First-year quarterback Sam Howell (7) passes the ball to senior running back Antonio Williams (24) in the homecoming game against Duke on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 in Kenan Memorial Stadium.  UNC defeated Duke 20-17 for the first time in three years.

3 takeaways from UNC football's 34-27 overtime loss to Pitt

The North Carolina football team (4-6, 3-4 ACC) fell in overtime to Pitt (7-3, 4-2 ACC) on Thursday, 34-27. The Tar Heels still lead the series 10-4 now, but saw their six-game win streak against the Panthers snapped. Here are three takeaways from the game.


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Head Coach Mack Brown and Offensive coordinator Phil Longo celebrate UNC's win on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. UNC defeated Duke 20-17.

After dramatic win versus Duke, Mack Brown is the winningest coach in UNC history

Some coaches say they'll do whatever it takes to win. And some coaches roll up their sleeves and dance in the locker room. “It looks like when we win, they’re going to make me dance,” he said. “And if that helps us win, man, I’ll dance. I don't even like to dance, but I like to win.” it’s only right that that was how Mack Brown, the old/new head coach of North Carolina football, celebrated becoming the man with the most victories in program history.

North Carolina safety Donnie Miles (15) and Duke wide receiver T.J. Rahming (3) jaw during the game on Saturday, Sept, 23. 2017. UNC lost 27-17. 

The bell is tolling on UNC seniors, as Saturday marks their last chance to beat Duke

Heading into this weekend's rivalry game, UNC football's senior class is winless against Duke. That's added extra motivation to upperclassmen and underclassmen alike as they prepare for the critical Coastal Division battle at Kenan Stadium. A tumultuous past few seasons have seen the Tar Heels fall to Duke in three straight games for the first time since the late eighties. This year's team is intent on changing that, though — for the sake of their veteran teammates. “A lot of things we do are for the seniors,” Anderson, a redshirt sophomore, said. “It’s their last ride.”