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Larry Fedora Post-Sun Bowl Quotes & Video

Larry Fedora: “I’ve got to give credit to David Shaw and his staff at Stanford. They did a heck of a job preparing their team. They’ve got a really good football team. We didn’t make enough plays today to win the football game. Our guys fought all the way to the end and put ourselves in a position to tie it up and just didn’t get it done. So that’s the bottom line.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC Postgame Notes - Sun Bowl

Junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky set UNC single-season records for touchdown passes (30) and total offense (4,056 yards) in today’s game. Senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer set the school record for career receiving yards with 2,907. He broke the record on his first reception of the day, a 19-yard touchdown pass from Mitch Trubisky in the first quarter (GoHeels.com)

UNC football falls short in Sun Bowl loss to Stanford

With redshirt junior Mitch Trubisky still weighing his options on whether to declare for the NFL draft or return to North Carolina for one more season, the Sun Bowl game gave him an opportunity to cement himself as a first-round pick. The inconsistent play from the UNC offensive line forced Trubisky out of the pocket and never let him get in a rhythm. (Daily Tar Heel)

Stanford's Thomas outshines Trubisky in battle of future first-round picks

If the NFL scouts attending Friday's Sun Bowl entered the game talking about UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky, they left instead raving about Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, who overshadowed the projected top-five pick, earning MVP honors with seven tackles, including the sack in the final seconds to preserve a dramatic 25-23 win for the Cardinal. (CBS Sports)

Solomon Thomas, defense lead Stanford to Sun Bowl victory over North Carolina

Stanford's defense was exhausted after carrying its team's weight for the entirety of Friday's Sun Bowl, and UNC ripped off a furious 10-play, 97-yard touchdown drive in the final seconds to set up a dramatic ending. But Solomon Thomas dug deep to make the decisive play. Stanford won 25-23, logging a third straight bowl victory for the first time in program history. (ESPN.com)

No. 16 Stanford holds off North Carolina 25-23 in Sun Bowl

Bryce Love took over for the absent Christian McCaffrey in the Stanford backfield, running for 119 yards and catching a 49-yard touchdown pass to help the Cardinal beat North Carolina 25-23 on Friday in the Sun Bowl. Stanford held on after UNC pulled within two with 25 seconds left on Mitch Trubisky's 2-yard pass to Bug Howard, sacking Trubisky on the 2-point conversion try. (Associated Press)

Video: UNC Falls to Stanford, 25-23 in Sun Bowl - Highlights

North Carolina took the ball 97 yards on the final drive for a touchdown but could not execute the ensuring two-point conversion and fell to Stanford, 25-23, in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on December 30, 2016. View Video...

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Sun Bowl

What a bizarre ending--and at the same time a completely Carolina football ending--to the 2016 Sun Bowl. UNC battled back with a 97-yard drive that closed the deficit to 25-23 with 25 seconds left. But the Stanford defense blew up the two-point play when the Tar Heels uncharacteristically put Mitch Trubisky under center rather than in the shotgun--to hold on for the win. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Ryan Switzer Becomes UNC's All-Time Leading Receiver

With this touchdown from Mitch Trubisky in the Sun Bowl against Stanford, Ryan Switzer becomes the Tar Heels' all-time leading receiver with 2,841 career receiving yards. View Video...

Box Score: Stanford 25, North Carolina 23

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 25-23 loss to Stanford in the Sun Bowl on Friday in El Paso, Texas. (View Box Score)

Sun Bowl Ref Accidentally Strips UNC QB Mitch Trubisky, Stanford Recovers

With time winding down in the first half of Friday's Hyundai Sun Bowl, North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Mitch Trubisky fumbled. It was a clean strip…by the referee. (Bleacher Report)

The referee and not Stanford made North Carolina fumble

We’ve seen buttfumbles and regular fumbles, and now we have a ref-fumble. Yes, the referee forced a North Carolina fumble in the Sun Bowl against Stanford. You can watch it here, or just close this window knowing what happened, but you might want to watch it anyway. We will probably see UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky in the NFL.We will probably not see this umpire. (Sports Illustrated)

James Hurst appears poised to start for Ravens at right tackle

With right tackle Rick Wagner missing his second straight practice because of effects from a concussion, James Hurst is in line to make his second start of the season Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Hurst filled in for Wagner in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game and has been working with the starting offensive line in practice this week. (Baltimore Sun)

3 things to know about the Hyundai Sun Bowl

This game will showcase two very different styles of play. North Carolina likes to play up-tempo while Stanford likes to bleed out the clock. Since Stanford has one of the nation’s worst scoring offenses (26 points per game) and UNC is one of the better scoring offenses (33 points per game), expect Stanford to use its power running game to keep UNC's offense off the field. (Yahoo! Sports)

The Sun Bowl: by the numbers

The North Carolina Tar Heels rank 23rd in the nation in passing yards per game with 294.3 behind the arm of junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky. Senior receiver Ryan Switzer led the team with 1,027 receiving yards, but did not lead the team in receiving touchdowns. (The Prospector)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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