North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech Postgame Notes

UNC Football claimed a convincing 41-10 ACC Coastal Division victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday in Chapel Hill. Here are notes and stats from the Tar Heels' victory. Game Captains: , , . This is the third time in the last four seasons UNC has scored at least 41 points against Virginia Tech.
  • Carolina is 1-0 in the ACC and 4-1 overall (2-1 at Kenan Stadium). The Hokies drop to 2-3, 1-1.
  • UNC is 14-25-6 against the Hokies, including 6-8-2 in Chapel Hill.
  • UNC is 3-7 against VT since the Hokies joined the ACC.
  • is 269-140-1 all-time as a head coach, including 94-64-1 as UNC’s head coach.
  • The Tar Heels gained 527 total yards, the fourth time in five games this season UNC has gained at least 500 yards of total offense.
  • Carolina scored on seven of eight drives. After an opening-drive punt, UNC went TD-TD-TD-punt-FG-TDFG-TD.
  • Carolina allowed 273 yards, the fewest since Georgia State gained 271 in the second game of the 2021 season.
  • Red-shirt freshman quarterback completed 26 of 36 for 363 yards and three touchdowns. Maye’s 363 passing yards are a career high. He also scored two rushing touchdowns to account for all five Tar Heel touchdowns.
  • Maye has thrown 19 touchdown passes, the most by a Tar Heel in the first five games in a season. The previous high was 14 by in 2012 and in 2021.
  • Maye has 19 touchdown passes and one interception in the five games this season. He has rushed for more touchdowns (3) than he has interceptions.
  • Maye completed nine passes today of 20 yards or longer (including five of at least 25 yards). By comparison, Virginia Tech completed just one pass longer than 14 yards.
  • Maye has thrown 13 TD passes in three games at Kenan Stadium this year. Only one other QB in the ACC has as many as 13 TD passes all season.
  • Maye has thrown multiple TD passes in all five games this season (five, four, two, five and three, respectively).
  • Maye has accounted for 22 touchdowns (19 passing, three by rush) in the first five games. Those are the fewest games a Tar Heel has ever needed to account for 22 scores in a season. He joins Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Pitt’s Kenny Pickett as the only ACC quarterbacks to accomplish this in their first five games in the past 15 years.
  • Maye outgained the Hokies, 436 to 273, in total offense.
  • Maye also led UNC in rushing with 73 yards. He’s the first UNC quarterback to lead the team in rushing yards in consecutive games since in 2014 against Virginia Tech and Notre Dame.
  • made eight catches for a season-high 120 yards.
  • Ten different Tar Heels caught passes.
  • had four receptions for a career-high 98 yards.
  • Nesbit, and had touchdown catches.
  • Linebacker made his fourth career interception, his second this season. It led to a UNC touchdown in the first half.
  • (5), (4) and (3) and (2) had career highs in tackles. Caldwell made his first career sack.

Courtesy UNC Athletics Communications

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