BOSTON (AP) -- Cam Thomas and Kendric Burney each had defensive touchdowns on Saturday as North Carolina scored three times in a span of 2 minutes, 19 seconds to open a 21-point lead and hold on to beat Boston College 31-13.
North Carolina (8-3, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) forced six turnovers totaled to win its fourth consecutive game.
Deunta Williams had three interceptions, returning one 39 yards to the BC 6 inch-line with 4:42 left in the game. Ryan Houston ran it in from there for his second touchdown of the game to make it 28-13.
Boston College (7-4, 4-3) had an outside shot at winning the ACC division title, but that disappeared with a flurry of first-quarter turnovers by quarterback Dave Shinskie that helped spot the Tar Heels to a 21-0 lead. The Eagles would have needed to win their last two games and hope Clemson lost to Virginia, which is in last place in the ACC Coastal Division.
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