Florida State burned Carolina with the run (236 yards rushing) and in the air (317 yards passing). The Seminoles' receivers were noticeably faster than UNC's secondary. Bunting said the defensive ends did not produce at all.
Defense disappoints Bunting
The Raleigh News and Observer
UNC lost its seventh straight game at Kenan Stadium as Florida State scored touchdowns on four of its first six possessions and coasted. UNC has lost five of its past six openers.
UNC Monday Morning Quarterback
The Durham Herald Sun
Even in a blowout loss like North Carolina suffered against Florida State on Saturday, the Tar Heels found a silver lining.
UNC relying on freshmen
The Fayetteville Observer
When a losing football team has 15 starters returning, is that good or bad news? In North Carolina's case, it didn't look good when the Tar Heels were hopelessly overmatched in last Saturday's 37-0 opening loss to perennial ACC leader Florida State at Kenan Stadium.
No change in Tar Heels' defense
The Greensboro News and Record
Coach John Bunting spoke of progress throughout all of summer practice but little was apparent in UNC's debut. The defense is still slow and ineffective, and it surrendered three consecutive touchdown drives, starting on FSU's second possession, that put away the game two plays into the second quarter.
Bunting may change personnel on defense
The Winston Salem Journal