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Gio Bernard Was Doing Gio Bernard Things Last Night

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I guess we take this as a sign Gio Bernard knows it is UNC-NC State week. The rookie tailback had a fairly spectacular evening for the Cincinnati Bengals last night tallying 79 yards rushing, 25 yards receiving and a pair of touchdowns. One of those scores was this jaw-dropping 35-yard touchdown run which included making the same defender miss him twice.

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For full video of the play go here. It was your classic Gio Bernard, embarrass defenders, turn chicken you-know-what into chicken salad kind of run.

Of course Bernard ended up injuring his ribs later in the game and could not finish which is, in a way, also classic Gio Bernard. He is very, very good but can't seem to avoid getting banged up.

While we are here and since the Tar Heels do play NC State tomorrow, I would be remiss if I didn't post this.

Yes, this punt return is the UNC football version of the Danny Green dunk on Greg Paulus.