UNC vs. Duke Postgame Notes
Posted Oct 26, 2019
Mack Brown becomes the winningest coach in UNC football history with 73 victories. His career record with the Tar Heels is 73-50-1. Dick Crum held the previous record with 72 wins since 1987. Here are a few other notes and milestones that came out of UNC's 20-17 win over Duke on Saturday, courtesy of UNC Athletics Communications.
• Carolina’s margin in its four wins this season have come by four (South Carolina), three (Miami), 16 (Georgia Tech) and three points (Duke). Its four losses have come by a total of 12 points.
• This was the seventh time in eight games this season the game was decided by six points or less and the fifth time by three points or less.
• This is the first time since 2010 UNC has three or more wins by four points or less. UNC won four games in 2010 by four points or less.
• Linebacker Chazz Surratt sealed the win with a touchdown-saving interception (off a pass from running back Deon Jackson) at the 1-yard line with 18 seconds to play in the fourth quarter.
• It was Surratt’s first career interception. Surratt led UNC with 12 tackles, including a sack. It was the third-straight game Surratt had double-figure tackles and the fourth time this season. He shares the team lead in sacks with Tomon Fox with five.
• Carolina had a season-high five sacks for 30 yards, led by 1.5 sacks each from Jeremiah Gemmel and Jason Strowbridge. Surratt and Dominique Ross also had sacks.
• UNC rushed for 205 yards. It was the third time this season UNC rushed for at least 200 yards.
• UNC converted a 4th-and-4 from the Duke 13 on its final drive of the game. The Tar Heels are now 11 of 14 this season on 4th down.
• Freshman quarterback Sam Howell completed 10 of 26 passes for 227 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The 10 completions were the fewest of the season for Howell, but he averaged a season-high 22.7 yards per completion. His previous high was 17.1 yards against Miami.
• Howell extended his streak of games with multiple touchdown passes to eight consecutive to begin his career.
• Howell’s 22 touchdown passes are tied for sixth all-time with Maryland’s Danny O’Brien (2010) among ACC freshman quarterbacks.
• Howell’s 47-yard TD strike to Dazz Newsome was his sixth touchdown pass of 40 or more yards.
• WR Beau Corrales hauled in a 29-yard receiving touchdown in the first quarter, marking the fourth-straight game he has caught a touchdown. He is tied for the team lead with five receiving TDs this season.
• WR Dazz Newsome notched his fifth receiving TD of the season on a 47-yard strike from Howell on the opening drive of the second half.
• RB Javonte Williams rushed for 111 yards and went over 100 yards for the third time this season (144 vs. Georgia Tech and 102 vs. South Carolina) and in his career. His 40-yard carry in the fourth quarter was the longest of his career.
• DT Jason Strowbridge recovered his team-leading third fumble of the season following a strip sack by Dominique Ross in the second quarter.
• Dominique Ross made his first career interception in the final minute of the first half.
• Dominique Ross is the first UNC player to force a fumble, record a sack and come up with an interception in the same game since Zach Brown against Wake Forest in 2011.
• Place-kicker Noah Ruggles was 2 for 2, converting field goals from 34 and 40 yards. The 34- yarder tied the game at 17 with 3:59 to play in the third quarter and the 40-yarder with 7:00 to play in the final quarter provided the eventual winning margin at 20-17.
• Carolina leads the series, 62-40-4, including 9-2 under Mack Brown and 32-19-2 at home
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