Notre Dame’s running game has come down to a balance of production vs. promise. Senior captain Cam McDaniel represents production, while sophomores Greg Bryant and Tarean Folston represent potential and promise. Coach Brian Kelly is hoping the sixth-ranked Irish can turn that promise more into production as the season wears on, starting against North Carolina (2-3) on Saturday.
UNC football coach Larry Fedora's pattern of secrecy left the program open to accusation of cover-up when something far more serious came along.
North Carolina is staying an hour outside of Notre Dame and will head right to the locker room when it gets to campus Saturday. In his first visit to one of the most storied places in college football, Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora isn’t interested in soaking up the history.
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Pride did come in marked improvement by the Tar Heel defense after embarrassing results the last two Saturdays in a 70-41 loss at East Carolina and a 50-35 loss at Clemson.
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Marquise Williams went to sleep Friday night thinking about North Carolina’s first play call, “60 right bullets,” which was designed to hit running back Romar Morris down the home sideline for a big gain.
When it came time to execute it Saturday against Virginia Tech, Morris was wide open on the wheel route. But offensive tackles John Ferranto and Kiaro Holts failed to block the Hokies’ ends, Williams was sandwiched, lost the football, and the Hokies recovered at the UNC 16.
It was the start of a dismal offensive day for the Tar Heels, who lost 34-17 to Virginia Tech at Kenan Stadium.
“I dreamed of that play last night, it was so awesome,” Williams said. “It didn’t work out too well.”
It was the third straight loss for the Tar Heels (2-3, 0-2), but this one wasn’t on the defense, which had given up 120 points in the first two defeats.
Instead, the ACC’s highest-scoring offense at 40.8 points per game didn’t convert a third down until midway through the third quarter and held the ball for fewer than 19 minutes, while backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown.
Justin Jackson unofficially scored 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting and added six rebounds as Blue beat White 41-40.
Virginia Tech is 90th in the country in passing efficiency and quarterback Michael Brewer has an ACC-high 10 interceptions. Still, North Carolina safety Tim Scott is expecting the Hokies to test the Tar Heels secondary when the teams meet today at Kenan Stadium (12:30 p.m., WRAL).
UNC women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell on Friday recounted her journey in a so-far successful battle against leukemia at the 10th annual Fast Break against Cancer breakfast at the Smith Center.
Charges have been dropped against tutor Jennifer Wiley Thompson, the first person to face criminal charges stemming from the football scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill.
North Carolina’s best offensive lineman expects to be back when the Tar Heels host Virginia Tech Saturday (12:30 p.m., WRAL). Right guard Landon Turner practiced fully on Tuesday for the first time since he sprained his MCL on Sept. 6 against San Diego State.
Big plays have proved Virginia Tech's undoing in 3-2 start. Hokies hope to improve in that area when they vising UNC on Saturday.
UNC's secondary is a primary concern after Tigers strikes.
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