They were fooled several times as Jones rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another in the upset.
It was a frustrating night for the Tar Heels, to say the least. Despite jumping out to a 14-0 first half lead, they couldn’t put the Blue Devils away.
Twice they started drives at midfield or better and only came away with three total points from those drives. They also couldn’t convert on third downs, finishing the game just 4-for-10.
But the biggest difference came in time of possession.
Duke dominated the time of possession 36:51 to 22:21 and ran 89 plays compared to just 60 for UNC. The Tar Heels never got anything going offensively in the second half and couldn’t keep Duke off of the field.
The loss gives the Tar Heels two conference losses on the season and now another loss or a Virginia Tech win clinches the Coastal for the Hokies.
UNC has no one to blame for themselves as they looked uninspired after jumping out to a double-digit lead. Hope is not lost for the season because the Tar Heels will make it to a bowl game, it’s just not the one they envisioned.
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