Wake Forest tops North Carolina 28-27

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Tanner Price scored on a 1-yard sneak with 2:09 left to help Wake Forest rally past North Carolina 28-27 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Price threw for a career-high 327 yards for the Demon Deacons (2-0, 1-0), who struggled to generate much offense throughout the second half until the decisive drive. Starting from Wake Forest's 7-yard line, Price calmly directed an 11-play, 93-yard scoring drive that ended when he pushed his way through the right side of the line for the go-ahead score.

Bryn Renner had two final chances to bring back the Tar Heels (1-1, 0-1), but he threw a fourth-down interception with 1:25 left that let the Demon Deacons melt most of the clock. He got the ball back at his own 1 with 17 seconds and no timeouts, but reached only the 40 before his final desperation heave was knocked away.