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#13 Miami 38
#14 North Carolina 35
In a marquee week for the ACC when there was a top 5 match up in the Atlantic between #1 Clemson and #4 Florida State, the Coastal didn't want to be forgotten and provided arguably a better game as #13 Miami faced off against #14 North Carolina in Charlotte. The game started out looking as if it would be all UNC as they jumped out to an early 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter as UNC QB Bryn Renner found receivers in the endzone twice, including 1 65 yard bomb. In the 2nd Miami would get a jolt though and would find the endzone on the ground twice to bring things back to 14-14. UNC responded quickly and scored on a 9 yard strike from Renner to Tapley for their 2nd connection of the day with 1:13 left in the 2nd. Miami was unphased and drove back down the field to punch it in with 9 seconds left in the half to knot things up at 21-21 going into the half.
UNC would keep things moving along as on the 2nd play of the 2nd half Bryn Renner found Thorpe for a 75 yard pass TD. Miami would score 10 more points in the 3rd while keeping UNC out of the endzone to take a 3 point lead into the 4th quarter. The 4th quarter was a real battle, both teams not wanting to give anything up, until UNC RB Blue found the endzone on a 31 yard scamper with 1:16 left in the 4th to take a 4 point lead. Miami responded in less than 30 seconds though and drove down the field and capped the quick scoring drive with a 3 yard run by Duke Johnson to take back the lead with 50 seconds left in the game. UNC would drive down the field again, it looked as if they would be able to get into FG range as they converted twice, but Sophmore CB Tracy Howard came up big with the late INT for Miami to seal the game. Both teams left it out on the field, but 4 Interceptions by Bryn Renner were too much for UNC to overcome as Miami did an excellent job of capitalizing on those and turning them into points.
POTG: Duke Johnson 22 Car, 119 yds, 3 TDs
GG fuzzyl0gic , like you said , none of deserved to lose this one. My summary doesn't do the game justice.
NCST upsets NDAfter barely beating Syracuse the week before, the national media gave the Wolfpack little chance in South Bend. An an early TD from QB Tommy Reese seemed to justify those predictions. But an explosive second quarter gave the Irish a feeling of doubt. A last-second TD to end the half seemed to reignite the leprechaun-faithful but the Third Quarter silenced Touchdown Jesus' disciples.
"Mitchell's finally found that spark that we needed him to, for us to be successful," Baron said after the game.
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