North Carolina vs. Miami Postgame Notes
Posted Dec 13, 2020
UNC improved to 8-3 this season, including 7-3 in the ACC. This is North Carolina's first win over a top-10 opponent since the 31-28 victory over No. 4 Miami on 10/30/2004 in Chapel Hill. Carolina's 62 points are the most ever by the Tar Heels against a ranked opponent. The previous was 56 points vs. No. 19 Virginia Tech earlier this season.
• The 62-26 win is the largest margin of victory against a ranked opponent in school history. The previous mark was a 38-3 win against No. 13 Clemson in 2001.
• UNC improves to 12-10 all-time against the Hurricanes. The Tar Heels have won back-to-back games over Miami for the first time since 2015 and 2016.
• Mack Brown is 259-131-1 overall, including 84-55-1 in 12 seasons as head coach of the Tar Heels.
• Michael Carter (308) and Javonte Williams (236) set the all-time NCAA single-game FBS record by combining for 544 rushing yards. The previous mark of 506 rushing yards by teammates was set earlier this season by Buffalo's Jaret Patterson (409) and Kevin Marks (97) against Kent State.
• Carter rushed 24 times for 308 yards and two TDs; Williams rushed 23 times for 236 yards and 3 TDs. It was the seventh time in NCAA FBS history two players rushed for 200 or more yards and the second time one player gained 300 and another rushed for 200.
• Carter's 308 rushing yards are the second most by a Tar Heel in a game. Derrick Fenner gained 328 vs. Virginia in 1986. Carter's 308 yards are the fourth most in a game in ACC history.
• Williams' 236 rushing yards are the 12th most in a game by a Tar Heel.
• The Tar Heels gained a school-record 778 yards, the eighth time in the last nine games UNC gained at least 500 yards of total offense. UNC broke its previous single-game record of 742 total yards, which it set last month against Wake Forest. It was the fifth time in UNC history the Tar Heels gained 700 or more yards.
• Carter extended two of his own school records and set another for yards per rush. He set the single-game UNC record (min. 15 carries) with 12.83 yards per carry (he held the record at 12.6, which he set earlier this year vs. Virginia Tech). He has passed Charlie Justice for yards per rush in a season at 7.98 (1,245 yards on 156 carries). Justice averaged 7.2 in 1946. He also extended his record for yards per rush in a career at 6.62 yards per carry (3,404 yards on 514 attempts). Javonte Williams is second with 6.47 yards per rush (2,297 yards on 366 carries).
• UNC's 778 total yards of offense are the most ever by any team against the University of Miami.
• The 62 points are the most against Miami since Syracuse beat the Canes, 66-13, in the Carrier Dome on 11/28/98.
• UNC rushed for 554 yards, the second most in school history. It was the fourth time the Tar Heels rushed for 300 or more yards this season.
• Carolina gained 400 or more total offense yards in the first half for the second week in a row. After compiling 424 yards against Western Carolina last weekend in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels had 421 today.
• The Tar Heels scored a season-high 62 points. It was the seventh time this season UNC scored 40 or more and the fourth time UNC scored at least 50.
• The 62 points are the most by UNC in an ACC game since a 66-31 win over Duke on 11/7/2015.
• The 62 points are the most UNC has ever scored in an ACC road game (previous was 56 at Duke on November 7 of this year).
• UNC scored 21 points in the first quarter against Miami to match its most points in a quarter this season (fourth quarter vs. Syracuse, first quarter vs. Virginia Tech, third quarter vs. NC State, first and second quarters at Duke and first and second quarters vs. Western Carolina).
• Javonte Williams rushed for three touchdowns. He set the single-season UNC record for touchdowns with 22 (19 by rush, three by reception). The previous record was 21 by Don McCauley in 1970.
• Williams' 19 rushing touchdowns tie McCauley's single-season UNC record (McCauley scored 19 by rush in 1970). Williams' 29 career rushing TDs are tied for the sixth most all-time by a Tar Heel.
• Williams set the UNC single-season scoring record with 132 points. The previous high was 127 by place-kicker Nick Weiler in 2015. The previous high by a non-kicker was McCauley, who scored 126 in 1970.
• Carter and Williams both eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards for the season. They are the fifth pair of running backs in UNC history to rush for 1,000 yards in one season.
• Carolina has now posted 30 1,000-yard seasons all-time, tied with Southern California for the sixth most among Power 5 programs.
• Carter passed McCauley and Kelvin Bryant to move into fourth place in UNC career rushing with 3,404 yards.
• Carter also passed Charlie Justice and Mike Voight for sixth place in all-purpose yards with 4,710.
• Williams passed T.J. Logan and Shaun Draughn for 15th place in UNC history with 2,297 rushing yards.
• In the first half alone, Carter gained 120 yards on seven carries (17.1 yards/carry) and two touchdowns, while Williams went for 112 yards on 10 carries (11.2 yards/carry) and two TDs.
• Sam Howell had a passing, rushing and receiving touchdown for the first time in his career. He joins Oregon State's Tristan Gebbia as the only two FBS players to do so in 2020.
• Howell became the second Tar Heel ever to score touchdowns by pass, rush and catch in the same game. Marquise Williams accomplished that against Notre Dame in 2014.
• Howell was 14 for 19 for 223 yards and one touchdown.
• Howell found Dyami Brown for an 87-yard reception in the second quarter, the longest pass and catch of their respective careers. It also marked the longest pass play for Carolina since Marquise Williams and Ryan Switzer hooked up for a 91-yarder against Duke in 2015.
• Howell's 5-yard TD pass to Kamari Morales was his 65th in two seasons. He passed Bryn Renner for second place all-time in TD passes by a Tar Heel. Darien Durant holds the record with 68 (in four seasons).
• Howell has thrown a touchdown pass in all 24 of his games as a Tar Heel, the longest active streak in the country.
• Howell's 65 career touchdown passes equal the second most in ACC history by a sophomore quarterback. He trails only Clemson's Trevor Lawrence (66) and is now tied with Florida State's Jameis Winston (65).
• Howell passed for 223 yards and rushed for five. He passed Marquise Williams for third in single-season total offense yards by a Tar Heel with 3,904. Williams gained 3,856 in 2014.
• Dyami Brown became the first player in Tar Heel history to record two 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Brown had 1,034 last season and has 1,099 yards in 2020. He moved up several spots on the single-season yardage list, including passing himself for fourth with 1,099.
• Brown passed Dwight Jones and Sam Aiken for sixth place in Carolina career receiving yards with 2,306.
• Dazz Newcome had two receptions. He passed Hakeem Nicks for third place in UNC history with 182 career receptions (Nicks had 181 from 2006-08).
• Carolina, who entered the game tied for 10th nationally with 30 sacks, notched three sacks on Saturday.
• Chazz Surratt made 10 tackles, his fourth double-digit total of the season. He also broke up two passes.
• Ja'Qurious Conley notched his first career sack, had another tackle for a loss, a pass breakup and made a careerhigh six tackles.
Courtesy UNC Athletics Communications
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