Boxscore
North Carolina 48, Virginia Tech 34
Saturday, October 6, 2012 12:30 PM
Location - Kenan Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 54000

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Virginia Tech 14 6 6 8 34
North Carolina 14 14 17 3 48

Recap


North Carolina 48, Virginia Tech 34:
Giovani Bernard rushed for a career-high 262 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown, as the host Tar Heels snapped the Hokies' 23-game winning streak in conference road openers.

Sean Tapley returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown and also caught a TD pass, A.J. Blue ran for two touchdowns and quarterback Bryn Renner threw for one score and ran for another as North Carolina (4-2, 1-1 ACC) pinned the highest point total on Virginia Tech in an ACC game.

Logan Thomas threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another and Corey Fuller had five catches for 143 yards and a TD for the Hokies (3-3, 1-1), who are at .500 in October for the first time since 1992. Virginia Tech was 13-0 in regular season games in North Carolina - 4-0 against the Tar Heels - since joining the ACC in 2004.

Bernard's long touchdown run came on the first play of the second quarter and gave North Carolina the lead for good. Renner was 17-of-30 for 194 yards as the Tar Heels outgained the Hokies 533-394.

Renner connected with Tapley for a 19-yard score midway through the third quarter to give the Tar Heels a 35-20 lead. Virginia Tech responded when Demitri Knowles returned the ensuing kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown. North Carolina increased its advantage to 45-26 on Blue's second TD of the game - a 13-yarder with 1:19 left in the third.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Virginia Tech allowed a kickoff return for a touchdown for the first time since a 45-24 victory over Syracuse in 1993, a span of 237 games. ... The Hokies matched their scoring output in the first quarter of their first five games with 14 points in the opening period. ... Virginia Tech last lost a conference road opener in 1962 when it was a member of the Southern Conference.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:55
Virginia Tech   TD  North Carolina 0 - Virginia Tech 7
1st Quarter - 12:41
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 7 - Virginia Tech 7
1st Quarter - 4:41
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 14 - Virginia Tech 7
1st Quarter - 2:15
Virginia Tech   TD  North Carolina 14 - Virginia Tech 14
2nd Quarter - 14:53
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 21 - Virginia Tech 14
2nd Quarter - 7:41
Virginia Tech   FG  North Carolina 21 - Virginia Tech 17
2nd Quarter - 4:09
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 28 - Virginia Tech 17
2nd Quarter - 0:41
Virginia Tech   FG  North Carolina 28 - Virginia Tech 20
3rd Quarter - 7:49
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 35 - Virginia Tech 20
3rd Quarter - 7:36
Virginia Tech   TD  North Carolina 35 - Virginia Tech 26
3rd Quarter - 3:56
North Carolina   FG  North Carolina 38 - Virginia Tech 26
3rd Quarter - 1:19
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 45 - Virginia Tech 26
4th Quarter - 8:55
Virginia Tech   TD  North Carolina 45 - Virginia Tech 34
4th Quarter - 5:34
North Carolina   FG  North Carolina 48 - Virginia Tech 34
TEAMS

Team Records

  Virginia Tech North Carolina
W/L 3 - 3 - 0 4 - 2 - 0
Conference 1 - 1 - 0 1 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Virginia Tech North Carolina
Score 34 48
First Downs 22 27
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-16
44%
5-for-14
36%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 394 533
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 25-40 45-339
Average/Rush 1.6 7.5
Passing
Comp-Att 26-49 17-30
Passing Yards 354 194
Average/Pass Play 7.1 6.3
Penalties-Yards 8-60 15-126
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 30:33 29:27

PLAYER STATS

Virginia Tech (3 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Thomas 26/49 354 2 1
North Carolina (4 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Renner 17/30 194 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
L. Thomas 7 20 2.9 1
M. Holmes 8 19 2.4 0
M. Scales 2 8 4.0 0
M. Davis 1 7 7.0 0
J. Coleman 6 5 0.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Bernard 23 262 11.4 1
A. Blue 8 57 7.1 2
M. Williams 2 15 7.5 0
B. Renner 8 5 0.6 1
R. Morris 4 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Fuller 5 143 28.6 1
D. Knowles 6 83 13.8 0
M. Davis 3 66 22.0 1
R. Malleck 2 26 13.0 0
D. Roberts 2 25 12.5 0
M. Holmes 1 6 6.0 0
J. Coleman 6 4 0.7 0
M. Scales 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
Q. Davis 5 65 13.0 0
S. Tapley 2 43 21.5 1
E. Ebron 2 35 17.5 0
E. Highsmith 4 29 7.2 0
A. Blue 1 12 12.0 0
G. Bernard 3 10 3.3 0
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