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Tar Heels still without interception, hoping to avoid history

After facing 279 pass attempts over 10 games this season, the North Carolina Tar Heels are still seeking their first interception of the season.

And hoping to avoid making history in the process.

NCAA official Jeff Williams told the Charlotte Observer that he couldn't find any record of an FBS team finishing a season without an interception since 1989.

"I have to believe it has happened before," Williams told the Observer, "but clearly it hasn't happened in the last 25 [plus] years. I think it's safe to say that every FBS team since at least 1991 has had at least one interception during the season."

While the Tar Heels are looking for their first, every other FBS team has at least three interceptions this season.

"It's gotten so old and tiresome, we don't even bring it up," coach Larry Fedora said earlier this week. "I can't make sense of it.

"... At this point, I don't even dwell on it anymore. It's either going to happen or it's not, that's all I can say about it. We've gotten our hands on balls, and we haven't brought them in. It's not like we don't practice it, I can tell you that."

North Carolina, which ranked 14th last season with 17 interceptions, faces The Citadel on Saturday.