Virginia Tech rallies to beat North Carolina 22-19

  • Virginia Tech rallies to beat North Carolina 22-19

Virginia Tech rallies to beat North Carolina 22-19

UNC quarterback Cade Fortin runs for yardage during the first half of Saturday's game against Virginia Tech.

Larry Fedora held his fingers about an inch apart following Saturday's 22-19 loss to Virginia Tech.

Walker was considering five schools at the time of his commitment - Duke, NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

"It takes one guy making one play in this ballgame, and it's different".

Running back Michael Carter, who gained 165 of the team's 240 rushing yards, fumbled on the 1-yard-line late in the fourth quarter that set up Virginia Tech's game-winning drive. The Tar Heels also got a waiver for defensive lineman Malik Carney to delay the final game of his suspension for selling team-issued shoes because two other linemates weren't available.

"The stars are aligned for us", Corrales said. "And I want it for these guys". We need to focus on our improvement and finding a way to get better and give ourselves a chance to win, regardless of whether it's a league game or a non-league game. "To me, that's counterproductive to what we're trying to get done here". Quarterback Ryan Willis has had back-to-back 300-yard passing games since Jackson's departure.

"Of course we don't want to give up that many yards but if it happens, it happens". "We've got to find a way to get it done".

The Tar Heels outgained Tech by a 522-375 margin.

The Tar Heels had gotten themselves out of trouble when Elliott connected with Carl Tucker for an 80-yard catch and run — the longest reception ever by a UNC tight end — and eventually had a first-and-goal from the 1. Offensively, Walker has rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.

"Nine times, and only one touchdown", the Florida sophomore said. That led to a busy night for kicker Freeman Jones, who tied a program record with six field goal attempts.

UNC's next drive began with a false start, then another sack on Fortin, and ended on a missed 43-yard field goal attempt (wide left).

"We had to score touchdowns instead of field goals". "We're going to go in there again and prepare like we do and go in there for the win again".

North Carolina quarterback Cade Fortin (6) passes against Virginia Tech during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

The offense, however, was only able to take partial advantage of the situation.

Jones made it 19-14 with a 35-yard field goal with 9:59 left. Jones made four, and often bailed out a Tar Heels offense that couldn't find the end zone.

"That last drive", Keene said, "was really incredible". "He did a really good job of taking care of the football when he threw the ball and took the ball where it was supposed to go". That was still the score when UNC took over again with nine minutes to play in the game. He is capable of playing multiple positions on both sides of the ball.

"I wasn't low enough", Carter said. He was low to me and in football, low man wins.

Even with the turnover, the Hokies still had to go 98 yards for the winning score.

Virginia Tech used 18 plays on the winning drive, converting four third downs and one fourth down.

The Tar Heel defense played dominantly and Justin Fuente's team punted on each of its next five drives, the sixth ending at the halftime break.

"We are right there", Tar Heels linebacker Cole Holcomb said.

"I just think it's a great example of just sticking with it". "Then we just didn't finish. That's what it came down to".