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ACC Football Week 9: Final Score, North Carolina 21, William & Mary 17

The game was supposed to be a rest in a tough stretch of games for North Carolina. William & Mary apparently didn’t get the memo.

The Tribe showed up in Chapel Hill ready to play, and led 17-7 heading into the fourth quarter. William & Mary had controlled the game, and didn’t play like an FCS team. UNC woke up in the fourth quarter, and outscored the Tribe 14-0 in the fourth quarter to win by four.

One of the main storylines of the game was Michael Paulus’s return to Chapel Hill. The William & Mary backup quarterback transferred from UNC, and ended up playing most of the game after starting quarterback Mike Callahan left with an injury.

Paulus finished the game 24/35 for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns, while his counterpart T.J. Yates was 23/33, 238 yards, and a touchdown and interception.

North Carolina avoids the embarrassment, and needs to learn some lessons before heading to Tallahassee to face Florida State next weekend.  

For more about UNC, head over to Carolina March

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.