Apparently, defense optional is the theme of the day in the ACC. Through two quarters of play, UNC and FSU have combined for seven touchdowns, 21 first downs, and 512 yards, and the Seminoles lead 28-21 at halftime in Tallahassee.
The first half saw 15 possessions. Seven were touchdowns, seven were 3-and-outs, and only possession saw a first down and a punt.
In a turn from the earlier conference games that saw turnovers galore, both teams held on to the ball in the first half.
T.J. Yates is 15/22 for 244 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Tar Heels. His counterpart, Christian Ponder, is 15/22 (not a typo, they both have the same exact numbers) for 178 yards and 3 touchdowns.
North Carolina receiver Dwight Jones has caught 5 balls for 127 yards, including a 67 yard touchdown reception. FSU's receiving corps is led by Willie Haulstead, who has 75 yards.
FSU has managed to score 28 points despite only have the ball for 12:51, an incredible rate of 2.2 points per minute of offensive possession.
One thing to watch out for in the second half is FSU's Greg Reid on kickoff returns. He has already compiled 70 yards on 3 kick returns, and each time looked about ready to break through the last line of the UNC defense.