Boxscore
North Carolina 35, East Carolina 20
Saturday, October 1, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
North Carolina 14 14 0 7 35
East Carolina 0 3 10 7 20

Recap


Bryn Renner threw three touchdown passes in the first half and the North Carolina defense forced host East Carolina into turnovers on its first three possessions en route to a 35-20 victory on Saturday.

North Carolina is off to its first 4-1 start since 2008.

Renner and tailback Giovani Bernard helped stake North Carolina to a 28-3 halftime advantage while the Tar Heels defense forced East Carolina, which entered the game leading the nation in turnovers per game (4.3), into two fumbles and two interceptions in the first half.

Bernard rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in notching his third straight 100-yard game. Renner finished 13-of-20 for 230 yards.

Dominique Davis completed 41-of-58 passes for 417 yards and two touchdowns for East Carolina (1-3).
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:33
North Carolina   TD  East Carolina 0 - North Carolina 7
1st Quarter - 5:04
North Carolina   TD  East Carolina 0 - North Carolina 14
2nd Quarter - 12:57
North Carolina   TD  East Carolina 0 - North Carolina 21
2nd Quarter - 7:40
East Carolina   FG  East Carolina 3 - North Carolina 21
2nd Quarter - 5:59
North Carolina   TD  East Carolina 3 - North Carolina 28
3rd Quarter - 5:20
East Carolina   TD  East Carolina 10 - North Carolina 28
3rd Quarter - 0:30
East Carolina   FG  East Carolina 13 - North Carolina 28
4th Quarter - 8:18
North Carolina   TD  East Carolina 13 - North Carolina 35
4th Quarter - 2:49
East Carolina   TD  East Carolina 20 - North Carolina 35
TEAMS

Team Records

  North Carolina East Carolina
W/L 4 - 1 - 0 1 - 3 - 0
Conference 1 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  North Carolina East Carolina
Score 35 20
First Downs 19 27
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-11
45%
6-for-13
46%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
3-for-3
100%
Total Yards 456 487
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 40-226 21-73
Average/Rush 5.6 3.5
Passing
Comp-Att 13-20 40-56
Passing Yards 230 414
Average/Pass Play 11.5 7.4
Penalties-Yards 1-15 6-22
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 29:57 30:03

PLAYER STATS

North Carolina (4 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Renner 13/20 230 4 0
East Carolina (1 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Davis 40/56 414 2 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Bernard 24 146 6.1 1
J. Boyd 3 34 11.3 0
R. Houston 8 23 2.9 0
A. Blue 4 18 4.5 0
J. Smith 1 8 8.0 0
B. Renner 1 5 5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Bullock 16 72 4.5 0
D. Davis 5 1 0.2 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Highsmith 3 94 31.3 1
D. Jones 6 93 15.5 2
N. Hurst 1 24 24.0 0
A. Blue 1 15 15.0 0
J. Boyd 1 11 11.0 1
T. Bond 1 -7 -7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. Lewis 10 168 16.8 1
J. Hardy 10 74 7.4 0
D. Webster 4 45 11.2 1
A. Bodenheimer 5 41 8.2 0
M. Bowman 4 32 8.0 0
R. Wiggins 2 28 14.0 0
J. Womack 3 18 6.0 0
R. Bullock 2 8 4.0 0
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