UNC wins at Florida State 37-35
UNC wins at Florida State 37-35
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The starters on the North Carolina offensive line Saturday afternoon outweighed the William & Mary front four by 30 pounds, but at the beginning of the Tar Heels’ eventual 21-17 victory, you’d never know it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When North Carolina dismissed senior defensive tackle Marvin Austin from the team, it lost more than a high-profile NFL prospect. Austin was the godfather of dreadlocks at UNC.
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.
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.
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.
With the NCAA and University investigation sitting out 14 players for at least a game this year, the injuries that the North Carolina football team didn’t need hit hard seven games into the season.
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 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.
North Carolina junior cornerback Charles Brown will miss the rest of the season, the University said in a press release on Wednesday.
North Carolina football coach Butch Davis has been so thorough in his praise of UNC’s last two opponents that even former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz would blush.
If you are a faithful follower of UNC football players on Twitter, you are probably noticing a big hole in your Twitter updates.