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Gio Bernard returned a punt 74 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 13 seconds left, helping North Carolina stun rival North Carolina State 43-35 to end a five-year losing streak in the series.
Bernard's punt return capped a huge day for the sophomore tailback, who ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns. He also had eight catches for 95 yards to lead the Tar Heels (6-3, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who trailed 35-25 entering the final period in a back-and-forth game that lived up to the rivalry hype.
North Carolina hadn't beaten the Wolfpack (5-3, 2-2) since Tom O'Brien took over in Raleigh in 2007, but finally halted that skid under first-year coach Larry Fedora.
Mike Glennon threw for a career-high 467 yards and five touchdowns to lead N.C. State, which led 35-25 on Glennon's 55-yard pass to Bryan Underwood with 39 seconds left in the third quarter.
BEST OF MAXIM
Giovani Bernard has to be the most exciting player
in college football.
The North Carolina running back leads the ACC in
rushing and today in Chapel Hill, NC returned a punt that Tar Heel fans will
talk about for years to come.
Bernard fielded a NC State punt and took it the
distance 74 yards with 13 seconds left to lift North Carolina past their arch
rivals 43-35 ending...
ACC in-state rivals North Carolina and North Carolina State played each other in college football today, and for the game, the Tar Heels wore blue chrome helmets:
Absolutely love those. And apparently the Tar Heels' offense did as well, as the Tar Heels won the game 43-35.
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North Carolina welcomed an impressive group of recruits to Kenan Stadium on Saturday for the Tar Heels’ 43-35 victory over N.C. State. Among the biggest names was Da’Shawn Hand, a five-star 2014 prospect and the nation’s No. 1 junior defensive end.
N.C. State learned a valuable lesson Saturday: don't punt to Giovani Bernard when the score is tied late in the fourth quarter.
With 30 seconds left and the score tied 35-35, the Wolfpack not-so-wisely chose to punt to the Tarheels' star, sophomore running back. Bernard took the punt back 73 yards for a touchdown, and the win.
The touchdown was Bernard...
A back and forth game between North Carolina and North Carolina State ended with the Tar Heels winning 43-35 after this game winning 74-yard punt return by Giovani Bernard.
North Carolina vs. N.C. State: 43-35
- Giovanni Bernard returned a punt for a 73-yard touchdown with 13 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give UNC the victory over NC State. The Heels went for two following the score and recovered a fumble in the end zone to earn the extra points.
- Mike Glennon played one of the best games of his career, with 467 passing yards and 5 touchdowns...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon only needed three quarters to churn out 509 offensive yards. North Carolina’s defense, however, responded over the final 15 minutes by holding the Wolfpack scoreless and allowing just 25 yards.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State fell behind 15-0 but the Wolfpack has stormed back and now leads 28-25 behind four touchdown passes from Mike Glennon.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Gio Bernard returned a punt 74 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 13 seconds left, helping North Carolina stun rival North Carolina State 43-35 to end a five-year losing streak in the series.
Bernard's punt return capped a huge day for the sophomore tailback, who ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns. He also had eight catches for 95 yards to lead...