UNC vs. Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
Posted Oct 6, 2019
North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell and coach Mack Brown were among the record-setting Tar Heels on Saturday against Georgia Tech. Javonte Williams, Chazz Surratt, and Dyami Brown had career best days. Here are more notes from UNC's 38-22 win, via UNC Athletics Communications.
• Carolina improves to 3-3 on the season and 2-1 against the ACC.
• UNC improves to 9-19-1 all-time on the road at Georgia Tech, gets its first win in Atlanta since 2015 and just the third overall since 1997.
• Mack Brown is 7-3-1 against Georgia Tech and has won six of its last seven games against the Yellow Jackets.
• Brown tied Dick Crum on the Tar Heels' all-time wins list with 72. Crum posted as many wins from 1978-87, while Brown has been at the helm for 11 seasons in Chapel Hill from 1988-97 and 2019.
• QB Sam Howell tossed a career-high four touchdown passes against Georgia Tech. He is the first UNC quarterback to throw that many in a game since Nathan Elliott in 2017 against Western Carolina. Howell has thrown at least two touchdown passes in all six games to start his career.
• Howell set career highs today in completions (33), attempts (51), yards (376) and touchdowns (4). All previous single game highs came against Appalachian State.
• His 376 yards are the 14th most in a single game at Carolina and the most by a Tar Heel since Mitch Trubisky went for 439 yards against Florida State in 2016.
• The 51 pass attempts are the third most in program history. Kevin Anthony vs. LSU, 1985 (53) and Nathan Elliott vs. Syracuse, 2018 (52) are the only higher totals.
• The 33 completions are tied for fourth all-time and most since Nathan Elliott last season at Syracuse (34).
• Javonte Williams rushed for a career high 144 yards on 20 carries, topping the 102 yard against South Carolina in the 2019 season opener. Williams set career highs twice during the game with separate 29 and 32 yard rushes to give him six carries this season of 20 or more yards.
• Dazz Newsome caught a career-high eight passes for 81 yards and picked up his third receiving touchdown of the season in the second quarter on a 20-yard strike from Howell. The junior wide out has five career receiving TDs that have all come in the last two seasons.
• Dyami Brown also set a career best with six receptions and scored his team-leading fifth receiving touchdown of the season.
• Tomon Fox registered a sack to increase his team-leading total to 4.5 in 2019. He ranks second on the defense with 6.0 tackles for loss.
• Chazz Surratt tied his career high set earlier this season against South Carolina with 12 tackles.
• Aaron Crawford had a career-best 2.5 tackles for loss and now leads the team with 6.5 TFLs this season.
• Don Chapman made his first career start for UNC today at safety. He is the fifth true freshman to start a game this season, joining Storm Duck, Tomari Fox, Sam Howell and Cam'Ron Kelly.
• Carolina led 17-0 at halftime, marking the first time since 2016 vs. The Citadel that UNC has shutout its opponent at the half.
• It was also the first time Carolina has shut out an opponent on the road in the first half since 2009 at Virginia Tech, according to Bryan Ives at ESPN.
• UNC's first five games were decided by a total of 17 points, the second smallest margin through five games in ACC history, according to Bryan Ives at ESPN. Wake Forest's first five games in 1968 were decided by a total of 11 points. Today, the Tar Heels led 17-0 at Georgia Tech.
• Carolina had a season-high 587 yards of total offense, topping the previous high of 483 yards against South Carolina in the season opener. The 587 yards are the most for the Tar Heels since its 654-yard output against Western Carolina in 2018.
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