UNC 66.
Duke 31.

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  • North Carolina improved to 8-1 overall, 5-0 in the ACC with a 66-31 win over Duke.  Carolina has won eight straight for the first time since 1997 and is 6-0 at home this year. UNC is 5-0 in ACC play for the first time since 1997.


  • The 66 points are the most Carolina has ever scored against Duke.  UNC scored 59 in 1970 and 2000.  This is the sixth time Carolina has scored 50 or more points against Duke.


  • This was the highest scoring Carolina-Duke game ever played (97 combined points). The previous high was 93 in 1970 when Don McCauley scored five TDs for the Tar Heels (UNC 59, Duke 34).


  • The 66 points are the most Carolina has ever scored in an ACC game. The previous high was 59 against Duke in 1970 and Maryland in 1993.  Carolina set single-game highs for most points in a game (66) and a half (38 in the first) this season.


  •  Carolina compiled 704 total yards of offense, the third-most in UNC single-game history. UNC had 721 vs. Old Dominion in 2013 and 714 vs. Maryland in 1993.


  • Carolina (704) and Duke (533) combined for 1,237 yards, the most in any game in UNC football history. The previous high was 1,228 at East Carolina in 2014. The previous high at Kenan Stadium was 1,190 by UNC and Georgia Tech in 2014.


  •  QB Marquise Williams set a school record with 524 total yards of offense and accomplished that in less than three quarters. The 524 yards are the sixth-most in ACC single-game history.  Williams eclipsed his own previous UNC record of 469, which he set against Old Dominion in 2013.


  • Williams has the top three and four of the five highest single-game total offense figures in Carolina history, including today’s record 524 yards.


— 524 by Williams vs. Duke, 2015

— 469 by Williams vs. Old Dominion, 2013

— 463 by Williams vs. Georgia Tech, 2014

— 443 by TJ Yates vs. Florida State, 2010

— 435 by Williams vs. Notre Dame, 2014


  • Williams passed TJ Yates for second place in career total offense by a Tar Heel. Darian Durant has the record with 9,630. Williams is now second with 9,078. Yates is third with 9,044.


  •  Williams passed for 494 yards, the most in UNC history. He broke the UNC single-game record less than three minutes into the second half and on his second completion of the third quarter. Williams’ 494 passing yards broke T.J. Yates’ mark of 439 at Florida State in 2010.


  •  Williams set the UNC record for passing yards in a half with 404 yards in the first half.  Williams held the previous record with 379 passing yards vs. Old Dominion in 2013.  Today, he completed 18 of 28 attempts for 404 yards and three touchdowns in the first half, including a 89-yard scoring pass to Switzer, a 74-yarder to Hollins and a 49-yarder to Bug Howard.  Williams also tied his school record for total offense in a half with 425 total yards (404 passing, 21 rushing).


  •  Williams set a single-game UNC record for most passing yards per completion at 21.48 per play (23 completions for 494 yards). He held the previous mark at 20.5 vs. Old Dominion in 2013.


  •  Carolina set a record for most passing yards in a game with 537 (Mitch Trubisky added 43 yards passing). The previous record for the team was 469 vs. NC State in 2003.


  •  Williams’ 494 yards is the most in the ACC this year and the 10th-most in ACC history. It is the most by an ACC quarterback since Stephen Morris of Miami set the record with 566 against NC State in 2012.


  •  Williams connected with Ryan Switzer on an 89-yard flea-flicker touchdown on the Tar Heels’ first play from scrimmage.  It is the fourth-longest pass play in school history and the second-longest by a Tar Heel at Kenan Stadium.  Carolina’s only longer pass play at Kenan Stadium was Williams’ 91-yard touchdown pass to Mack Hollins in 2014 vs. San Diego State.


  •  Williams is responsible for a school-record 83 career touchdowns.  He has 28 rushing scores (UNC record for QB), 52 touchdown passes and three receiving TDs. The previous record of 79 was held by former standout QB Darian Durant (2001-04).


  •  Williams has seven career pass completions of 70 yards or longer:

— 2013 – 79 to Eric Ebron vs. Duke; 71 to Ebron vs. Miami

— 2014 – 91 to Mack Hollins vs. SDSU; 75 to Ryan Switzer at Clemson

— 2015 – 71 to Switzer at Pitt; 89 to Switzer vs. Duke; 74 to Hollins vs. Duke


  • Williams threw four touchdown passes today and became the fourth Tar Heel with at least 50 career touchdown throws.

— Darian Durant, 68

— Bryn Renner, 64

— TJ Yates, 58

–  Marquise Williams, 52


  • Williams also scored today on a 4-yard run for his 28th career rushing touchdown. That breaks a tie for fifth-place in ACC history ahead of Clemson’s Woodrow Dantzler.


  • The 89-yard scoring pass was the longest reception in Ryan Switzer’s career. His previous long was 75 yards vs. Clemson in 2014.


  • WR Mack Hollins had five receptions for a career-high 165 yards and one touchdown. He averaged 33 yards per reception.


  • TB Elijah Hood rushed for a career-high three touchdowns.  He had a 4-yard run in the first quarter, a 16-yarder in the third and a 5-yarder in the third.


  •  Hood has a team-leading 11 touchdowns on the season, all by rush.


  •  WR Quinshad Davis had three catches for 45 yards and a touchdown. He extended his school records for completions (186) and TD receptions (23).


  •  CB Des Lawrence 10th breakup of the season came in the end zone on Duke’s second drive of the game.


  •  LB Jeff Schoettmer forced the first fumble of his career and recovered it.  Carolina would score a touchdown on the ensuing drive.


  •  TE Brandon Fritts had a career-best 36-yard reception in the first quarter.


  •  In the first quarter, Carolina ran 18 plays for 239 yards and had the ball just four minutes and 59 seconds, scoring on drives of 12 seconds, 1:51 and 2:56.


  •  In the first half, Carolina had 486 yards, including 404 yards passing and 82 rushing.


  •  S Dominquie Green made his first interception of the season and fourth of his career in the second quarter.


  •  Carolina scored three touchdowns on drives of less than one minute, including a one-play, 89-yard drive in 12 seconds; a two-play, 92-yard drive in 41 seconds; and a three-play, 65-yard drive in 18 seconds.