banner
North Carolina

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.

34 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Nov 21, 2008

    View quoted thread



    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, 2008

    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, 2008

    "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, 2008

    "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, 2008

    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, 2008

    "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, 2008

    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, 2008

    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, 2008

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

  • cutclifferules Nov 21, 2008

    View quoted thread



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

More...

 

 

  • PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASL: RailHawks at Jacksonville

    Saturday at 7:30 pm on WRAL-2

  • PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NBA: Houston at Golden State

    Tonight at 9:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Syracuse

    Friday at 6:50 pm on Buzz Sports Radio

  • NBA: Golden State at Houston

    Friday at 9:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
7th
ROC 2
DUR 0
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR
 
5th
TEX 0
CLE 11
 
5th
COL 5
CIN 1
 
5th
MIA 1
PIT 0
 
3rd
CWS 2
TOR 0
 
3rd
KAN 1
NYY 1
 
3rd
BOS 2
MIN 0
 
3rd
PHI 0
NYM 1
 
3rd
SEA 0
TAM 0
 
1st
SFG 0
MIL 0
 
3:35pm Today
DET
OAK
4:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
8:05pm Tonight
WAS
CHC
8:15pm Tonight
ARI
STL
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
10:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
LOS
STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
SDP
 
9:00pm Tonight
HOU
GSW
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
9:00pm Sunday
HOU
GSW
 
8:00pm Tonight
ANA
CHI
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
7th
ROC 2
DUR 0
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR