Saturday, October 15, 2011
The "U" came into this game riding a wave of momentum despite losing to Virginia Tech last weekend. The 'Canes scored 14 points before their defense had even stepped foot on the field. They were up 27-3 going into half-time and scored on all five of their possessions.
However, that wave of momentum would turn into a mere ripple come the second-half of the game. Miami only managed to put up 3 points, in part to a Jake Wieclaw field goal. UNC would cut the deficit to 30-24 with just 46 seconds left.
Surely Miami would recover the onside kick and be able to run the clock out, right? WRONG! As Ray Ray Armstrong missied the ensuing kickoff, LaRon Byrd would then fool around with the ball for a few before the Heel's would eventually recover on their own 44 yard line.
Luckily Sean Spence was able to sack UNC's Renner and the Heel's failed to score on the final play of the game.
Whew...that was another nail-biter of a game folks. Escaping with a win at Chapel Hill, the 'Canes improved to 3-3 (1-2) and will host No. 12 Georgia Tech next Saturday.
Having rushed for over 100 yards in each of the first five games this season, star running back Lamar Miller was limited to just 29 yards, carrying the rock 16 times.
The Hurricane receiver's are legit. They are catching the ball consistently and we haven't seen nearly as many dropped balls when compared to last year - at least through the first-half of the season. Tommy Streeter caught 4 passes for 89 yards and one touchdown. Speedster Travis Benjamin caught 8 balls for 99 yards. Nice work you two.
Keep the momentum going Golden. If we could only put together a solid game. The team still needs to work on closing. Nevertheless, a win is a win--albeit a somewhat sloppy win, but we'll take it.
No. 12 Georgia Tech is up next. Kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m.
Posted by Matt at 6:05 PM