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UNC ekes past Connecticut, 12-10

Tar Heels rally in fourth quarter

There’s a reason why football games are four quarters.

After being shutout for the first three, No. 19 North Carolina’s offense finally broke through in the game’s final quarter to rally to a 12-10 victory against the Connecticut Huskies.

T.J. Yates completed 23 of 32 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown, but the game was decided by a rare call on a UConn offensive lineman. UNC (2-0) was awarded a safety on a holding call in the end zone with 1:32 left in the fourth quarter when Huskies left tackle Dan Ryan held UNC defensive end Robert Quinn.

The Tar Heels leading receiver was Zack Pianalto, who caught eight passes for 87 yards, including a touchdown with 2:36 remaining in the game to tie the score at 10-10.

UConn (1-1) possessed a 10-0 lead after three quarters on a rushing touchdown by Jordan Todman and a field goal by Dave Teggart.

Connecticut had one final chance after they recovered an onside kick following the safety, but UNC clinched the game when linebacker Bruce Carter sacked Cody Endres on fourth down.

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