Tailback Sean Draughn ran for three touchdowns in UNC's 42-17 victory over East Carolina on Saturday.

North Carolina defeats East Carolina 42-17

Two 100-yard rushers fuel UNC's win

North Carolina defeated ECU 42-17 Saturday afternoon.
After entering halftime tied at 14 – thanks to a second quarter pick-six by safety Da’Norris Searcy – the Tar Heels handled their business in the second half. Though quarterback T.J. Yates struggled at times to get into a rhythm with his receivers, running back Johnny White picked up the slack, rushing for over 100 yards in the second half alone to get things rolling. Then Shaun Draughn did the rest.
Both running backs rushed for over 100 yards, the first time UNC’s done that since 2004.


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	This Saturday, Wilson Library will host a showing of “Gridiron Glory,” a film highlighting UNC football games throughout the 20th century. Courtesy of Wilson Library special collections.

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	Bruce Carter had his biggest game of the season, blocking the sixth punt of his UNC career and returning an interception for 55 yards.  Courtesy of the Daily Targum/Ramon Dompur.

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