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North Carolina Makes Controversial Decision With 2-Point Conversion vs. Clemson

Mack Brown celebrates a win with the North Carolina Tar Heels.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - AUGUST 31: Head coach Mack Brown of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts after defeating the South Carolina Gamecocks 24-20 in the Belk College Kickoff game at Bank of America Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

On Saturday afternoon, North Carolina hosted No. 1 Clemson in a clash of ACC programs.

The Tigers entered the game as the heavy favorite, but the Tar Heels made it clear they were here to play. Clemson's offense struggled through much of the game, but the Tigers took a 21-14 lead in the fourth quarter.

Late in the fourth quarter, North Carolina put together an incredible drive that ended in a touchdown.

Instead of just kicking the extra point and going to overtime, North Carolina head coach Mack Brown opted to go for two.

Everyone watching from home loved the gutsy call to go for the win over the No. 1 program in the country.

However, not everyone loved the execution and the play call.

Quarterback Sam Howell attempted to run an option to the right side, but Clemson's speed was just too much for the Tar Heels.

Here's the play.

It's a tough way to lose for the Tar Heels, who looked like the better team during much of the game.

In the end, Clemson found a way to win, 21-20, and keep its undefeated season alive. Next up for the Tigers is a home game against a reeling Florida State program after a week off.