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Yet as Tommy Davis was playing the best game of his college career, his father wasn't among those wearing Tar Heel blue and applauding in the stands.
Educated in life's lessons
Raleigh News & Observer

Backup center Ben Lemming is "unlikely to play this week," Bunting said, after he re-injured his right shoulder against State. Wide receiver Jarwarski Pollock, who injured his left knee in the game, is expected to play Saturday.
Playing numbers game
Raleigh News & Observer

How the N.C. State vs. North Carolina football game ended Saturday was as clear as UNC's 31-24 victory, but what happened during pregame warm-ups is still a matter of dispute.
Pregame conflict still unclear
Raleigh News & Observer

The memory still stings for North Carolina defensive end Tommy Davis. Limited depth forced him to play nearly every defensive snap in last season's 46-16 loss at Utah - despite suffering from a hip pointer. The Utes' 669 yards of offense set a North Carolina school record and made for a long flight home.
Tar Heels' Davis still feels the pain of loss to Utes
New Bern Sun Journal

Coach John Bunting said the team's rushing attack improved because Edwards, "Cooter" Arnold and Justin Warren ran vertically instead of horizontally. Bunting said Edwards did better in pass protection.
Heels build on Edwards
Charlotte Observer

Not that the Tar Heels have forgotten the 46-16 loss in October 2004 in Salt Lake City. They're confident the experience -- painful as it was -- will prove useful when Utah closes the two-game series Saturday at Kenan Stadium.
Tough memories could prove helpful Tar Heels against Utes
Greensboro News & Record

Coach John Bunting wants his North Carolina defense to be aggressive, but a little less so this week.
Tar Heels wary of unique offense of Utes
Winston-Salem Journal

The North Carolina football team faced a daunting task when it went to Carter-Finley Stadium last week. This week, the challenge might be greater.
For Heels, beating Pack was nice ... but consistency would be better
Durham Herald-Sun

Davis estimated that he lined up for an average of 70 snaps per game last season. Last Saturday against the Wolfpack, he played only 40 thanks largely to the emergence of backup Kentwan Balmer.
Depth a huge plus
Burlington Times-News

"You've got to be patient, but at the same time, you've got to be aggressive," said defensive end Tommy Davis. "With them, if you're too aggressive, they will hurt you. We'll have to be disciplined, real disciplined this week."
Utes' spread offense presents big challenge
Daily Tar Heel

Three years is a long time to wait, but Utah's Kyle Brady said it felt even longer before he finally landed a starting job at linebacker last week.
Ute Notes: Brady endures delays to starting
Salt Lake Tribune

When the Utah football players and coaches step on a plane Thursday for their trip to North Carolina, it will mark the farthest east the Utes have traveled in 38 years for a football game.
Utah yearning for friendly skies
Deseret Morning News

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