Howell, UNC make big rally to beat Wake Forest 59-53

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) – Sam Howell threw for program records of 550 yards and six touchdowns to help North Carolina rally past Wake Forest 59-53.

The Tar Heels trailed by 21 points with about seven minutes left in the third quarter before running off 35 unanswered points.

Howell scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 20-yard keeper with 4:11 left. UNC matched its biggest comeback in a win and finished with a program-record 742 total yards.

Sam Hartman threw for 429 yards and four touchdowns for Wake Forest.

The Demon Deacons had won four straight games and finished with 606 total yards.

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