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Wolfpack heals some wounds by beating UNC

N.C. State took a page out of Duke's playbook - the Blue Devils upended UNC by a single point 15 days ago in Durham - by playing physical and running the football against the Tar Heels' shaky defense. The strategy paid immediate dividends as the Wolfpack had rolled up a 21-point advantage before the Tar Heels had time to blink. (Fayetteville Observer)

Ryan Switzer Plays His Heart Out

While both teams came together after N.C. State’s 28-21 win over UNC on Friday, UNC senior receiver Ryan Switzer stayed on the sideline, processing the moment. In his last game at Kenan Stadium, Switzer left everything on the field, but it wasn’t enough. Even 13 catches, 171 yards, and a touchdown couldn’t get a win for his team on Senior Day. (Inside Carolina)

Eight Isn't Enough For UNC Football in 2016

North Carolina concluded its regular season in disappointing fashion Friday, losing to rival N.C. State 28-21 at Kenan Stadium. The Tar Heels had planned to spend Saturday monitoring Virginia’s game at Virginia Tech, hoping that the Cavaliers could pull the upset to send UNC back to the ACC championship game. That won’t happen now. (Inside Carolina)

This Was A Bad Look

For Senior Day, this wasn’t a good look. For a game against an arch rival, this wasn’t a good look..For a Senior Day game against the same arch rival that won in a rout two years ago here Senior Day, and promises from seniors during the week it wouldn’t happen again because the culture is so demonstrably different, it wasn’t a good look. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

In another disappointing defeat, Fedora struggles for answers

Two rivalry games, two disappointing losses for North Carolina. The Tar Heels were beaten back by Duke in Durham just weeks ago, losing a head-shaker to bad Duke team. On Friday afternoon in Kenan Stadium Carolina came out flat, failed to execute enough plays to wins, and could not recover from an enormous first half deficit. (Carolina Blue)

An emotional Ryan Switzer: "I played my heart out"

UNC senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer played his last game in Kenan Stadium on Friday. It was a 28-21 loss to N.C. State. An emotional player, know for his grit, toughness, and heart --- Switzer was understandably emotional after the game. (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: Ordinary

UNC football wants to be extraordinary, wants to carve out its place among the college football elite. It's close, but it's not there. The Tar Heels went 2-0 in the state of Florida. But they went 0-2 against in-state rivals. When a team wins big games on the road, it gives itself a shot at glory. But when it can't win the games it's supposed to, that team becomes, well, ordinary. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Players Post-NC State Interviews

Several Tar Heel players spoke with the media following UNC's 28-21 loss to NC State on Saturday in Chapel Hill. Here are their video interviews: Ryan Switzer, Elijah Hood, Mitch Trubisky, Dajuan Drennon, M.J.Stewart

Larry Fedora Post-NC State Quotes

Larry Fedora: “Tough loss today. Bottom line is we didn’t make enough ordinary plays that we usually make to win a football game. We just didn’t get it done, and on both sides of the ball there were a lot of ordinary plays that we make every day that we just didn’t make today. You can’t put yourself behind the eight-ball that way and continue to make those mistakes.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-NC State Press Conference

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora spoke to the media following the Tar Heels' 28-21 loss to NC State on November 25, 2016. View Video...

UNC upset loss hands Coastal title to Virginia Tech

N.C. State helped Virginia Tech lock up the ACC Coastal Division title on Friday, beating North Carolina 28-21 in Chapel Hill, N.C. The loss eliminated the Tar Heels' chances of battling the Hokies for the conference division's top spot. Had UNC won, the Hokies would have had to win their regular-season finale Saturday against in-state rival Virginia. (The Virginian-Pilot)

Video: UNC's Comeback Effort Falls Short to NC State, 28-21 - Highlights

North Carolina outscored N.C. State 14-0 in the fourth quarter, but could not complete the comeback and fell to the Wolfpack, 28-21, on November 25, 2016. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. NC State

One of the big questions between now and the bowl game will be why North Carolina appeared to play flat for the entire first half, when that should have been a priority after a listless defeat in Durham. It was 21-0 before much of the crowd ever settled in, and although the Tar Heels played much better in the second half, by then it was too late. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Outmuscled by NC State

North Carolina needed a win to keep alive its hopes of playing in the ACC championship again. N.C. State needed a win to become bowl eligible. Motivation was plentiful on both sides, but physicality was not. N.C. State imposed its will in a dominant first half en route to a 28-21 victory over the Tar Heels on senior day at Kenan Stadium. (Inside Carolina)

Samuels, Dayes help NC State knock off Tar Heels 28-21

Jaylen Samuels ran for one touchdown and threw for another on a trick play, and N.C. State held on to upset North Carolina 28-21 on Friday, earning bowl eligibility while also locking up a division title for Virginia Tech. Mitch Trubisky threw three touchdown passes for the Tar Heels, including a 48-yarder to Bug Howard that made it a seven-point game with 7:52 left. (Associated Press)

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

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(22) Virginia Tech6-39-4
North Carolina5-38-4
(23) Pittsburgh5-38-4
Georgia Tech4-48-4

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

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