Miami takes narrow lead over North Carolina into halftime break after stellar 1st half
Miami holds a 17-14 lead over North Carolina at halftime on Saturday night in Chapel Hill.
The Hurricanes looked solid on both sides of the ball as they try to rebound from last week’s loss to Georgia Tech.
Defensively, Miami limited Carolina quarterback Drake Maye to just 8-of-19 passing in the first half. Maye has completed at least 70% of his passes in every game so far this season. As a whole, UNC’s offense averaged just 5.4 yards per play.
Offensively, Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke was solid as he looks to bounce back from last week’s three interception performance. He threw for 180 yards and 2 touchdown passes on 20 attempts in the first half. Van Dyke also led Miami to a field goal drive to end the first half.
Van Dyke’s second TD pass of the half went to Jacolby George. Here’s a replay:
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Henry Parrish Jr. was also solid in the first half, rushing for 70 yards on 10 carries. Miami’s offense averaged 7.2 yards per play in the first half against a UNC defense that has been much-improved so far in 2023.
Miami is looking to win its first ACC game of the season. The Hurricanes are also trying to snap a four-game losing streak to North Carolina.