Boxscore
North Carolina 27, East Carolina 6
Saturday, September 22, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Kenan Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 59500

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
East Carolina 0 6 0 0 6
North Carolina 7 3 14 3 27

Recap


North Carolina 27, East Carolina 6:
Bryn Renner threw for 321 yards and Giovani Bernard came back from injury to score two touchdowns as the host Tar Heels pulled away in the second half.

Renner had two touchdown passes, including a 62-yard scoring strike to Sean Tapley just 4:15 into the second half for a 17-6 lead. Bernard, who missed the last two games with a sore knee, ran four yards for a score 2:50 later after a fumble by East Carolina. Bernard finished with 50 yards rushing.

North Carolina (2-2) recorded seven sacks and held the Pirates to a pair of Warren Harvey field goals.

Bernard, the Tar Heels' leading rusher last season as a freshman, made an immediate impact with a 14-yard touchdown reception from Renner with 5:50 left in the first quarter to give North Carolina a 7-0 lead.

East Carolina (2-2) allowed Renner 209 yards passing in the first half, but the Pirates hung tough. North Carolina’s Casey Barth missed his first field goal of the season – a 34-yarder – as time expired and the Tar Heels led just 10-6 at halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Bernard has 19 touchdowns in 15 career games. … East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden was 17-of-30 passing for 124 yards. … North Carolina leads the series 12-2-1. 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:50
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 7 - East Carolina 0
2nd Quarter - 14:15
East Carolina   FG  North Carolina 7 - East Carolina 3
2nd Quarter - 7:27
North Carolina   FG  North Carolina 10 - East Carolina 3
2nd Quarter - 1:29
East Carolina   FG  North Carolina 10 - East Carolina 6
3rd Quarter - 10:45
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 17 - East Carolina 6
3rd Quarter - 7:55
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 24 - East Carolina 6
4th Quarter - 3:36
North Carolina   FG  North Carolina 27 - East Carolina 6
TEAMS

Team Records

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

Team Stats

  East Carolina North Carolina
Score 6 27
First Downs 13 23
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-16
31%
8-for-16
50%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 233 450
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-109 29-129
Average/Rush 3.3 4.4
Passing
Comp-Att 17-30 27-43
Passing Yards 124 321
Average/Pass Play 3.4 7.3
Penalties-Yards 5-60 9-91
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 32:19 27:41

PLAYER STATS

East Carolina (2 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Carden 17/30 124 0 0
North Carolina (2 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Renner 27/43 321 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Cooper 6 68 11.3 0
R. Bullock 8 38 4.8 0
M. Dobson 5 24 4.8 0
H. Furr 5 19 3.8 0
S. Carden 9 -40 -4.4 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Bernard 18 50 2.8 1
M. Williams 2 26 13.0 0
R. Morris 4 19 4.8 0
B. Renner 3 19 6.3 0
A. Blue 2 15 7.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Jones 4 46 11.5 0
D. Arrington 1 29 29.0 0
J. Hardy 4 25 6.2 0
R. Wiggins 1 8 8.0 0
A. Bodenheimer 3 6 2.0 0
D. Webster 1 6 6.0 0
V. Cooper 1 3 3.0 0
R. Bullock 1 3 3.0 0
L. Ray 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Highsmith 8 66 8.2 0
E. Ebron 3 64 21.3 0
S. Tapley 1 62 62.0 1
G. Bernard 6 52 8.7 1
Q. Davis 5 48 9.6 0
A. Blue 1 13 13.0 0
R. Morris 2 12 6.0 0
M. McNeill 1 4 4.0 0
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