The University of Miami and the North Carolina Tar Heels met yesterday in a titanic ACC clash, as both teams were looking to make a statement at Kenan Memorial Stadium.
If Carolina won the game, the team would be bowl-eligible in mid-October for the first time in a long time. If the Hurricanes won the game, they would attain their first ACC victory this season and break a four-game losing streak in Chapel Hill.
Bryn Renner and the Tar Heels came up short as Miami rocketed out of the gate en route to a 30-24 victory, and the Hurricanes withstood a late Carolina rally as 'Canes LB Sean Spence sacked Renner and his teammates blew up a desperation hook-and-ladder at the end of the game.
Here are five things the home team did well in a heartbreakingly close loss to their ACC rival...