Nazair Jones, UNC Defense Finish The Game

Nazair Jones discusses the defensive performance in the win over Miami.

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The much-maligned North Carolina defense didn't have to rely on the offense to beat Miami on Saturday.

With the offense unable to score any second-half points, it was the defense that held on.

Led by Nazair Jones up front, the Tar Heel defenders held the Hurricanes to 13 points, 3.9 yards per rush, and 4-of-15 on third down conversions. And when Miami had a chance to mount a game-tying drive late, the Tar Heels put a quick end to that possibility.

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