“I’m going to play him forever,” Roy Williams said of his senior guard. “Yes, I’d like him to make a jump shot before I die, is what I told him. And he did, and I’m appreciative of that.”
After handling business in a pair of road non-conference games to start the season, No. 7 North Carolina improved to a 3-0 with a 90-72 victory against Stanford in its home opener at the Smith Center Monday night.
“We lose Joel and Theo, which is obviously a big difference – they’re big time game changers for us. But I think we have people who can step up into these roles.”
Antonio Williams has had a successful football career the past few years, but now that he's transferred to UNC he feels that he's finally found the place where he was meant to be.
Jace Ruder was fourth in the pecking order as quarterback for North Carolina when the season started. Yet, the 6-4, 220-pound signal caller found himself behind center once the second quarter rolled around Saturday on Homecoming against Georgia Tech.
Despite forcing three turnovers, North Carolina struggled to handle Georgia Tech’s precise and prolific triple-option offense, and the Tar Heels waited too long to get going on offense, as they fell to the Yellow Jackets, 38-28, Saturday afternoon on Homecoming at Kenan Memorial Stadium in a game that featured the debut of true first-year quarterback Jace Ruder.
CARY – Losing your top goal-scorer to a season-ending injury (Alessia Russo) and another key contributor (Emily Fox) to the U.S. Women’s National Team would be a major blow to nearly every team in the country.
UNC's football team lost 21-31 to the University of Virginia on Saturday. Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins was a double threat to the Tar Heels, as he outran UNC players and completed most of his passes.
Now losers of their last five, the Tar Heels (5-12, 1-7 ACC) need a win more than ever, but things will only get trickier from here.