A few highlights from UNC's first win since early September.
It seems everyone has been waiting for Ryan Switzer to have a big game and Saturday night was it. Switzer posted a career high 136 yards receiving plus two touchdowns. One of the scores came on a 68-yard pass play where Switzer used a "second gear" to get separation on Yellow Jacket free safety Corey Griffin. Switzer's second touchdown came after Williams read the field, moved in the pocket and found the sophomore on the sideline. Switzer put a move on the defender and got a Jack Tabb block to find the end zone.
Big pass plays between Marquise Williams and Mack Hollins have become commonplace this season. This game was not an exception. Williams found Hollins at the left pylon and the walk-on receiver went high to snag his fifth touchdown of the season. The score came on a 4th down and with the Yellow Jackets bringing seven rushers. Williams threw the pass with the pocket breaking down and Hollins did the rest.
Speaking of Williams, the junior quarterback had another big night with almost 400 yards of passing, 38 completions in 47 attempts, 75 yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown to go along with four TD passes. Williams made just one mistake, a bad throw that led to an interception in the first quarter. Outside of that and an ill-advised shovel pass for an INT last weekend, his past two games have been outstanding. His 463 yards of total offense was second only to his production last season against Old Dominion. Counting Williams 435 yards of total offense last week vs Notre Dame, the Charlotte native now owns the three of the top four total offense games in UNC history.
In the past two games Williams has thrown for 693 yards, rushed for 207, caught a 23-yard pass and been responsible for nine touchdowns, five of them last night against the Yellow Jackets. Were it not for the 3-4 record, Williams would be getting some attention for ACC season accolades.