OffenseFive turnovers (four fumbles and an interception) and a bunch of penalties prevented continuity from developing. Quarterback Brian Johnson threw for 211 yards and rushed for a game-high 98, but fumbled three times and was picked off once. Too many mistakes.
DefenseThe Tar Heels converted on seven third-down situations to overshadow several solid performances by Utah defenders. Safety Eric Weddle led the Utes with 12 tackles, including three stops behind the line of scrimmage. Casey Evans and Tim Harris had interceptions.
Special teamsFor the first time since 1999, the Utes surrendered a touchdown on a kickoff return. Brandon Tate's 96-yard score put a quick damper on Utah's special teams effort. Brent Casteel's 47-yard kickoff return and Dan Beardall's 35-yard field goal prevented a failing grade.
Utah didn't have much chance to succeed after giving up a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, five turnovers and a rash of penalties. The Utes have now lost two consecutive road games and face another challenge next weekend in Fort Collins against Colorado State.
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