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Fedora's first season a record-breaker

Posted December 24, 2012

— Larry Fedora has grown accustomed to rewriting the record books at each of his coaching destinations and North Carolina is no different. The Tar Heels set 40 new individual and team records and tied eight more during the 2012 season.

Fedora first pulled out his eraser during his time at Middle Tennessee State, where the Blue Raiders set 43 school records during his three seasons as offensive coordinator (’99-’01).

Fast forward nearly a decade and Fedora was equally as unkind to the Southern Miss records as head coach, especially during the 2010 season. That year alone the Golden Eagles set 35 school records behind an offense that churned out 6,459 yards.

Fedora continued that trend during his first season in Chapel Hill.

The first record fell during the season-opening win over Elon, a game in which the Tar Heels established new school and ACC records for single-game punt return yards (260).

UNC’s offense, of course, accounted for the overwhelming majority of the newly minted records. The Tar Heels finished the season with 487 points, the most in school history, topping the previous mark by 66 points (421 in 1993). North Carolina also set a new record with a 40.6-points-per-game average (35.1 in 1993).

North Carolina established a variety of other offensive records, including, but not limited to, total offense (5,817), average yards per game (484.4), passing yards (3,501), passing yards per game (291.8), pass completions (287), pass attempts (441), touchdowns (62), extra points (56) and first downs (292).

Individually, quarterback Bryn Renner and running back Gio Bernard combined for 15 records.

Of note, Renner established single-season records with 3,394 yards of total offense and 28 touchdown passes, while tying the single-game record for touchdown passes (5) – twice.

Bernard set a new school mark for the highest average all-purpose yards in a season with 198.1 per game, easily surpassing Tar Heel great Don McCauley’s 183.7 average in 1970. He also set the sophomore scoring record with 114 points and tied the school record with two punt returns for touchdown in a season.

Wide receiver Quinshad Davis set single-season and single-game records for receptions and receiving yards by a freshman, while Eric Ebron set single-season records for receptions and receiving yards by a tight end.

Senior placekicker Casey Barth established a new single-season mark for consecutive made extra points with 44, as well as setting a single-game record with nine extra points against Idaho.

The records weren’t all positive. Georgia Tech set a Kenan Stadium record with 68 points and tied the school record for most rushing touchdowns by an opponent in a game (7). North Carolina’s 50 points against the Yellow Jackets was the most points by a UNC team in a loss.

By and large, however, the new records set a strong foundation for the Fedora era at North Carolina. The school’s sports information department will likely have its hands full for years to come in updating the media guide’s record section each spring.

Bryan Ives contributed to this story.

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  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Dec 27, 2012

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    Holes never toot the horns of Wolfies. You know that already. We have to shove it in your faces.

  • jsnarron Dec 27, 2012

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    Couldn't agree more!!

  • dookiepukie Dec 26, 2012

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    It's more becoming to let others toot your horn.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Dec 26, 2012

    And since the Badger pointed it out, WRAL has let it slip way down to the second page of sports articles.

    #EXPOSED!

  • Dr. Feelgood Dec 26, 2012

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    How about an irrelevant IQ of 68 for the ManOnATorpedo.

  • kornfan2448 Dec 26, 2012

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    68 irrelevant posts...and counting.

  • dookiepukie Dec 26, 2012

    Great accomplishment for Fedora and the Heels in his first season at UNC. Looking forward to next season. GO HEELS!!

  • Smitty likes little boys Dec 26, 2012

    68 points against was a record. LOL!!!!!!

  • StunGunn Dec 26, 2012

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    I would be very surprised if Renner entered the draft. He's a good - but not great - college QB. As a Heels fan, I hope he stays, and that's not me being selfish; I wanted Gio to go pro, but Renner? I don't think he's ready. Yates improved a lot from his junior to senior season, and Renner may improve as well.

  • StunGunn Dec 26, 2012

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    Howe can you make such a blanket statement about ALL Carolina fans? There's good and bad fans in all fan bases.

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