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Late Hits: No reason for North Carolina to panic, same can’t be said for Duke

By Joe Giglio | Charlotte Observer

There’s no need for North Carolina to panic after a 1-2 start. Road losses to South Carolina and Georgia Tech were expected, and neither game was a disaster. The good news is the defense showed some fight Saturday against Georgia Tech.

The next three games – East Carolina, at Virginia Tech, Miami – will determine which way the Tar Heels’ season will go.

FIFTH QUARTER: Blowouts, controversial calls and five still unbeaten

By Brett Friedlander | Star News

1. Not-so-sweet 16: It’s been 16 years since North Carolina has beaten Georgia Tech in Atlanta. The Tar Heels had their chance to end the streak Saturday when they jumped out to a 20-7 lead midway through the first half, but completely shut down offensively after having an apparent 82-yard TD called back by a penalty on their opening possession of a second half that was made all the more miserable by a torrential rainstorm.

Second-half defensive letdown costs UNC

By Harold Gutmann | The Herald Sun

Bandit Norkeithus Otis said the defense wasn’t worn down. Cornerback Tim Scott implied that it was. Coach Larry Fedora said he didn’t know.

Tired or not, North Carolina’s defense clearly wasn’t as effective in the second half of Saturday’s 28-20 loss to Georgia Tech, allowing the Yellow Jackets to chew up the clock and giving the Tar Heels just four possessions in the entire second half.

Those drives totaled 18 plays and just 62 yards, not nearly enough to prevent an eighth straight loss at Georgia Tech.

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