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Golson throws 3 TD passes to overcome 3 turnovers, No. 6 Notre Dame beats North Carolina 50-43

  • Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant, right, heads upfield as North Carolina cornerback Brian Walker closes in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

    Notre Dame running back Greg Bryant, right, heads upfield as North Carolina cornerback Brian Walker closes in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)  (The Associated Press)

  • Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller heads upfield in the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

    Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller heads upfield in the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)  (The Associated Press)

  • North Carolina tailback Elijah Hood scores a touchdown as Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith attempts a tackle in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

    North Carolina tailback Elijah Hood scores a touchdown as Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith attempts a tackle in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)  (The Associated Press)

Everett Golson threw three touchdown passes to overcome his three turnovers that led to North Carolina scores and No. 6 Notre Dame remained unbeaten with a 50-43 victory Saturday.

North Carolina's Marquise Williams threw two touchdown passes, ran for another score and caught a 23-yard TD pass from receiver Quinshad Davis late in the third quarter to give the Tar Heels a 36-35 lead.

But a roughing-the-center penalty against the Tar Heels (2-4) kept alive a Notre Dame drive that led to a nine-yard TD pass from Golson to Amir Carlisle. Then, Irish cornerback Cole Luke intercepted a pass to set up Tarean Folston's third touchdown.

Williams threw an 18-yard TD pass to Mack Williams with 47 seconds left, but North Carolina failed to recover the onside kick.

The Irish (6-0) are at No. 1 Florida State (6-0) next week. Notre Dame's last game against a No. 1 team was against Southern California in 2005.