By HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Marquise Williams hit Quinshad Davis with a 5-yard move in additional time and No. 12 North Carolina spoiled coach Frank Beamer’s final property game at Virginia Tech with a thirty-27 victory on Saturday.
The Tar Heels (ten-1, seven- ACC, No. seventeen CFP) gained their 10th in a row and clinched the Coastal Division title, and did so even with blowing a 14-stage guide in the last 3 minutes of regulation.
Virginia Tech (five-6, 3-4) tied the sport on Michael Brewer’s 4-garden, fourth-down pass to Isaiah Ford with 1:07 remaining, but the Hokies had to settle for a discipline objective to get started the extra time.
Williams then strike Ryan Switzer for 18 yards on the Tar Heels’ very first perform, and after two operates and a bogus start penalty place them at the five, Williams hit Davis, who beat Terrell Edmunds in the appropriate corner of the finish zone.
North Carolina will play No. one Clemson in the ACC championship sport on Dec. 5.
Elijah Hood turned two Virginia Tech turnovers into fourth quarter touchdowns as the Tar Heels opened a 24-10 lead, sending some enthusiasts heading for the exits when Brewer was intercepted a 2nd time.
The Hokies, though, utilised a takeaway of their very own to pull in 24-seventeen with 2:fifty four still left on Brewer’s eight-garden scoring move to Bucky Hodges, and then received Williams fumble on a sack by Luther Maddy.
Brewer then strike Isaiah Ford for 36 yards to the Tar Heels’ 12, and after two operates and an incomplete move gave them a fourth-and-2 at the North Carolina four, Brewer hit a sliding Ford for the tying landing
The Hokies tried to give Beamer a win in the ultimate house sport of his 29-year job. They shut down the ACC’s most powerful offense for three quarters, but hurt by themselves with late turnovers.
Virginia Tech requirements a acquire at Virginia next Saturday to give Beamer a twenty third consecutive bowl appearance.
The Tar Heels arrived in possessing scored 125 factors in their last two online games. They ended up 2nd in the league with an average of 495 yards of offense, but managed just 193 in three quarters.
For a time, it appeared like Bud Foster’s defense would give the Hokies a opportunity.
Following slipping driving 10-3, missing a field aim and squandering a excellent scoring chance following forcing the Tar Heels’ first turnover in 4 video games, the Hokies set jointly their best travel of the day.
Brewer hit Cam Phillips for ten yards on a 3rd-and-8 from midfield, Rogers experienced an eighteen-lawn operate and Brewer carried it the last a few yards on a 3rd-and-purpose attract play to pull Virginia Tech even.
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