North Carolina Hands The Citadel Their First Loss of the Season

 

 

 

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mitch Trubisky passed for 184 yards and three touchdowns to help North Carolina beat The Citadel 41-7 on Saturday.

T.J. Logan had a touchdown catch and a 100-yard kickoff return for a score for the Tar Heels (8-3), who forced a season-high four turnovers.

Ryan Switzer added a 72-yard touchdown as North Carolina won for the 11th time in its last 12 home games.

Dominquie Green ended North Carolina's interception drought when he picked off a pass and returned it 58 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. The Tar Heels had been the only FBS team not to intercept a pass this season.

The Citadel (10-1) rushed for 344 yards and outgained North Carolina 371-356.

Grant Drakeford had a 28-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for the Bulldogs, whose school-record 10-game winning streak came to an end.