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Best Week 9 college football bets

Phil Steele gives his best Week 9 picks, including a major upset on the horizon and thoughts on Tennessee-South Carolina and Clemson-Florida State.

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Week 9 in the ACC: What to watch for

Clemson-Florida State is obviously of interest, but Virginia Tech's visit to Pitt on Thursday night might matter quite a bit in the Coastal Division.

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Tar Heels keep win streak alive

North Carolina defeated Virginia in the 121st meeting of the "South's Oldest Rivalry" for its ninth straight road win. The consecutive victories also mark the Heels' longest road streak since a 10-gamer in 1947-49. Flipping the field

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Tar Heels trending up in rankings

North Carolina's defense stepped up in a big way against Virginia, tallying seven tackles for loss in the 35-14 win. This weekend, UNC welcomes Georgia Tech to Chapel Hill for an important ACC Coastal matchup. Power Rankings

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Since allowing 34 points in a loss to Virginia Tech two weeks ago, North Carolina has given up a combined 27 points in wins over Miami and Virginia (note: one of those TDs against the Cavaliers was on a fake field goal). That marks their best effort over a two-game stretch this season. North Carolina still needs Virginia Tech to lose to get the upper-hand in the Coastal, but it appears the Tar Heels defense has turned a corner.


Trubisky throws third TD pass

Mitch Trubisky finds Austin Proehl in stride for a 46-yard score as North Carolina answers a Virginia touchdown. The Tar Heels lead 35-14 midway through the fourth quarter.


Virginia cuts into Tar Heels lead

Taquan Mizzell finds a hole in the defense for a 1-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter. The Tar Heels maintain a 28-14 over the Cavaliers.


Tar Heels in control in Charlottesville

T.J. Logan runs for a 5-yard TD to give No. 22 North Carolina a 28-7 lead over Virginia in "the South's Oldest Rivalry."

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina has hit its stride on offense, scoring touchdowns on consecutive drives in the third quarter to take a 28-7 lead on Virginia. The Tar Heels started a revamped offensive line because of injuries to multiple starters, but Elijah Hood already has over 100 yards rushing and Mitch Trubisky has had plenty of time to throw.


Tar Heels extend lead over Virginia

Mitch Trubisky throws a strike to a wide open Thomas Jackson to give No. 22 North Carolina a 21-7 lead over Virginia.


Tricky Tar Heels take the lead

UNC QB Mitch Trubisky lines up wide, takes the pitch and throws a 40-yard TD pass to Bug Howard. No. 22 UNC leads Virginia 14-7.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

If you like trick plays, tune in to North Carolina-Virginia. First, Virginia scored on a fake field goal when Matt Johns hit Evan Butts for the 11-yard TD. On the next drive, North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky lined up wide, took the pitch and threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Bug Howard.

Reverse into pass into deep UNC touchdown (1:16)

Virginia runs unusual fake to perfection

The Cavaliers lined up for a field goal, but switched into an unorthodox formation that allowed for Matt Johns to throw an 11-yard TD pass to Evan Butts.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Earlier this week, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said he hoped his defense would use its performance in a win over Miami as a springboard for confidence and momentum. Through a little more than a quarter against Virginia, the D has allowed just two first downs and 63 total yards.

Watch: No. 22 North Carolina at Virginia

North Carolina and Virginia meet for the 121st time in "the South's Oldest Rivalry." The Tar Heels have won six straight in the series and are 12-point road favorites. Live on ACCNetworkExtra/WatchESPN

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina will play Virginia without starting receiver Mack Hollins, out for the season with a broken collarbone. Fellow receiver Bug Howard has chosen to honor his teammate, and will wear Hollins' No. 13.

Team Stats

Passing Yards301.021st
Rushing Yards136.6108th
Points For32.5Tied-49th
Points Against27.0Tied-61st

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