Tar Heels beat Duke on senior day
Tar Heels beat Duke on senior day
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When starting running back Giovani Bernard exited the game late in the second quarter with a concussion and was ruled out for the game, A.J. Blue was named the second-half starter for the first time in his career.
After North Carolina’s 13-0 loss to North Carolina State, UNC running back Giovani Bernard made news with comments about the Tar Heels’ lack of focus before the game.
Durham Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson dismissed former North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo’s lawsuit against the University and the NCAA Monday, effectively closing another chapter in UNC’s ongoing football woes. But McAdoo might not be ready to stop fighting just yet.
With about five minutes left in Saturday’s game against North Carolina State, North Carolina defensive linemen began dancing to Montell Jordan’s “This is How We Do It” as it blasted over the loud speakers at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Without a chance to review the game film, North Carolina interim head coach Everett Withers said he couldn’t shed too much light on why his team was shutout 13-0 by in-state rival North Carolina State University on Saturday.
N.C. State University dominated North Carolina in a 13-0 win on Saturday to push the Wolfpack’s win-streak against UNC to five games. The Tar Heels struggled to do anything against N.C.
In the days leading up to the North Carolina football team’s matchup with North Carolina State, coach speak died on the radio. And both Everett Withers and Tom O’Brien killed it.
Before Johnny White’s selection in the fifth round this year, 11 NFL drafts had passed without a single North Carolina running back receiving a call to the big time. With 35 more yards, Giovani Bernard could help that become a more regular occurrence.
Saturday was supposed to be Tanner Price’s big day, not Bryn Renner’s. Only one quarterback in the ACC averaged more passing yards a game than Wake Forest’s Price, and only one team gave up more passing yards a game than North Carolina. It just made sense.
After losing back-to-back conference matchups, the North Carolina football team used a balanced offense to beat Wake Forest 49-24 in Kenan Stadium on Saturday.
Athletic director Dick Baddour, Chancellor Holden Thorp and other representatives from UNC appeared before the NCAA Committee on Infractions in a closed meeting Friday in Indianapolis to discuss the nine major allegations charged against the UNC football program, but it could be several weeks before a verdict is released.
Giovani Bernard is just 189 yards away from being North Carolina’s first 1,000-yard rusher since 1997 and earning a spot in an elite group of just 14 other Tar Heels who have accomplished that feat.
But the Demon Deacons, who are just behind undefeated Clemson in the Atlantic Division standings, could pose a threat in the title race and to the Tar Heels on Homecoming Saturday.
In North Carolina’s loss to Clemson on Saturday, the Tar Heels gave up 59 points, the most allowed by UNC since 2005, and the defense appeared especially weak against Tiger quarterback Tajh Boyd and his 367 passing yards. And for the rest of the season, defending the pass may be even tougher for the Tar Heels.
Clemson tallied the most points against the Tar Heels since interim head coach Everett Withers came to Chapel Hill — a 59-38 demolition.
Put it this way: If each turnover was a foot of earth, North Carolina had enough to dig a grave on Saturday.