Missed FG lifts Tar Heels

UNC wins at Florida State 37-35

Butch Davis was a part of his fourth “Wide Right” in Florida State. Seminoles kicker Dustin Hopkins missed a game-winning field goal with seven seconds left, and North Carolina prevailed 37-35.


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North Carolina senior tailback Johnny White zig zags his way en route to his 67-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game against William & Mary. White tallied a career-high 164 yards on 29 carries. It was this go-ahead touchdown that put UNC back on top after being down by 10 points entering the final 15 minutes.

Tar Heels rally for ugly football win

William & Mary spoiled a handful of potential story-lines for the Tar Heels on Saturday night. Junior wide receiver Dwight Jones continued his recently stellar play with nine receptions for 107 yards.

Johnny White led the Tar Heels comeback in the 4th quarter against William and Mary.

UNC beats William and Mary 21-17

It needed a career day from Johnny White and several huge defensive plays, but the North Carolina football team eked out a 21-17 come-from-behind win Saturday afternoon against William & Mary at Kenan Stadium.

UNC trails William & Mary 17-7 at halftime

North Carolina trails William & Mary 17-7 at halftime in what has been a very sloppy first half for the Tar Heels. It was looking as though UNC would enter at halftime with a 14-7 deficit, but running back Shaun Draughn fumbled a kickoff return that William & Mary turned into a last second field goal before halftime.

Shoop brothers square off this Saturday

When North Carolina offensive coordinator John Shoop puts his game plan into action Saturday against William & Mary, the defensive coordinator trying to put the clamps on the UNC attack might be familiar with Shoop’s repertoire. That’s because the man calling the shots from the visitor’s coaching box will be none other than Shoop’s older brother, Bob.

Former UNC quarterback Mike Paulus runs the ball in a 2008 game against Virginia Tech. Now he’s known as
Michael and plays for William & Mary, who visits Chapel Hill on Saturday. The Tribe is 3-0 in games he starts.

Paulus makes return to Chapel Hill

When Mike Paulus left the North Carolina football team last year, he didn’t just leave behind his friends and teammates. He left behind an identity and created a new one. Paulus, a quarterback at William & Mary, now goes by Michael and will get a chance to upend his friends and former coaches when the Tribe come to Chapel Hill on Saturday.

Kendric Burney must retake course

UNC chancellor Holden Thorp said it’s “no problem” that UNC football player Kendric Burney is taking one course this semester. Burney, a fifth-year senior, was cleared to play for the first time this season Tuesday after being granted a waiver from the NCAA regarding his academics.

Kendric Burney cleared to play

North Carolina senior cornerback Kendric Burney was cleared to play in Saturday’s homecoming game against William & Mary. Burney missed the first seven games of the season while his eligibility was being determined by the NCAA. The NCAA ruled on Burney, suspending him from the season’s first six games for violations of NCAA agent benefits and preferential treatment rules.

UNC readies for William & Mary, minus Pianalto

North Carolina senior tight end Zack Pianalto is on the road to recovery after getting surgery on his fractured right fibula Friday. UNC football coach Butch Davis said Monday that the surgery was very successful. Pianalto sustained the regular season-ending injury Oct. 16 against Virginia.

Miami spanks UNC 33-10

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — A Johnny White 76-yard touchdown run gave North Carolina a 10-3 against Miami early in the second quarter. It’d be the last time the Tar Heels saw the end zone. Miami went on a 30-0 run after that, led by quarterback Jacory Harris to stomp UNC 33-10 at Sun Life Stadium.

UNC names three who provided benefits

UNC identified three individuals who provided benefits to players in records submitted to the NCAA. The three people – Chris Hawkins, Todd Stewart and Michael Katz – all have ties to sports agents or have been declared agents by the NCAA.