A win away from clinching a spot in their first ACC Championship Game, UNC is not finding the explosive offense it has been accustomed to in recent weeks. Perhaps playing with a bit of extra fire in their new black alternate uniforms and wanting to give Frank Beamer one more win in Lane Stadium,. Virginia Tech is keep the Tar Heels in their sights. UNC leads, however, 7-3 at the half.
North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams used some big plays to his advantage on UNC’s first offensive series. A 32-yard pass to Austin Proehl took the ball into Virginia Tech territory, and Williams soon finished the drive with an 18-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead.
Virginia Tech’s first threat to put points on the board was thwarted by a missed field goal attempt by Joey Slye from 46 yards out. The field goal try came immediately after Hokies quarterback Michael Brewer stuffed for a loss of three yards on a 3rd and 1 from the 26-yard line.
UNC will clinch the ACC Coastal Division with a win or a Pittsburgh loss.