Wake Forest and North Carolina went back-and-forth in the first half, but it was the Demon Deacons who pulled away in the second quarter.

Dave Clawson’s group has a 31-24 lead at the break as they try to improve to 9-0 on the season. Quarterback Sam Hartman threw for 3 touchdowns in the first half and ran for another.

Here’s his second TD of the day, which was a beautiful one-handed grab by A.T. Perry:

This is a nonconference game and will not count in the ACC standings. Still, it’s a crucial matchup for both teams — Wake Forest is trying to remain in the College Football Playoff conversation and North Carolina is hoping to achieve bowl eligibility.

Hartman and Howell each led their teams in rushing in the first half with 26 and 76 yards, respectively.

North Carolina is 70-36-2 all-time in this series.

Wake Forest will get the ball to start the second half.