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N. Carolina defeats Cincinnati in Belk Bowl

Joe Danneman's photo of Brendan Kay walking on to the field Joe Danneman's photo of Brendan Kay walking on to the field
Joe Danneman's photo from the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte Joe Danneman's photo from the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte

STEVE REED

AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - T.J. Logan returned a kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown, and Ryan Switzer scored on an 86-yard punt return to help North Carolina beat Cincinnati 39-17 on Saturday for its first Belk Bowl victory in four attempts.

Marquise Williams threw for 171 yards and a touchdown for the Tar Heels (7-6) in their first bowl victory since 2010.

Romar Morris scored on two short touchdown runs, and Jack Tabb caught a touchdown pass as the Tar Heels closed the season by winning six of their final seven games.

Cincinnati (9-4) was looking to become the bowl's first back-to-back champion since Virginia did it 10 years ago, but last year's MVP Brandon Kay was limited to 181 yards passing and no touchdowns. The Tar Heels had five sacks, including one for a safety.

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