Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Heels' comeback against Miami was historic

After beating the Hurricanes 28-24 on Saturday, North Carolina coach Butch Davis stressed the difficulty of beating Miami in Miami.

Especially, it seems, when teams are trying to come back.

According to the Associated Press, Miami had won 111 straight games at home when leading by double figures entering the fourth quarter — that is, before UNC quarterback Cam Sexton threw two fourth quarter touchdowns and safety Trimane Goddard stole a game-winning interception to seal it.

In all, Miami had gone 225-13 since the start of the 1985 season when leading at any point after the third quarter, according to AP. The last team to erase a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit against Miami at any location was East Carolina in 1999, when the Pirates rallied in Raleigh.

-- Robbi Pickeral