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Ramar Morris runs down field in the forth quarter. Morris would go on to score during thie play to put the Tar Heels in a position to possibly win the game.

Morris steps up in Bernard’s absence

Ever since preseason All-ACC running back Giovani Bernard left North Carolina’s season opener Sept. 1 with an injured knee, his absence and its impact on the Tar Heels’ success has been all the buzz.


	North Carolina’s Romar Morris tries to escape Louisville’s defense in Saturday’s loss. Morris, one of two running backs filling the void left by Giovani Bernard, had five catches for 149 yards.

A first half for the birds

As the football slipped through the outstretched arms of Erik Highsmith while he stood in the end zone at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, so, too, did North Carolina’s chances of pulling off what would have been the biggest comeback in program history.


Roy Smith fubmles and quickly recovers the ball during the second half.

Louisville slugs Tar Heels, 39-34

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As Bryn Renner’s throw spiraled toward him in the end zone, Erik Highsmith thought, for a brief moment, that North Carolina would complete a comeback that one quarter before had seemed improbable at best.


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UNC defense refocuses for Cardinals

Last week, the crosshairs were on Michael Campanaro. Even before the North Carolina football team set foot on BB&T Field, he was the man the Tar Heels had their eyes on, the force they would have to stop in order to come away with a victory.


McAdoo still seeks damages from UNC

The appeals process will begin today for former UNC football player Michael McAdoo, whose lawsuit seeking NCAA reinstatement led to revelations of academic fraud in UNC’s African and Afro-American Studies department.