One sequence for East Carolina in the third quarter in Chapel Hill on Saturday proved fatal for the Pirates and vital for the host North Carolina Tar Heels.
Clinging to a four-point lead at the intermission, UNC’s bang-bang, two-touchdown sequence in a matter of three minutes imploded the Pirates’ chances, and the Tar Heels cruised to victory at Kenan Stadium, 27-6.
UNC (2-2) evened its record after quickly stealing a 24-6 edge in the third quarter amid an avalanche of pressure on ECU quarterback Shane Carden, who was sacked seven times in the game.
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