Boxscore
Wake Forest 28, North Carolina 27
Saturday, September 8, 2012 3:00 PM
Location - BB&T Field
Attendance - 29526

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
North Carolina 7 7 10 3 27
Wake Forest 7 14 0 7 28

Recap


Wake Forest 28, North Carolina 27: Tanner Price capped an 11-play, 93-yard drive with a 1-yard sneak and Wake Forest picked off a Bryn Renner pass on visiting North Carolina's ensuing drive to win its ACC opener. 

The Tar Heels (1-1, 0-1 ACC) shut out the Demon Deacons for most of the second half, but they couldn't stop Price late. He completed five of seven passes on the final scoring drive and finished 27-for-38 for 327 yards. Michael Campanaro had a huge game for the Demon Deacons (1-1, 1-0), catching 13 passes for 164 yards. 

North Carolina's A.J. Blue had 106 rushing yards and a touchdown for the first 100-yard game of his career, and Casey Barth booted a pair of second-half field goals to become the Tar Heels' all-time leader.

Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora's no-huddle spread offense took a little longer to get going than it did in a season-opening romp over Elon. Without starting running back Giovani Bernard (knee), North Carolina struggled to establish the run early but picked it up in the second half. 

The Tar Heels seemingly took control when they scored on three consecutive possessions in the third and fourth quarters. Price made a crucial mistake deep in his own territory, giving North Carolina the ball at the Wake Forest 8 after Tim Scott's interception. The turnover led to a 25-yard field goal from Barth for a 24-21 lead.

Barth added a 30-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give him 55 field goals for his career, passing his brother, Connor, as the school's all-time leader and making it 27-21. 

Renner took a hard hit near the goal line in the second quarter and had to come out of the game after being tended to on the field. He missed only one offensive play, though, as Blue punched in a 1-yard touchdown run on the next play. Renner returned for the next series and lost a fumble that set up Josh Harris' 6-yard scoring run for a 21-14 Wake Forest lead at halftime. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The start of the game was delayed one hour, 18 minutes because of lightning in the area. … Wake Forest has won 12 straight games against in-state opponents. Demon Deacons coach Jim Grobe is 31-8 against in-state opponents in his tenure with Wake Forest, including a 5-3 mark against the Tar Heels. … Wake Forest's Nikita Whitlock, the star of the defense, left with an ankle injury late in the third quarter. … Campanaro's 13 catches are the most ever against the Tar Heels. He has caught a pass in 14 consecutive games. 

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:49
North Carolina   TD  Wake Forest 0 - North Carolina 7
1st Quarter - 0:02
Wake Forest   TD  Wake Forest 7 - North Carolina 7
2nd Quarter - 10:05
North Carolina   TD  Wake Forest 7 - North Carolina 14
2nd Quarter - 6:07
Wake Forest   TD  Wake Forest 14 - North Carolina 14
2nd Quarter - 4:31
Wake Forest   TD  Wake Forest 21 - North Carolina 14
3rd Quarter - 4:45
North Carolina   TD  Wake Forest 21 - North Carolina 21
3rd Quarter - 2:50
North Carolina   FG  Wake Forest 21 - North Carolina 24
4th Quarter - 12:50
North Carolina   FG  Wake Forest 21 - North Carolina 27
4th Quarter - 2:09
Wake Forest   TD  Wake Forest 28 - North Carolina 27
TEAMS

Team Records

  North Carolina Wake Forest
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  North Carolina Wake Forest
Score 27 28
First Downs 22 24
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-18
39%
4-for-12
33%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-3
67%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 428 426
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 42-157 34-64
Average/Rush 3.7 1.9
Passing
Comp-Att 23-40 28-39
Passing Yards 271 362
Average/Pass Play 6.5 9.0
Penalties-Yards 8-87 8-55
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 27:04 32:56

PLAYER STATS

North Carolina (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Renner 23/39 271 1 1
Wake Forest (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Price 27/38 327 0 1
D. Martin 1/1 35 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Blue 19 106 5.6 1
R. Morris 14 70 5.0 1
B. Renner 9 -19 -2.1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Harris 21 40 1.9 1
D. Martin 4 13 3.2 1
M. Campanaro 1 9 9.0 0
T. Price 7 5 0.7 2
T. Davis 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Highsmith 5 71 14.2 0
S. Tapley 4 59 14.8 0
E. Ebron 4 55 13.8 1
M. McNeill 5 38 7.6 0
J. Tabb 2 24 12.0 0
Q. Davis 1 14 14.0 0
J. Boyd 1 7 7.0 0
A. Blue 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Campanaro 13 164 12.6 0
B. Terry 4 87 21.8 0
S. Ragland III 2 42 21.0 0
T. Davis 3 33 11.0 0
T. Bohanon 3 28 9.3 0
J. Harris 3 8 2.7 0
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