The North Carolina football team exploded for 56 points to outscore a potent Virginia Tech offense on Saturday. In a Monday press conference, head coach Mack Brown was proud of his team for executing well in both the passing and running game. The Tar Heels finished with 399 yards on the ground and 257 yards through the air.
“Offensively, we had great balance, and that’s who we want to be,” Brown said.
But out of all the great performances on offense, the coaching staff named the offensive line as the offensive players of the game.
The unit had its struggles in the past two weeks, so Brown was excited to see them do well, calling it their best game of the season. The group combined to only allow one sack after giving up six in the past two games.
Their protection gave sophomore quarterback Sam Howell lots of time to make the deep throws that were such a big part of North Carolina’s offense last year. The offensive line's blocking also kept holes open for the talented running back duo of senior Michael Carter and junior Javonte Williams to put together big runs like they did on Saturday.