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2-2, 4th in ACC - Coastal

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

ACC quarterbacks had a monster Saturday. Here's how they stacked up compared to the rest of the country...

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Tar Heels score late to beat Panthers

With the clock running under 10 seconds and down by six points, UNC QB Mitch Trubisky throws a fade to 6-foot-5 WR Bug Howard for the winning two-yard touchdown. North Carolina wins at home 37-36.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Huge celebration on the field as North Carolina erases a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Pitt 37-36. Mitch Trubisky finished 35-of-46 for 453 yards and 5 touchdowns.

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Howard skies for UNC's last-second game-winning TD (1:53)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitch Trubisky hits Bug Howard for a 2-yard TD to take a 37-36 lead with 2 seconds to play. Trubisky converted three fourth-and-longs on the drive. UNC is just the 5th team in the last decade to score at least 37 points in a win while rushing for fewer than 20 total yards.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina has life, pulling to within 6 as Mitch Trubisky throws his fourth TD of the game. It's gone largely as expected with Pitt dominating on the ground and the Heels carving up Panthers' D through the air.

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Nathan Peterman stretches for TD

The Panthers senior QB reaches over the line of scrimmage for a one-yard TD. Pittsburgh extends its lead to 33-23 over North Carolina.

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UNC trying to keep pace with Pitt

North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky fakes the handoff and hits Austin Proehl for a 1-yard TD. Pitt answered with a score of its own, and the Panthers lead 33-23 on ESPNU.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Pitt has out-gained North Carolina on the ground 159-28 so far, and that includes a 28-yard loss on a snap that sailed over the QB Nate Peterman's head. On the other hand, the Tar Heels' passing attack has been sharp, with Mitch Trubisky completing 15 of 16 throws for 250 yards and 3 TDs.

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Pitt makes statement to begin second half

Chawntez Moss powers his way into the end zone for a 2-yard TD. Pitt leads North Carolina 26-16 on ESPNU.

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UNC fans, band protest during national anthem (1:07)
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Tar Heels cut into Panthers' lead

North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky connects with Ryan Switzer in the corner of the end zone for a 19-yard TD. Pitt leads UNC 19-13 on ESPNU.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Opposing QBs vs Pitt, last 10 quarters: 61-of-92 (66%) for 1,035 yards (11.3 YPA) with 5 TDs and 1 INT. That's not real good.

ESPN Stats and Information  

James Conner has a rushing touchdown in 12 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak in FBS (to Jeremy McNichols' 15 games) and the longest in school history.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Love defense? This probably isn't the game for you then. QBs Nate Peterman and Mitch Trubisky are combined 15-of-16 for 225 yards so far. Pitt leads North Carolina 19-7, but Heels have had the ball for just 1:48 of the first 23:32 of the game.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina sophomore Jerome Simpson led a group of about 20 protesters at last week's Tar Heels game with little fanfare, but as word continued to spread, the crowd more than doubled for today's home game against Pitt. Simpson and about 50 other protesters in the west end zone sat with raised fists during the playing of the national anthem in protest of police violence against black civilians. Simpson said he was inspired by Colin Kaepernick and wanted to support athletes who had been receiving criticism for speaking out. Simpson said several fans sitting nearby criticized the group for not standing during the anthem, but Simpson said it is not the group's intention to offend. "We're not anti-police department or anti military," Simpson said. "The police here in Chapel Hill have been very supportive about making sure this is a welcoming environment. I love that our troops fight for our rights to be able to do this."

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UNC's Hollins comes up with TD catch

North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky throws to Mack Hollins, who comes up with the 39-yard TD reception despite double coverage. Pitt leads UNC 12-7 in the second quarter on ESPNU.

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James Conner extends Pitt's lead

Pittsburgh RB James Conner breaks through for a 1-yard TD run. Pitt leads North Carolina 12-0 early in the second quarter on ESPNU.

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Pitt makes 50-yard field goal

Pittsburgh K Chris Blewitt makes a 50-yard field goal to give the Panthers a 5-0 lead over North Carolina on ESPNU.

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Pitt forces UNC safety to take lead

North Carolina's Ryan Switzer is tripped up in the end zone for a safety. Pittsburgh leads 2-0 in the first quarter on ESPNU.

Watch: Pittsburgh at North Carolina

North Carolina hosts Pitt in Chapel Hill, where it has won eight straight games, the Tar Heels' longest streak since 1997. The Panthers are averaging 239 rushing yards per game this season. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

ESPN Stats & Info

Tar Heels favored over Panthers

ESPN's FPI gives North Carolina a 70 percent chance to beat Pitt. The Panthers are coming off a loss at Oklahoma State.

Team Stats

Passing Yards160.8115th
Rushing Yards249.515th
Points For36.0Tied-48th
Points Against32.095th

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