Sunday's UNC Football Links

Carolina football links from around the 'net.

"It never should have come to this: five seconds left, six points down, 23 yards away. But, as inept as UNC was handling a wet ball Saturday, Miami (Ohio) handled its scoring chances nearly as poorly. That fact, a late rush down the field led by a backup quarterback and a recovered onside kick somehow, some way, gave the Tar Heels a chance to do something they had no business doing: winning their season opener."
A rain of turnovers for UNC
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun

"Murray and the RedHawks took out their frustration on the Tar Heels, running all over them in the second half for 161 yards and two touchdowns on the way to a 27-21 victory Saturday at Kenan Stadium. Miami had managed just 38 yards rushing in the first half."
Miami finally found success on ground
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun

"The only things falling more frequently than footballs Saturday at Kenan Stadium were raindrops. But to North Carolina, it must have seemed close."
Heels drop ball in opener
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer

"North Carolina backup quarterback C.J. Stephens dropped to his knees and lowered his head, unable to look at the spot where the dream died. Moments later as he walked off the Kenan Stadium field, a small pocket of UNC fans - who had spent three mostly miserable hours in rain - chanted his name."
Turnovers costly for Heels; Stephens bright spot in loss
The Charlotte (NC) Observer

"An ACC record-tying total of nine turnovers turned North Carolina's football opener into an event that was every bit as gloomy as the afternoon-long rain Saturday at Kenan Stadium."
Fumbles, Redhawks leave Heels redfaced
The Greensboro (NC) News and Record

"There were few similarities between Miami's last season-opening visit here five years ago and Saturday's game, but the only one that mattered is the one the RedHawks coveted — A victory."
Miami stuns UNC - again
The Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer

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