WATCH GAME HIGHLIGHTS
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Giovani Bernard rushed for 81 yards and two touchdowns to help North Carolina beat Rutgers 24-22 on Saturday.
Bernard scored on runs of 60 and 6 yards for the Tar Heels (2-0), who overcame five turnovers to begin the season with consecutive wins for the third time in the last four seasons.
The Scarlet Knights (1-1) lost the ball on downs at their own 42 with 2:32 remaining, and the Tar Heels ran out the clock from there.
Bryn Renner was 20 of 26 for 273 yards and a touchdown for North Carolina, but he threw three interceptions. Dwight Jones had six catches for 135 yards and a score.
Chas Dodd was 25 of 47 for 243 yards and two touchdowns for the Scarlet Knights, who had no turnovers.
Mohamed Sanu, who reeled in an 18-yard score from Dodd, set career highs with 13 catches for 119 yards for Rutgers.