Marquise Williams threw a touchdown pass of five yards to Quinshad Davis, and No.12 North Carolina spoiled the coach Frank Beamer’s home game that took place at Virginia Tech with a victory of 30-27 on Saturday.
The Tar Heels won the 10th one in a row and also clinched the title of Coastal Division despite blowing a 14 point lead in the last three minutes. Virginia Tech tied the game on the four yard and fourth down pass to Michael Brewer to Isaiah Ford with the 1:07 that was remaining. But, the Hokies has to settle for the field goal to begin overtime.
Williams found Ryan Switzer on Tar Heels’ first play of 18 yards, and after two runs and at the five yard line, Davis was hit by Williams. The former bet Terrel Edmunds at the end zone’s right corner. On December 5, North Carolina will play in the ACC championship game at No.1 Clemson.
Elijah Hood turned two turnovers of Virginia Tech into fourth quarter touchdowns. This happened as Tar Heels opened a lead of 24-10 sending some fans for the exits when Brewer was intercepted for the second time.
Though Hokies used to takeaway their own to pull 24-17 with 2:54 left on the eight yard scoring pass of Brewer’s to Bucky Hodges, and got Williams fumble on the sack by Luther Maddy.
Isaliah Ford was hit by Brewer for 36 yards to the Tar Heels’ 12 yard line. After two runs, an incomplete pass gave them the fourth and second at the line of four yards. Brewer also hit a sliding Ford for the touchdown.
Hokies tried to offer Beamer a win in the last home game of his career of 29 years. They shut down the most potent offense of ACC for three quarters, but the late turnovers have hurt them.