ATLANTA (WNCN) — Despite being down 21-0 in the second quarter, the UNC Tar Heels rallied at Georgia Tech on Saturday to win 38-31.
The incredible comeback — the most points a UNC team has come back to win in team history — gives Carolina a 4-1 record while the Yellow Jackets fall to 2-3.
After giving up 21 points, Carolina managed to score late in the second quarter on a 1-yard run by Elijah Hood.
Then, a snap got away from a Georgia Tech punter and UNC managed to score quickly before the end of the half — with Marquise Williams getting his 25th career rushing touchdown.
The score heading in the second half was 21-14.
In the second half, UNC’s Nick Weiler hit a 37 yard field goal to cut the deficit to 21-17.
Georgia Tech managed to score again to extend the lead 28-17.
Later, Williams scrambled down to the 1 and Hood ran it in for another Carolina touchdown, making the score 28-24.
Carolina managed an incredible goal line stand against Geogia Tech.
Then, minutes later, Quinshad Davis threw a touchdown pass to Williams which put UNC ahead for the first time, 31-28.
A fourth-down try a few plays later by Georgia Tech was stopped.
Then, suddenly with less than 5 minutes to go Williams ran in a touchdown, putting UNC up 38-28.
Georgia Tech managed to get within seven points with 2:46 left in the fourth quarter as Harrison Butker connected on a 37-yard field goal.
But, then time ran out for Georgia Tech and UNC managed to hold on to the 38-31 lead.