Miami 27, North Carolina 23

Date - Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Kenan Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 56000

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 6 7 0 14 27
North Carolina 7 10 3 3 23

Recap


No. 11 Miami 27, North Carolina 23:
Dallas Crawford rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 16 seconds remaining, as the visiting Hurricanes rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter. 

Stephen Morris threw a career-high four interceptions but led the Hurricanes (6-0, 2-0 ACC) on a pair of touchdown drives in the fourth and finished 19-of-35 for 322 yards. Miami has won eight straight dating to last season and denied North Carolina its first win over a ranked opponent since 2010. 

Bryn Renner completed 15 straight passes - a single-game school record - and finished 28-of-36 for 297 yards and a touchdown for North Carolina (1-5, 0-3), but he threw a key interception in the final quarter. The Tar Heels moved to the Miami 28 on the final possession, but Quinshad Davis couldn't pull in Renner's heave to the end zone as time expired.

The Hurricanes didn't score an offensive touchdown until Crawford's 3-yard run with 11:29 left, which came on Miami's fifth trip to the red zone. They cashed in again when Crawford produced another 3-yard score to cap a 13-play, 90-yard drive for their first lead since taking a 13-7 advantage on a blocked field goal return for a TD in the second quarter. 

The Tar Heels led 17-13 at halftime and had a chance to put it away in the second half but had to settle for a pair of field goals from Thomas Moore and a 23-13 advantage. The Hurricanes finally finished a drive when Crawford capped a 75-yard march to pull Miami within 23-20. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami lost RB Duke Johnson and WR Phillip Dorsett to injuries in the first quarter. Johnson rushed for 83 yards on eight carries and Dorsett had two catches for 68 yards before exiting. … North Carolina TE Eric Ebron's 199 receiving yards (on eight catches) mark a school record for a tight end, surpassing Tony Blanchard's 149 yards versus Wake Forest in 1968. … Morris became the sixth 6,000-yard passer in school history and moved past Vinny Testaverde for fourth on Miami's all-time list. 

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:45
Miami   FG  North Carolina 0 - Miami 3
1st Quarter - 5:20
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 7 - Miami 3
1st Quarter - 2:59
Miami   FG  North Carolina 7 - Miami 6
2nd Quarter - 12:33
Miami   TD  North Carolina 7 - Miami 13
2nd Quarter - 9:50
North Carolina   TD  North Carolina 14 - Miami 13
2nd Quarter - 3:32
North Carolina   FG  North Carolina 17 - Miami 13
3rd Quarter - 6:59
North Carolina   FG  North Carolina 20 - Miami 13
4th Quarter - 14:17
North Carolina   FG  North Carolina 23 - Miami 13
4th Quarter - 11:29
Miami   TD  North Carolina 23 - Miami 20
4th Quarter - 0:16
Miami   TD  North Carolina 23 - Miami 27
TEAMS

Team Records

  Miami North Carolina
W/L 6 - 0 - 0 1 - 5 - 0
Conference 2 - 0 - 0 0 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Miami North Carolina
Score 27 23
First Downs 23 23
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-18
44%
5-for-15
33%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 556 500
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 45-234 36-105
Average/Rush 5.2 2.9
Passing
Comp-Att 19-35 32-43
Passing Yards 322 395
Average/Pass Play 8.9 8.8
Penalties-Yards 4-30 7-44
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 4 2
Time of Possession 29:01 30:59

PLAYER STATS

Miami (6 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Morris 19/35 322 0 4
North Carolina (1 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Renner 28/36 297 1 1
M. Williams 4/7 98 1 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Crawford 33 137 4.2 2
D. Johnson 8 83 10.4 0
E. Clements 2 27 13.5 0
G. Edwards 1 0 0.0 0
S. Morris 1 -13 -13.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Logan 16 61 3.8 0
A. Blue 8 37 4.6 0
M. Williams 5 27 5.4 0
B. Renner 6 -4 -0.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Hurns 6 98 16.3 0
P. Dorsett 2 68 34.0 0
C. Walford 2 57 28.5 0
H. Waters 3 54 18.0 0
S. Coley 3 21 7.0 0
D. Crawford 2 17 8.5 0
M. Lewis 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
E. Ebron 8 199 24.9 1
Q. Davis 8 81 10.1 1
A. Blue 5 34 6.8 0
R. Switzer 5 28 5.6 0
T. Thorpe 1 19 19.0 0
T. Logan 2 18 9.0 0
J. Howard 2 12 6.0 0
S. Tapley 1 4 4.0 0