Scores

Final

Virginia 14

(2-8, 0-6 ACC)

North Carolina 45

(4-5, 3-3 ACC)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:30 PM ET, November 9, 2013

Kenan Stadium, CHAPEL HILL, NC

1 2 3 4 T
UVA 0 0 7 714
UNC 14 7 14 1045

Top Performers

Passing: M. Williams (UNC) - 185 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Parks (UVA) - 24 CAR, 100 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: Q. Davis (UNC) - 5 REC, 65 YDS, 1 TD

North Carolina rolls past Virginia 45-14

Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Marquise Williams recorded a touchdown passing, rushing and receiving to help North Carolina beat Virginia 45-14 on Saturday.

Ryan Switzer had a punt return for a touchdown and Dominique Green had an interception return for a score for the Tar Heels (4-5, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference).

North Carolina extended its winning streak to three games while posting its fourth consecutive victory over the Cavaliers (2-8, 0-6).

Wide receiver Quinshad Davis caught a touchdown pass and threw for a score for the Tar Heels.

Kevin Parks rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries for Virginia. The Cavaliers suffered their seventh consecutive defeat, their longest losing streak within one season since 1981.

Williams completed 15 of 28 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns.

It was North Carolina's first game since starting quarterback Bryn Renner had season-ending surgery on his left shoulder.

The Tar Heels had thrived in recent weeks using a two-quarterback system employing Renner and Williams, but Williams alone was enough against Virginia.

Wearing Renner's No. 2 to honor his injured teammate, Williams led the Tar Heels on long touchdown drives the first two times they had the ball.

Williams threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Davis to cap the first series, and Davis returned the favor with a 29-yard strike to Williams on the final play of the first quarter.

Davis took a pitch from running back T.J. Logan on a reverse and lofted a pass to Williams, who was alone in the Virginia secondary, for the touchdown.

The Tar Heels kept the drives alive by going 5-for-5 on third down. Four of the conversions featured passes by Williams on third and 9 or longer.

North Carolina led 21-0 at halftime after Switzer turned trepidation into celebration in a matter of seconds. He muffed a 49-yard punt by Virginia's Alec Vozenilek, but the ball bounced right back into his hands at the 15.

Switzer took off up the middle, broke a tackle and worked his way to the left sideline. He eluded Vozenilek at the Virginia 40 and coasted into the end zone for an 85-yard touchdown.

Trailing 28-0 after a 3-yard touchdown run by Williams, the Cavaliers showed signs of life when Parks had an 8-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter.

Anthony Harris intercepted a pass by Williams on the ensuing possession, setting up Virginia at the North Carolina 41.

But two plays later, Green intercepted an ill-advised pass by the scrambling Watford and returned it 62 yards for a touchdown to put the Tar Heels ahead 35-7.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UVA
UNC
1st Downs1919
Total Yards316415
Passing204214
Rushing112201
Penalties5-4513-102
3rd Down Conversions8-207-15
4th Down Conversions0-30-0
Turnovers21
Possession33:3226:28

Passing Leaders

VirginiaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Watford14/301294.302
North CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams15/281856.621

Rushing Leaders

VirginiaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Parks241004.2116
Shepherd4112.8010
North CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morris44812.0041
Williams16462.9115

Receiving Leaders

VirginiaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson55911.8123
Jennings24120.5035
North CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Davis56513.0119
Howard23316.5018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUVAUNC
TD04:39Quinshad Davis 8 Yd Pass From Marquise Williams (Thomas Moore Kick)
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07
TD00:00Marquise Williams 29 Yd Pass From Quinshad Davis (Thomas Moore Kick)
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014
SECOND QUARTERUVAUNC
TD05:42Ryan Switzer 85 Yd Punt Return (Thomas Moore Kick)
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021
THIRD QUARTERUVAUNC
TD12:04Marquise Williams 3 Yd Run (Thomas Moore Kick)
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028
TD04:53Kevin Parks 8 Yd Run (Alec Vozenilek Kick)
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728
TD02:34Dominique Green 62 Yd Interception Return (Thomas Moore Kick)
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735
FOURTH QUARTERUVAUNC
TD12:50Khris Francis 15 Yd Pass From Marquise Williams (Thomas Moore Kick)
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742
TD11:38Keeon Johnson 23 Yd Pass From Greyson Lambert (Alec Vozenilek Kick)
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1442
FG10:11Thomas Moore 24 Yd
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1445