Tar Heels fall to Georgia Tech as another QB hurt
North Carolina has tried to turn to its quarterback of the future, whomever that might be, whether it’s sophomore Chazz Surratt, freshmen Cade Fortin and, most recently, Jace Ruder.
But each time, fate has intervened, and UNC (1-7, 1-5 ACC) has had to rely on junior quarterback Nathan Elliott, who has proven he is not the answer. And so it was again on Saturday, during a 38-28 defeat to Georgia Tech, that UNC suffered yet another setback to a season that has had many lows and an insufficient number of highs.
For the season, Elliott is averaging 205 yards per game and is completing 60 percent of his passes. But he also has eight touchdowns to seven interceptions.
Elliott was replaced in the second quarter of Saturday’s game by Ruder, a true freshman, who made his season debut. Ruder, who is 6-2, 220pound, played well. He was 4-for-5 for 80 yards and a touchdown pass.
Georgia Tech's Tobias Oliver scores the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter Saturday against North Carolina.