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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Giovani Bernard isnt going to win the Heisman Trophy in December, but finding a better and more thrilling player anywhere in the nation might be akin to that whole needle-in-a-haystack deal.
Bernard is that good, and hes that underrated.
Look no further than North Carolinas 43-35 victory over NC State on Saturday in which Bernard raced 74 yards into the end zone on a punt return for the game-winning points with 13 seconds left as Exhibit A.
Hes a guy that when a play needs to be made, he wants to be out there, said UNC coach Larry Fedora, who originally put Roy Smith on the field to return the punt, but changed his mind at the last second and opted for Bernard, who had twisted his ankle earlier in the contest.
He wants the ball in his hands. I can promise you he was one of those kids that was always wanting to take the last-second shot in the backyard. Hes just one of those guys.
The Davie, Fla., native did more than deliver that electrifying moment. He fi...
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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.
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...
North Carolina stormed back to upend NC State on Satuday. Faced with a ten point deficit entering the fourth the Tar Heels rallied back. They would complete the comeback when Giovani Bernard ran a punt back with 30 seconds to go providing the Tar Heels with a 42-35 victory. The win was big but so were the helmets and uniforms worn by the Tar Heels. The team rolled out dark blue jersey’s...
UNC hydro chrome helmet, via HGI
The chrome helmet look sweeping college football is flat-out awesome, and compared to other ways teams try to copy Oregon’s style, the chrome helmet fad has been one of the better fashion trends spreading around. Take a look at North Carolina’s new chrome helmet above. The Tar Heels wore these helmets against rival North Carolina State, a win...
North Carolina Tar Heels best weapon and one of the ACC's top running backs Giovani Bernard returned a punt 74 yards with 30 seconds left to play to beat NC State 43-35 Saturday. North Carolina trailed NC State 35-35 in the fourth quarter. Bernard rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught eight passes for 95 yards while quarterback Mike Glennon threw a career...
I am half tempted to include the video of the Gio Bernard punt return and simply stop with that. After all, most anything I try to add to what Giovani Bernard did with 30 seconds left against NC State would be inadequate. It was an incredible moment culminating with Bernard in tears on the sideline just minutes after he waved Roy Smith off so he could take the punt himself on...
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.
Due to family obbligations I could not do either the preview or the recap of what could have been the most important game of UNC Football this season… N.C. State versus North Carolina at Kenan Stadium. While I am not too sure where I was as the game began, or who I was talking to as the halftime arrived and then the second half began. But let me say this, I will never forget what...
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two North Carolina honorees lead a group of nine student-athletes recognized as Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday. Running back/punt returner Giovani Bernard was honored as ACC Specialist of the Week, while guard Jonathan Cooper earned Offensive Lineman of the Week honors following the Tar Heels’...