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UNC vs. Miami: As told by Twitter

The Heels proved yesterday that they are not ready to give up on this season

NCAA Football: Miami at North Carolina Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

If there is anything to take out of what is a lost football season for UNC, it is that they have undoubtedly played with a lot of heart deep into the season. The Heels came out of the tunnel yesterday determined to make a statement against the Miami Hurricanes, only to have any and everything go wrong in the 4th quarter.

Truth be told, I was fully prepared to fill this twitter recap with cute animal tweets. Alas, things got way too interesting for that to be a viable option. With that said, let’s get into it.

The first this-isn’t-even-a-little-surprising-anymore announcement for the game was that yet another UNC player would not participate in the game.

Some more news from the game came from the basketball side, as five-star 2018 target Zion Williamson was in attendance.

After the two teams traded three-and-outs during the first drives of the game, Jordan Brown busted out a 56-yard run to jumpstart UNC’s offense.

Following Brown’s explosive play, UNC’s offense managed to keep the momentum going and Jordan Brown managed to find his way into the end zone, only to have the call overruled.

UNC could not manage to get into the end zone following the reversed call.

With about six minutes left in the first quarter, QB Chazz Surratt rolled out to his left and got leveled after attempting to complete a pass to Beau Corrales.

Nathan Elliott came into the game and completed a 33-yard pass to Anthony Ratliff-Williams off of a trick play. The Heels managed to find their way into the end zone but had to settle for a field goal with 4:52 left in the first quarter.

At this point of the game, if anybody had told me that UNC would be winning against Miami I would have laughed. Alas, UNC managed to come out of the first quarter with a 3-0 lead.

Early in the second quarter, UNC found themselves in the red zone yet again. After failing to convert on a third-and-long, UNC attempted a fake field goal but fell short at the 20 causing a turnover on downs.

With a little more than three minutes left in the second quarter, UNC managed to find their way into Miami territory yet again before kicking a field goal that would put them up 6-0.

Following the drive, Miami finally had enough. QB Malik Rosier completed a 51-yard pass to Christopher Herndon for a touchdown.

UNC managed to prevent Miami from scoring on their final drive in the half and headed into the locker room only down by one point.

At the opening of the second half, Miami wasted no time finding their way into the end zone. Rozier threw a bomb to WR Jeff Thomas for their longest pass play of the season.

As one can expect, things only got worse. After failing to convert on a third down, UNC was forced to punt only to have it blocked by Jonathan Garvin at UNC’s 13 yard line. UNC’s defense however managed to stop Miami from getting into the end zone, resulting in a field goal to make the score 17-6.

UNC’s offense continued to find ways to move the ball, and it finally paid off. Nathan Elliott threw a lateral to WR Anthony Ratliff-Williams, who threw an 18-yard TD pass to Beau Corrales.

UNC’s defense continued to stifle Miami’s offense, but UNC’s offense started to struggle. Nathan Elliott threw two interceptions two drives in a row.

With less than 10 minutes left in the 4th quarter, UNC gave up their forth explosive pass play of the day eventually leading to a Miami TD to make the score 24-13.

If you thought Elliott was done throwing interceptions for the day, you are unfortunately wrong.

Thankfully, there was J.K. Britt who picked off Rosier after Miami was backed up 15 yards following a chop block penalty.

This game very much seemed like it was over, Beau Corrales once again found himself in the end zone with 3:03 left in the game.

From there, things just kept getting more and more interesting.

UNC looked like they were about to march the ball down the field and potentially score, but then Jordan Brown lost the football and Miami recovered.

From there Miami killed the rest of the clock and the game was over. Final score: Miami 24 UNC 19.

If you made it through this entire recap, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. To show my gratitude, I would like to leave you with this: