The win against Boston College meant more than a .500 ACC record and a way back into the AP Poll for North Carolina. The Tar Heels' sixth win also means UNC should head to a bowl this year for only the second time this decade.
Not only do bowl participants get invaluable publicity and airtime but the ACC also provides each school in a bowl with expenses" up to $1.6 million for the BCS game.
And for UNC's players — especially the seniors such as Trimane Goddard and Mark Paschal — this is an opportunity several years in the making.
""(Six wins)" that's bowl eligible. That's the first time since — who knows when" sophomore corner Kendric Burney said.
No matter where they go, the players are ready to travel.
I'm excited about being somewhere else for Christmas this year besides home" quarterback Cameron Sexton said. Love my parents" but I want to be in the bowl game.""