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UNC Opponent Preview: Florida State

After being embarrassed on the national stage by Louisville two weeks ago, Jimbo Fisher and his FSU team bounced back last week, toppling South Florida, 55-35, to improve to 3-1. The Seminoles’ 2016 campaign has been a shaky one coming out of the gate. It took four weeks, but All-American running back Dalvin Cook seems to have finally found his groove. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Throwback Thursday - UNC beats FSU in Tallahassee in 2010

Watch North Carolina beat No. 24 Florida State, 37-35, on November 6, 2010 in Tallahassee behind T.J. Yates' school record 439 passing yards and Dwight Jones' 233 receiving yards. View Video...

Some lesser-known Tar Heel receivers are making an impact

Bug Howard, Mack Hollins and Ryan Switzer have combined for 55 catches and 633 yards through four games. This is about 50% of Mitch Trubisky’s completions and yards this season, and as the trio are all seniors, it is worthwhile to explore where the other half of Trubisky’s production is coming from so we have a glimpse of the future as well. (Tar Heel Blog)

Top 10 QBs in college football through week 4

10. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina Tar Heels Tabbed by PFF in the preseason as a potential breakout candidate based on his per-snap grading as a backup last season, Trubisky is starting to establish himself as one of the nation’s best QBs. (Pro Football Focus)

Ryan Switzer becomes UNC’s best receiver in the Larry Fedora era

Ryan Switzer is on a 12-game pace to notch 99 receptions for 1,287 yards and six touchdowns, and that’s not even including numbers he could put up if UNC plays in a bowl or the ACC title game. To put that in context, since Larry Fedora was hired before the 2012 season, UNC has not had a receiver surpass 62 receptions or 973 receiving yards in a season. (Today's U)

Former Tar Heel, Justice-Era Kicker Bob Cox Passes Away

Bob Cox, 90, a kicker on the famed Charlie Justice Carolina teams of the late 1940s, died peacefully on Monday following a stroke. After serving in the Marines during WWII, Bob attended UNC where he was a member of the storied Tar Heel football team that included Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice as a teammate. He also was a member of UNC’s golf team. (GoHeels.com)

Nick Weiler Named A Campbell Trophy Finalist

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Wednesday the 156 semifinalists for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation. UNC place-kicker Nick Weiler, a third-team All-ACC selection in 2015, is one of the semfinalists. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora Live: Two-Point Conversions

Larry Fedora is a fan of splash plays on special teams, and that includes point-after attempts, where his assortment of formations is designed to keep the opponent engaged after UNC scores a touchdown. In most situations, the checks are not available for the holder to attempt the two-point try, although Joey Mangili saw what he needed to see in UNC’s win over Pittsburgh. (Inside Carolina)

Florida State-North Carolina: By the advanced metrics

The Florida State defense will have their hands full with North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who has yet to throw an interception through four games this season. Trubisky is second in the nation in completion percentage (74.5), eighth in passer rating (178.62), ninth in passing yards per attempt (9.5), tenth in touchdowns (10), and tenth in passing yards (1,306). (Tallahassee Democrat)

UNC Wide Receiver Austin Proehl Embraces His Father’s Legacy

Facing a crucial 4th-and-6 during UNC’s game-winning march down the field against Pitt last Saturday, UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky found wide receiver Austin Proehl for a first down on a perfectly-executed comeback route. The play capped a career day for the speedy pass catcher who has embraced the pressure of following in his father’s footsteps. (Chapelboro.com)

ACC a confident collective as conference play heats up

Mitch Trubisky has pushed his way into the conversation about the super signal callers of the ACC. Trubisky over two games, completed 30 straight passes. Saturday he hit four consecutive throws on fourth down, passed for 453 yards and five touchdowns. He is the only quarterback in the ACC who has not thrown an interception this season. (WRAL Sports Fan)

20 College Football Quarterbacks Who Had a Breakout September

Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina: Trubisky started the year with a tough matchup against Georgia but has been on a tear over North Carolina’s last three matchups. The junior has tossed 10 touchdowns with no interceptions and ranks second nationally by completing 74.5 percent of his passes. (Athlon Sports)

Video: UNC vs. FSU - Fedora and Fisher Ready For The Challenge

The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Tallahassee for a Saturday battle with the Florida State Seminoles. The Heels will need to slow down Dalvin Cook while the Noles will have their defensive sights set on Mitch Trubisky and the explosive Carolina offense. View Video...

Ryan Switzer named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

Ryan Switzer, a senior wide receiver at UNC, was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list, presented to college football’s outstanding receiver. Switzer is coming off a stellar performance in a 37-36 victory over Pittsburgh Saturday in which he tied a UNC and ACC single-game record with 16 catches, and went for 208 yards with one touchdown. (Charleston Gazette)

Florida State Update: Harrison suspended, injury report

Florida State wide receiver Ja’Vonn Harrison has been indefinitely suspended for a violation of team rules. Head coach Jimbo Fisher would not disclose what the violation was when he was asked after Tuesday’s practice. Florida State safety Trey Marshall was seen with a boot on walking out of practice. Cornerback Levonta Taylor was not dressed out as well. (Tallahassee Democrat)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 37
Pittsburgh: 36
Sat, Sep 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Florida State
Sat, Oct 1, 3:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 8, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Oct 15, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
Miami0
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET
Notre Dame0
at Syracuse0
SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET
Virginia0
at Duke0
SAT, OCT 1 12:30 PM ET
Buffalo0
at Boston College0
SAT, OCT 1 1:00 PM ET
North Carolina0
at Florida State0
SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET
Wake Forest0
at NC State0
SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET
Marshall0
at Pittsburgh0
SAT, OCT 1 7:30 PM ET
Louisville0
at Clemson0
SAT, OCT 1 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(30) Virginia Tech1-03-1
(32) North Carolina1-03-1
Georgia Tech1-13-1
(14) Miami0-03-0
Virginia0-01-3
Duke0-12-2
Pittsburgh0-12-2

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Louisville2-04-0
(5) Clemson1-04-0
(38) Wake Forest1-04-0
NC State0-02-1
(12) Florida State0-13-1
Syracuse0-12-2
Boston College0-22-2

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