In the second half of the UNC-South Carolina game at Bank of America Stadium, UNC is looking every part of a hungry, ranked team trying to show the world last year’s late-season collapse was a fluke.
After South Carolina recovered an onside kick to open the second half, the Tar Heels’ defense made another defensive stop – this time forcing a turnover on downs.
That set the stage for a UNC second-half offensive outburst.
Moments after sophomore running back Omarion Hampton scored his second touchdown of the game, tight end John Copenhaver made an insane, SportsCenter Top 10-esque catch for the Heels’ fourth touchdown of the game.
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Copenhaver runs toe-to-toe with Gamecocks defender Keenan Nelson Jr., slows down to position his body in front of him, then makes a 1-handed from a falling Drake Maye. This score put UNC up 30-14, followed by a Ryan Coe extra point to make it 31-14.
There’s still a whole quarter of football left, but the Tar Heels are heading in the right direction for their season opener.