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East Carolina Falls 42-17 to Tar Heels - Recap

East Carolina Falls 42-17 to Tar Heels - Recap

Johnny White scampered through the East Carolina defense for 140 yards as North Carolina handed the Pirates a 42-17 defeat on Saturday at Kenan Stadium.

North Carolina won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 14.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 61.5.

T.J. Yates completed 18 of 26 pass attempts for 181 yards for the Tar Heels in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Jonathan Williams rushed for 33 yards for East Carolina, while Michael Bowman added 14 yards. Dominique Davis threw for 244 yards for the Pirates, while receivers Lance Lewis and Dwayne Harris had 68 and 64 yards respectively.

North Carolina outgained East Carolina 444-347 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 25-21 by the Tar Heels.

North Carolina led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 35:36/24:24 split in that important category.

North Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Clemson. East Carolina will aim to get back on the winning track at Southern Miss.