North Carolina, No. 13, is back at Kenan Stadium for the first time since beating Pittsburgh on Oct. 29. The Tar Heels (9-1, 6-0 ACC) take on Georgia Tech (4-6, 3-4). in a proverbial trap game with their spot in the ACC Championship secured against Clemson and rival NC State, who awaits them in next week’s regular-season finals.
News & Observer reporter CL Brown and photographer Robert Willett are on hand to bring you the highlights of the action. You can find updates here.
Phommachanh TD Run: GT 14, UNC 17. 3Q
The Yellow Jackets averted disaster when Malachi Carter recovered a fumble from Jamie Felix to retain possession. Quarterback Taisun Phommachanh finished the 68-yard drive with a 4-yard scoring run.
Smith TD Run: GT 7, UNC 17. 2Q
Hassan Hall’s 36-yard reception set up a 2-yard scoring run by Dontae Smith.
Green TD Run: UNC 17, GT 0. 2Q
Tigh End Bryson Nesbit’s 36-yard catch and run set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Elijah Green, his second of the game.
Burnette FG: UNC 10, GT 0. 2Q
Noah Burnette kicked a 31-yard field goal when Carolina’s drive faltered within the 10.
Georgia Tech kicker Gavin Newsome missed his first field goal attempt of the season with a 45-yarder. Defending champion David Shanahan didn’t bring the ball down cleanly and Newsome’s attempt couldn’t find air under it. Newsome was previously 12-for-12 at field goals.
Green TD barrel. UNC 7, GT 0. 1Q
Elijah Green ran an 80-yard touchdown on her first pull from scrimmage.
Reading before the game
This story was originally published Nov 19, 2022 5:20 p.m.