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UNC, UVA Renew South's Oldest Rivalry Saturday

No. 20 North Carolina will look to extend its eight-game road win streak when the Tar Heels visit Virginia on Saturday, Oct. 22. The game will kick off at 3 p.m. and will be televised by the Regional Sports Network. Saturday’s game marks the end of a challenging October for the Tar Heels who opened the month against three consecutive ranked teams. (GoHeels.com)

UNC hopes to keep pace in ACC's division race vs. Virginia

North Carolina rebounded with a much-needed victory last week at Miami and the No. 22 Tar Heels look to keep pace in the ACC Coastal Division title race when they visit longtime rival Virginia on Saturday. The Tar Heels (5-2, 3-1 ACC) are tied with Virginia Tech atop the division standings after the Hokies' victory against the Hurricanes on Thursday night. (Associated Press)

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Cavaliers Preview and Prediction

North Carolina does just about everything better than Virginia. Mitch Trubisky has been a more productive and efficient quarterback than Kurt Benkert. The Tar Heels run the ball a little better. The UNC receivers are among the best in the country. Defensively, UNC is more accomplished at everything besides rush defense. Prediction: UNC 41, Virginia 20 (Athlon Sports)

M.J. Stewart's competitiveness, instincts, and drive set him apart

How good is UNC cornerback M.J. Stewart? We have heard he is a great talent --- Pro Football Focus raved about Stewart before the season, naming him a preseason All-American and heaping on the praise before his junior season. Pro Football Focus called him one of the best corners in the nation, citing his quickness and athleticism. (Carolina Blue)

UNC receivers fill void left by Mack Hollins' injury

On Monday, UNC announced wide receiver Mack Hollins had surgery on his right collarbone — ending his Tar Heel career. It’s a massive loss for the offense. Hollins finishes his North Carolina career with 81 receptions for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns. But as much as the coaching staff and players will miss having Hollins, the job this week is to move forward. (Daily Tar Heel)

Spinning through Hurricanes looking to Virginia

The 22nd ranked team from Chapel Hill has played 4 top 25 teams through seven weeks in 2016 as opposed to no ranked teams to this point last year. We might need to rethink everything. I had the opportunity to talk with Nazair Jones after the Hokies game, and the main thing he said to me is “We have to give ourselves a chance to win.” (Keeping It Heel)

Freshman safety Myles Dorn gaining confidence, reps

Since enrolling last January, Myles Dorn, a 6-2, 210-pound rookie out of Charlotte, has improved his practice habits and adjusted to the college game. Assimilated to the speed of division one football, Dorn's reliability and play-making ability has resulted in an increase amount of game reps. He has produced. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Football Doesn’t Buy-In to “Trap Game” Mentality Against Virginia

Over the first couple weeks of the 2016 college football season, many analysts wondered if Virginia was among the worst teams in a Power Five conference. The Cavaliers have found life recently, however, shifting the narrative quite a bit—with some wondering if the UNC football team’s trip to Charlottesville this weekend should be viewed as a trap game. (Chapelboro.com)

OL Caleb Peterson, LB Jonathan Smith Suffer Season-Ending Injuries

UNC senior offensive guard Caleb Peterson will undergo season-ending back surgery on Friday at The Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas. Peterson started 42 games in his career and had made 30 consecutive starts before missing the Virginia Tech game. Freshman linebacker Jonathan Smith had successful season-ending surgery on Thursday to repair a fracture in his right foot. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Football - Juniors Leading the Charge

Mitch Trubisky and M.J. Stewart have both had amazing seasons as they look to repeat as Coastal Champions. Taylor Vippolis breaks down their performances against Miami. View Video...

Recruiting Storylines: UNC vs UVa

Heading into the summer of his senior year, Jeremiah Clark reduced his list of schools under consideration to six – Miami, UNC, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wake Forest. A day after visiting the last of those – Tennessee – he verbally committed to UNC. Since red-shirting in 2014, Clarke has played in every game the past two seasons at defensive tackle. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Ryan Switzer - The Evolution Of UNC's Wide Receiver

Ryan Switzer began his football career at UNC as a punt returner but has evolved into much more than that. With 206 career receptions, Switzer is now the all-time leading receiver in Tar Heel history. Enjoy this look back at Switzer's accomplishments courtesy of the ACC Digital Network. View Video...

Turner's Take: Special

The first time Larry Fedora saw Ryan Switzer on film, he thought it was some kind of joke. His staff called him in to watch this kid from West Virginia, this 5'10 running back, taking the ball for the George Washington High School Patriots and outrunning everyone on the field. "I was like, 'What is that?'" Fedora remembered recently. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Rapper or Racehorse?

Watch North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora try to determine by name only if it's a rapper or a racehorse! Read More...

Coach Kap on OL, interview notes (pre-UVA)

Redshirt freshman offensive tackle William Sweet who is expected to step into a starting role on Saturday: "It's been a good week," Kap said. "He played fairly well against Miami, but you hate the two procedure penalties that he had and he didn't recognize some blitzes that (Jon) Heck would have. But physically he matched up pretty well. He'll have a challenge this week." (Carolina Blue)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 35
Virginia: 14
Sat, Oct 22 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 5, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Thu, Nov 10, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. The Citadel
Sat, Nov 19, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia Tech0
at Pittsburgh0
THU, OCT 27 7:00 PM ET
at Virginia0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at NC State0
SAT, OCT 29 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Notre Dame0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Florida State0
SAT, OCT 29 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(21) North Carolina4-16-2
(25) Virginia Tech3-15-2
Georgia Tech1-34-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Clemson4-07-0
(5) Louisville4-16-1
(12) Florida State2-25-2
Wake Forest2-25-2
NC State1-24-3
Boston College0-43-4

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