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UNC vs. Virginia: As told by Twitter

Michael Carter’s big day wasn’t enough to give the Tar Heels the victory.

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North Carolina hosted Virginia this Saturday in what is often referred to as the “South’s Oldest Rivalry.” The Tar Heels had won seven straight against the Cavaliers coming into the game, but that streak was brought to an end.

Before the game kicked off, a somewhat surprising lineup change was announced.

The game started off slow, with the first three possessions resulting in punts.

On its second drive, the Heels got into UVA territory only to miss a field goal.

Again, it was a slow start, especially for UNC.

UVA got the first points of the game with a field goal.

Brandon Harris’ turnover struggles continued.

A couple punts later, Virginia put together a long drive ending in a touchdown.

The Tar Heels went scoreless into halftime with another ugly display of offense.

Carolina picked things up to start the second half behind the legs of Michael Carter...

And his success continued.

A few possessions later, UVA responded with a one-play score of their own.

Then came yet another interception from Harris.

After a Virginia field goal and a UNC punt, it looked like the Cavaliers were about to ice the game until...

Brandon Harris drove the Tar Heels into UVA territory with a chance to win the game.

However, a controversial no-call on a facemask penalty ended their drive and the game.

North Carolina suffered its first loss to Virginia since 2009 and fell to 1-6 on the season.

While the offense failed to get going through the air, Michael Carter flashed some serious speed on the ground. The defense, minus a few big plays, put in another pretty solid game given how much they had to be on the field. The Tar Heels will try to pull off a major upset as they head to Blacksburg next week.