North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky is no stranger to last minute drives — bringing the North Carolina football team back from late deficits in victories over Pittsburgh and Florida State earlier in the season.
On Thursday night against Duke, when UNC’s offense took the field trailing 28-27 with 1:51 remaining, it felt like business as usual for the redshirt junior.
Trubisky scrambled for a first down on 3rd-and-6, evading pressure as he had all game. This left UNC at its own 18-yard line with 1:11 left and two timeouts remaining — plenty of time for another miracle.
But, as Trubisky’s last pass of the game sailed through the cold air at Wallace Wade Stadium into the waiting arms of Duke safety Alonzo Saxton II, the magic disappeared along with the Tar Heels’ two-game winning streak over the Blue Devils.
In his weekly press conference on Monday, Head Coach Larry Fedora said Trubisky’s interception came as a confluence of mistakes.