Welp. That sucked. UNC finally dug a hole too deep to climb out of and suffered their first loss of the season. A lackluster first three quarters on offense saw the Heels enter the 4th-quarter trailing 21-3. The only reason it was that close is a credit to the defense keeping the Deacs scoreless for almost three full quarters in the middle of the game. After scoring a touchdown with 12:04 left in the second quarter, Wake Forest didn’t score again until a FG with 1:09 remaining.
Folks, if they stay relatively healthy, the Heels’ defense is good enough to keep UNC competitive for the remainder of the season.