North Carolina desperately needs a running back who can add punch to a stagnant rushing attack. Ryan Houston is applying for the job.
Heels' Houston solid in debut
The Winston Salem Journal
Freshman tailback Ryan Houston hugged and thanked each of his offensive linemen Saturday after his first touchdown for North Carolina.
Tar Heels' Houston has no problem
The Charlotte Observer
Houston's physical attributes are a contrast to the rest of the North Carolina running backs corps. He said it's easy to distinguish his runs in film sessions because he is the largest of the group.
Houston dials in for Heels' slow offense
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Even if North Carolina's football team doesn't win another game this year, the 2007 season won't go down as the least successful in Butch Davis' coaching career.
Davis has seen how to turn it around
The Durham Herald-Sun
North Carolina coach Butch Davis said he expects quarterback T.J. Yates to respond positively after his four-interception, four-sack outing Saturday during the Tar Heels' 37-10 loss at South Florida.
The redshirt freshman will remain the starter for Saturday's game at No. 17 Virginia Tech.
Yates to start against Hokies
The News and Observer
With a seasoned defense, a dangerous quarterback and a special teams unit that has established itself as the envy of college football, there are plenty of things to give North Carolina pause in preparation for Saturday's trip to Blacksburg, Va.
But after suffering its third straight loss last week, the Tar Heels chose to focus on something other than the 17th-ranked Hokies.
Struggling Tar Heels turn focus inward
The Burlington Times-News
Coming off a 37-10 drubbing at the hands of now-No. 18 South Florida, an inexperienced North Carolina team will be thrust farther into the fire this Saturday as it travels to an emotionally charged Blacksburg, Va., to play the No. 17 Virginia Tech Hokies.
UNC faces hard road ahead
The Daily Tar Heel
Butch Davis will see plenty of familiar faces on the opposing sideline during the coming three weeks at North Carolina.
Tech starts tough stretch for UNC
The Associated Press