>> Tar Heels Down Cincinnati 39-17 - Match Report
The battle between the Tar Heels and Bearcats didnt turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cincinnati was handed a 39-17 defeat on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium.
The Tar Heels were a 2.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 58.5.
Marquise Williams completed 19 of 33 pass attempts for 171 yards for the Tar Heels in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Ralph Abernathy rushed for 67 yards for Cincinnati, while Shaq Washington added 67 yards. Brendon Kay threw for 181 yards for the Bearcats, while receivers Chris Moore and Shaq Washington had 46 and 36 yards respectively.
North Carolina was outgained by Cincinnati 349-345 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-20 by the Tar Heels.
Cincinnati lost the time of possession battle 33:24/26:36, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.