Hampton ran the Tar Heels to its double overtime win over Appalachian State on Saturday, finishing with a career-high 234 rushing yards. The Sophomore tacked on three touchdowns, with an impressive 9 yards per average.
Hampton played a prominent role in the victory for UNC, helping the workload after news dropped that the ACC running back of last week, British Brooks, would not play due to a lower-body injury. Hampton became the Tar Heels’ first 200-yard rusher since Ty Chandler did it in 2021 against Wake Forest with 213 yards on the ground.
Big O was rollin’ last night 💪
— Carolina Football (@UNCFootball) September 10, 2023
Despite a slow start in the passing game, UNC’s running back room has lived up to its hype. Hampton and the Tar Heels will return on Saturday to take on Minnesota.