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Tar Heels turning to Kim for field-goal attempts vs. Duke

Virginia Tech' Jermaine Waller (28) blocks a field-goal attempt by North Carolina's Noah Ruggles (97) during overtime in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina will turn to Jonathan Kim for field-goal attempts against Duke.

Coach Mack Brown announced the move Monday, two days after a six-overtime loss at Virginia Tech. Noah Ruggles missed a 35-yard field goal for the win to end the third overtime, then had a 44-yard kick blocked in the fourth overtime.

Ruggles, a sophomore, had made 10 of 16 kicks with a long of 49 yards. Kim is a freshman who has yet to attempt a field goal but put all five of his kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks against the Hokies.

The Tar Heels (3-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) have seen six of their seven games decided by six or fewer points.


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Updated October 21, 2019

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