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UNC's new cheer: Let's Go Devils!

Posted November 21, 2008

If you’re a North Carolina football fan, you may have a new cheer for the weekend.

How about, Let’s Go Devils!

The Tar Heels still have a chance to win the Coastal Division and reach the ACC Championship Game in football, but Carolina needs to win out – and have both Virginia Tech and Virginia lose a game.

The Hokies face Duke Saturday in Blacksburg at 5:30 p.m. and are home Nov. 29 against Virginia.

Hokies win the division if they win out, but the Heels have a chance to grab the division and squeeze into the ACC title game Dec. 6 in Tampa, Fla.

Here are the current standings:

  • Georgia Tech, 5-3 in the ACC, with no conference games remaining
  • Miami, 4-3 with a game Nov. 29 at N.C. State
  • UNC, 3-3 and home Saturday against State and at Duke Nov. 29
  • Virginia Tech 3-3, home Saturday against Duke and home Nov. 29 against Virginia
  • Virginia, 3-3, home to Clemson Saturday and at Virginia Tech Nov. 29

Here are the scenarios:

North Carolina: Carolina advances if Georgia Tech and UNC are the only teams to finish 5-3 in the Coastal because the Heels beat the Yellow Jackets.

Carolina also advances if the Heels finish in a three-way tie with Georgia Tech and Miami because they defeated both of those teams. That scenario requires both Virginia and Virginia Tech to lose.

Carolina loses four-way ties with Georgia Tech, Miami and the winner of the Virginia Tech-Virginia game. In both those scenarios, the next tiebreaker would be head-to-head records among the four teams. Carolina would be 2-1 in either scenario, but so would Virginia Tech or Virginia. One of the Virginia schools would advance by virtue of a win over UNC.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies win the division if they finish in a four-way tie with Georgia Tech, Miami and UNC. In that scenario, Virginia Tech and UNC are both 2-1 against the four teams at the top and Tech beat UNC.

Virginia Tech also advances in a three-way tie with UNC and Georgia Tech because it defeated both teams.

Virginia: The Cavaliers win the division if they finish in a four-way tie with Georgia Tech, Miami and UNC. Virginia and UNC are both 2-1 against the four teams at the top and Virginia beat UNC.

Virginia advances in a three-way tie with Georgia Tech and UNC because it defeated both teams.

If Virginia finishes in a three-way tie with Miami and Georgia Tech, Miami advances. All three would be 1-1 in head-to-head play. Miami and Virginia would be 3-2 in the division and Miami would have a victory over Virginia.

Miami: Miami advances in a three-way tie with Virginia and Georgia Tech. (Note: Miami does not advance in a three-way tie with Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech, as a previous version of this story noted).

Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets are 5-3 and done with ACC play. They win the division, of course, if no other team catches them. That’s unlikely, and their poor division record (2-3) will hurt them in tiebreakers.

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  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Nov 21, 5:24 p.m.

    why the heck would a heels fan pull for a dookie when there are better options to attain the... View More

    — Posted by ugottabkiddinme

    Because you want whatever it takes to happen to get into that championship game. I would pull for Carolina if them winning meant State could get into a championship game!

    Sure, there are other options, but they may not happen.

  • ugottabkiddinme Nov 21, 5:20 p.m.

    why the heck would a heels fan pull for a dookie when there are better options to attain the same goal....VT has 2 games and so does virginia they each should go 1-1 in those 2...both BEATN dook!

  • KevInApex Nov 21, 4:55 p.m.

    "If Kenan is 1/4 empty tomorrow Butch won't stay here very long!"

    Excellent point. As I have posted earlier, this game will be a good gauge of how far the "football culture" has come in Chapel Hill. The Heels are 7-3 with a chance to win 9 games for the first time in for forever so cold or not that stadium should be full, loud and not 30% red. Butch will be watching this...

  • cutclifferules Nov 21, 3:32 p.m.

    "If Carowhina fans can't pull or just think about Duke winning tomorrow, then they are not true fans! They are immature children!"

    Haha, OBD! Even your dookie buddy chaseme is onto you!

  • Support NCState Basketball Nov 21, 3:19 p.m.

    How many games at do you plan on attending biggest Duke Fan???? True Duke Fans go to the games in Cameron indoor.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Nov 21, 2:49 p.m.

    "If Kenan is 1/4 empty tomorrow Butch won't stay here very long!"

    Not to worry, the stadium will be full. Unfortunately for Carolina fans, it will be a lot more red than usual. :)

  • fbguru Nov 21, 2:43 p.m.

    If Carowhina fans can't pull or just think about Duke winning tomorrow, then they are not true fans! They are immature children! Because I'm the biggest Duke fan of all, but if UNC winning a game meant Duke winning a title? There would be no question that I would hope they would win!

  • nctaxguy Nov 21, 2:36 p.m.

    UNC can still get to Tampa even with a VT win against Duke. VT and Virginia play each other in the last game of the year. Virginia can definetely beat VT, hell they beat us. Then Virginia just needs to lose to Clemson tomorrow, also a huge possibility. GT routing Miami was domino #1. Now we just need the other 2 to fall.

    BTW, all you sorry fans selling your tix for tomorrow on craigslist need to bulk up, put on some warm weather gear and show up. If Kenan is 1/4 empty tomorrow Butch won't stay here very long!

    Go Heels!!!

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Nov 21, 2:19 p.m.

    heh heh! That's funny, billygoat. I've seen those exact words a few times around here lately.

  • cutclifferules Nov 21, 2:08 p.m.

    "TBK, Don't be too gullible. Whenever one towel boy says he really agrees with whatever... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    Ha! If I ever say that you went over the line and now I've lost all respect for you, then you'll know. :)

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