CHAPEL HILL– The Tar Heels claimed a much needed victory over Boston College in Kenan Stadium on Saturday. And this one wasn’t even close.
Winning by a score of 34-10, Carolina finally put together those four complete quarters they’ve been searching for. And for now, it keeps their bowl hopes alive.
Head Coach Larry Fedora says he was satisfied with the performance.
“Alright, a much different feeling in that locker room tonight- a much needed win. We played not error-free football, but we played with a lot less mistakes than we had in our previous games,” Coach Fedora says.
Coach Fedora says he really likes the dual threat combo of Marquise Williams and Bryn Renner at the quarterback position.
“Anytime you are moving the chains you are going to have a better rhythm. I got to give both those quarterbacks some praise as far as how they are handling that transition between the two. A lot of people are going to tell you that you can’t do that. […] But it’s really a seamless transition between the two,” Coach Fedora says.
The defense was getting plenty of pressure in the Boston College backfield and continually disrupted the Eagles’ offensive game plan by robbing them of time. Coach Fedora says he is most pleased with the how hard the guys on the defense are playing.
“I thought the defense did a really good job all night. They kept them out of the end zone. They’re playing pretty hard. I mean, I’ll tell you, they’re playing pretty hard,” Coach Fedora says.
Senior signal caller Bryn Renner certainly delivered an efficient performance, tossing a pair of touchdown passes with only three incompletions the entire game.
Renner says the added emphasis on red zone scoring in practice really paid off for the Tar Heels against Boston College.
“You know, us as players, when we get in that area, the energy level and intensity to score needs to be there. And I think that’s what we’ve been trying to focus on. Guys are staying after to watch extra film. And we’ve been executing, and I think that’s been huge,” Renner says.
Eclipsing the 8,000 yard career mark last weekend, Renner says he was unaware of those numbers. He says he is focused on finding a way to salvage the season one game at a time.
“The ‘mojo’ of our team is kind of to keep battling and keep fighting. And that’s what we are going to do the rest of the season. No matter what happen, we’re going to focus on one game at a time. That’s all we can control. We’re not where we want to be right now, so we’re not satisfied. We’re going to N.C.State with a tough test,” Renner says.
Yes, next up for the Tar Heels is that little game against the Wolf Pack down in Raleigh on Saturday.