Attempting to avoid a three-game losing streak, North Carolina’s football team never found its stride early, falling 34-17 to Virginia Tech on Saturday.
GAME OF THE WEEK: Virginia Tech at North Carolina. Both teams were discussed as potential favorites in the muddled Coastal Division yet the loser will sit at 0-2 in the league after this one.
For now, at least, Breon Allen is the leader of No. 22 East Carolina’s rushing attack.
Allen is coming off a 200-yard game heading into Saturday’s game against SMU in their American Athletic Conference debut. That made him the first player in a backfield rotation to turn in a big performance for a team looking to replace a lot of lost production from a year ago.
Heading into Monday night’s volleyball match against Davidson County Community College, Vance-Granville Community College knew the task would be challenging.
North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren said Tuesday he has apologized to Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher for his comments accusing the top-ranked Seminoles of faking injuries to slow down the Wolfpack's offense.
Maybe this is the week North Carolina's beleaguered defense will finally catch a break.
Or maybe it's the week Virginia Tech — and its rather pedestrian offense — becomes the latest team to hang a big number on the Tar Heels.
Freshman Deshaun Watson threw for 435 yards and set a school record with six touchdown passes in his first ever start to lead Clemson to a 50-35 win over North Carolina on Saturday night.
Duke Johnson rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown, Brad Kaaya threw for two more scores including a fourth-down connection during a rainstorm, and Miami defeated Duke 22-10 on Saturday night.
N.C. State quarterback Jacoby Brissett had escapes throughout. All but once really. That opened the door for nationally top-ranked Florida State to make the main one it needed — getting its 20th consecutive win.
Florida State has had plenty of trouble at North Carolina State — especially when carrying a national ranking.