North Carolina FBS Scoreboard: Week 1


The FBS Scoreboard for Week 1 saw a few a blowouts and some nail biters. The 49ers won their first ever FBS game.

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For one day at least, the Demon Deacons answered the questions of whether they could score. John Wolford had the best  single day of his career, leading the team in passing and running. He threw for three hundred  twenty-three yards on 20-27 passing. He had a seventy yard touchdown run. Wake held the ball for almost forty minutes and got nearly six hundred yards of total offense.

Like Wolford, there were doubts of whether Thomas Sirk was ready to be a real quarterback. The Green Wave can answer that yes he is. Sirk threw for  289 yards and two scores. Much of his dirty work was passes thrown to Johnell Barnes. Kicker Ross Martin was his usual consistent self, and safety DeVon Edwards made an early splash with a touchdown in the return game.

The 49ers went down to Georgia looking for a victory to steal in their first ever FBS game. Thanks to good defense, the 49ers did just that. A Terrence Winchester fumble return for touchdown got things started. From there a few Blake Brewer field goals built up the lead. Despite a rally by the Panthers, the 49ers survived for turnovers of their own to win.

The Pirates ran into a bit of difficulty with the FCS Tigers, and they relied on running back Chris Hairston to get them out of it. Hairston ran for 154 yards and four scores, making him responsible for all the scoring for the Pirates. This included a 45 yard run in the first quarter. A little troubling for ECU with Florida waiting next week.

The Mountaineers took care of business behind Taylor Lamb’s four touchdown passes. Marcus Cox added a 68 yard touchdown run to bring the offensive total to over 660 yards on the day for App State.