UNC Football: Photos from Tar Heels win over Virginia

It was a struggle early but the North Carolina Tar Heels managed to turn it up in the second half and pull away from the Virginia Cavaliers.

UNC outscored the Cavaliers 21-7 in the second half to win 35-14 and move to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the ACC. They remain in first place in the Coastal Division with the win.

The game was a weird one in sorts as both teams pulled out some trick plays that resulted in touchdowns.

But in the end it was the Tar Heels flexing their muscles to get the win.

Check out some of the best photos from Saturday’s big win in Charlottesville:

Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers running back Taquan Mizzell (4) carries the ball as North Carolina Tar Heels safety Donnie Miles (15) and Tar Heels linebacker Ayden Bonilla (25) make the tackle in the first quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers running back Taquan Mizzell (4) carries the ball as North Carolina Tar Heels safety Donnie Miles (15) and Tar Heels linebacker Ayden Bonilla (25) make the tackle in the first quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Ryan Switzer (3) runs with the ball as Virginia Cavaliers linebacker Chris Peace (13) chases in the third quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Ryan Switzer (3) runs with the ball as Virginia Cavaliers linebacker Chris Peace (13) chases in the third quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels running back Elijah Hood (34) carries the ball for a touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers in the first quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels running back Elijah Hood (34) carries the ball for a touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers in the first quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports


Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) throws the ball as Virginia Cavaliers defensive tackle Donte Wilkins (1) chases in the first quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Mitch Trubisky (10) throws the ball as Virginia Cavaliers defensive tackle Donte Wilkins (1) chases in the first quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels defensive back D.J. Ford (16) celebrates with fans after the Tar Heels game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. The Tar Heels won 35-14. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels defensive back D.J. Ford (16) celebrates with fans after the Tar Heels game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. The Tar Heels won 35-14. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams (17) celebrates with fans after the Tar Heels game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. The Tar Heels won 35-14. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams (17) celebrates with fans after the Tar Heels game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. The Tar Heels won 35-14. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports


Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels defensive end Malik Carney (53) celebrates with teammates after their game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. The Tar Heels won 35-14. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels defensive end Malik Carney (53) celebrates with teammates after their game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. The Tar Heels won 35-14. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels linebacker Dominique Ross (20) and Tar Heels defensive back K.J. Sails (9) celebrate after their game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. The Tar Heels won 35-14. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels linebacker Dominique Ross (20) and Tar Heels defensive back K.J. Sails (9) celebrate after their game against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium. The Tar Heels won 35-14. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Ryan Switzer (3) runs with the ball as Virginia Cavaliers linebacker Chris Peace (13) chases in the third quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Ryan Switzer (3) runs with the ball as Virginia Cavaliers linebacker Chris Peace (13) chases in the third quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports


Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels running back Elijah Hood (34) celebrates with Tar Heels offensive tackle Bentley Spain (75) after scoring a touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers in the first quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2016; Charlottesville, VA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels running back Elijah Hood (34) celebrates with Tar Heels offensive tackle Bentley Spain (75) after scoring a touchdown against the Virginia Cavaliers in the first quarter at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports


The win is a big one for UNC, as they head into their bye week which will give the players some much-needed rest. They have three conference games left and a shot to return to the ACC Championship Game in December.

UNC will next be in action on Nov. 5 as they host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, then just five days later they make a trip to Duke.

The Citadel then is the sandwich game in between matchups against the Blue Devils and North Carolina State Wolfpack.

To get back to the ACC Championship Game, UNC will still need some help as the Hokies hold the tie-breaker.

Check back with Keeping It Heel for more coverage on UNC’s football team as they head into their bye week.

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