Tar Heels Jump Out Early, Beat Demon Deacons 49-24

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Redshirt freshman Giovani Bernard scored three touchdowns and had his sixth 100-yard rushing performance to help North Carolina beat Wake Forest 49-24 on Saturday, making the Tar Heels bowl eligible for the fourth straight season.

Bernard ran for a pair of touchdowns and had a 7-yard scoring catch in the first quarter, while North Carolina (6-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) took advantage of an uncharacteristic line of mistakes from the normally sure-handed Demon Deacons (5-3, 4-2). Wake Forest had five turnovers -- three on interceptions thrown by Tanner Price -- after committing just five all season coming into Saturday, and the Tar Heels converted four of those into touchdowns.

It all led to a huge day for the UNC offense, which had a season-high 562 total yards and its best scoring output in seven years. It was also North Carolina's most points in an ACC game in a decade.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 31, 2011 at 01:45 PM
    Hey Dave, there is ONE team in the state that at least received votes in todays USA football poll. Can you tell us who that team is please? LOL. Thats right the most successful football program in the state, thats who.
  • by Billy on Oct 30, 2011 at 05:49 AM
    where's Jimmy from last week???? think he said Wake was gonna bring it!!!! NOT!!!!! and anonymous it will be 7-12 weeks i think before they know something
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      by Chris on Oct 30, 2011 at 09:42 AM in reply to Billy
      That figures. How convenient.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 29, 2011 at 09:19 PM
    What happened with the NCAA hearing?
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      by Me on Oct 30, 2011 at 04:39 AM in reply to
      UNC officials met with the NCAA last week. Will not have an answer for several months. Tar Heels are bowl eligible. Go Heellsssssssssssss
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      by Anonymous on Oct 30, 2011 at 03:14 PM in reply to
      They took a break to watch UNC become bowl eligible and to turn down Daves application for the 432nd time, sorry Dave but you are just a career blogger and not even a good one.

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