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UNC vs. UVA - Player(s) of the Game: The receiving corps

Several Tar Heel receiver had solid days in a losing effort.

NCAA Football: North Carolina at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday’s loss to Virginia is another game where you really have to do some searching to find a player of the game for UNC.

Not that it’s all their fault, but the defense gave up over 400 yards, and other than a Myles Dorn interception, there wasn’t a ton of highlights.

On the offensive side, Nathan Elliott’s final numbers look alright, but it was another game where there were some catches with YAC. Not to mention, it was a game plan tailor-made for what he can do opposed to him playing unimpeachibly well.

It can’t really be a running back, because the rushing game was practically non-existent. Michael Carter led everyone with 42 yards, the rest of the team combined for 24.

That pretty much leaves us with the receivers, but there’s not one person whose numbers really stand out. So, let’s just give the award to the entire receiving corps.

As a team, the Tar Heels finished with 271 receiving yards on the day. It was fairly balanced between a bunch of people.

Beau Corrales led the way with 62 yards on four catches. One of them included a nice hurdle of a UVA defender.

Elsewhere, Dazz Newsome had another good day, racking up 56 yards and a touchdown. Carl Tucker caught the other UNC passing TD, finishing with 48 yards himself. Antonio Williams didn’t have a great day on the ground, but he finished with 51 receiving yards, most coming on a 43-yard play as UNC tried to get back in the game.

In total, nine player caught passes for UNC on Saturday. Eight of them caught at least two.

It was yet another game wasted despite a solid effort from one facet of the team.