North Carolina vs Duke Wrap - Duke Wins 33-30
Conner Vernon caught 6 passes for 124 yards against the North Carolina defense as Duke handed the Tar Heels a 33-30 loss on Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Blue Devils were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 10.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 62.5.
Sean Renfree completed 23 of 36 pass attempts for 276 yards for the Blue Devils in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Tar Heels defense.
Giovani Bernard rushed for 143 yards for North Carolina, while A.J. Blue added 11 yards. Bryn Renner threw for 198 yards for the Tar Heels, while receivers Giovani Bernard and Eric Ebron had 68 and 67 yards respectively.
Duke outgained North Carolina 510-414 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 28-22 by the Blue Devils.
The time of possession battle favored Duke as their offense was on the field for 33:39, longer than the 26:21 of their opponents.
Next game, Duke takes its act on the road to face Florida State looking for another win. For North Carolina, they head home to face North Carolina State.