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Tar heels beat up Hokies

Associated Press Published:

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. _ No. 7 North Carolina was mad when it didn't get an alliance bowl bid. The Tar Heels took it out on Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl on Thursday. North Carolina (11-1) routed the Hokies 42-3, posting an 11-win season for only the third time in 107 years of football and giving new coach Carl Torbush an impressive debut.

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