Heels 17 State 9 : Word around the state

Links from around the state of North Carolina about the Tar Heels 17-9 win over the Wolfpack.

"It had taken most of a sunny Saturday afternoon, but for a few fleeting moments, it was just the kind of game so many had hoped for, the game so many had eagerly packed Carter-Finley Stadium to see."
Red Faces, Blue Heaven
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer


"On a day full of patriotic themes, the grandstand's colors rippled like a vast American flag, but only the fans in blue felt part of a banner day."
Pack magic fails under Heels' spell
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer


"There's rules for penalties, and we've got to abide by those rules," (Amato) said. "They were all legitimate penalties. That was a great officiating crew. I tip my hat to them."
Lack of discipline hurts Pack
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer

"Darian Durant looked over the N.C. State defense, and then he looked at Kory Bailey. It is the quarterback's job to recognize defenses, and that's what Durant -- North Carolina's quarterback du series -- was doing."
Durant gets it done
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer


"With 2:21 left in Saturday's live football game between North Carolina and N.C. State, the home team was 80 yards and a miracle from beating the visitors."
Hungry Heels break spell of Pack magic
The Greensboro (NC) News and Record


"Last week was shocking. This week was merely solid. Or perhaps solidifying."
Heels halt Pack, go 2-1 in ACC
The Greensboro (NC) News and Record


"With a discreet hand signal, North Carolina quarterback Darian Durant changed a play at the line of scrimmage. The message he delivered to wide receiver Kory Bailey early in the fourth quarter of a defensive struggle: run like the devil for the end zone."
A Bailey Bash
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun


"The Tar Heels not only took N.C. State's offense, and stuffed it into a paper bag and then tossed it aside as if it were a meaningless obstacle, but sent a message to the ACC that goes something like what defensive end Julius Peppers said…"
Dascenzo: Peppers says this is "a new team"
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun


"Kory Bailey got his revenge yesterday afternoon, and so did North Carolina."
Tar Heels stomp Pack
The Winston Salem (NC) Journal


"At the center of this construction site yesterday, the future took a rest in the passionate present of the State-Carolina rivalry and 51,500 witnesses wondered if they had been transported back to the past. In a game that reflected old-fashioned values such as ball security and low-risk management, Carolina turned field position and fierce defense into a 17-9 victory."
Building: Heels are a work in progress
The Winston Salem (NC) Journal


"The N.C. State Wolfpack and about 51,000 red-clad fans were waiting for the drama to unfold again at Carter-Finley Stadium."
UNC stuffs NC State
The Fayetteville (NC) Observer


"The final numbers weren't that impressive, but the result was a red-letter day for North Carolina's defensive unit."
UNC defense gets stubborn when it matters most
The Fayetteville (NC) Observer


"Remember all those gloomy predictions that the North Carolina football team might not win a game this season?"
Two weeks is a lifetime in Chapel Hill
The Fayetteville (NC) Observer


"N.C. State's Dovonte Edwards caught a first-quarter touchdown pass and crashed into the padded goalpost, turning the uprights into a giant tuning fork."
Tar Heels present a case for the defense in victory
The Charlotte (NC) Observer


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