Football Falls at North Carolina
|Larry Scott||Brad Kaaya|
|Lawrence Cager & Chris Herndon||Joe Yearby|
|SCORE BY QUARTER|
Chapel Hill, N.C. – The Miami Hurricanes fell behind early and could not recover Saturday afternoon at Kenan Memorial Stadium, dropping their matchup with No. 23 North Carolina 59-21.
The Tar Heels (9-1, 6-0 ACC) outgained the Hurricanes 487-425, and led 31-0 at the half. North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams finished the game 11-of-16 with 105 passing yards, and totaled 237 all-purpose yards.
Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya was 24-for-43 and threw for one touchdown, an 8-yard completion to freshman Lawrence Cager. The TD was Cager’s first of his career.
Junior WR Stacy Coley led all Hurricanes with 5 catches, totaling 58 yards, while sophomore Joe Yearby grabbed four passes for 79 yards.
Sophomore RB Trayone Gray rushed for his second touchdown of the season, a 1-yard dive in the fourth quarter. Kaaya also rushed for a 1-yard touchdown on a quarterback sneak.
Junior Jermaine Grace led the Canes with eight total tackles, including four solo tackles and one sack. Sophomores Anthony Moten and Chad Thomas also combined for a sack.
Miami (6-4, 3-3 ACC) returns to action Nov. 21 with a matchup against Georgia Tech at Sun Life Stadium. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. on the ACC Network.