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Virginia football prepares for North Carolina on the road

The Virginia football team carries a three-game winning streak into Chapel Hill this weekend, as it gets ready to take on North Carolina for its second ACC matchup of the season. Virginia (4-1, 1-0 ACC) is coming off of a gutsy 28-21 win over Duke. North Carolina (1-5, 0-3 ACC) comes into the game reeling, having lost three-straight games, and suffering a litany of injuries. (Cavalier Daily)

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Virginia Cavaliers Preview and Prediction

North Carolina's injury situation gets worse at every turn. With starting safety Donnie MIles now doubtful to play, there are even bigger holes on the two-deep. Meanwhile, Virginia enters Kenan Stadium feeling confident. The Cavaliers can throw the ball and have a suffocating defense that will be a nightmare for a stumbling Carolina offense. Prediction: Virginia 31, UNC 17 (Athlon Sports)

How to watch UNC Alums in the NFL: Week 6

Thursday, Oct. 12th: Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers - CBS, 8:25 ET - The ageless wonder that is Julius Peppers and the Panthers host the Eagles in Charlotte. The Eagles rank in the middle of the pack in sacks allowed, so there’s a chance that Peppers continues his rise up the all-time sacks leader board. On the Eagles' side, there’s WR Mack Hollins. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Football Midseason Review and Second Half Preview

To say this season has been a struggle for UNC would be an understatement. The Tar Heels are 1-5 at the halfway point with the lone victory coming against a team from Conference USA. To be fair, Larry Fedora can place some of the blame on injuries, as he’s already lost more than a dozen players for the season. But the reality is this team is struggling on both sides of the ball. (Athlon Sports)

'It crushes my heart': North Carolina offense struggles to keep up with defense

Through six games, Chris Kapilovic still doesn’t have the answer. When UNC finished 6-7 in 2014 the offense ran rampant and the defense just couldn’t keep up. In three of the seven losses, the Tar Heels still racked up at least 35 points in each game. But this year, that trend has reversed. “That’s not something I’m accustomed to,” Kapilovic said Tuesday (Daily Tar Heel)

Injuries, poor start leave UNC football with new goals in 2017

The Tar Heels are 1-5 entering Saturday's game with Virginia. Carolina, still, somehow, could make a bowl, but it is unlikely, and any bowl that would take this Tar Heel team isn't a bowl you'd want to go to anyway. So, what to do now? First, don't get Chazz Surratt hurt. If the Tar Heels are trailing late, there's no reason not to play graduate transfer Brandon Harris at quarterback. (WRAL Sports Fan)

After football, Lions' Eric Ebron wants to create his own video game

Before the Detroit Lions reported for work this spring, Eric Ebron took a trip to California, where he spent a day getting a behind-the-scenes tour at Infinity Ward, the studio that developed the video game “Call of Duty.” But while his trip to the studio qualified as a bucket-list experience, for Ebron it was about much more. “I’ve always had visions of creating my own game one day." (Detroit Free Press)

Fedora On Dazz, Britt, Collins & Virginia's Defense

UNC football coach Larry Fedora met with the media Wednesday to discuss his team’s struggles, some individual players, and preparation for Virginia. Practice was delayed nearly an hour because of lightning, forcing it to end just before 7 pm. Fedora was asked if a day like this makes him look forward to the indoor facility currently under construction. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

North Carolina Football's Failure to Launch

The Tar Heels have failed to establish any sort of offensive rhythm from the opening kickoff. In UNC’s loss to Duke on Sept. 23, five of its first six possessions resulted in three-and-outs. The Tar Heels ran 25 offensive plays for 67 yards in those opening six drives. Against Georgia Tech, UNC’s first six possessions consisted of 32 plays, 87 yards and four three-and-outs. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Larry Fedora Wednesday Post-Practice Interivew

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora speaks with the media following practice on Wednesday about the Tar Heels' upcoming game against the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday in Chapel Hill. Read More...

UNC Offensive Line Using Reps to Fight Attrition

After dealing with serious attrition this season, North Carolina's latest starting unit on the offensive line has finally been able to play a few games together. "It's a work in progress. No excuses. We have to get it done, but it's not where you want to be." UNC offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic said. Excuses or not, the offensive line has plenty of work to do. (Inside Carolina)

Fedora knows UNC is on razor’s edge for bowl eligibility

Larry Fedora said he was running out of answers after Saturday’s 33-10 loss to Notre Dame and is willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to turn his North Carolina football team around. Turns out he wasn’t kidding. Monday morning at his regular weekly session with the media, Fedora showed up without the beard he’s been sporting for the past year-and-a-half. (North State Journal)

Cavaliers in unfamiliar territory as road favorites

Virginia will march into North Carolina’s Kenan Stadium on Saturday as road favorites for the first time in a long time, and probably the first time in Chapel Hill since the Al Groh era. What’s that you say? Virginia is favored in Chapel Hill? Other than Virginia Tech, the Cavaliers’ longest losing streak against an ACC school is to Carolina with seven straight setbacks. (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

UNC Sleeping Giant: Near-Breakthroughs

When a team dubbed a sleeping giant by some has had football success elude them over time, there are always myriad reasons: poor decisions, bad timing, etc. Oh, and ticks. Or at least one fateful tick who bit former UNC head coach Jim Tatum in the summer of 1959, giving him a case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever that resulted in his death at age 46. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Inside the numbers: Mitchell Trubisky brings new dimension to Bears

Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's statistics through one week are slightly below Mike Glennon's through four games, but the numbers don't tell the whole story about Trubisky's NFL debut. Trubisky allows the Bears to do more offensively when he's on the field. First off, there was a slight increase in downfield passing in the loss to Minnesota. (ESPN.com)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 14
Virginia: 20
Sat, Oct 14 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 ET ESPN2

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Oct 28, 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/2 Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Nov 9, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
Louisville0
at Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Pittsburgh0
at Duke0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Boston College0
at Virginia0
Saturday 12:30 PM

Syracuse0
at #7 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina0
at #14 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 7:30 PM

Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami3-05-0
Virginia2-05-1
Georgia Tech2-13-2
(14) Virginia Tech1-15-1
Duke1-34-3
Pittsburgh0-32-5
North Carolina0-41-6

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(16) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Syracuse2-14-3
Florida State2-22-3
Wake Forest1-24-2
Louisville1-34-3
Boston College1-33-4


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