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UNC-Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
Release: 11/10/2012
Postgame Notes • Nov. 10, 2012
Georgia Tech 68, North Carolina 50

• Carolina and Georgia Tech combined to score 118 points, the most in ACC history. The previous record for a game involving an ACC team was 110 (Virginia def. Tulane, 63-47, in 1968). The previous mark for two ACC teams in the same game was 106 (Clemson def. Wake Forest, 82-24, in 1981). The 68 points by Georgia Tech and the 50 points by UNC are also the most for each team in series history.

• Georgia Tech's 68 points were the most ever allowed by UNC at home and the most ever allowed by UNC to a conference opponent. It is the second-highest total by an opponent in school history (69 by Louisville in 2005). The previous high at home was 59 by Maryland in 2002. The previous high by an ACC opponent was 63 by Florida State in 2000.

• The 50 points are the most UNC has ever scored in a loss (previous high was 47 against Syracuse in triple overtime at home in 2003). It is also the most points in a loss in an ACC game in history. The previous mark was 48 by Duke (54-48 loss against Wake Forest in 2010) and by Virginia (55-48 loss against Duke in 2010).

• Carolina scored at least 50 points for the third time this season (62 vs. Elon, 66 vs. Idaho), the first time that has happened since 1970.

• The teams combined for 51 first downs (28 by Georgia Tech and 23 by Carolina), 1,085 yards of total offense (588 by GT and 497 by UNC) and 497 kickoff return yards (230 by GT and 267 by UNC).

• Carolina's 94-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter was the longest of the season for the Tar Heels. UNC also had a 93-yard touchdown drive in the first quarter that matched the previous season-long drive of 93 yards at Louisville.

• TB Giovani Bernard rushed 16 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 92 yards and a score. He has now rushed for 1,000 yards for the second straight season and is the first Tar Heel to post consecutive 1,000+ seasons since Natrone Means in 1991 and 1992. Bernard has 1,008 rushing yards this year and 2,261 in 21 career games, good for 11th all-time at Carolina.

• Bernard scored two touchdowns today and has 17 for the season in eight games and 31 touchdowns in 21 collegiate games. In 2012 he has scored 11 rushing, four receiving and two by punt returns in just eight games. Bernard's 17 touchdowns this year are the fourth-most in single-season school history, surpassing Leon Johnson (16) and Amos Lawrence (15). He needs four touchdowns in the next two games to tie Don McCauley's single-season record.

• Bernard has 31 career touchdowns, becoming just the seventh Tar Heel in history with at least 30 touchdowns.

• Bernard has scored 102 points this year, the fourth-most in UNC single-season history. Don McCauley (126 in 1970), Mike Voight (110 in 1976), Kelvin Bryant (108 in 1981) and Leon Johnson (100 in 1993) are the only other Tar Heels with 100 points in a season.

• TB A.J. Blue scored his seventh and eighth rushing touchdowns of the season, a 1-yard plunge in the first quarter and a 5-yard scamper in the second.

• Carolina now has 26 rushing touchdowns this year, passing last season's mark of 22. Prior to 2011, UNC had not rushed for 20+ touchdowns in a season since 1995 (21).

• Bernard, Blue and Romar Morris each scored rushing touchdowns, marking the fourth time this season three Tar Heels have reached the end zone via rush. The other games were Elon (Bernard, Blue, Marquise Williams), Idaho (Bernard, Blue, Williams) and Virginia Tech (Bernard, Blue and Renner).

• The last two games at Kenan Stadium have seen a combined 2,189 yards of total offense. Carolina and NC State combined for 1,104 yards on October 27th in the Tar Heel 43-35 victory, the most in a UNC game since 2002 when the Tar Heels and Arizona State combined for 1,135 yards in a 38-35 Carolina victory.

• Carolina, NC State and Georgia Tech have combined for 196 points in UNC's last two games.

• QB Bryn Renner completed 24 of 35 passes for 350 yards and two touchdowns. He had scoring tosses of 78 yards to Bernard and 11 yards to Quinshad Davis.

• Renner broke his own school record today by passing for 708 yards in consecutive games, the second time this season he has established that record. Entering the season, Darian Durant held the record with 683 yards in consecutive games against NC State and Arizona State in 2002. Renner topped that mark with 684 against Louisville and East Carolina. He had 358 in UNC's previous game against NC State and 350 today against Georgia Tech for 708.

• Renner's third-quarter touchdown pass to Davis was his 19th of the season and the 45th of his career. His 19 touchdowns are tied for the third-most in a single-season school history. His 26 touchdowns in 2011 were a school record.

• TE Eric Ebron has established a single-season UNC record for receptions by a tight end with 37, passing Ryan Taylor (36 in 2010). Ebron also extended his single-season UNC record for receiving yards by a tight end to 568 with 22 yards against Georgia Tech.

• PK Casey Barth established a single-season school record for consecutive made extra points with 44 by making all four of his PATs today. Barth has now made a school record 126 in a row. Barth was injured on a kickoff in the third quarter, however, and did not return. Sophomore Thomas Moore converted the point after kicks following Carolina's last two touchdowns.

• OG Jonathan Cooper started his 45th career game Saturday, most among active offensive linemen in the ACC.

• OT James Hurst once again wore No. 73 today in honor of injured teammate Brennan Williams. Williams is out for the season following shoulder surgery.

• WR Quinshad Davis established new season highs with seven catches for 104 yards and his third touchdown of the season. His previous highs were six catches against NC State and 89 yards against Idaho.

• Carolina has scored 40 or more points five times this year and 30 or more seven times in the first 10 games.

• CB Tim Scott had his team-high fourth interception of the season, one that he returned 34 yards for a touchdown. It was Scott's first INT return for a touchdown and the first one by a Tar Heel since Kevin Reddick at Virginia in 2010.


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