North Carolina beat Liberty on Saturday night at Kenan Stadium, a 56-29 victory that wasn't all that pretty. Especially outside of those four minutes in the third quarter when the Tar Heels could do no wrong.
You know those four minutes: Four touchdowns. Three Liberty turnovers, pretty much all back-to-back-to-back. And when it ended, UNC was well on its way. But before those four minutes? UNC was losing. And outside of those four minutes? Liberty actually outscored the Tar Heels.
I asked Larry Fedora, the UNC coach, what he took away from this game outside of those four minutes.
“Outside of that four minutes?” he asked. “We've got a long way to go. I mean, we've got a long way to go. It's nothing pretty about that game, I can assure you, when you go outside of that four minutes. But again, for us – the way we look at it, it's a win.”
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And some reaction from Fedora and quarterback Marquise Williams.
Stay tuned for more.
Andrew Carter is the UNC athletics beat reporter for The News & Observer and Charlotte Observer. Follow him on Twitter at @_andrewcarter .