… North Carolina has won five in a row to become bowl eligible, its longest win streak since 2001, and is coming off a record-setting performance.
The Tar Heels beat Old Dominion 80-20 last Saturday, setting school records for points and touchdowns by the midpoint of the third quarter, and quarterback Marquise Williams set the single-game record for total yards on the Tar Heels’ fourth snap of the second half.
Williams finished 20 of 27 for 409 yards and rushed for 60 more, helping North Carolina to a school-record 721 yards. Williams tied the UNC mark with five passing touchdowns and was third in single-game total yards by halftime.
The point total was the second-most in ACC history, surpassed only by Clemson’s 82 in 1981 against Wake Forest.
This will be the 100th meeting between these schools, and the Blue Devils ended an eight-game losing streak against the Tar Heels with a 33-30 home win last Oct. 20.
North Carolina leads the all-time series 58-37-4.
The North Carolina Tar Heels set all-time records for points and touchdowns by the midpoint of the third quarter, and Williams set the single-game record for total yards on the Tar Heels’ fourth snap of the second half.
First Half Stats as UNC leads UVA 21-0 in Chapel Hill NC via #ESPN & #ESPN3
Tar Heel QB Bryn Renner passes to TE Eric Ebron for 33yds for a “1ST DOWN CAROLINA”