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UNC quarterback Sam Howell (7) fakes a handoff to running back Javonte Williams (25) on a late two-point conversion attempt against No.1 Clemson. When the play came up short, UNC lost 21-20 on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 in Kenan Memorial Stadium.

Two yards and one play are all that separate UNC football from No. 1 Clemson

“We’re having a different conversation if we’d made it,” Mack Brown said. “You all are talking about me being a genius instead of an idiot. That’s the difference in two points.” In a crushing loss, but shockingly close game, the Tar Heels fell 21-20 to the Clemson Tigers. Two yards were all that stood in the way from this underdog victory of the season — here's where it all went wrong. 

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UNC quarterback Sam Howell (7) runs down the field. UNC and No.1 Clemson faced off on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 in Kenan Memorial Stadium. UNC fell short of ending Clemson's 19 game winning streak, 21-20.

UNC falls to No. 1 Clemson, 21-20, after failed 2-point conversion

The North Carolina football team (2-3, 1-1 ACC) suffered its third straight loss of the season on Saturday to No. 1 Clemson, 21-20. After an eight-minute, 32-second UNC touchdown drive, the Tar Heels' 2-point conversion attempt – a Sam Howell rollout to the right and subsequent scramble for the end zone – fell short, and the Tigers left Chapel Hill with a win.

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