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N.C. State, UNC defenses will be tested against Week 4 opponents

By Sammy Batten | Fayetteville Observer

North Carolina’s defense suffered perhaps an even larger humilitation last season against Georgia Tech. The Tar Heels surrendered 588 yards of total offense, including 380 yards rushing, in a 68-50 loss that was the highest scoring game in ACC history. Tech’s final point total was the highest in a single ACC game, bettering the previous mark of 63 set in 1998 by the Yellow Jackets against Wake Forest.

Georgia Tech’s triple-option offense is riding high again this season, averaging 54 points (third-best nationally) and 356 yards rushing (third) in its first two games.

UNC ‘D’ hopes to avenge 2012 no-show vs Ga Tech

By Joedy McCreary | WNCN

North Carolina’s defense doesn’t want to get embarrassed by Georgia Tech again.

The Yellow Jackets lit them up for 68 points and 588 total yards last year in the highest-scoring game in Atlantic Coast Conference history, a 68-50 victory over UNC.

The Tar Heels (1-1) are determined to avoid a repeat of that this week when they meet in Atlanta in their league opener.

Chance encounter with UNC coach helps woman’s cause

By Dan Spears | Star News Online

“We’re at mile 8, and all I can think is, ‘Why am I running this far,’ ” Telman recalled this week with a laugh as her running partner “goes ballistic. … ‘That’s Roy Williams!’ So I turned around to follow him and thought, ‘No, that’s celebrity stalking and I’m not going to do that.’

“Then we went past the church, and I prayed and I said I’m going to have the guts to say something when we pass him again.”

Williams, the University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach, vacations frequently in Wrightsville Beach. Walking the loop is not out of the ordinary. Neither is meeting people along the way.

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