North Carolina 40, Middle Tennessee 20

Date - Saturday, September 7, 2013 12:30 PM
Location - Kenan Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 48000

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Middle Tennessee 0 0 7 13 20
North Carolina 13 10 3 14 40

Recap


North Carolina 40, Middle Tennessee State 20: Bryn Renner threw for 339 yards and a touchdown and Romar Morris added a pair of first-half rushing scores as the host Tar Heels jumped to an early lead and coasted past the Blue Raiders.

North Carolina (1-1) led 20-0 after Morris' pair of touchdowns and a 1-yard sneak from Renner, who finished 23-of-34 passing. Sean Tapley led the Tar Heels with four catches for 93 yards.

Jordan Parker paced Middle Tennessee State (1-1) with 109 rushing yards and a third-quarter score. Logan Kilgore, who was injured in last week's win, went 21-of-35 for 211 yards but threw three interceptions.

Tavarres Jefferson led the Blue Raiders with seven catches for 101 yards. Kyle Griswould added seven catches for 65 yards to extend his streak to 24 straight games with a reception.

Jared Singletary returned a Tar Heels fumble 25 yards to cut the deficit to 26-13 early in the fourth, but Renner answered with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Quinshad Davis for a 20-point advantage. Backup quarterbacks Marquise Williams (North Carolina) and Austin Grammer (Middle Tennessee State) traded touchdowns in the game's final minutes.

GAME NOTEBOOK: A second-quarter interception ended Renner's streak at 140 passes without an interception. ... The Tar Heels outgained the Blue Raiders, 511-401. ... Singletary's fumble return for a TD was the team's first since 2010.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:55
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 6 - Middle Tennessee 0
1st Quarter - 0:15
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 13 - Middle Tennessee 0
2nd Quarter - 4:31
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 20 - Middle Tennessee 0
2nd Quarter - 0:00
North Carolina   FG  North Carolina 23 - Middle Tennessee 0
3rd Quarter - 10:36
Middle Tennessee   TD  North Carolina 23 - Middle Tennessee 7
3rd Quarter - 3:06
North Carolina   FG  North Carolina 26 - Middle Tennessee 7
4th Quarter - 12:54
Middle Tennessee   TD  North Carolina 26 - Middle Tennessee 13
4th Quarter - 11:16
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 33 - Middle Tennessee 13
4th Quarter - 2:24
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 40 - Middle Tennessee 13
4th Quarter - 0:36
Middle Tennessee   TD  North Carolina 40 - Middle Tennessee 20
TEAMS

Team Records

  Middle Tennessee North Carolina
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 1 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Middle Tennessee North Carolina
Score 20 40
First Downs 26 27
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-18
44%
9-for-16
56%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 408 511
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 40-165 41-134
Average/Rush 4.1 3.3
Passing
Comp-Att 24-42 25-36
Passing Yards 243 377
Average/Pass Play 5.5 9.4
Penalties-Yards 7-63 4-50
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 32:47 27:13

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Kilgore 21/35 211 0 3
A. Grammer 3/7 32 1 0
North Carolina (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Renner 23/34 339 1 1
A. Blue 1/1 23 0 0
M. Williams 1/1 15 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Parker 22 109 5.0 1
W. Pratcher 7 37 5.3 0
R. Whatley 5 25 5.0 0
D. Clarke 1 7 7.0 0
A. Grammer 1 4 4.0 0
L. Kilgore 4 -17 -4.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Morris 10 46 4.6 2
A. Blue 10 44 4.4 0
K. Francis 10 42 4.2 0
M. Williams 2 10 5.0 0
B. Renner 8 0 0.0 1
R. Switzer 1 -8 -8.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Jefferson 7 101 14.4 0
K. Griswould 7 65 9.3 0
T. Pettis 2 28 14.0 0
D. Frazier 2 20 10.0 0
C. Perkins 1 12 12.0 1
M. Henry 1 9 9.0 0
C. Collis 1 5 5.0 0
J. Corbaley 2 5 2.5 0
J. Parker 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Tapley 4 93 23.2 0
M. McNeill 2 75 37.5 0
E. Ebron 4 60 15.0 0
J. Tabb 2 39 19.5 0
M. Williams 1 23 23.0 0
K. Singleton 1 20 20.0 0
Q. Davis 2 18 9.0 1
J. Howard 1 15 15.0 1
R. Switzer 3 14 4.7 0
T. Thorpe 1 8 8.0 0
A. Blue 2 7 3.5 0
R. Morris 2 5 2.5 0