By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The No. 16 Miami (Florida) Hurricanes dominated the North Carolina Tar Heels on Thursday night. The Hurricanes won 47-10 over the Tar Heels at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
The Hurricanes improved to 4-1 on the season, including 1-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tar Heels fell to 1-3 on the season and 1-1 in conference play.
One year ago, under head coach Mark Richt, the Hurricanes won ten straight games before losing three straight. In his first season at his alma mater, they won four straight games before an October 8th, 2016 loss to the No. 23 Florida State Seminoles, 20-19.
The Tar Heels have begun the second straight season on a slump. In 2017, North Carolina went just 3-9. They won their first game of the season against the Old Dominion Monarchs are Foreman Field in Norfolk, Virginia, before defeating the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Western Carolina Catamounts.
Hurricanes quarterback N’Kosi Perry went 8 of 12 for 125 yards. He also had a touchdown and an interception.
Running back DeeJay Dallas had 11 carries for 114 yards and a touchdown. Travis Home had 14 carries for 88 yards. Perry also had six carries for 26 yards. Trayone Gray had two carries for three yards and a touchdown.
Wide Receiver Mike Harley had two receptions for 70 yards. Darrell Langham had three receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown.
Tar Heels quarterback Nathan Elliott went 16 of 25 for 104 yards. Fellow quarterback Chazz Surratt went 4 of 10 for 10 yards with three interceptions.
Running back Michael Carter had seven carries for 75 yards. Surratt had nine carries for 69 yards and a touchdown. Johnathon Sutton had three carries for 24 yards, while Antonio Williams had four carries for 24 yards.
Wide receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams had two receptions for 33 yards. Thomas Jackson had three receptions for 23 yards. Antonio Williams had two receptions for 18 yards.
The Hurricanes scored two touchdowns in the second half.
Romeo Finley had an 83-yard interception returned for a touchdown. Gray also had a one-yard rushing touchdown.
Miami led 33-10 at halftime. Perry hit Langham for a five-yard touchdown reception. Dallas also scored on a four-yard rushing touchdown.
Jonathan Garvin scored on a nine-yard fumble return. Joe Jackson also had a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown.
The Tar Heels scored their lone ten points in the first half. Freeman Jones gave the team a 3-0 lead. Surratt cut the lead to 14-10 after scoring on a 17-yard rushing touchdown.