Texas A&M runs past North Carolina in Orange Bowl, 41-27
Texas A&M head coach Jumbo Fisher raises his hands during the trophy presentation at the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Texas A&M defeated North Carolina 41-27. 14 North Carolina 41-27 on Saturday night — capping a winless bowl season for the Atlantic Coast Conference. North Carolina: The Tar Heels gave up 24 points in the fourth quarter, after allowing just 17 points in the first 45 minutes. North Carolina still could finish ranked for only the fourth time in the last 27 seasons. North Carolina: An ACC opponent likely awaits in Week 1 next season.
Carter, No. 8 UNC run past No. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45
19 Virginia Tech. 19 Virginia Tech 56-45 on Saturday. Khalil Herbert ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns for Virginia Tech (2-1, 2-1), which again played shorthanded due to coronavirus and injury issues. “North Carolina’s explosive on offense,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said. Things got closer, but the Tar Heels rolled with an offense that looked equally as prolific whether throwing or running.
North Carolina hangs on for 28-25 win against Hurricanes
North Carolina's Dazz Newsome dives to make a catch in front of Miami's DJ Ivey (8) and Romeo Finley #(30) during the second half at Kenan Stadium on Sept. 07, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Tar Heels won 28-25. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Sam Howell found Dazz Newsome just inside the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown with 1:01 left to help North Carolina rally past Miami 28-25 on Saturday night. Grant Halverson/Getty Images North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Sam Howell drops back to pass against the Miami Hurricanes during the first half at Kenan Stadium on Sept. 07, 2019 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Howell was unflappable in the closing moments, sending North Carolina to its first 2-0 start since 2014.