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Sam Howell accounts for 4 TDs as North Carolina holds off Miami

Hurricanes fall to 2-4 for first time since 1997
North Carolina Tar Heels QB Sam Howell runs for TD vs. Miami Hurricanes in 2021
Posted at 7:39 PM, Oct 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-16 19:39:01-04

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Sam Howell threw of two touchdowns and ran for two more as North Carolina held off Miami, 45-42, sending the Hurricanes to their worst record at the midway mark of a season in more than two decades.

Miami was in position to tie or win when reaching the North Carolina 16-yard line in the final minute, but linebacker Cedric Gray intercepted a tipped pass with 6 seconds left.

Ty Chandler ran for two touchdowns for the Tar Heels in a matchup of two teams that began the season in the top 15, but are trying to gain traction midway through the season.

The Hurricanes are 2-4 for the first time since 1997 when they were on NCAA probation and stuck with scholarship limitations.