By STEVE REED
AP Sports Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell’s college career has come full circle. The junior started his career by leading the Tar Heels to a come-from-behind victory over South Carolina in the 2019 season opener at Bank of America Stadium. Now, a little more than two years later, the projected first round NFL draft pick will look to close out his college career with a victory over those same Gamecocks at the same stadium on Thursday in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. Both teams enter the game with 6-6 records and looking to close the season on a winning note.