North Carolina QB Sam Howell breaks program record in loss to Notre Dame
North Carolina fell to Notre Dame 44-34 on Saturday evening, bringing the Tar Heels to a 4-4 record on the season.
That made it a bittersweet night for quarterback Sam Howell, who broke North Carolina’s all-time touchdown record in the loss. He threw for a score and ran for one vs. the Fighting Irish, giving him 101 total touchdowns in his career.
Howell broke a record that was previously held by quarterback Marquise Williams (2012-15). Howell is the first player in UNC history to clear 100 total touchdowns in a career. He has 87 passing touchdowns, 12 rushing touchdowns and 2 receiving touchdowns.
Sam Howell has set a program record for career touchdowns responsible for. He is up to 101 pic.twitter.com/nt324Of4os
— Carolina Football (@UNCFootball) October 31, 2021
Howell also holds the all-time record at UNC for passing touchdowns (87) and passing yards (9,419) in a career.
North Carolina sits at 4-4 and still has a tough slate of games ahead in November. The Tar Heels close out the season with Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Wofford and North Carolina State.
The Tar Heels host Wake Forest on Nov. 6 at 12 p.m. ET.