Boxscore
North Carolina 45, Maryland 38
Saturday, November 24, 2012 3:00 PM
Location - Kenan Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 44000

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Maryland 7 21 7 3 38
North Carolina 14 7 24 0 45

Recap


North Carolina 45, Maryland 38
: Bryn Renner threw for 305 yards and five touchdowns to break the school’s single-season record for touchdown passes as the host Tar Heels defeated the Terrapins, clinching their fourth eight-win season in five years.

Giovani Bernard paced the ground attack for North Carolina (8-4, 5-3 ACC) with 163 rushing yards and a touchdown on 27 carries. Quinshad Davis continued as the top target for Renner, catching nine passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns.

Brandon Ross led Maryland (4-8, 2-6) with 141 rushing yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Ross broke the school’s single-game rushing record for a freshman and became just the third first-year back in school history to have two 100-yard rushing games in the same season.

Maryland scored two touchdowns in the last 21 seconds of the first half to take a 28-21 lead at the break before Maryland freshman Stefon Diggs returned the second-half kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown to move ahead 35-21.

Less than a minute later, Renner connected with Davis on a 50-yard scoring strike, breaking his own single-season mark for touchdown passes. Renner tied another school record with his fifth touchdown pass of the game and 28th of his career when he hit Erik Highsmith on a 15-yard score to tie the score at 35-35 with 12:10 left in the third quarter. A 22-yard field goal by Thomas Moore 5:12 later gave the Tar Heels the lead for good. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Diggs passed LaMont Jordan for second place on the school’s single-season all-time all-purpose yards list. He finished with 1,896 all-purpose yards. … Maryland took its first double-digit lead in six weeks when it went ahead by 14 points on Diggs’ kickoff return. … Davis finished with 61 catches on the season, second most by a freshman in ACC history.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 14:18
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 7 - Maryland 0
1st Quarter - 12:11
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 14 - Maryland 0
1st Quarter - 1:41
Maryland   TD  North Carolina 14 - Maryland 7
2nd Quarter - 7:31
Maryland   TD  North Carolina 14 - Maryland 14
2nd Quarter - 3:18
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 21 - Maryland 14
2nd Quarter - 0:21
Maryland   TD  North Carolina 21 - Maryland 21
2nd Quarter - 0:04
Maryland   TD  North Carolina 21 - Maryland 28
3rd Quarter - 14:47
Maryland   TD  North Carolina 21 - Maryland 35
3rd Quarter - 14:14
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 28 - Maryland 35
3rd Quarter - 12:10
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 35 - Maryland 35
3rd Quarter - 6:58
North Carolina   FG  North Carolina 38 - Maryland 35
3rd Quarter - 3:06
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 45 - Maryland 35
4th Quarter - 3:12
Maryland   FG  North Carolina 45 - Maryland 38
TEAMS

Team Records

  Maryland North Carolina
W/L 4 - 8 - 0 8 - 4 - 0
Conference 2 - 6 - 0 5 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Maryland North Carolina
Score 38 45
First Downs 21 27
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-14
21%
7-for-14
50%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-3
67%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 404 494
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 37-188 37-189
Average/Rush 5.1 5.1
Passing
Comp-Att 17-36 28-40
Passing Yards 216 305
Average/Pass Play 5.8 7.6
Penalties-Yards 3-30 11-86
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 33:42 26:18

PLAYER STATS

Maryland (4 - 8)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Petty 16/35 208 1 1
S. Diggs 1/1 8 1 0
North Carolina (8 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Renner 28/39 305 5 0
M. Williams 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Ross 21 141 6.7 1
S. Petty 11 20 1.8 1
S. Diggs 3 20 6.7 0
N. King 1 19 19.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Bernard 27 163 6.0 1
A. Blue 3 18 6.0 0
B. Renner 5 12 2.4 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Diggs 8 82 10.2 0
N. King 4 72 18.0 0
M. Furstenburg 2 37 18.5 1
K. Dorsey 1 28 28.0 1
J. Pickett 1 3 3.0 0
B. Ross 1 -6 -6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
Q. Davis 9 135 15.0 2
E. Ebron 3 57 19.0 1
N. Platt 4 36 9.0 0
G. Bernard 5 32 6.4 0
E. Highsmith 2 27 13.5 1
A. Blue 1 12 12.0 1
J. Tabb 1 3 3.0 0
S. Tapley 3 3 1.0 0