Junior tailback Kelvin Bryant scored an Atlantic Coast Conference record six touchdowns and rushed for 211 yards to lead 14th-ranked North Carolina to a 56-0 rout over East Carolina yesterday in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Bryant scored on runs of 1, 4, 4, 7, 32 and 45 yards. He ran for 156 yards in the first half and left the game with 7:14 to go in the third quarter.
His six touchdowns and 36 points broke the previous ACC records of five touchdowns and 30 points held by North Carolina's Don McCauley and North Carolina State's Stan Fritts.
Bryant scored his first touchdownt in the first quarter when he went over from the one.
The Tar Heels broke open the game with 28 points in the second quarter. With 42 seconds played in that period, Bryant ran up the middle for a 45-yard score. With 4:13 left before the half, fullback Alan Burrus went in from one yard out and the Tar Heels led, 21-0.
North Carolina finished with 571 yards in total offense. East Carolina had 143 yards total offense and its shutout was the first in 111 games. Only Southern California and Oklahoma have longer streaks of having scored in consecutive games.