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Problem is, with two ranked non-conference opponents on their schedule -- No. 24 Louisville on Saturday and at No. 14 Utah on Oct. 16 -- plus two new football powers in the expanded Atlantic Coast Conference, the 2-1 Tar Heels might be playing too much talent.
Tar Heels facing a tough schedule ahead
Raleigh News & Observer

Jacque Lewis popped a quick smile when it was suggested this week that he could become North Carolina's next 1,000-yard running back.
Backs find strength in numbers
Burlington Times-News

"I actually got a few of my teachers recognizing me," Watkins said, laughing. "Like, `Hey, you got ACC Player of the Week.' Hopefully I can get some (good) grades now."
Heels, Pack see shifts in moods
Charlotte Observer

What's more certain is that LeFors is another standout in a line of successful Louisville quarterbacks -- from Johnny Unitas long ago to more recently Dave Ragone.
QB a true signal caller
Raleigh News & Observer

Barth said he wasn't too particular -- he wants the ball seven yards and a foot behind the line of scrimmage -- but Heinz had to work with multiple kickers in the preseason because Barth had not won the job.
Gone in 1.3 seconds
Durham Herald-Sun

Now the Louisville senior is regarded as one of the country's top receivers. He caught 75 passes last fall for a school record 1,213 yards and eight touchdowns. ... He enters Saturday's contest at North Carolina having caught a pass in 25 straight games.
Ex-Cowboy is quite the catch
St. Petersburg Times

But, this Louisville team is going to be too much for the Tar Heels to handle. The one major chance that UNC has is for the Cardinals to be peeking ahead to Miami and they forget about taking care of business.
Louisville at North Carolina

The Championships/Competition Cabinet of the NCAA forwarded both measures for consideration during a two-day meeting that ended Wednesday in Indianapolis. The committee also approved a proposal that would permit Division I-A schools to again add a 12th football game starting in 2006.
NCAA could add fifth year in football
Chicago Sun-Times

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