After an upset win against South Carolina on Saturday, the North Carolina football team was in high spirits on Tuesday. Six players were made available to speak: Aaron Crawford, Myles Dorn, Charlie Heck, Chazz Surratt, Myles Wolfolk and Sam Howell.
All touched on how the team was feeling after their first win — the first time UNC has opened with a win over a Power 5 team since 1997 — and what the team expects against Miami on Saturday night.
"It was definitely special," Crawford said. "I think I had a moment of realization when the offense finally went up, and we always said, a couple years back, now we have enough points to win."
A team leader on the defense, the normally stoic Crawford admitted to letting the moment overwhelm him during the final minutes of the game in Charlotte.
"It really just caught up to me. It's the last ride — this time last year, I couldn't really walk," Crawford said. "This time last year, I was braced from ankle to thigh … It was a special moment for me knowing we not only closed it out as a team, but closed it out on defense."