North Carolina football: 3 overreactions from runaway win over Syracuse

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It took longer than expected, but North Carolina football got rolling late and the Tar Heels opened up their season with a win over Syracuse.

North Carolina opened up their much-anticipated season Saturday and came away with a win over Syracuse.

The game didn’t play out how a lot thought it would. It was ugly at first and Syracuse was hanging around until the fourth quarter. Sam Howell and Carolina continued their fourth-quarter dominance  from last year when they outscored opponents 120-51 in the final frame and Saturday they won the fourth 21-0.

The offense looked shaky early but once they figured it out it was over for Syracuse.

The Orange had multiple chances to take the lead early on but failed to capture any momentum at all. Carolina’s defense locked down when it had to to keep the Heels lead before the offense figured it out.

It wasn’t the best performances from North Carolina but the Tar Heels started their run for an ACC title with a win. You’ll surely hear plenty of opinions about the hype train that is the North Carolina Tar Heels, don’t buy into these overreactions.

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