Fedora ‘throws hat in the ring’, as Heels manhandle Elon University 62-0

Posted by Andy Durham on September 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

from www.theacc.com: (Associated Press report)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.- Gio Bernard had three first-half touchdowns and North Carolina had its biggest scoring day in 17 years to beat Elon 62-0 on Saturday in the debut of new coach Larry Fedora.

Bernard had a 59-yard TD run down the left sideline, a 6-yard scoring catch and a 70-yard punt return for a score down the right sideline – all by the 12-minute mark of the second quarter. Bernard finished with 93 yards rushing and 203 all-purpose yards before leaving late in the first half with an apparent injury, the most impressive performer in the Tar Heels’ new no-huddle spread attack.

Bryn Renner threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns for the Tar Heels, who had 524 total yards in both teams’ opener.

North Carolina finished three points shy of tying the school record and had its best output since beating Ohio 62-0 under Mack Brown in September 1995.

It was also the Tar Heels’ first shutout since beating Duke 38-0 to close the 1999 season.

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