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After displaying a fairly conventional offense in the first two games, UNC (3-0) finally opened up the playbook against Virginia. End-arounds by wide receivers Erik Highsmith (19 yards), Sean Tapley (17) and Boyd (14) all gained first downs, while two more receivers — Reggie Wilkins and Dwight Jones — hooked up for a 36-yard completion despite defensive pass interference on the play. In all, seven different Tar Heels ran for at least 14 yards in the 28-17 win over the Cavaliers, a positive step as UNC lines up against Georgia Tech (3-0), the No. 1 rushing team in the country, this Saturday at noon (ESPN).
Tar Heels open bag of offensive tricks to keep defenders at bay
The Durham Herald-Sun

The Tar Heels, who are 1-0 in the ACC for the first time since 2000 and 3-0 overall for the second time in three years, are on the road for the first time in their next outing. They are at Georgia Tech Sept. 24.
UNC insider: Run game key for Heels
Fox Sports Florida

North Carolina boasts a likely high first-round pick in defensive end Quinton Coples and three more NFL candidates in ends Kareem Martin and Donte Paige-Moss and tackle Tydreke Powell. The "Goon Squad" is not afraid.
Georgia Tech offensive line eager for UNC
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tech coach Paul Johnson and North Carolina coach Everett Withers agree on at least one thing about their game Saturday. Taking care of possessions will be critical.
Possessions key for Georgia Tech
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlantic Coast Conference play heats up this weekend in Atlanta, where No. 25 Georgia Tech will play host to North Carolina in a early-season showdown of unbeatens. North Carolina won its first ACC opener in 11 years last weekend against Virginia, grinding out a methodical 28-17 win that featured two crucial Tar Heel takeaways on the final two drives, another efficient game from quarterback Bryn Renner and a rushing attack that amassed 222 yards on the ground. North Carolina is now 3-0 for the third time in four seasons.
Yellow Jackets and Tar Heels square off in ACC action
The Macon Telegraph

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