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North Carolina sustained its first loss of the season just three days ago, but the Tar Heels are already looking ahead to ensure they don’t get too far behind.
North Carolina knew entering Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech that it couldn’t completely stop the Yellow Jackets. The home team had the nation’s No. 1 offense and was coming off a 768-yard performance against Kansas the previous week. So when the Tar Heels forced Georgia Tech to kick field goals in its first two possessions, they were just executing the game plan.
After getting sacked for the first time in UNC’s win against Virginia, Renner said he would focus on getting rid of the ball instead of looking for opportunities that weren’t there. But against Ga. Tech, sacks and two interceptions showcased his uneasiness under pressure.
Georgia Tech racked up 496 yards of total offense on its way to a 35-28 win against North Carolina at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
The North Carolina football team began preparing for Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech this spring. And to be successful against the NCAA’s best offense on its home turf, the Tar Heels might need all the help they can get.
Jones Angell has been with the Tar Heel Sports Network for more than a decade, but before North Carolina’s season-opening football game against James Madison, the new “Voice of the Tar Heels” was admittedly nervous.
The University released 80 exhibits Tuesday that were used in UNC’s response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations.
Eleven days ago, Kevin Guskiewicz received a life-changing phone call. The person on the other line informed him that he was one of 22 individuals nationally to receive a $500,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
With the addition of the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University this past weekend, the Atlantic Coast Conference has taken an important step in assuring that it will continue to be a dominant conference in the NCAA.
In the University of North Carolina’s 111-page response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations, previously unreleased details regarding former UNC tutor and mentor Jennifer Wiley and her association with UNC football players were made public.
Tailback A.J. Blue and wide receiver Jheranie Boyd had been practicing this play all season. Blue, a former quarterback, takes the handoff from Bryn Renner, fakes the run, then steps back and heaves a pass downfield to the speedy Boyd.
After committing nine penalties and turning the ball over five times in its narrow victory against Rutgers on Sept. 10, the North Carolina football team was determined to improve its discipline and cut down on miscues.
North Carolina rushed for 222 yards Saturday against Virginia to beat the Cavaliers 28-17 at Kenan Stadium. The win marked the first time since 2000 that the Tar Heels have started the season 1-0 in the ACC.
The North Carolina football team’s 24-22 win against Rutgers marked its sixth straight non-conference victory and a 2-0 start to the 2011 season for UNC. But as far as the Tar Heels are concerned, the season has yet to begin. North Carolina will host Virginia (2-0) on Saturday at Kenan Stadium and will look to win its first conference opener since 2000.
In four years as North Carolina’s starting quarterback, T.J. Yates passed for a school record 9,377 yards and 58 touchdowns. Redshirt sophomore Bryn Renner, his heir apparent for the 2011 season, has a career stat line of 1-for-2 for 14 yards. “I’ve had a tremendous amount of reps over the past three years that I’ve been here, so I think that’s helped me out a lot,” Renner said.
New North Carolina starting quarterback Bryn Renner has seen very limited game action, and similarly, many of his potential targets don’t have much experience, either. With a young receiving corp, Renner will likely lean heavily on senior wide receiver Dwight Jones in 2011. Jones, who received honorable mention All-ACC honors in 2010, led North Carolina with 62 receptions and 946 yards — a total good for fifth in UNC history.