Boxscore
North Carolina 37, Virginia 13
Thursday, November 15, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Scott Stadium
Attendance - 45760

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
North Carolina 7 13 0 17 37
Virginia 3 7 3 0 13

Recap


North Carolina 37, Virginia 13: Bryn Renner threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns while displaying pin-point accuracy and the visiting Tar Heels ended the Cavaliers' bowl hopes in the 117th meeting between the South's oldest rivals.

Renner finished 29-of-36 and Quinshad Davis set a school mark and tied the ACC record with 16 catches for 178 yards as North Carolina (7-4, 4-3 ACC) rebounded from an embarrassing 68-50 loss to Georgia Tech. Tre Boston returned an interception for a touchdown for the Tar Heels, who broke open a close game by scoring the final 17 points.

North Carolina is banned from postseason play, but the Tar Heels made sure their oldest rival will be home come bowl season as well. Virginia (4-7, 2-5) needed to win its final two games to become bowl eligible for a second straight season.

The Cavaliers' bowl hopes vanished in just over four minutes during a sequence that spanned the third and fourth quarters.The Cavaliers, who trailed 20-10 at the half, were threatening to tie the game late in the third when the Tar Heels threw Kevin Parks for a 2-yard loss on fourth-and-goal.

North Carolina then capitalized on the momentum swing and drove 97 yards in 12 plays. Renner's 23-yard touchdown pass to running back Giovani Bernard made it 27-13 with 11:43 to play. Erik Highsmith's second touchdown catch, which came moments after Virginia's Darius Jennings dropped a sure touchdown, put the game out of reach.

The Cavaliers' quarterback tandem of Phillip Sims (8-of-17, 50 yards, touchdown) and Michael Rocco (11-of-16, 155 yards, interception) was largely ineffective.

GAME NOTEBOOK: North Carolina leads the series 60-53-4. ... Rocco, who set a school record with 18 straight completions last week, started and was 4-of-5 for 64 yards on the first two drives. ... The Cavaliers were down to two healthy CBs with Maurice Canady out with a concussion. ... Renner was 19-of-23 for 201 yards in the first half.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:24
North Carolina   TD  Virginia 0 - North Carolina 7
1st Quarter - 0:53
Virginia   FG  Virginia 3 - North Carolina 7
2nd Quarter - 14:03
North Carolina   TD  Virginia 3 - North Carolina 14
2nd Quarter - 8:42
Virginia   TD  Virginia 10 - North Carolina 14
2nd Quarter - 4:37
North Carolina   TD  Virginia 10 - North Carolina 20
3rd Quarter - 11:00
Virginia   FG  Virginia 13 - North Carolina 20
4th Quarter - 11:43
North Carolina   TD  Virginia 13 - North Carolina 27
4th Quarter - 8:46
North Carolina   TD  Virginia 13 - North Carolina 34
4th Quarter - 7:07
North Carolina   FG  Virginia 13 - North Carolina 37
TEAMS

Team Records

  North Carolina Virginia
W/L 7 - 4 - 0 4 - 7 - 0
Conference 4 - 3 - 0 2 - 5 - 0

Team Stats

  North Carolina Virginia
Score 37 13
First Downs 25 17
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-12
33%
2-for-15
13%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
3-for-6
50%
Total Yards 446 350
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-127 42-145
Average/Rush 3.8 3.5
Passing
Comp-Att 30-38 19-33
Passing Yards 319 205
Average/Pass Play 8.2 5.5
Penalties-Yards 7-52 6-60
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 25:43 34:17

PLAYER STATS

North Carolina (7 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Renner 29/36 315 3 0
M. Williams 1/2 4 0 0
Virginia (4 - 7)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Rocco 11/16 155 0 1
P. Sims 8/17 50 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Bernard 15 57 3.8 0
M. Williams 7 40 5.7 0
A. Blue 6 22 3.7 1
R. Morris 2 10 5.0 0
B. Renner 3 -2 -0.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Parks 12 53 4.4 0
P. Jones 16 50 3.1 0
D. Jennings 2 22 11.0 0
M. Rocco 9 15 1.7 0
C. Richardson 1 3 3.0 0
P. Sims 2 2 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
Q. Davis 16 178 11.1 0
E. Highsmith 6 49 8.2 2
G. Bernard 4 47 11.8 1
J. Tabb 4 45 11.2 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Terrell 4 79 19.8 0
J. McGee 3 46 15.3 0
P. Jones 5 38 7.6 0
D. Jennings 3 24 8.0 1
E. Scott 2 13 6.5 0
C. Phillips 1 4 4.0 0
K. Parks 1 1 1.0 0
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