The North Carolina football program lost their third game of the season, continuing their trend of shooting themselves in the foot in must-win games.
Despite already having their ACC championship ticket voided with Louisville beating Miami, more salt was added to the wound with significant miscues in a winnable game. UNC had their chances to leave Death Valley in victory, but game-changing momentum shifts caused disaster.
After the frustrating loss, Mack Brown spoke with the media about what went wrong.
“Proud of the effort our kids played with,” Brown said. “We had every bad break you could possibly have. We get two balls inside the one-yard line, one of them is fumbled in the back of the end zone and goes out of the 20 that cost us points. Another one to start the game, where we at the one, we get a false start then we fumble. You can’t give up 14 points against a team that good, especially in a place where they won so many games….Those were momentum changes.”
The Tar Heels return to action on Saturday night as they face off against NC State in Raleigh.