NCAAF Game Recap - Miami (FL) at North Carolina
Sat Sep 7, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Sep 7, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Miami (FL) (0-2)

3

10

6

6

25

North Carolina (2-0)

17

0

3

8

28

Newsome's late TD catch puts North Carolina past Miami 28-25
Sun Sep 8, 2019 1:25 AM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Mack Brown knew he needed to coax some confidence out of his North Carolina players after inheriting a team that frequently found a way to give up leads last season.

Two games in, the Tar Heels are playing like they're free from that burden - fittingly led by the composed true freshman who isn't the least bit interested in experiencing any of that frustration.

Sam Howell directed a clutch final drive and found Dazz Newsome just inside the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown with 1:01 left, lifting the Tar Heels to a second fourth-quarter comeback in as many weeks and a 28-25 win against Miami on Saturday night.

"I just have confidence in myself, I have confidence in this team," Howell said. "I have confidence in all 10 guys on the field with me. This is what we do."

Howell's perfect throw found Newsome dragging his toes inches from the sideline from 10 yards out. That capped a stunning 75-yard march that included him hitting Rontavius Groves for 20 yards on a fourth-and-17 to keep the drive alive, which came only minutes after the Tar Heels had surrendered the lead on a late Miami touchdown.

Michael Carter's diving-for-the-pylon 2-point conversion pushed the lead to 28-25, only to see Miami (0-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) drive past midfield to set up a tying field-goal attempt. But Bubba Baxa's 49-yard kick went wide left, sending several Tar Heels players sprinting toward the student section to celebrate even though there were still 5 seconds left.

No matter. The Tar Heels (2-0, 1-0) are 2-0 for the first time since 2014 after this one, which followed a comeback from 11 down in the fourth to beat South Carolina 24-20.

"For a team that's struggled over the last couple of years to win fourth-quarter games, I'm so happy to see them do it twice, two weeks in a row," Brown said. "It's really special."

Howell completed 16 of 24 passes for 274 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown throw to Dyami Brown as part of UNC's 17-3 game-opening burst.

The Hurricanes dominated the second quarter to climb back in it, then appeared ready to pull this one out when Jarren Williams found Will Mallory for an 11-yard score and a 25-20 lead with 4:38 left.

"It's a tough one to take for sure, but we're all staying together," Williams said. "We're a team and we know we've got to work harder."

THE TAKEAWAY

Miami: The Hurricanes were coming off a loss to No. 11 Florida on Aug. 24, a game that saw them surrender 10 sacks while committing 14 penalties in their first game under Manny Diaz. They were better in both areas Saturday, committing seven penalties and surrendering four sacks. Yet after locking down on the Tar Heels and their run game to stop UNC's momentum, they couldn't come up with the stop to avoid their first 0-2 start since 1978.

"They are competing, they are playing with toughness, they are doing a lot of the things we're asking them to do," Diaz said. "There is not a guy in that locker room right now, coaches included, that can't do more and can't play or coach better than they are right now."

UNC: The South Carolina win provided a jolt of confidence. And it's sure to grow now under Brown, a Hall of Famer returning to the sideline after spending the past five seasons in broadcasting.

"I came back, (wife) Sally came back, just to be positive and try to help the kids," Brown said. "They're responding really well to that, and it makes it fun for me. ... This is two nobody expected us to win. And now we'll start having a little bit more conversation about (how) we've got a chance to be decent."

CLOSE CALLS

This is the first time the Tar Heels have won their first two games by four or fewer points since 1976.

LEADERS

Miami's DeeJay Dallas ran for a game-high 107 yards, while Williams threw for 309 yards and two scores. On the other side, Javonte Williams led the Tar Heels on the ground with 76 yards rushing and a first-quarter TD.

UP NEXT

Miami: The Hurricanes host Bethune-Cookman on Saturday in their home opener.

UNC: The Tar Heels visit Wake Forest on Friday in a nonconference game between league opponents.

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Passing

MiaFL Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Williams 39 30 76.9 2 309 38 0 116.3
UNC Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Howell 24 16 66.7 2 274 62 0 133.0
D. Brown 1 1 100.0 0 18 18 0 118.8

Rushing

MiaFL Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Dallas 14 107 7.6 37 0
C. Harris 10 60 6.0 20 1
UNC Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Williams 10 76 7.6 22 1
M. Carter 11 30 2.7 10 0

Receiving

MiaFL Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Dallas 1 0 0.0 0 0
M. Harley 5 79 15.8 38 0
UNC Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Brown 4 80 20.0 62 1
D. Newsome 2 46 23.0 36 1

Fumbles

MiaFL F FL
J. Williams 2 0
UNC F FL
S. Howell 1 0

Returning

MiaFL KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Thomas 1 15.0 0 15 0 - 0 0
UNC KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Newsome 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0

Punting

MiaFL Punt Yds Avg LgPu
L. Hedley 3 135 45.0 49
UNC Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Kiernan 4 110 27.5 35

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

MiaFL UNC
Points For 25 28
Total Yards 488 389
Rushing Yards 179 97
Passing Yards 309 292
Passing Completions / Attempts 30/39 17/25
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/0 1/0
First Downs 27 22
Penalties - Yards 7/57 1/5
Time Of Possession 23:23 37:37
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/11 2/10
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 3/45 4/28

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter MiaFL UNC
UNC 2:02 FG Noah Ruggles 37 yd FG 0 3
UNC 3:37 TD Dyami Brown 62 yd pass from Sam Howell (Noah Ruggles kick) 0 10
MiaFL 7:50 FG Bubba Baxa 50 yd FG 3 10
UNC 10:56 TD Javonte Williams 2 yd run (Noah Ruggles kick) 3 17
2nd Quarter MiaFL UNC
MiaFL 12:05 FG Bubba Baxa 21 yd FG 6 17
MiaFL 14:35 TD K.J. Osborn 6 yd pass from Jarren Williams (Bubba Baxa kick) 13 17
3rd Quarter MiaFL UNC
UNC 8:46 FG Noah Ruggles 40 yd FG 13 20
MiaFL 12:02 TD Cam'Ron Harris 4 yd run (blocked XP) 19 20
4th Quarter MiaFL UNC
MiaFL 10:22 TD Will Mallory 11 yd pass from Jarren Williams (failed 2pt pass) 25 20
UNC 13:59 TD Dazz Newsome 10 yd pass from Sam Howell (MICHAEL CARTER 2pt run) 25 28

Game Information

Stadium: Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Attendance: 50,500
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