Boxscore
North Carolina 62, Elon University 0
Saturday, September 1, 2012 12:30 PM
Location - Kenan Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 50500

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Elon University 0 0 0 0 0
North Carolina 14 27 21 0 62

Recap


North Carolina 62, Elon 0: Giovani Bernard ran for one touchdown, caught another and returned a punt for a score in the first half as the Tar Heels rolled over the visiting Phoenix.
 
Bernard zipped 59 yards down the left sideline for North Carolina’s first touchdown 5:26 into the game, then caught a swing pass from Bryn Renner and bulled his way 6 yards with 4:45 left in the first quarter. Bernard finished with 93 yards rushing on nine carries.
 
The dazzling 70-yard punt return made it 24-0 early in the second quarter as coach Larry Fedora’s debut turned into a rout.
 
Renner, running Fedora’s spread offense, was 14 of 21 for 236 yards and three touchdowns. Renner also hit Jheranie Boyd for 35 yards and a score with 9:48 left in the first half as the Heels pushed the lead to 41-0 at halftime.
 
Elon drove to the North Carolina 15 in the first quarter before quarterback Thomas Wilson was intercepted by Jabari Price. The Heels held All-American receiver Aaron Mellette to two receptions for nine yards.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: Casey Barth, who missed most of last season with an injury, had two field goals to pull within one of tying his brother Connor on the school’s all-time list. Connor kicks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. … Five of North Carolina’s seven TD drives were 1:26 or less. … It was the first football meeting between the two schools, less than 40 miles apart. … North Carolina set a school record for return yards (260).
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:34
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 7 - Elon 0
1st Quarter - 4:45
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 14 - Elon 0
2nd Quarter - 13:16
North Carolina   FG  North Carolina 17 - Elon 0
2nd Quarter - 12:16
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 24 - Elon 0
2nd Quarter - 9:48
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 31 - Elon 0
2nd Quarter - 2:41
North Carolina   FG  North Carolina 34 - Elon 0
2nd Quarter - 0:24
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 41 - Elon 0
3rd Quarter - 10:51
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 48 - Elon 0
3rd Quarter - 4:06
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 55 - Elon 0
3rd Quarter - 0:43
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 62 - Elon 0
TEAMS

Team Records

  Elon North Carolina
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Elon North Carolina
Score 0 62
First Downs 11 24
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-19
32%
6-for-13
46%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
2-for-3
67%
Total Yards 170 524
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-42 46-243
Average/Rush 1.2 5.3
Passing
Comp-Att 17-34 20-28
Passing Yards 128 281
Average/Pass Play 3.6 10.0
Penalties-Yards 3-35 3-20
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 34:06 25:54

PLAYER STATS

Elon University (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Wilson 13/27 99 0 2
M. Quinn 4/7 29 0 0
North Carolina (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Renner 14/21 236 3 1
M. Williams 5/6 27 0 0
E. Highsmith 1/1 18 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Phan 10 19 1.9 0
K. Bostick 5 13 2.6 0
T. Coppedge 9 10 1.1 0
K. Brown 2 4 2.0 0
T. Wilson 5 4 0.8 0
A. Davis 1 -2 -2.0 0
A. Mellette 1 -2 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Bernard 9 93 10.3 1
R. Morris 10 49 4.9 0
M. Williams 6 43 7.2 1
A. Blue 9 39 4.3 2
T. Riley 6 16 2.7 0
B. Renner 4 13 3.2 0
J. Boyd 2 -10 -5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Brown 4 31 7.8 0
J. Peterson 3 23 7.7 0
T. Coppedge 1 22 22.0 0
R. Rorie 4 18 4.5 0
R. Brown 1 11 11.0 0
A. Mellette 2 9 4.5 0
D. Warrick 1 9 9.0 0
D. Sellers 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Ebron 2 53 26.5 0
E. Highsmith 3 44 14.7 0
J. Boyd 1 35 35.0 1
R. Morris 1 30 30.0 0
J. Tabb 1 23 23.0 1
S. Tapley 2 19 9.5 0
Q. Davis 1 18 18.0 0
B. Renner 1 18 18.0 0
A. Blue 1 13 13.0 0
G. Bernard 2 10 5.0 1
M. McNeill 2 8 4.0 0
R. Smith 1 7 7.0 0
T. Riley 1 2 2.0 0
D. Washington 1 1 1.0 0
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