Latest Team Rankings
Free Rivals Alerts
|ShopMobileRadio RSSRivals.com Yahoo! Sports|
|College Teams||High Schools|
October 15, 2012
Line: North Carolina by 10
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Durham, N.C. - Wallace Wade Stadium (33,914)
TV: ESPNU (Watch Online)
Radio: Tar Heel Sports Network; SiriusXM (Sirius 113, XM 191)
Announcers: Jones Angell (play-by-play), Rick Steinbacher (color analyst) & Lee Pace (sideline)
Weather: Durham Forecast
Duke At A Glance
NORTH CAROLINA: Tar Heel RB Giovani Bernard, playing just a few miles from his hometown of Davie, Fla., put on an impressive show by rushing for 177 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tar Heels (5-2, 2-1) to their ﬁrst road win of the season. Bernard had ﬁrst-half scoring runs of 10 and 17 yards and gained 105 of his 177 yards after halftime for UNC, which has won four straight and two in a row against ACC Coastal Division opponents. UNC ran a season-high 84 plays from scrimmage and amassed 486 yards of total offense, coming just shy of gaining 500 yards for the third week in a row. The outcome left the Coastal Division standings logjammed, as UNC, Miami, Duke and Virginia Tech each currently have one loss in ACC play.
Duke-North Carolina Series
Top 25 Rankings
Duke-North Carolina Notes
DUKE: DE Kenny Anunike recorded a half sack against the Hokies to extend his streak of at least a half sack in his seventh straight game to open the 2012 season.
DUKE: QB Sean Renfree has now thrown for 200 or more yards in 24 career games to equal the second-highest total in Duke history held by Thaddeus Lewis. His 742 career completions are the 8th-highest total in ACC history.
DUKE: WR Conner Vernon has increased his ACC career record total to 243 receptions. Vernon is now just 111 yards shy of the Duke career mark of 3,318 yards set by Clarkston Hines and just 217 yards short of the ACC career mark of 3,517 held by Florida State's Peter Warrick. Vernon's 42 straight games with at least one catch is the longest active streak in the nation and is three games shy of the ACC record of 45 held by North Carolina's Corey Holliday.
UNC: Last Saturday's 18-14 win at Miami marked the ﬁrst road win at UNC for ﬁrst-year head coach Larry Fedora.
UNC: With 177 yards vs. the Hurricanes, RB Giovani Bernard posted his second consecutive game with more than 100 yards rushing. He now has nine 100-yard rushing performances in 18 career games. Bernard moved into 13th place in career rushing yards at UNC with 1,905, passing James Betterson (1,903), Ike Oglesby (1,773) and Jacque Lewis (1,746).
UNC: WR Erik Highsmith tied his career high with eight receptions for 57 yards vs. the Hurricanes.
UNC: OG Jonathan Cooper started his 42nd career game Saturday, most among active offensive linemen in the ACC.
UNC: QB Bryn Renner completed 25 of 40 attempts for 214 yards and one interception at Miami. This is the ﬁrst game this season and just the second game in two seasons as a starter that Renner has not thrown a touchdown pass (2011 NC State). Renner moved into third place in UNC history with 386 completions, passing Jason Stanicek (372).
UNC: Carolina has made 154 consecutive extra points, including a school-record 116 in a row by senior PK Casey Barth.
Team notes courtesy of the ACC, Duke and UNC Athletic Communications