Tar Heels vs Scarlet Knights Final: 24-22 - Recap
Dwight Jones was good for 135 receiving yards on Saturday as the Tar Heels grabbed a 24-22 win over the Scarlet Knights at Kenan Stadium.
North Carolina won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 9.5-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 49.5.
Bryn Renner completed 20 of 26 pass attempts for 273 yards for the Tar Heels in the win. He was picked off 3 times by the Scarlet Knights defense.
De'Antwan Williams rushed for 15 yards for Rutgers, while Joe Martinek added 2 yards. Chas Dodd threw for 243 yards for the Scarlet Knights, while receivers Mohamed Sanu and Jeremy Deering had 119 and 23 yards respectively.
Rutgers lost the offensive yardage battle to North Carolina 405-244 yards in Saturday's game. Rutgers had more first downs as that total ended up 19-17.
The time of possession battle favored Rutgers as their offense was on the field for 31:34, longer than the 28:26 of their opponents.
North Carolina heads into a Week 3 battle against Virginia. Rutgers, meanwhile, will have their next action against Ohio.