(Saturday, October 9th)
Final Score: North Carolina 21, Clemson 16
Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) - Johnny White ran for 89 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the North Carolina Tar Heels to a 21-16 victory over the Clemson Tigers in an ACC tilt at Kenan Memorial Stadium.
White added six catches for 90 yards to his ground game in the win for North Carolina (3-2, 1-1 ACC), while signal-caller T.J. Yates paced the Tar Heels by completing 18-of-34 passes for 164 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions.
Kyle Parker threw for 214 yards and a touchdown to lead Clemson (2-3, 0-2) in a losing effort, with Jaron Brown grabbing four passes for 107 yards and a score.
White gave the Tar Heels a 7-0 lead midway through the opening frame with a four-yard touchdown run.
A 48-yard kick from Chandler Catanzaro pulled Clemson to within 7-3 late in the second quarter, but the Tar Heels pulled further ahead with just over a minute to go in the half following a nine-yard scoring strike from Yates to Jheranie Boyd.
The Tigers cut the North Carolina lead down to 14-10 late in the third stanza with a 10-yard Jamie Harper run.
White found the end zone again late in the final period of play following a 26-yard scamper to give the Tar Heels a 21-10 edge, but the Tigers responded less than a minute later with a 74-yard toss from Parker to Brown. A two-point conversion attempt, however, failed, leaving the Tigers trailing by a 21-16 deficit that would close out the scoring.
10/09 20:10:55 ET