North Carolina travel to face No.11 Notre Dame in search of their first road victory in 12 tries at Notre Dame Stadium. The Tar Heels (4-3) come out of ACC play against the Fighting Irish (6-1) in a bid to secure back-to-back wins for just the second time this season. The Irish are a 4.0-favorite point when the match starts today at 7:30 p.m. News & Watch UNC beat writer CL Brown is in Notre Dame for all the action. Check back here for updates during the game.
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Doerer FG. Notre Dame 44, UNC 34. 4Q
Notre Dame chewed for nearly six minutes and finished her run with a 21-yard field goal from Jonathan Doerer. UNC needs a miraculous comeback at 10 with 1:37 to play.
Howell TD performed. UNC 34, Notre Dame 41. 4Q
Sam Howell climbed to center for 31 yards. Howell has 88 rushing yards for the game and is averaging 5.5 yards per carry.
Doerer FG. Notre Dame 41, UNC 27. 4Q
Carolina avoided giving up a touchdown after the Irish hit UNC 5. Jonathan Doerer kicked a 20-yard field goal. The player was set up by an interception of DJ Brown.
Williams TD Race. Notre Dame 38, UNC 27. 4Q
Kyren Williams burst out a 91-yard run when he reversed his field and gave Tomon Fox a stiff arm. Williams remained intact until the end for the longest goal play the Heels have allowed this season.
Green TD socket. UNC 27, Notre-Dame 31. 3Q
Sam Howell connected with Antoine Green for a 33-yard scoreline as Notre Dame defenders couldn’t figure out who was supposed to cover him.
Diggs TD executed. Notre Dame 31, UNC 20. 3Q
Notre Dame had its longest score of the game (11 games, 81 yards) topped by a 1-yard dive from Logan Diggs. Diggs took over from the running back after starter and race leader Kyren Williams injured his leg during the ride.
Coan TD race. Notre Dame 24, UNC 20. 3Q
Notre Dame quarterback Jack Coan exploited Carolina’s pass coverage by going out of position with a 21-yard rush. The Irish took just 58 seconds to respond to the Heels’ goal.
Chandler TD run. UNC 20, Notre Dame 17. 3Q
Carolina took its first lead in the game after a 53-yard touchdown by Ty Chandler. This is his second point scored in the game in Heels’ opening practice in the second half.
Austin FG. UNC 13, Notre Dame 17. 2Q
Carolina’s two-minute drill moved the ball to the Irish 9. But with no timeouts and seven seconds remaining, the Heels were content with a 26-yard field goal from Grayson Atkins.
Taking of Austin TD. Notre Dame 17, UNC 10. 2Q
Carolina was injured again with a premature penalty. UNC safety Trey Morrison was called in for a face mask in a fourth game that ended in an incomplete pass. In the play that followed, Kevin Austin caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Jack Coan.
Atkins FG. UNC 10, Notre Dame 10. 2Q
UNC had a 5-yard touchdown from quarterback Sam Howell canceled by a holding penalty on Marcus McKethan. Howell was dropped for a sack on the third down, leading Grayson Atkins’ 38-yard field goal to tie the game.
Doerer FG. Notre Dame 10, UNC 7.2Q
The Irish moved the ball to UNC 13, but the Tar Heels kept them out of the end zone. Jonathan Doerer kicked a 31-yard field goal to top off his practice.
Chandler TD run. UNC 7, Notre Dame 7. 2Q
Ty Chandler’s 3-yard touchdown run came under scrutiny as he came out as he tipped the ball toward the goal line. The key play on the disc was a 41-yard catch by Josh Downs.
Taken from Davis TD. Notre Dame 7, UNC 0. 1Q
Avery Davis caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Buchner. The scoring command was implemented by a 47-yard punt return by Kyren Williams.
This story was originally published October 30, 2021 6:40 pm.