North Carolina middle linebacker Fabby Desir prepared all week to make his first start Saturday against Louisville. Desir just wasn’t quite sure what to prepare for.
North Carolina’s defensive reserves come up big
The Durham Herald-Sun
Jones hauled in the latest in the seemingly weekly string of highlight-reel worthy plays, providing the difference in the Tar Heels’ 14-7 non-conference victory.
And on a day when pretty football was scarce, it was quite possibly, the day’s only memorable moment.
Jones provides Tar Heels with memorable play
The Burlington Times-News
As a group of linemen gathered on the sidelines Saturday, offensive line coach Sam Pittman offered them four brief words of motivation.
“Do it for Gio.”
And that’s all they needed to hear.
Bernard hits benchmark in win against Louisville
The Daily Tar Heel
Pinecrest High school offensive lineman Bryce Kennedy has seen his recruiting stock rise steadily since last March when he held a lone scholarship offer from Florida International. Nine more schools have since offered Kennedy, but one finally separated itself this weekend.
Pinecrest OL Bryce Kennedy commits to UNC
The Fayetteville Observer
Despite allowing 188 first-half yards, North Carolina's defense prevented the Cardinals from scoring as the teams reached halftime tied at 0-0. In the second half, the Tar Heels outgained Louisville 202 yards to 85. . Redshirt freshman Giovani Bernard became the first North Carolina player in 27 years to rush for 100 yards in four straight games.
Tar Heels' Bernard on a run
The News and Observer
Defense, or the lack thereof, was the major topic Sunday, a day after the University of Miami’s 38-35 loss to Virginia Tech.
Hurricanes coach Al Golden was the first to admit he has a problem.
Injuries put Miami Hurricanes’ depleted defense on its heels
The Miami Herald
It didn't take Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden long to list what areas on defense have satisfied him at this point in the season.
Linebacker Sean Spence.
Other than that, Golden continues to search for answers to why the defense has played so poorly, especially the last three games. The Hurricanes allowed 482 yards in Saturday's 38-35 loss at Virginia Tech. After UM took a late lead, the Hokies drove 77 yards for the winning score with less than a minute remaining.
Defense a concern for the Miami Hurricanes