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ACC: Replay should have added second to end of UNC-Wake game

Sep. 14, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference said Saturday the replay official erred on the final play of the North Carolina-Wake Forest game by failing to initiate a review that would have put one second back on the clock. League supervisor of football officials Dennis Hennigan said in a statement...

Wake Forest beats North Carolina 24-18 in nonconference game

Sep. 13, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Jamie Newman and Wake Forest had gone from dominant to hanging on, with North Carolina on the verge of yet another fourth-quarter comeback in a suddenly tense finish. Yet these Demon Deacons have proven they can come up with big late-game plays, too. Newman directed a...

ACC teams Wake Forest, UNC meet in nonconference game

Sep. 12, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest and North Carolina officials felt Atlantic Coast Conference schools located about 80 miles apart in the same state should not go seven years without playing each other because of scheduling issues created by expansion. So they're doing something never before done in...

UNC-Wake Forest family affair for Surratt brothers

Sep. 10, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Sage Surratt knows it's coming. At some point Friday night, the Wake Forest receiver will set up for the snap and sneak a peek across the line of scrimmage to locate a certain linebacker eager to make a big hit: his brother, North Carolina's Chazz Surratt. It will be the first...

North Carolina loses starting cornerback, center to injuries

Sep. 9, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina says starting cornerback Patrice Rene will miss the rest of the season with a torn knee ligament. Coach Mack Brown also said Monday that starting center Nick Polino is out indefinitely with a lower body injury but hopes he can return by the end of the season. Brown...

Muschamp: South Carolina QB to have season-ending surgery

Sep. 8, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley will have season-ending surgery on his fractured left foot. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp announced Bentley's decision Sunday. Bentley suffered a Lisfranc fracture in the foot on the final play of a 24-20 loss to North Carolina on Aug. 31 and...

Newsome's late TD catch puts North Carolina past Miami 28-25

Sep. 8, 2019 1:25 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mack Brown knew he needed to coax some confidence out of his North Carolina players after inheriting a team that frequently found a way to give up leads last season. Two games in, the Tar Heels are playing like they're free from that burden — fittingly led by the composed...

Tar Heels host Hurricanes in key ACC Coastal Division game

Sep. 6, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The mistakes piled up for North Carolina and Miami in their season openers, from droves of penalties for both teams to the Hurricanes' porous pass protection that left their quarterback constantly on the turf. Saturday night's matchup will reveal how well either team did in fixing...

Week 2 preview: Texas A&M-Clemson, LSU-Texas top the slate

Sep. 6, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

Two games offer by far the most intrigue in Week 2: No. 12 Texas A&M at No. 1 Clemson on Saturday afternoon and No. 6 LSU at No. 9 Texas at night. The Aggies want payback after falling just short against Clemson at home last year, losing 28-26 after Kellen Mond's sensational day was spoiled by an intercepted...

Miami-UNC pivotal division matchup in Week 2 of ACC slate

Sep. 5, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 2: GAME OF THE WEEK Miami at North Carolina. This one looks more intriguing after the Tar Heels beat South Carolina in coach Mack Brown's return to the sideline behind true freshman quarterback Sam Howell. Now they're playing a sellout home opener...