Larry Fedora Post-Georgia Press Conference TranscriptLarry Fedora: "We had 13 penalties, and we don't need to go that way. We had penalties everywhere. That's it. That's going to determine these early games, and there's so much unknown in a game like this. I mean, we can't overcome those kind of things, or we couldn't overcome them. Maybe we'll eventually evolve to a team that can, but we couldn't tonight." (ASAP Sports)
Kirby Smart, Nick Chubb Georgia Postgame Press Conference TranscriptUGA Coach Kirby Smart: "(UNC has) a really good punt returner that we had sleepless nights over. I had a coach that used to coach there at North Carolina that said, don't kick it to him, so we had some long hard thoughts about whether we were going to kick the ball to the guy. I'm talking about the punt returner, not to mention the kick returner did a great job." (ASAP Sports)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - GeorgiaAnother heartbreaking defeat in a game that had the Tar Heels poised to firmly establish themselves on the national scene. You just have to believe—you have to, right?—that sooner or later Carolina will crack through in a game like this. Credit to the Carolina fans who made the trip for the "neutral site" game against a quality Georgia club. (GoHeels.com)
UNC 24, Georgia 33: Mistakes doom Carolina to season-opening lossLate in the third quarter, T.J. Logan scored a 21-yard rushing touchdown to put UNC up 24-21. At that point Carolina looked to be semi-in control things. However, some bad officiating (at least in the view of this extremely biased observer), as well as some extremely dumb Carolina mistakes made sure that was not the case. (Tar Heel Blog)
Chubb runs for 222 yards, Georgia beats North Carolina 33-24Nick Chubb rushed for 222 yards in his return from a knee injury, including a 55-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter that clinched No. 18 Georgia's 33-24 victory over No. 22 North Carolina Saturday. Chubb scored a pair of touchdowns for Georgia and broke loose down the sideline with 3:34 remaining and the Bulldogs clinging to a two-point lead over the Tar Heels. (Associated Press)
Video: Tar Heels Fall to Georgia, 33-24 - HighlightsNo. 18 Georgia rallied from 10 points down in the second half and beat No. 22 North Carolina, 33-24, in the Chik-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome on September 3, 2016.
Georgia's Nick Chubb returns with a vengeance in win over North CarolinaWhile Georgia ran the ball over 40 times, the Tar Heels seemed unwilling to reciprocate. And that was odd, given running back Elijah Hood’s success in 2015. Hood ran for 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns last season but got the ball just 10 times for 72 yards. The Tar Heels’ 19 rushing attempts put the onus on new starting QB Mitch Trubisky to throw 40 passes. (Yahoo! Sports)
Georgia Runs Past Tar Heels in OpenerNo. 18 Georgia overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to run past No. 22 North Carolina, 33-24, in front of a hostile crowd at the Georgia Dome on Saturday. Georgia ran at will on UNC. Nick Chubb ran for 222 yards and two touchdowns on 32 carries and Brian Herrien and Brendan Douglas combined for 82 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. (Inside Carolina)
No. 22 North Carolina falls to No. 18 Georgia in Chick-fil-A Kickoff GameNo. 22 North Carolina fell to No. 18 Georgia, 33-24, in the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game on Saturday evening. After opening up a 10-point lead in the second half, the Tar Heels were unable to hold on for what would have been a statement win. On a day where the UNC offense failed to get much going offensively, running back T.J. Logan shined because of his versatility. (Daily Tar Heel)
Video: T.J. Logan Returns the Kickoff 95 Yards for the Score vs. GeorgiaT.J. Logan opens up the second half with this 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Georgia in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic on September 3, 2016.
Box Score: Georgia 33, North Carolina 24View the complete box score from North Carolina's 33-24 loss to Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday. (View Box Score)
Video: UNC-Georgia Pre-Game MotivationalWatch the same video the North Carolina football team just watched before the kickoff against Georgia in Atlanta.
Bulldogs, Tar Heels planning for unfamiliar scenariosThe football teams for Georgia and North Carolina both have unknowns to prepare for. The Tar Heels are facing a team with a new coaching staff in place from a season ago. That has forced North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora to seek film from other programs to get a better feel as for what the Bulldogs might do, specifically on offense, in Saturday’s Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome. (Macon Telegraph)
Todd Gurley trash talks Eric Ebron via twitterAs the 2016 College Football season gets rolling, NFL players are taking the time to give their take on their alma mater's upcoming game. When Detroit tight end Eric Ebron, a North Carolina alum, fired a friendly shot across the bow at former Georgia running backs Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall, both North Carolina natives, it elicited a response from the 2015 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. (Dawgs247)
Planning for the opponent: QBs aside, Dogs will ‘pound the rock’ vs. UNCMost of the focus on Georgia heading into Saturday’s season opener has been on who will start at quarterback. To be sure, the decision to start fifth-year senior Greyson Lambert over freshman phenom Jacob Eason was one that created ripples from coast-to-coast in college football. (Dawg Nation)
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