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2017 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

The 2017 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by sixth-year head coach Larry Fedora and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The Tar Heels competed as a member of the Coastal Division in the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 1–7 in ACC play to finish in last place in the Coastal Division.

2017 North Carolina Tar Heels football
North Carolina Tar Heels logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2017 record3–9 (1–7 ACC)
Head coachLarry Fedora (6th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorGunter Brewer (4th as coordinator, 11th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinatorChris Kapolovic (4th as coordinator, 6th overall season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorJohn Papuchis (1st season)
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 63,000)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 4 Clemson xy$^   7 1         12 2  
No. 23 NC State   6 2         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
Louisville   4 4         8 5  
Wake Forest   4 4         8 5  
Florida State   3 5         7 6  
Syracuse   2 6         4 8  
Coastal Division
No. 13 Miami xy   7 1         10 3  
No. 24 Virginia Tech   5 3         9 4  
Georgia Tech   4 4         5 6  
Duke   3 5         7 6  
Pittsburgh   3 5         5 7  
Virginia   3 5         6 7  
North Carolina   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 38, Miami 3
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 212:20 p.m.California*ACCNL 30–3549,500
September 912:00 p.m.No. 17 Louisville
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ESPNL 35–4747,000
September 163:30 p.m.at Old Dominion*STADIUMW 53–2320,118
September 233:30 p.m.Duke
ESPNUL 17–2759,000
September 3012:00 p.m.at Georgia TechESPN2L 7–3342,805
October 73:30 p.m.No. 21 Notre Dame*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ABCL 10–3357,000
October 143:30 p.m.Virginia
ACCRSNL 14–2050,000
October 213:30 p.m.at No. 14 Virginia TechESPN2L 7–5965,632
October 2812:00 p.m.No. 8 Miami (FL)
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ESPN2L 19–2445,000
November 98:00 p.m.at PittsburghESPNW 34–3134,056
November 183:00 p.m.Western Carolina*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ACCN ExtraW 65–1043,000
November 253:30 p.m.at NC StateESPNUL 21–3357,600
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Game summariesEdit

CaliforniaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 7 7 7 14 35
Tar Heels 7 10 7 6 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

LouisvilleEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 17 Cardinals 10 10 7 20 47
Tar Heels 7 7 14 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 2012 L, 34–39

at Old DominionEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 11 28 7 7 53
Monarchs 0 7 10 6 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2013 W, 80–20

DukeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 7 3 3 14 27
Tar Heels 3 7 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
59–39–4 2016 L, 27–28

at Georgia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 0 0 0 7 7
Yellow Jackets 7 3 14 9 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–28–3 2016 W, 48–20

Notre DameEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 20 Fighting Irish 0 16 10 7 33
Tar Heels 0 7 0 3 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–17 2014 L, 43–50

VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 0 10 7 3 20
Tar Heels 0 0 14 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
64–54–4 2016 W, 35–14

at Virginia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 0 0 0 7 7
No. 14 Hokies 14 21 17 7 59
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–21–6 2016 L, 3–34

Miami (FL)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 8 Hurricanes 0 7 10 7 24
Tar Heels 3 3 7 6 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–9 2016 W, 20–13

at PittsburghEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 14 10 3 7 34
Panthers 3 14 7 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–3 2016 W, 37–36

Western CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Catamounts 7 0 0 3 10
Tar Heels 7 35 10 13 65
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at NC StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 7 7 0 7 21
Wolfpack 6 6 7 14 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
66–34–6 2016 L, 21–28

2018 NFL DraftEdit

Player Team Round Pick # Position
Andre Smith Carolina Panthers 7th 234 LB
Austin Proehl Buffalo Bills 7th 255 WR

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2017 North Carolina Tar Heels football schedule. FBSchedules.com. Accessed April 14, 2017.