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Recap - Tigers Defeat North Carolina 41-24

Recap - Tigers Defeat North Carolina 41-24

North Carolina was unable to contain James Franklin on Monday and the result was a 41-24 Independence Bowl loss against the Tigers.

The Tigers were a 4.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 53.5.

James Franklin completed 15 of 23 pass attempts for 132 yards for the Tigers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Tar Heels defense.

Giovani Bernard rushed for 31 yards for North Carolina, while Bryn Renner added 11 yards. Bryn Renner threw for 317 yards for the Tar Heels, while receivers Jheranie Boyd and Erik Highsmith had 95 and 77 yards respectively.

Missouri outgained North Carolina 513-353 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 27-20 by the Tigers.

North Carolina lost the time of possession battle 34:20/25:40, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.