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For a school that has had 24 rushers reach that mark, the current 13-year stretch qualifies as a drought. By comparison, the Tar Heels had a 1,000-yard season from at least one player in every season between 1973 and 1984. White and tailback Shaun Draughn looked unstoppable in last Saturday’s evisceration of East Carolina, finishing with 140 and 137 yards, respectively.
At a news conference Monday, Butch Davis announced that senior offensive/defensive lineman Greg Elleby will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL he sustained against ECU. Elleby had seen playing time in each of UNC’s four games this season.
At a news conference Monday, North Carolina football head coach Butch Davis said he would have fired associate head coach John Blake if he had known Blake had improper relations with agents.
Against ECU, North Carolina entered with a top-25 passing offense, but the Tar Heels won the game on the legs of Shaun Draughn and fellow running back Johnny White.
Despite first half struggles, quarterback T.J. Yates and the offense found a rhythm and rode spectacular performances from running backs Shaun Draughn and Johnny White to a 42-17 victory.
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.
North Carolina is tied at 14 with the visiting East Carolina Pirates at halftime. ECU scored touchdowns on consecutive drives to go ahead of the Tar Heels but UNC’s Da’Norris Searcy intercepted a pass and rumbled 46 yards to even the score. The Pirates opened the scoring by driving 75 yards down the field, capped off by a 13-yard pass from Dominique Davis to Lance Lewis. UNC answered with a 77 yard drive led by T.J. Yates that ended with a 25 yard touchdown catch to Jheranie Boyd. UNC had East Carolina reeling on the Pirates’ next possession, but a costly roughing the kicker penalty by Bruce Carter kept the ECU drive alive and the Pirates took advantage.
The NCAA denied Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams’ appeals.
Kenan Stadium seems to be an imitation of the North Carolina football team this season. Just as the Tar Heels are missing players due to an NCAA investigation, Kenan Stadium is missing the fieldhouse that flanked the east end zone, in the midst of a $70 million rebuilding campaign they titled the “Blue Zone.”
Both North Carolina football coach Butch Davis and athletic director Dick Baddour said Thursday that they knew a month ago about money exchanges between former coach John Blake and a sports agent. In a statement released by the athletic department, Baddour said the University, through the NCAA investigation, uncovered financial documents on Aug.
The North Carolina Tar Heels (1-2) take on the East Carolina Pirates (2-1) in at Kenan Stadium. Game time is 3:30 p.m. Check out both team’s rosters and schedules below:
The numbers East Carolina quarterback Dominique Davis has posted this year have been impressive. Through his first three starts, Davis has averaged 297 yards passing and three touchdowns per game while limiting his interceptions to just one per game.
Although the NCAA investigation has turned the football program on its head, athletic and business officials said neither football ticket sales nor Franklin Street profits have suffered.
During the usual Tar Heel Town pregame festivities, Wilson Library will play host to “Gridiron Glory,” a celebration of UNC’s football past through vintage clips of old games, players and historical artifacts.
UNC officials are standing behind football coach Butch Davis despite increasing reports of improprieties of former associate coach John Blake.
North Carolina safety Da’Norris Searcy has been cleared to play after his eligibility was determined by both the NCAA and the University. The senior has missed all three of UNC’s games thus far and will make his 2010 debut against East Carolina on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. “We’ll try to figure out what kind of role Da’Norris can play on such short notice a day before the game this weekend,” UNC coach Butch Davis said. The senior made his way into a starting safety position last season and averaged 14.6 yards in punt returns, which were ranked fifth in the nation and second in the ACC.