North Carolina's game-winning drive never would have happened had the defense not forced a three-and-out on the previous series. This stuff on second-and-seven was the pivotal play of that series.
Ultimately the primary credit on this play goes to defensive tackles Naz Jones and Aaron Crawford, who stayed square, dominated their gaps, and reestablished the line of scrimmage in the backfield. But the defense as a whole maintained solid gap control on this play despite Pitt’s jet sweep action, and this stop gave the offense just enough time for Carolina to come out on top.
Let's take a closer look in the ICTV GIF Film Room at how Carolina finally managed to stuff the Pitt running game on this play.null