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Josh Downs sets UNC record for most receiving yards in a season

Against NC State on Friday, North Carolina receiver Josh Downs passed Hakeem Nicks to set the Tar Heels' single-season record for most receiving yards as he eclipsed Nicks' record of 1,222 from 2008. Downs becomes the sixth player to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season, joining Nicks, Ryan Switzer, , , and . (Keeping It Heel)

Video: The Day After Podcast - Microcosmic Meltdown In Raleigh

UNC Football found a new way to suffer disappointment on Friday. The Tar Heels lost to NC State in a seemingly impossible way and, in the process, finish the regular season with a disappointing 6-6 record. Buck Sanders, Jason Staples, and Tommy Ashley of Inside Carolina attempt to make sense of it all. (View Video)

Quick Hitters: North Carolina vs. NC State

became UNC's all-time leader in single-season receiving yards, passing , who had 1,222 yards in 2008. Downs is up to 98 receptions for 1,273 receiving yards with a bowl game left to play. ’s touchdown pass gives him 91 for his career and moves him into third place on the ACC all-time passing touchdown list. (All Tar Heels)

North Carolina eviscerated for last-minute collapse vs. NC State

With 2:12 remaining on the clock, North Carolina kicked a field goal to take a nine-point lead over NC State. By the time the game was over, the Wolfpack had stormed back to defeat the Tar Heels, 34-30. It was a monumental collapse by the Tar Heels. Following the meltdown, the college football media eviscerated the Tar Heels and coach . (247 Sports)

UNC's Special Teams Decline Crucial In Tar Heels Loss To Wolfpack

North Carolina had two punts blocked, allowed a long kickoff return, and failed to secure an onside kick in a crucial moment in the Tar Heels’ 34-30 loss at No. 20 NC State. Fingers can point in a lot of directions for why UNC fell to its rivals, but it is difficult to begin anywhere other than special teams. And the affliction essentially bookended the game. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: Mack Brown Post-NC State Press Conference

North Carolina head football coach speaks with the media following the Tar Heels improbable collapse against NC State in the final two minutes that resulted in a 34-30 loss to the Wolfpack on Friday night at Carter-Finely Stadium in Raleigh. (View Video)

Box Score: NC State 34, North Carolina 30

View the complete box score from the North Carolina Tar Heels' 34-30 loss to the No. 24 North Carolina State Wolfpack on Friday night at Carter-Finley Stadium. (View Box Score)

Video: Sam Howell, Jeremiah Gemmel Post-NC State Locker Room Interviews

UNC saw a nine-point lead with 2:12 remaining disintegrate into a 34-30 loss at NC State on Friday. The Tar Heels led 30-21 with 2:12 to play, but the Wolfpack scored touchdowns on passes of 64 and 24 yards, one after getting an onside kick, and the latter aided by three UNC penalties. Here is what and said afterward. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC blows lead in the last two minutes, falls at NC State

North Carolina blew a nine-point lead in the last two minutes, and a chance to ruin N.C. State’s ACC title chances. After they had gone the first 58 minutes with only three penalties, three damaging Tar Heels penalties fueled State’s efforts as the Pack took a 34-30 victory Friday at a packed Carter-Finley Stadium to end a two-game skid against UNC. (Tar Heel Tribune)

From comeback to epic collapse: UNC football takeaways on shocking loss to rival NC State

NC State started fast and ended fast Friday, and in between North Carolina went from delivering a comeback victory to suffering an epic collapse. Add another surreal chapter to this rivalry that rarely disappoints. The Wolfpack stormed back from the brink of defeat with two Emeka Emezie touchdown catches in the final 95 seconds to stun the Tar Heels 34-30 (MSN.com)
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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 30
NC State: 34
Fri, Nov 26 Box Score
ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(20) Pittsburgh6-19-2
Miami4-36-5
Virginia4-36-5
Virginia Tech3-45-6
North Carolina3-56-6
Georgia Tech2-63-8
Duke0-73-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(21) Wake Forest6-19-2
(24) NC State6-29-3
Clemson6-28-3
Louisville4-46-5
Florida State4-45-6
Boston College2-56-5
Syracuse2-55-6

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