Extra Points: See The GameGene Chizik speaks of “seeing the game well.” He first sensed it with this year’s UNC defense in the first half of the victory in Tallahassee in early October—few busts in assignments and limited confusion with players recognizing the formations and tendencies of the Seminoles. The Tar Heels saw things very well again Saturday at Virginia in a decisive 35-14 victory. (GoHeels.com)
UNC avoids repeating past at Scott StadiumThe University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium has been the scene for some of the most heartbreaking defeats in North Carolina football history. Take, for instance, the 1993 contest decided with 1:18 left when Virginia’s Charles Way scored on a 1-yard plunge to give the Cavaliers a 17-10 upset of the No. 12-ranked Tar Heels. (Fayetteville Observer)
UNC-Virginia postgame notesThe seven-game win streak is UNC’s longest against the Cavaliers since winning nine in a row from 1974-82. UNC is now bowl eligible for the fourth consecutive season. The win was UNC’s 700th all-time victory. The Tar Heels’ all-time record is 700-521-54. UNC has won 17 of its last 21 games, including 12 of 13 ACC regular season games. (Carolina Blue)
Turner's Take: Go Go Gadget PlayBug Howard knew when he saw Virginia safety Quin Blanding creep forward that the play was going to work. T.J. Logan took the snap and handed the ball to Ryan Switzer. Howard was streaking toward the end zone. "As soon as [T.J.] handed the ball off to Switz and number three (Blanding) just shot the gap," Howard said, "I was like, 'Yep, there it is.'" (GoHeels.com)
Larry Fedora Post-Virginia Notes & QuotesLarry Fedora spoke with the media for about 10 minutes following UNC's 35-14 win over Virginia on Saturday night in Charlottesville Scott Stadium. The Carolina head coach touched on the defense, both teams' trick plays, Bug Howard's number change, and the plan for the bye week. "The defense held them to 3-of-19 on third down. That is huge." (Carolina Blue)
Tar Heels ease back into offensive rhythm without HollinsUNC's 35-14 win against Virginia earned the No. 22 Tar Heels bowl eligibility, but more importantly confirmed the team's offensive capability without Mack Hollins. UNC overcame a first half that coach Larry Fedora deemed inconsistent offensively to show its ability to produce, even without standout receiver Hollins, who broke his collarbone a week earlier. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Mitch Trubisky on UNC's key trick playMitch Trubisky's 40 yard touchdown bomb to Bug Howard, put UNC up 14-7 against Virginia heading into the half. It got North Carolina's offense and momentum back on track. Trubisky broke it down in more simple terms: "Switz gets the hand off, pitches it to me, and I bomb it to Bug." "I have been waiting on them to call it," Trubisky added. (Carolina Blue)
UNC Starts Slowly, Finishes Strong In 35-14 Win at VirginiaDespite a slow start, the No. 22 UNC football team eventually outclassed its opponents in every possible way on Saturday—defeating the Virginia Cavaliers 35-14 in Charlottesville for the team’s ninth straight win on the road. Now 6-2 with a 4-1 ACC mark, the Tar Heels received yet another solid performance from junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky. (Chapelboro.com)
Video: Bronco Mendenhall Post-UNC Press ConferenceVirginia football coach Bronco Mendenhall speaks with the media following the Cavaliers' 35-14 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday in Charlottesville.
Video: Larry Fedora Post-Virginia InterviewLarry Fedora speaks with Jones Angell and breaks down the Tar Heels' play following the Tar Heels' 35-14 win over Virginia on Saturday in Charlottesville.
Video: Larry Fedora Post-Virginia Locker Room SpeechNorth Carolina head coach Larry Fedora addresses the Tar Heel football team in the locker room following the Tar Heels' 35-14 win over Virginia in Charlottesville on Saturday.
Video: No. 22 UNC Cruises Past Virginia, 35-14 - HighlightsNorth Carolina out-gained the Virginia Cavaliers 488 to 253 in the Tar Heels' big ACC Coastal division road win on October 22, 2016. It's Carolina's 7th consecutive win over Virginia and 9th true road win in a row.
U.Va.'s bad week gets worse with North Carolina's blowout at Scott StadiumAny notion Virginia had of upsetting No. 22 North Carolina Saturday effectively ended with 8:30 left, when Mitch Trubisky connected with Austin Proehl on a 46-yard touchdown pass. It gave the Tar Heels 21-point lead, and sped an exodus of Virginia fans from Scott Stadium. Virginia fell 35-14 three days after allegations of hazing surfaced in the program. (The Virginian-Pilot)
Mitch Trubisky leads No. 22 North Carolina past Virginia 35-14Mitch Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and No. 22 North Carolina limited Virginia to one trick-play touchdown until the fourth quarter Saturday in a 35-14 victory. Trubisky hit Bug Howard for 40 yards on a trick play, Thomas Jackson for 10 yards and Austin Proehl for 46 yards for touchdowns for the Tar Heels (6-2, 4-1 ACC). (Associated Press)
Video: Mitch Trubisky Throws for 3 Scores at VirginiaNorth Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky was sharp once again, throwing for 310 yards and these three touchdowns in the 35-14 win at Virginia on October 22, 2016.
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