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Welcome to another edition of the Morning Heel, a daily feature here at Keeping It Heel.  Along with The Hub we want to bring you not only our original content but a collection of all the best UNC news.


Georgia Tech 68, North Carolina 50
Robert Godhigh rushed for two touchdowns and caught a third, and Georgia Tech held off North Carolina 68-50 on Saturday in the highest-scoring game in ACC history. The teams combined for 1,085 yards, 118 points in surpassing the previous ACC record of 110 points set in Virginia’s 63-47 victory over Tulane in 1968. Georgia Tech outgained the Tar Heels 588-497. (ESPN.com)

Georgia Tech wins shootout in Chapel Hill
North Carolina’s defense had the bye week to prepare for Georgia Tech’s spread option offense and it didn’t matter one bit. Paul Johnson blew that theory — and UNC’s defense — out of the stadium in a 68-50 road win. If Miami loses another game, and Georgia Tech beats Duke, the Jackets will win the division. Since the bye week, Georgia Tech has won three of four games. (ESPN.com)

UNC Football: Tar Heels vs Georgia Tech Game Review
UNC faced off against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Kenan Stadium. The Heels are coming off a bye week after a spectacular win against rival NC State on Giovani Bernards fourth quarter game winning punt return for a touchdown. (KIH)

Georgia Tech rolls over UNC 68-50
North Carolina had played in wild, unpredictable games several times this season before Saturday. There was the loss at Louisville, where the Tar Heels nearly overcame a 29-point halftime deficit. There were games against Duke and N.C. State, both won and lost on plays in the final seconds. But the Heels had experienced nothing quite like its 68-50 defeat against Georgia Tech on Saturday. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Georgia Tech outlasts UNC, 68-50 (yes, 68-50)
Georgia Tech and North Carolina combined to score more points than in any ACC league game ever, but it concluded in typical Yellow Jackets’ fashion. A clock-grinding, will-defeating drive closed out North Carolina, buttoning up a wild 68-50 win for the Jackets Saturday at Kenan Stadium. Besides the combined points record, it’s the most points Tech has scored in an ACC game. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

UNC begins growing process with win
UNC must replace four players that were selected in the first round of last summer’s NBA draft. On Friday, it defeated Gardner-Webb, 76-59, in its season opener at the Dean Smith Center, and really didn’t look all that impressive in doing so. But that’s okay, it was the first game with new faces mixed in with returning players asked to handle very different roles from a season ago. (Fox Sports South)

UNC player of the game: James Michael McAdoo
Sophomore forward James Michael McAdoo picked up where he left off at the end of last season, setting career highs with 26 points and 14 rebounds in North Carolina’s 76-59 victory against Gardner-Webb on Friday night. He took 20 field goals, 11 more than any of his teammates, and made 10 in his fourth career start. “It felt like my first college game,” McAdoo said. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC Basketball: 3 Positives and Negatives from Tar Heels’ Season OpenerThe 13th-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs 76-59 Friday night in their season opener at the Dean E. Smith Center. The game gave UNC fans their first glance at a team that lost four first-round draft picks to the NBA and is looking to reload with a solid core of returning players and a talented, but raw freshman class. (Bleacher Report)

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