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North Carolina running back A.J. Blue (15) backs in for a touchdown as Virginia defensive end Eli Harold (7) and linebacker LaRoy Reynolds (9) try to make the stop during the first half of an NCAA football game at Scott stadium Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 in Charlottesville, VA (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Photo by: Steve Helber
North Carolina running back A.J. Blue (15) backs in for a touchdown as Virginia defensive end Eli Harold (7) and linebacker LaRoy Reynolds (9) try to make the stop during the first half of an NCAA football game at Scott stadium Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 in Charlottesville, VA (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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