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Turner's Take: Lessons Learned

North Carolina walked out of Heinz Field victorious thanks to unlikely performances from unlikely performers. Anthony Ratliff-Williams returned the opening kickoff back 98 yards for a touchdown. He would score passing the ball and catching it as well. Quarterback Nathan Elliott started the first game of his college career and threw for 235 yards and two scores. (Argyle Report)

North Carolina upsets Pitt, 34-31

Even as the Tar Heels are headed for their worst football season in almost 30 years, they still refuse to lose to Pitt. The Panthers couldn’t finish off their second-half comeback, haunted by the early hole they dug for themselves on Thursday night under the lights, and remained winless against UNC since joining the ACC with a 34-31 defeat at Heinz Field. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

UNC Football Secures First ACC Win

Anthony Ratliff-Williams finished with 195 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns to go along with his 35 passing yards and a touchdown. He’s thrown for two touchdowns in UNC’s last two games. Ratliff-Williams joined Penn State’s Saquon Barkley as the only players to return a kickoff for touchdown and throw a touchdown pass in the same game this season. (Inside Carolina)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions: UNC vs. Pittsburgh

What a credit to the players and coaches. While some have given up on the 2017 edition of UNC football, the Tar Heels went on the road and beat a Pitt team that had won two games in a row and appeared to be figuring it out. The 34-31 victory was a testament to the coaching staff keeping the team together and figuring out a way to put together a winning game plan. (GoHeels.com)

Ratliff-Williams stars as North Carolina trips up Pitt 34-31

Anthony Ratliff-Williams returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, threw for another on a trick play and hauled in the go-ahead score midway through the fourth quarter to lift UNC to a 34-31 over Pittsburgh on Thursday. Ratliff-Williams accounted for 230 all-purpose yards for the Tar Heels, who ended a six-game losing streak by rallying repeatedly against the Panthers. (Associated Press)

Video: Anthony Ratliff-Willliams Does it All vs. Pitt

Anthony Ratliff-Williams returned the opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown, threw a 35-yard score, and snagged the go-ahead touchdown in the Tar Heels' 34-31 victory at Pitt on November 9, 2017. View Video...

Box Score: North Carolina 34, Pittsburgh 31

View the complete box score from the North Carolina Tar Heels' 34-31 Thursday night ACC road win over the Pittsburgh Panthers at Heinz Field. (View Box Score)

Key matchup: Pitt DB Damar Hamlin vs. North Carolina QB Not Mitch Trubisky

Nathan Elliott. Brandon Harris. Chazz Surratt. Not exactly a murderers’ row of quarterbacks, but as the Pitt coaching staff plans for struggling North Carolina, variety is the spice of preparation. And while the Tar Heels have used three different players under center this season, it’s who they don’t have there that might make the Panthers sleep a little easier this week. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Mitch Trubisky ready to roll: ‘I kind of feel like it’s a new season’

Mitch Trubisky’s preseason is over. The rookie quarterback’s four starts in place of Mike Glennon were in effect a challenging warm-up. After an open week to reflect on what he has done, what he has to do and how far he can go, Trubisky is eager to take the next step, which could be a significant one. “I’m pretty anxious and excited about this week,” Trubisky said. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Texans backup T.J. Yates getting some first-team reps

One week after rejoining the Texans, backup quarterback T.J. Yates is getting some snaps with the first-team. Starting quarterback Tom Savage struggled against the Indianapolis Colts. Although Texans coach Bill O'Brien said it wasn't abnormal for the backup to get some reps, this does raise a few eyebrows on whether there will be a quick hook for Savage. (Houston Chronicle)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Pittsburgh

Fresh off its bye week, North Carolina heads to Pittsburgh on Thursday night looking to break a six-game losing streak and claim its first ACC win of the season (7:30 p.m./ESPN). The Panthers are a 9.5-point favorite over the Tar Heels, due in large part to a two-game winning streak in Coastal Division play. UNC is coming off its best performance in recent weeks. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Merletti - It's got to be Nathan Elliott at QB

Former North Carolina safety Matt Merletti and WRAL's Marilyn Payne preview the Tar Heels' game against Pittsburgh on Thursday night. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC Football on the Road: University of Pittsburgh

The drive from Chapel Hill to Pittsburgh is around 500 miles, depending on the route you take. And at just over seven and a half hours, it’s a decent haul. If you take the route through West Virginia, be prepared to pay the tolls. Here’s a quick guide that outlines what to expect on game day. Pro tip: bundle up. The winds coming off the Ohio River this time of year can be brutal. (Team Hilldrup)

Tar Heels Hope to Earn First ACC Football Win of 2017 in Primetime Against Pittsburgh Thursday Night

Only three games remain in what has been a nightmare of a season for the UNC football team, with Thursday’s nationally televised road game at Pittsburgh representing the Tar Heels’ best chance to get a win against ACC competition. Sitting at 1-8 and 0-6 against ACC opponents in 2017, UNC is currently on pace to reach double digit losses for the first time since 2003. (Chapelboro.com)

Panthers must be wary of UNC despite record, stats

The North Carolina team that the Panthers will face at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Heinz Field in a game nationally televised on ESPN is 1-8 with six straight losses. These Tar Heels have been outscored 301-192 and five of their eight losses have come by double digits. But Pat Narduzzi doesn’t want his Panthers (4-5, 2-3) thinking about how this looks on paper. (The Tribune-Democrat)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 34
Pittsburgh: 31
Thu, Nov 9 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Western Carolina
Sat, Nov 18, 3:00 ET ACCNE Tickets

UNC @ NC State
Sat, Nov 25, 3:30 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
at #2 Miami0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Delaware State0
at Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

The Citadel0
at #3 Clemson0
Saturday 12:20 PM

at Virginia Tech0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Western Carolina0
at North Carolina0
Saturday 3:00 PM

at Louisville0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Georgia Tech0
at Duke0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Boston College0
at Connecticut0
Saturday 7:00 PM

#22 NC State0
at Wake Forest0
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(2) Miami6-09-0
Georgia Tech4-35-4
Virginia Tech3-37-3
North Carolina1-62-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson7-19-1
(25) NC State5-17-3
Wake Forest3-36-4
Boston College3-45-5
Florida State3-53-6

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