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Extra Points: Trapped

You could see some version of Friday's events unfolding from the horizon. The Tar Heels' mental edge had been honed to a razor-sharp edge for a high-profile season-opener against South Carolina and then a prime-time home debut against "The U". It added up the veritable definition of a "trap game" for the Tar Heels and had nervous all week. (

Looking Back At Wake, Ahead To Appalachian State

First-year coach Eli Drinkwitz is 2-0 at App State, with 42-7 win over East Tennessee State before beating Charlotte 56-41. The win over the 49ers left Mountaineer fans uneasy with new defensive coordinator Ted Roof, as they surrendered 526 yards. App State is stacked on offense, led by the 2018 Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year Zac Thomas. (Heels Maven)

Even in defeat, UNC's Sam Howell Continues Strong 4th quarter play, emerges as ACC's top clutch QB

After three games, is one of just eight FBS quarterbacks with at least 75 pass attempts, zero interceptions, and a completion rate over 60 percent. Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert of Oregon are on that list, too. For the season, Howell has completed 63 percent of his pass attempts for 701 yards, six touchdowns, and no interceptions. (ACC Sports Journal)

Mack Brown facing familiar foe in Appalachian State

began his football head coaching career in 1983 at Appalachian State but only led the program one season before leaving to be offensive coordinator at Oklahoma. Despite being just across the state from each other, there is not much history between UNC and the Mountaineers. The two programs have only faced off once, in 1940. (Tar Heel Blog)

All Four Quarters

Friday’s loss to Wake Forest a trend of inconsistent play for a Tar Heel team that had overcome two 4th-quarter deficits to begin the season. For a team that had won five games over the previous two seasons, UNC can ill afford to take quarters off. "We’re a great 4th quarter team," said after the game. "But we need to do it every quarter." (Argyle Report)

Eagles LB Zach Brown committed to UNC after Tennessee misspelled his name

If you want to play for you, spelling his name correctly is a non-negotiable. Brown revealed the reason he became a North Carolina Tar Heel instead of a Tennessee Volunteer when he was part of the 2008 recruiting class. "Yeah. They put a 'K' on my ****. And their graduation percent was like ****** 6 or something horrible." (Warning: Language) (Knoxville News Sentinel)

Tar Heels showed Mack Brown they'll fight their guts out

Not everything in sports is the week-to-week referendum some sections of every fanbase seems to believe, but if there’s been one for the first stage of ’s rebuild at North Carolina, it arrived about 7:35 p.m. on Friday night. Trailing Wake Forest 21-0 and outgained 304-71 yards, the Tar Heels faced the biggest adversity of their young season. (Heels Maven)

Lack of Energy Drops UNC Football Back to Earth

Deemed by the national media as the darling of the early college season after two come-from-behind upset wins, 's Tar Heels were humbled by Dave Clawson's Demon Deacons. While the rebuild is on, UNC has not arrived. "They outplayed us so much in the first half. We got in a huge hole," Brown said after the game on Friday night. (Inside Carolina)

Art’s Angle: ‘Fight Your Guts Out’

If the Tar Heels laid down in the second half as they had in the first, there would be more to fix than missed blocks and tackles that left UNC almost impotent in the first 30 minutes at a sold-out BB&T Field. After what would have been another miracle rally fell just short, said, almost relieved, "We can fix what we did wrong in the first half." (

Wake Forest Provides Mack Brown Teaching Moment for UNC

Give credit. His offseason emphasis upon taking over the North Carolina football program was winning the fourth quarter. His Tar Heels have bought into that message, saving their best football for the final 15 minutes in their first three games. The next step in Brown’s program renovation is teaching the team to start as well as it finishes. (Inside Carolina)
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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 18
Wake Forest: 24
Fri, Sep 13 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Appalachian State - Family Weekend
Sat, Sep 21 3:30 ET RSN Tickets
UNC vs. Clemson - Rams Club Day
Sat, Sep 28 TBD Tickets
UNC @ Georgia Tech
Sat, Oct 5 TBD Tickets
ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(21) Virginia2-03-0
North Carolina1-02-1
Virginia Tech0-12-1
Georgia Tech0-11-2

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson2-03-0
Boston College1-02-1
Wake Forest0-03-0
NC State0-02-1
Florida State0-11-2

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