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Recap - Tar Heels Defeat East Carolina 27-6

Recap - Tar Heels Defeat East Carolina 27-6

North Carolina's aerial attack produced 321 yards and the Tar Heels produced a 27-6 victory over East Carolina on Saturday at Kenan Stadium.

North Carolina was the ATS victor, as they covered the 14.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 63.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Giovani Bernard rushed for 50 yards, while Marquise Williams added 26 yards in the win. Erik Highsmith and Eric Ebron added 66 and 64 receiving yards respectively.

Vintavious Cooper rushed for 68 yards for East Carolina, while Reggie Bullock added 38 yards. Shane Carden threw for 124 yards for the Pirates, while receivers Justin Jones and Dayon Arrington had 46 and 29 yards respectively.

East Carolina was outgained by North Carolina 450-233 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-13 by the Tar Heels.

North Carolina lost the time of possession battle 32:19/27:41, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

North Carolina heads into a Week 5 battle against Idaho. East Carolina, meanwhile, will have their next action against Texas El Paso.