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CLEMSON, S.C. — After playing a close first half against the No. 7 team in the nation, North Carolina couldn’t keep up with a 35-point third quarter by Clemson and lost 59-38 on the road. The Tar Heels (5-3, 1-3 ACC) were down by just a score, 24-17, at halftime.
Jones’ road from Burlington’s Cummings High School to stardom in Chapel Hill has had its obstacles. And in order to handle everything he’s faced, Jones has needed those coffee table-sized hands.
Prior to North Carolina’s game against Miami, the Tar Heels had never been down in the first quarter this season. But after just six minutes of play on Saturday, UNC already trailed the Hurricanes 14-0.
It’s Everett Withers’ job to coach North Carolina football games, not to write about them once they end. But that doesn’t mean the interim head coach doesn’t have some ideas for reporters.
On a day where North Carolina held Miami’s star running back, Lamar Miller, to 29 yards on 16 carries, a win would assumedly follow suit.
North Carolina entered Saturday’s contest against Miami with a 42-3 advantage in the first quarter. Miami bucked that trend, taking a 17-0 lead following the first.
Saturday’s matchup will feature two of the top running backs, not just in the ACC, but in the nation.
When Miami comes to Chapel Hill on Saturday, it will face a team not much different than itself.
Jabari Price wants respect. North Carolina’s cornerback doesn’t necessarily want veneration from fans or other teams, but he does want it from the 65 college football sportswriters and broadcasters across the nation whose votes make up the Associated Press top 25 poll.
It was the fourth quarter of North Carolina’s 14-7 home win against Louisville, and the redshirt freshman tailback was 20 yards away from his fourth straight 100-yard game — a feat that no Tar Heel had accomplished since 1984.
That lack of knowledge in preparation was obvious as North Carolina struggled to slow down the Cardinals in the first half. Watson orchestrated the Louisville offense on their way to 13 first downs in the first half and kept the Tar Heel defense on the field for 22 of the first 30 minutes.
After a scoreless, largely uneventful first half, North Carolina managed to push across touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters to seal a 14-7 shutout win against Louisville
Louisville kicker Chris Philpott has missed a pair of field goals, other than that no one was come close to scoring in the first half of UNC’s match up with Louisville. Louisville has controlled possession in the game so far racking up more than 20 minutes of possession.
Jonathan Cooper expects to see plenty of blitzes when Louisville visits Kenan Stadium this Saturday. And for the North Carolina guard, that’s an all too familiar sight.
When Captain Byron Greeson proposed the Chapel Hill Fire Department take part in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, he had his mom — a two-time breast cancer survivor — in mind.
So far this season, the North Carolina football team has been on the ball when it comes to red zone efficiency. In a total of 18 trips beyond the 20-yard line, the Tar Heels have managed to convert 15 into touchdowns and have attempted only two field goals.