Saturday, October 10, 2009

Heels take early lead

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina, which had managed only 56 rushing yards total its last two games, already has 51 – on its first drive alone. Tailback Ryan Houston rumbled in from 1 yard out to give the Tar Heels a 7-0 lead over Georgia Southern with 6:59 left in the first quarter.

It marks the first time this year UNC has scored on its opening possession.

Jonathan Cooper, who had played only one series since injuring his right ankle during Week 1, returned to the starting lineup at left guard.

– Robbi Pickeral