UNC wins rivalry battle at N.C. State

Nov. 02, 2013 @ 10:30 PM

Freshman T.J. Logan ran for a 14-yard touchdown with 11:19 left to help North Carolina beat rival N.C. State 27-19 on Saturday.

Quinshad Davis had two touchdown catches for the Tar Heels (3-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won in Carter-Finley Stadium for the first time since 2005. Davis’ second score came off a 59-yard pass from Ryan Switzer on a trick play, putting UNC ahead for good midway through the second.

Logan’s score gave the Tar Heels a cushion that ultimately held up, with A.J. Blue running for a key first down with about 2½ minutes left to help UNC drain the clock on the Wolfpack (3-5, 0-5).

Brandon Mitchell ran for 105 yards and a touchdown to become the first Wolfpack quarterback to crack the 100-yard mark in 37 years, but the Wolfpack couldn’t give coach Dave Doeren a winner in his rivalry debut.

Meanwhile, at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium in Durham, reigning Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion Bethune-Cookman routed N.C. Central 38-14.

NCCU trailed 31-0 in the fourth quarter before tacking on a pair of late touchdowns by Thomas Dixon on a 100-yard kickoff return and Kevin Thompson on a six-yard run.