NCAA Game Summary - North Carolina at Duke|
(Saturday, November 27th)
Final Score: North Carolina 24, Duke 19
Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Anthony Elzy ran for 116 yards and one touchdown
on 23 carries as the North Carolina Tar Heels escaped with a 24-19 victory
over the Duke Blue Devils in an ACC battle at Wallace Wade Stadium.
T.J. Yates threw for 264 yards and a score while completing 28 of his 35 pass
attempts in the win for North Carolina (7-5, 4-4 ACC).
Duke (3-9, 1-7) was led by quarterback Sean Renfree who threw for 242 yards
and a touchdown. Renfree also coughed up two interceptions en route to the
Duke opened up the scoring when Renfree found Austin Kelly for a nine-yard
touchdown completion, giving the Blue Devils the early 7-0 lead.
The Tar Heels answered back on a five-yard touchdown scamper by Elzy, tying
the score at 7-7 at the end of the first quarter.
Kicker Casey Barth gave North Carolina a 10-7 advantage heading into the
intermission on a 25-yard field goal which marked the only points of the
Yates connected on a five-yard pass to Joshua Adams for a score and a 17-7
lead for the Tar Heels in the third quarter.
The quarter ended with Duke trailing 17-10 after kicker Will Snyderwine split
the uprights from 21-yards out.
Shaun Draughn ran for a three-yard touchdown early in the fourth as the Tar
Heels extended their lead to 24-10.
Duke chipped away after defensive lineman Charlie Hatcher caught Draughn in
the end zone for a safety while narrowing the North Carolina advantage to
Brandon Connette ran for a two-yard score to bring Duke's deficit to a 24-19
margin, but it wasn't enough as the Tar Heels held on for the win.
11/27 20:03:48 ET