Scores

Final

Louisville 7

(2-3, 0-0 ACC)

North Carolina 14

(5-1, 1-1 ACC)

Coverage: ESPN2

12:00 PM ET, October 8, 2011

Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC

1 2 3 4 T
LOU 0 0 0 77
UNC 0 0 7 714

Top Performers

Passing: B. Renner (UNC) - 178 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: G. Bernard (UNC) - 25 CAR, 109 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Jones (UNC) - 4 REC, 91 YDS, 1 TD

Tar Heels overcome slow start, down Louisville

Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Tailback Giovani Bernard and receiver Dwight Jones each had touchdowns, as North Carolina overcame a slow start to win 14-7 on Saturday against a Louisville team that played without its offensive coordinator.

A Louisville team spokesman confirmed Saturday that Mike Sanford, who did not travel with the team, was still with the program. Quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson called plays during the game.

The Tar Heels (5-1) earned their eighth straight victory over a non-conference opponent.

Louisville (2-3) sacked Bryn Renner four times and held North Carolina to 62 yards of offense in the first half to keep the contest close. Kicker But Cardinals kicker Chris Philpott missed field goals of 40 and 36 yards in the first half.

Bernard gained 109 yards on 25 carries to become the first Tar Heel to rush for at least 100 yards in four straight games since Ethan Horton did it five straight games in 1984.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LOU
UNC
1st Downs1911
Total Yards273264
Passing173178
Rushing10086
Penalties9-787-51
3rd Down Conversions7-155-13
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers11
Possession33:4426:16

Passing Leaders

LouisvilleC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bridgewater19/301735.811
North CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Renner12/181789.910

Rushing Leaders

LouisvilleCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown18472.609
Bridgewater11272.509
North CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bernard251094.4112
Houston111.001

Receiving Leaders

LouisvilleRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rogers55611.2015
Brown33311.0118
North CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones49122.8143
Highsmith45914.8025

Scoring Summary

THIRD QUARTERLOUUNC
TD07:11Giovani Bernard 3 Yd Run (Thomas Moore Kick) 07
FOURTH QUARTERLOUUNC
TD12:19Dwight Jones 43 Yd Pass From Bryn Renner (Thomas Moore Kick) 014
TD00:42Dominique Brown 18 Yd Pass From Teddy Bridgewater (Chris Philpott Kick) 714