for its home opener on Saturday (6pm). The Tar Heels (0-1) are in desperate need of a win to snap a three-game losing streak dating back to last year’s regular season finale against N.C. State. (Inside Carolina)

A&T Coach Rod Broadway reflects on his time at UNC

When N.C A&T takes the Kenan Stadium field on Saturday to face UNC, there will be one person on the sidelines very familiar with the surroundings: Aggie head coach Rod Broadway. Broadway, who is 29–17 at A&T (9-3 in 2014), played defensive line at North Carolina from 1974–1977. He returned to UNC in 2001-2002 as an assistant coach. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels meet in-state FCS Aggies in home opener

North Carolina has spent enough time thinking about the things that went wrong in the opener. The Tar Heels need to show they've moved forward, starting Saturday against North Carolina A&T. The Tar Heels' home opener comes nine days after the 17-13 loss to South Carolina in Charlotte, a game that saw them roll to 440 yards and show defensive improvement after last year's struggles. (USA Today)

North Carolina's tempo offense might challenge its defense

Though North Carolina spent last season scoring at a frenetic pace on offense, the defense lagged desperately behind. Now Gene Chizik’s job is to turn a sieve into a brick wall, while head coach Larry Fedora keeps his foot on the gas on the other side of the ball. It’s a fundamental divide that’s being felt throughout college football, but is crystalized by Chizik’s hire in Chapel Hill. (ESPN.com)

Rod Broadway finds way back to Chapel Hill with underdog Aggies

Rod Broadway ought to quit it. Listening to him on Tuesday’s MEAC teleconference was like being at a funeral. Oh, poor N.C. A&T has to go into Chapel Hill and take on the big, bad Tar Heels. “We understand we’re overmatched, but we will go in and give it our best shot,” Broadway said. (Charlotte Post)

Video: Get to Know UNC WR Johnathan 'Bug' Howard

UNC junior wide receiver Bug Howard is on the verge of having a breakout season with the Tar Heels. Find out where he's from, how he received his nickname and what he thinks of his development so far in Chapel Hill. View Video...

North Carolina Welcomes NC A&T For Home Opener

Seeking its fourth consecutive win in a home opener under head coach Larry Fedora, North Carolina welcomes North Carolina A&T, the preseason pick to win the MEAC, to Kenan Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 12. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. UNC is 3-0 against FCS competition under Fedora with win over Elon in 2012 (63-0), Old Dominion in 2013 (80-20) and Liberty in 2014 (56-29). (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina A&T Hoping to Keep UNC on Its Heels

Heading into Saturday night’s home opener at Kenan Stadium, it remains to be seen if the new-look defense can continue its strong play under first-year coordinator Gene Chizik–as they welcome a North Carolina A&T team with an explosive offense capable of turning some heads. While the Tar Heels come into the game at 0-1, the Aggies began their campaign 1-0. (Chapelboro.com)

From Manning to Marquise: UNC’s Quarterback Gets a Much Needed Pep Talk

On the first day of training camp this past offseason, UNC senior quarterback Marquise Williams said his goal was to win the ACC Player of the Year award. After his first start of the season strayed from the plan just a bit, Williams received an outpouring of support from an elite group of his peers—something that helped him get his mind, and his play, back on track heading into this week’s game against North Carolina A&T. (Chapelboro.com)

Taking A&T Seriously

To some observers, hosting FCS member North Carolina A&T is a matchup most Power Five programs can look at as more of a tune up than a real challenge. Perhaps that will prove true for North Carolina sometime around 9 p.m. Saturday night, but don't expect that attitude from the tar Heels going in. The coaches don't view things that way, and if the players did the staff made sure they expunged that from their collective systems Tuesday. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Defensive Tackle Nazair Jones Q&A

On the takeaways from the defensive line's performance against South Carolina: Nazair Jones: "I think we showed what we are capable of. We did a good job with the run expect for the one catastrophic play. They didn't move the ball on us that much. We just proved to the coaches that in the game we can perform. It shows how hard we have been working." (Carolina Blue)

Tale of the Tape: UNC vs NC A&T

There really isn't much to glean here other than to note that the Aggies put up 61 points on Shaw with less total offense than UNC had on the way to 13 points. Obviously the level of competition matters, but for UNC to be successful this season something along the lines of NC A&T's 77% conversion rate in the red zone would be ideal. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC prepares to face off against Tarik Cohen, North Carolina A&T

North Carolina running back Elijah Hood is coming off the strongest performance of his young career, rushing for 139 yards on 13 carries in a 17-13 loss to South Carolina. But on Saturday, he’ll hardly be the most accomplished back on the field. That honor belongs to Tarik Cohen, the dynamic scatback from North Carolina A&T. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC defense aims to limit big plays

The Tar Heels will be put to the test against a lethal running back in Tarik Cohen, whom coaches know is a catastrophic run just waiting to happen every time he touches the ball. “That guy can go,” Coach Larry Fedora said. Cohen was named co-offensive player of the year in the Mid-Eastern Athletic conference in 2014, rushing for 1,340 yards and 15 touchdowns. (Daily Tar Heel)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 28
Fri, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Stanford
Fri, Dec 30, 2:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(22) Virginia Tech6-39-4
North Carolina5-38-4
Miami5-38-4
(23) Pittsburgh5-38-4
Georgia Tech4-48-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson8-112-1
(13) Louisville7-19-3
(11) Florida State5-39-3
NC State3-56-6
Wake Forest3-56-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-66-6

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