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UNC withstands App State’s 40 points in 4Q for the win

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The North Carolina Tar Heels escaped in a shootout with the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Kidd Brewer Stadium. The Tar Heels won 63-61 over the Mountaineers in Boone, North Carolina.

This was the highest-scoring game of Week 1. They combined for 124 points.

North Carolina Tar Heels freshman quarterback Drake Maye runs the ball against the Appalachian State Mountaineers
Drake Maye runs the ball against the Appalachian State Mountaineers (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

With the win, the Tar Heels improved to 2-0 on the season. The Mountaineers fell to 0-1 with the loss.

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This was the first meeting between the two teams in Boone, North Carolina. The first two meetings were played in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

North Carolina leads the all-time series 2-1. The Tar Heels also won the first-ever meeting between the teams 56-6 on September 21st, 1940.

Appalachian State’s win came on September 21st, 2019 in a 34-31 win on the North Carolina campus.

Tar Heels quarterback Drake Maye went 24 of 36 for 352 yards. He had four touchdown passes.

Caleb Hood had six carries for 87 yards. Kobe Paysour had eight receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown.

Mountaineers quarterback Chase Brice went 25 of 36 for 361 yards. He had six touchdown passes and one interception.

Nate Noel led the backs with 14 carries for 116 yards. Dashaun Davis had six receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown.

The Mountaineers outscored the Tar Heels 40-35 in the final two quarters. Appalachian State scored all 40 points in the fourth quarter.

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App State’s Noel scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. Brice connected with Miller Gibbs for a 13-yard touchdown reception.

Brice hit Christian Horn for a 32-yard touchdown reception. Camerun Peoples also rushed for a 38-yard rushing touchdown. Brice hit Davis for a 28-yard touchdown reception.

Brice also connected with Kaedin Robinson for a 26-yard touchdown reception.

UNC’s Omarion Hampton scored a 2-yard rushing touchdown. Following the touchdown, Maye ran into the end zone to convert a two-point conversion. Maye hit D.J. Jones for a 42-yard touchdown reception.

Bryson Nesbit scored on a 43-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Maye also added a 12-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter. Noah Burnette also made two field goals.

North Carolina led 28-21 at halftime. Maye hit J.J. Jones for a 23-yard touchdown reception. Maye hit Paysour for a 14-yard touchdown reception.

George Pettaway scored a 21-yard rushing touchdown. Maye also connected with Nesbit for a 10-yard touchdown reception.

App State’s Noel scored on a 52-yard rushing touchdown to kick off the scoring in the first half. Brice hit Pearson for a 22-yard touchdown reception.

Brice also hit Christian Wells for a two-yard touchdown reception.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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