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North Carolina A&T Aggies

UNC pulls away early in 53-14 victory against N.C. A&T

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. North Carolina's 53-14 victory against N.C. A&T on Saturday lacked any drama or even much competitiveness, which means that it gave the Tar Heels exactly what they needed: an easy victory after a difficult season-opening defeat.

After failing to capitalize on opportunities in a humbling defeat against South Carolina to start the season, UNC did what it expected to do against the Aggies, a lower division opponent from the Football Championship Subdivision's Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

UNC on Saturday led 22-0 at the end of the first quarter and 36-0 at halftime. The Tar Heels mostly used the game to rebuild any confidence that might have...