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Here’s what to know in North Carolina on Oct. 11

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Cases top 231,000

At least 231,471 people in North Carolina have tested positive for the coronavirus and 3,770 have died, according to state health officials.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on Sunday reported 1,719 new COVID-19 cases, down from 2,321 the day before.

More than 2,000 daily cases had been reported since Thursday.

Five deaths were added to the total on Sunday.

About 5.2% of tests were reported positive on Saturday. That’s lower than the 8% of positive test results reported last weekend but higher than the 5% target set by health officials.

At least 1,046 people in North Carolina were reported hospitalized with COVID-19 Saturday, up from 1,034 the day before.

School system moves to remote learning

Stanly County Schools has temporarily moved students to remote learning due to

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Four takeaways: Virginia Tech’s loss at North Carolina | College Sports

New coordinator Justin Hamilton, who finally got to call a game in his new job Saturday, will need to figure out some answers before Tech’s next game, against an offensively-rejuvenated Boston College team.

2) The offense is better with Hooker: Last year’s starting quarterback, Hendon Hooker finally got on the field in 2020 and he showed what he brings to the offense. Going into the game, Braxton Burmeister, Tech’s starter in the first two wins, had a completion percentage under 45% and the Hokies were just 10 for 33 on third-down.

Last season, Hooker completed over 60% of his throws and Saturday, after Hooker took over, Tech went 2 for 4 on third downs in the second half.

Hooker finished 7 for 13 for 136 yards and two touchdowns.

3) Herbert is the Hokies identity: For reasons that are hard to explain, Virginia Tech’s play calling largely ignored the ACC’s

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Virginia Tech helpless to stop North Carolina in first loss of the 2020 season |

Virginia Tech vs. UNC Chapel Hill, N.C.

HOW THEY SCORED

Virginia Tech 0 14 23 8 — 45

North Carolina 21 14 7 14 — 56

First Quarter

NC—Williams 1 run (Atkins kick), 10:22.

NC—D.Brown 37 pass from Howell (Atkins kick), 7:52.

NC—Williams 19 run (Atkins kick), 4:09.

Second Quarter

VT—Mitchell 1 run (B.Johnson kick), 14:13.

VT—Herbert 8 run (B.Johnson kick), 6:28.

NC—Newsome 6 run (Atkins kick), 4:17.

NC—D.Brown 43 pass from Howell (Atkins kick), :16.

Third Quarter

VT—FG B.Johnson 55, 9:55.

NC—Carter 16 run (Atkins kick), 7:14.

VT—Hooker 5 run (B.Johnson kick), 5:58.

VT—Herbert 52 run (B.Johnson kick), 5:04.

VT—T.Robinson 33 pass from Hooker (run failed), :15.

Fourth Quarter

NC—Newsome 12 pass from Howell (Atkins kick), 12:37.

NC—Carter 62 run (Atkins kick), 8:49.

VT—Mitchell 26 pass from Hooker (Hooker run), 5:20.

A—3,535.

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TEAM STATISTICS

VT NC

First downs 25 31

Rushes-yards 48-260 43-399

Passing 235 257

Comp-Att-Int 15-29-0

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North Carolina shreds Virginia Tech defense in ACC showdown

With both starting safeties among 15 players sitting out in the first game for defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton, Virginia Tech surrendered its most points since 2002 and the second-most total yards (656) in program history.

“I hurt for our players,” said head coach Justin Fuente, who revealed that he used offensive players to practice in the secondary this week because of depleted numbers. “They battled through adverse conditions the last three weeks and showed tremendous resiliency and toughness. The last thing I am is upset at our guys.”

The offense, behind running back Khalil Herbert and quarterback Hendon Hooker, did its part to keep the proceedings competitive into the fourth quarter after the Hokies trailed by 25 points early in the second half.

Virginia Tech (2-1) scored the most points by a losing team in series history. It closed within 42-37 with 15 seconds left in the third quarter on

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North Carolina runs wild over Virginia Tech

Sam Howell threw three touchdown passes for the Tar Heels (3-0), who got some breathing room on Carter’s 62-yard touchdown run around the right side midway through the fourth quarter.

Next up for the Hokies is a visit from Boston College next Saturday night.

The Hokies (2-1) closed to 42-37 with 15 seconds left in the third quarter on Hendon Hooker’s 33-yard pass to wide receiver Tayvion Robinson. Hooker, making his season debut, came off the bench to play the entire second half in relief of Braxton Burmeister.

The defensive meltdown spoiled the debut of Justin Hamilton, who coached his first game since being elevated to defensive coordinator in place of retired Bud Foster. Hamilton had spent the first two games offering instruction virtually while quarantining at his home with his family.

The secondary, meantime, continued to operate at a considerably diminished capacity, even with the

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Virginia Tech helpless to stop North Carolina in first loss of the 2020 season | Virginia Tech

Quarterback Sam Howell was near perfect in the quarter going 10 of 12 for 123 yards with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Dyami Brown. Brown, who beat Tech cornerback Armani Chatman down the field, was able to get one foot down at the back of the end zone for the score.

Running back Javonte Williams ran for two scores in the quarter.

Tech’s defense forced a pair of three-and-outs in the second quarter — Dorian Strong broke up a third down pass to force UNC’s first punt of the game and Amare Barno came up with a third down sack — but the Tar Heels weren’t done.

Howell connected again with Brown right before the end of the first half on a 43-yard throw to push North Carolina’s lead back up to 21 points.

Tech’s already short-handed secondary suffered a blow in the first quarter when nickel Chamarri Conner was

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Live updates: North Carolina defeats Virginia Tech 56-45 | Virginia Tech

Final: North Carolina 56, Virginia Tech 45

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College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, schedule, games today: LSU, North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech on

Five of the seven top-10 teams in action on Saturday will be battling ranked foes as the college football season rolls on with some crucial conference matchups dotting the Week 6 slate. In total, 16 of the 19 ranked teams who have started their seasons will be in action during what figures to be another hectic day in the sport. The headliners are No. 1 Miami hosting No. 7 Clemson in the evening and No. 3 Georgia hosting No. 14 Tennessee for the SEC on CBS Game of the Week in the afternoon. 

But the morning wave of games is loaded, too. No. 4 Florida plays at No. 21 Texas A&M in a critical game for a pair of third-year coaches looking to make a mark on the national scene. The ACC will also have a pair of ranked teams dueling in the early time slot as No. 8 North

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(LIVE) Watch Virginia Tech vs North Carolina Live NCAAF Week 6 Today

Watch Virginia Tech vs North Carolina Live Online Football 2020 Free .Each Friday, the Sports Illustrated-AllGators staff will provide predictions and pre-game analysis before the Florida Gators take on their weekly opponent.

We have decided to tally prediction records as the season goes on. These are purely based on Gators’ win/loss predictions, and not factoring in the spread. With that, each of our contributors has gotten off to an undefeated start for the 2020 season.

This week, Florida heads to College Station, Texas this week for its first ranked matchup of the season. The No. 4 Gators will take on the No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday at noon, on ESPN. Despite being the toughest opponent of the year thus far, and going on the road, our staff is once again confident that the Gators will exit with a victory.

Zach Goodall (2-0):

I think this game will

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North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech odds, line: 2020 college football picks, predictions from model on 20-3 run

The No. 8 North Carolina Tar Heels will host the No. 19 Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday at noon ET in an ACC battle at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Both programs are off to 2-0 starts on the season by are 1-1 against the spread in those two games. This is the 42nd all-time meeting between the two teams and Virginia Tech has a comfortable 24-11-6 edge in the series.

However, the Tar Heels appear to be turning the corner in their second season under Mack Brown and these teams put on a show in 2019 with Virginia Tech winning a 43-41 shootout. This time around, the Tar Heels are four-point favorites with the over-under for total points at 58.5 in the latest North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech odds from William Hill. Before making any Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection

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