Scores

Final

North Carolina 27

(3-5, 2-3 ACC)

NC State 19

(3-5, 0-5 ACC)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:30 PM ET, November 2, 2013

Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC

1 2 3 4 T
UNC 14 7 0 627
NCST 10 6 3 019

Top Performers

Passing: M. Williams (UNC) - 92 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: B. Mitchell (NCST) - 21 CAR, 105 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: Q. Davis (UNC) - 2 REC, 61 YDS, 2 TD

Freshman T.J. Logan lifts UNC by rival NC State

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Freshman T.J. Logan ran for a 14-yard touchdown with 11:19 left to help North Carolina beat rival North Carolina State 27-19 on Saturday.

Quinshad Davis had two touchdown catches for the Tar Heels (3-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won in Carter-Finley Stadium for the first time since 2005. Davis' second score came off a 59-yard pass from Ryan Switzer on a trick play, putting UNC ahead for good midway through the second.

Logan's score gave the Tar Heels a cushion that ultimately held up, with A.J. Blue running for a key first down with about 2 1/2 minutes left to help UNC drain the clock on the Wolfpack (3-5, 0-5).

Brandon Mitchell ran for 105 yards and a touchdown to become the first Wolfpack quarterback to crack the 100-yard mark in 37 years, but the Wolfpack couldn't give coach Dave Doeren a winner in his rivalry debut.

Mitchell threw a costly interception after Logan's score, prompting Doeren to turn to backup Pete Thomas for what amounted to the Wolfpack's last best drive. Thomas got the Wolfpack to midfield before his fourth-down pass for Rashard Smith fell incomplete with 2:42 left.

Blue's 10-yard run on third down moved the chains, and the Wolfpack didn't get the ball again until there were just 13 seconds left. Mitchell's final heave was caught well short of the end zone for the final play, sending several UNC players running to the Wolfpack's midfield logo to celebrate before players from both teams had to be separated there.

NC State had won five straight meetings, its longest run since 1988-92, before last year's wild game in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels won that one 43-35 on Gio Bernard's oft-replayed 74-yard punt return for the go-ahead score with 13 seconds left, giving UNC coach Larry Fedora a successful debut in the long-running rivalry.

NC State jumped out to a 10-0 lead and had plenty of momentum, but the Tar Heels rallied -- with a boost from a botched fake punt by NC State from its own 30 -- with a pair of first-quarter touchdowns that took some of the energy out of the Wolfpack's home crowd.

Niklas Sade also kicked four field goals, but two came on drives that stalled inside the 10 and proved costly as time ran out. The Wolfpack led 16-14 before the Switzer-to-Davis TD throw with 9:43 left in the second quarter.

Marquise Williams threw a touchdown pass for UNC, while Bryn Renner ran for a score and played through an injury to his left shoulder late in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNC
NCST
1st Downs2120
Total Yards427388
Passing275176
Rushing152212
Penalties8-806-32
3rd Down Conversions5-156-17
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers12
Possession29:3630:24

Passing Leaders

North CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Renner15/221245.601
North Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchell10/221305.902

Rushing Leaders

North CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams17513.0013
Logan5438.6114
North Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell211055.0119
Thornton22904.1024

Receiving Leaders

North CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Howard57214.4025
Ebron9707.8027
North Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ramos24522.5025
Payton13333.0033

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNCNCST
TD12:47Brandon Mitchell 6 Yd Run (Niklas Sade Kick) 07
FG07:12Niklas Sade 20 Yd 010
TD04:41Quinshad Davis 2 Yd Pass From Marquise Williams (Thomas Moore Kick) 710
TD01:59Bryn Renner 1 Yd Run (Thomas Moore Kick) 1410
SECOND QUARTERUNCNCST
FG14:48Niklas Sade 38 Yd 1413
FG10:31Niklas Sade 44 Yd 1416
TD09:43Quinshad Davis 59 Yd Pass From Ryan Switzer (Thomas Moore Kick) 2116
THIRD QUARTERUNCNCST
FG04:50Niklas Sade 28 Yd 2119
FOURTH QUARTERUNCNCST
TD11:19T.J. Logan 14 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 2719