5 p.m. update: The ACC announced that North Carolina LB Shakeel Rashad would be suspended for one game "for his dangerous collision against an unsuspecting Duke player during a substitution in the second quarter." Additionally, head linesman Tyrone Davis and side judge Angie Bartis have were given one-game suspensions "for failure to adhere to correct mechanics of the game and rules related to player safety."
Also, The N&O's UNC beat writer, Andrew Carter, wrote about Larry Fedora's response to the incident earlier today. In short, he felt Rashad's hit was unintentional.
In a game full of twists and turns, a pre-snap collision in the second quarter may have been the most eyebrow-raising of all. At the very least, it has caught the attention of the ACC league office.
Take a look at the above video, which, for the record, was titled by the individual that posted it, not me. What it shows is UNC LB Shakeel Rashad, a true freshman, running into Duke WR Conner Vernon from behind. Vernon went down to the ground, rolled around and the trainers came out. He went off the field and was back on the next snap.
Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said he was told by an official that Rashad had been running backwards and bumped into Vernon. Now, that's clearly not true, and Cutcliffe saw as much when he reviewed the game tape Sunday morning.