UNC 24 ECU 21 Links

News links from around North Carolina about Carolina's 24-21 win over East Carolina on Saturday.

"The fans, 58,500 strong, got their money's worth. North Carolina got a victory. And East Carolina, for whatever it's worth to the Pirates, earned the respect of everyone fortunate enough to watch Saturday's football game at Kenan Stadium."
Viewpoint: Heels make it three straight with win over ECU
The Chapel Hill News

"Few probably thought the Tar Heels could accomplish this after losing big to Texas. But after besting Florida State, N.C. State and now ECU to improve to 3-3 overall, the Tar Heels have a legitimate shot at playing in a bowl game."
Tar Heels say their confidence grows with each victory
The Chapel Hill News

"One football. That's all North Carolina coach John Bunting held in his hands. One game ball to award, and so many choices in the Tar Heels' 24-21 victory Saturday against East Carolina - an outcome that almost left Pirates coach Steve Logan in tears."
Individual efforts lift UNC
The Charlotte (NC) Observer

"Ronald Curry walked off the field a winner at dusk Saturday, less than two hours after getting booed by the home fans. It was just another surreal series of events on a day of surrealism at Kenan Stadium."
Sensationally surreal win for Heels
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun

"So the game 20 years in the waiting turned out to be just another non-conference matchup. Yeah, right."
Dupree: UNC-ECU quality entertainment
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun

"It will be remembered as the great chase and strip play, a moment in North Carolina's suddenly surging football season when 5-9 Derrick Johnson of the Tar Heels is seen chasing 5-9 Art Brown of the East Carolina Pirates."
Dascenzo: Quite a scintillating swipe
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun

"And when asked if East Carolina could still consider itself the state's top college football program, Logan began to answer, but paused again. He fought back tears."
Strange, wacky and frustrating for Pirates
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun

"A play that appeared to come directly from the hustle hall of fame and quite a bit of good fortune carried North Carolina past East Carolina for a 24-21 win at Kenan Stadium yesterday.."
Heels rally past Pirates in 2nd half
The Winston Salem (NC) Journal

"Twenty years, even 20 days, didn't matter much in the chill that hung over Kenan Stadium on Saturday evening. So much has changed in both those periods of time, what mattered was the right here, the right now of the moment, a moment that seemed impossible a month ago."
Heels outstrip Pirates
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer

"It has almost become a rite of passage for East Carolina football coaches to drag a broken heart back to Greenville after games in Kenan Stadium."
Tudor: Fate against ECU win
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer

"If John Bunting had to go with two quarterbacks, as he has done for three weeks now, he might have dreamed it would turn out as it did Saturday, when he coached North Carolina to a 24-21 win over East Carolina."
Curry, Durant make two QB system work
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer

"When Mack Brown coached at North Carolina, he took pride in state championships. There was a point of contention, though, because the Tar Heels didn't play East Carolina."
N.C. championship will still be argued
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer

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