Hokie quarterback Logan Thomas fumbles (US Presswire)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Gio Bernard rushed for a career-high
262 yards and a touchdown, Sean Tapley and A.J. Blue added two TDs
apiece, and North Carolina beat Virginia Tech 48-34 on Saturday.
Tapley returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown and added a
19-yard scoring catch from Bryn Renner for the Tar Heels (4-2, 1-1
Atlantic Coast Conference). They won their third straight, rolled up 533
total yards and claimed their first home victory over the Hokies (3-3,
1-1) since 1938.
Blue had touchdown runs of 1 and 13 yards, and Renner finished 17 of
30 for 194 yards with a touchdown pass and a 4-yard scoring run.
Logan Thomas was 26 of 49 for 354 yards with a 13-yard touchdown run
and two long touchdown passes. Demitri Knowles took a kickoff 93 yards
for a TD for the Hokies, who are off to their worst start since opening
2-3-1 in 1992.
Bernard surpassed his previous best of 165 yards set last year
against Duke, and nobody has rushed for more yards against a Frank
Beamer-coached Virginia Tech team. Bernard also became the Tar Heels'
first 200-yard rusher since Ronnie McGill rolled up 244 against Wake
Forest in 2003.