After going 11 of 13 passing for 158 yards in the first half, the Heel quarterback suddenly became human finishing 7 of 13 for 38 yards in the second half (stats include a sack as an attempt).
The fumbles killed the Heels as well. Under Butch Davis, the Heels are 2-15 when they've lost the turnover margin battle. Fortunately for Tech, both fumbles occurred in the waning moments of the game. UNC had a three and out book ended by Yates' and Pianalto's fumbles. Time of possession for UNC on those three drives was 2 minutes, 9 seconds. The three GT drives immediately proceeding each of those UNC drives of futility: 11 minutes, 2 seconds. They handed us an entire quarter of the game. Our defense only had to play 3 quarters of football. For comparison's sake, our defense only had to play 23 plays in the second half while the UNC defense had to take 39 snaps (18% more snaps over their 2009 average).
What do you think? Did Tech make good adjustments or did timely turnovers win the day for the Jackets?