The North Carolina Tar Heels were down early but fought back to snag the 28-21 lead heading into the locker room.
UNC and Appalachian State offenses have been on fire, with both defense scrambling for answers. After finding themselves down 21-7, allowing three straight scoring drives, North Carolina’s offense took off with red-shirt freshman wide receiver Kobe Paysour on the receiving end of a 14-yard touchdown.
Then on the next drive, UNC’s defense caught a significant break after Appalachian kicker Michael Hughes missed a 51-yard field goal. North Carolina answered the missed kick with a 21-yard rushing touchdown by freshman George Pettaway.
The defense for UNC made a significant stop on the next drive forcing ASU to punt for the first time in the half. North Carolina then marched down the field and ended the half with quarterback Drake Maye throwing his third touchdown pass to tight end Bryson Nesbit.
A game that looked sour early ends the first half looking sweet for UNC.
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