Boxscore
North Carolina 17, Rutgers 13
Saturday, September 25, 2010 3:30 PM
Location - Rutgers Stadium
Attendance - 52038

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
North Carolina 0 7 7 3 17
Rutgers 10 0 3 0 13

Recap

What has already been a trying season for North Carolina finally got a little better on Saturday afternoon.

 

The short-handed Tar Heels finally notched their first victory of the season after rallying past host Rutgers for a 17-13 decision at Rutgers Stadium. The much-needed victory couldn’t have come at a better time for a UNC squad that had high expectations before being gutted by an ongoing NCAA investigation that has left 12 players still sidelined.

 

The Tar Heels, who had suffered close losses to LSU and Georgia Tech to open the season, forged their first lead of the game at 14-10 when quarterback T.J. Yates found Ryan Taylor for a 5-yard scoring strike with 5:34 left in the third period.

Yates finished the day 22 of 30 for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

The Scarlet Knights (2-1), who host Tulane next week, drew within one point when kicker San San Te booted a 39-yard field goal late in the third quarter to bring the score to 14-13.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:09
Rutgers   FG  Rutgers 3 - North Carolina 0
1st Quarter - 2:19
Rutgers   TD  Rutgers 10 - North Carolina 0
2nd Quarter - 9:19
North Carolina   TD  Rutgers 10 - North Carolina 7
3rd Quarter - 5:34
North Carolina   TD  Rutgers 10 - North Carolina 14
3rd Quarter - 1:58
Rutgers   FG  Rutgers 13 - North Carolina 14
4th Quarter - 9:34
North Carolina   FG  Rutgers 13 - North Carolina 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  North Carolina Rutgers
W/L 1 - 2 - 0 2 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  North Carolina Rutgers
Score 17 13
First Downs 15 14
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-13
46%
7-for-18
39%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
2-for-3
67%
Total Yards 307 244
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 27-103 37-87
Average/Rush 3.8 2.4
Passing
Comp-Att 22-30 17-32
Passing Yards 204 157
Average/Pass Play 6.4 4.2
Penalties-Yards 6-55 11-72
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Time of Possession 24:21 35:39

PLAYER STATS

North Carolina (1 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Yates 22/30 204 1 1
Rutgers (2 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Savage 16/29 150 0 2
M. Sanu 1/1 7 0 0
C. Dodd 0/2 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Draughn 8 55 6.9 0
J. White 10 36 3.6 1
J. Boyd 3 11 3.7 0
A. Elzy 1 7 7.0 0
T. Yates 4 0 0.0 0
M. Merletti 1 -6 -6.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Sanu 15 41 2.7 1
J. Martinek 5 30 6.0 0
J. Thomas 8 24 3.0 0
T. Savage 9 -8 -0.9 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. White 4 63 15.8 0
D. Jones 4 43 10.8 0
J. Boyd 3 37 12.3 0
Z. Pianalto 4 20 5.0 0
E. Highsmith 2 16 8.0 0
R. Taylor 3 16 5.3 1
D. Ramsay 1 6 6.0 0
C. Byrd 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Sanu 9 74 8.2 0
J. Thomas 3 44 14.7 0
J. Tartacoff 1 16 16.0 0
K. Stroud 1 15 15.0 0
J. Deering 1 7 7.0 0
K. Young 1 1 1.0 0
J. Martinek 1 0 0.0 0
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