WATCH: UNC QB Williams shakes off pressure, delivers 71-yard TD pass

North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams threw a 71-yard TD pass to Ryan Switzer during Thursday night's game against No. 23 Pitt.
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North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams gave the Tar Heels an early lead over No. 23 Pitt Thursday night when he delivered a 71-yard TD strike to Ryan Switzer.

Williams shook off Pitt pressure — and a face mask penalty — and fired a perfect deep ball to Switzer to give the Tar Heels a 10-3 lead over the Panthers in a battle for first place in the ACC Coastal Division.