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@ Pitt
L 27-34
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vs. Merc
W 56-7
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@ NCSU
W 41-10
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UNC defeats NC State 41-10 to become bowl-eligible

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Mack Brown has North Carolina headed back to a bowl game in the first year of his second stint as the Tar Heels’ coach after freshman Sam Howell’s career-best 401 yards passing Saturday night sparked a 41-10 win over rival N.C. State.

After a costly first-half interception, Howell threw three second-half touchdown passes as UNC overcame a 10-6 halftime deficit with 28 third-quarter points. The Tar Heels (6-6, 4-4 ACC) intercepted Devin Leary twice and recovered a Zonovan Knight fumble in the third quarter, when Javonte Williams ran for two scores and caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Howell.

N.C. State (4-8, 1-7) finished the season on a six-game losing streak despite scoring the only touchdown of the first half on a 39-yard pass from Leary to Tabari Hines following Payton Wilson’s interception of Howell. The Wolfpack held UNC to 24 rushing yards and two field goals in the first half as Williams managed just seven yards on four carries.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: S. Howell3347
Passing TDs: S. Howell35
Rushing Yards: M. Carter919
Rushing TDs: J. Williams5
Receiving Yards: D. Brown947
Receiving TDs: D. Brown11
Interceptions: M. Wolfolk3
Schedule 2019
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 vs. South Carolina W 24 - 20
9/7 vs. Miami (FL) W 28 - 25
9/13 at Wake Forest L 18 - 24
9/21 vs. Appalachian State L 31 - 34
9/28 vs. 1 Clemson L 20 - 21
10/5 at Georgia Tech W 38 - 22
10/19 at Virginia Tech L 41 - 43
10/26 vs. Duke W 20 - 17
11/2 vs. Virginia L 31 - 38
11/14 at Pittsburgh L 27 - 34
11/23 vs. Mercer W 56 - 7
11/30 at North Carolina State W 41 - 10
Atlantic Coast
Atlantic
  Conference Overall
3 Clemson 8-0 13-0
Louisville 5-3 7-5
Wake Forest 4-4 8-4
Florida State 4-4 6-6
Boston College 4-4 6-6
Syracuse 2-6 5-7
North Carolina State 1-7 4-8
Coastal
  Conference Overall
23 Virginia 6-2 9-4
Virginia Tech 5-3 8-4
Pittsburgh 4-4 7-5
North Carolina 4-4 6-6
Miami (FL) 4-4 6-6
Duke 3-5 5-7
Georgia Tech 2-6 3-9
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5628 (21)
Passing Yards: 3420 (29)
Rushing Yards: 2208 (45)
Points per game: 31.3 (49)
Yards per game: 469.0 (14)
Touchdowns: 46 (48)
Field Goals: 17 (31)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4579 (53)
Passing Yards: 2791 (74)
Rushing Yards: 1788 (57)
Points per game: 24.6 (51)
Yards per game: 381.6 (60)
Touchdowns: 35 (46)
Field Goals: 14 (66)
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