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Video: The Preview Pod - UNC vs. NC State
In this edition of the Preview Pod, we break down the UNC vs. NC State matchup, interview Brett Friedlander of Sports Illustrated's All Wolfpack site, enjoy the weekly Deana’s Dandies segment, and speak with Tar Heel Illustrated publisher Andrew Jones
about the most memorable UNC vs. NC State games he’s covered.
Michael Carter, Javonte Williams Lead Power 5 RBs in Rushes Over 15 Yards
After combining for 2,266 yards last season, expectations were high for UNC running backs Michael Carter
and Javonte Williams
. This season, the duo has helped guide the Tar Heels to the No. 11-ranked rush offense in the nation. But one statistic stands out: Carter and Williams are tied among Power 5 Conference running backs for runs over 15 yards. (Inside Carolina
North Carolina vs. NC State Football Prediction and Preview
At halftime at Florida State, down 31-7, something clicked. I think we see more of that team this week. UNC's defense will contain NC State's running game and send heat at Bailey Hockman while the offense will have a nice balance of run and pass. The Devin Leary injury will be a huge factor, and the Tar Heels will roll to victory: UNC 38, NC State 17 (Athlon Sports
Rising Above: A.J. Blue’s Energy Fuels UNC Football
When North Carolina football assistant strength and conditioning coach A.J. Blue
yells at his players to work harder, they know where he’s coming from. The Dallas, N.C. native has an endless library of stories showcasing the unbreakable human spirit—enduring family tragedy, blowing out his knee—that fuels his underlying energy that attracts athletes. (Inside Carolina
UNC-NC State Rivalry Returns to Relevance
It has been 27 years since UNC and N.C. State played their rivalry game as ranked opponents. That 1993 grudge match was not relevant on the national stage, although within this state’s borders, it signaled a shift in the hierarchy of college football. UNC had lost five straight to the Wolfpack, yet the Tar Heels were improving under Mack Brown
. (Inside Carolina
Wilmington-area stars Walston, Williams excited for historic edition of UNC vs. N.C. State
New Hanover High School grad and current UNC tight end Garrett Walston
is quick to throw respect the Wolfpack's way, because he doesn't want to put any added pressure on the game. Running back Javonte Williams
, a former star at Wallace-Rose Hill, hopes to use Saturday's noon kickoff against the Wolfpack as a tipping point for the rest of the season. (Wilmington Star News
Video: Mack Brown Wednesday Pre-NC State Press Conference
North Carolina football coach Mack Brown
speaks with the media following practice on Wednesday morning to discuss the Tar Heels' upcoming game against North Carolina State on Saturday at noon (ESPN) in Chapel Hill.
UNC vs. NC State: "It's a pride game"
"It’s a pride game," said UNC center Brian Anderson
on facing NC State. "It comes down to two teams 30 minutes down the road from each other. If you want to have the pride of the state and earn the respect of the nation, you’ve got to win the in-state games first. (It's) an opportunity to get an advantage on them to help earn a name for yourself." (Tar Heel Illustrated
UNC Football puts loss in rear-view mirror ahead of NC State’s visit
UNC doesn’t have time to dwell on the loss with No. 23 North Carolina State coming to Chapel Hill on Saturday. "We never want to lose, but after we lose, you have to forget about it. You can’t let Florida State or any team beat you twice. If you continue to think about it, it will sneak up on you and you’ll lose both games," said running back Javonte Williams
. (CBS 17
'Take it week-by-week': UNC football prepares for top 25 matchup with N.C. State
After learning valuable lessons from its loss to Florida State, UNC then turned its sights toward a matchup with No. 23 N.C. State this Saturday, aiming to spend the week ahead preparing instead of dwelling on the negatives. "We try to take it week-by-week," linebacker Tomon Fox
said. "We learn from the previous game and we move on after that." (Daily Tar Heel