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No. 21 Notre Dame beats North Carolina 33-10 for 5-1 start

Josh Adams ran for 118 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown, and No. 21 Notre Dame beat North Carolina 33-10 on Saturday. Deon McIntosh added 124 yards rushing and two scores for the Fighting Irish (5-1), who played without starting quarterback Brandon Wimbush due to a right foot injury. The Tar Heels host Virginia in an ACC division game on Oct. 14. (Associated Press)

Box Score: Notre Dame 33, North Carolina 10

View the complete box score from North Carolina's 33-10 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score)

The Heels vs. The Irish: A dominating past

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, a very special event will take place in UNC’s Kenan Memorial Stadium. The Tar Heels will meet the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. The game will mark the seventh meeting between the two in Kenan and the twentieth meeting overall. While the Irish have dominated the series, a Carolina–Notre Dame game will always be something special. (A View to Hugh)

Video: UNC-Notre Dame Pre-Game Motivational

As North Carolina prepares to take on Notre Dame in Chapel Hill on Saturday, get ready for the game by watching the same motivational video viewed by the Tar Heel players before taking the field at Kenan Stadium. Read More...

Report: QB Ian Book expected to start for Notre Dame vs. UNC

According to multiple sources, quarterback Ian Book will be the starter when the Fighting Irish take on the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill at 3:30 pm ET. Quarterback Brandon Wimbush was seen Sunday on crutches and in a boot. Despite having the boot off his foot early this week, we continue to hear that he'll only be used in an emergency role or if a change is needed. (247 Sports)

Tar Heels try to match up with Notre Dame

If it takes the arrival of Notre Dame to stir North Carolina’s struggling football team into a better performance, that will be a bonus for the Tar Heels. They say they’re more consumed with figuring out their own issues than to be overwhelmed by the appearance of the 21st-ranked Irish and their considerable tradition. But it’s a least a compelling sideshow. (Burlington Times News)

Mitchell Trubisky Faces Steep Learning Curve With NFL Baptism

For all the big wins that now define a lasting Steelers legacy, Ben Roethlisberger had to first beat the learning curve. Roethlisberger evolved into a future Hall of Fame quarterback because of how he handled the learning curve his first few seasons. It’s why he’s skeptical when the hype machine builds around a young quarterback like the Bears’ heralded rookie, Mitchell Trubisky. (CBS Chicago)

Who is likely to get a hardship waiver at UNC?

North Carolina football’s injury situation has grown more and more dire as the 2017 season has gone on. Each week it seems, the Tar Heels lose another key player. Will they be able to get any players back for another year of eligibility through a hardship waiver? Since so many of the injuries happened early in the season, the answer to that question may be yes. (ACC Sports Journal)

North Carolina’s struggles highlight recruiting gap with ACC giants

Despite solid results in recruiting over the last several years, North Carolina still finds itself on the outside looking in. The Tar Heels limp into October with a disappointing 1-4 record. Key personnel losses combined with a laundry list of injuries derailed the team’s season before it really even got started, eliminating any realistic hope UNC had for a fifth consecutive bowl trip. (FanRag Sports)

Notre Dame teammates confident in Ian Book if he has to step in at quarterback

Gamer. Confident. Good communicator. Those are some of the ways Notre Dame teammates described Ian Book. The redshirt freshman quarterback could soon add "starter" to the list. Brandon Wimbush is recovering from a foot injury, and his status for Saturday's game at UNC will be a game-day decision. If Wimbush can't go, Book would be in line to make his first career start. (Chicago Tribune)

Video: Four Downs with Cayson Collins

Get to know the personal side of North Carolina linebacker and Charlotte native Cayson Collins as he answers questions about himself in this week's edition of "Four Downs" with GoHeels.com's Taylor Vippolis. Read More...

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Notre Dame

North Carolina steps out of conference to welcome No. 21 Notre Dame to Kenan Stadium on Saturday. The Fighting Irish arrive as 14.5-point favorites with four blowout wins and a one-point loss to No. 5 Georgia. Brian Kelly’s squad has already matched last season’s win total, while the Tar Heels are hoping to avoid matching last season’s loss total on the first Saturday of October. (Inside Carolina)

A look back at UNC and Notre Dame's first football meeting in 1949

You may be surprised to know that the host for the first encounter between North Carolina and Notre Dame's football teams was neither Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill nor Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. No, it was Yankee Stadium in New York City. The Tar Heels’ 1949 encounter with Notre Dame was not the first time UNC played in “The House that Ruth Built.” (UNC.edu)

Carolina Hosts No. 21 Notre Dame Saturday

North Carolina steps out of conference for the third time this season when the Tar Heels host Notre Dame Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Kenan Stadium. The meeting, which is the first in the series since 2014, is part of an ongoing arrangement between Notre Dame and the Atlantic Coast Conference which sees the Fighting Irish play five league opponents each season. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Matt Merletti - It's going to be a tough one

Former North Carolina safety Matt Merletti gives his perspective on the Tar Heels' loss to Georgia Tech and their next game against No. 22 Notre Dame in Chapel Hill on Saturday. View Video...

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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 Tickets

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

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at Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at Duke0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Boston College0
at Virginia0
Saturday 12:30 PM

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

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami3-05-0
Georgia Tech2-13-2
(14) Virginia Tech1-15-1
North Carolina0-41-6

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

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