North Carolina Stuns Tennesssee 30-27 In Double OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Casey Barth kicked a 23-yard field goal in the second overtime to send North Carolina past Tennessee 30-27 in a Music City Bowl that will be remembered much more for the crazy finish of regulation that even gave the Tar Heels a chance to keep playing Thursday night.

Barth kicked a 39-yard field goal after officials reviewed what had been the final play of the game and decided to penalize the Tar Heels (8-5) for having "more than 11 men" on the field. The Big Ten officiating crew also announced T.J. Yates had spiked the ball with 1 second left.

That allowed Barth to run out the field goal that tied it at 20.

Tennessee (6-7) was stunned at the sudden switch that cost the Vols an apparent bowl victory to cap Derek Dooley's first season. Tyler Bray threw a 25-yard TD in the first overtime, but Quan Sturdivant picked him off to end the Vols' last chance in the second OT.

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  • by No quarter Location: Hyde on Jan 1, 2011 at 09:16 AM
    To happy, I said GREAT game by the tar heels I didn't shove them in the ground.
  • by Dave Location: On the inside looking out on Dec 31, 2010 at 07:51 PM
    I did not post that. Some phony who wishes they were me did. As for MY THOUGHTS on the game, big deal. As long as ECU got buried I am happy!
  • by anyman Location: washington on Dec 31, 2010 at 01:52 PM
    good game, on another note, how dumb does lou holtz look and sound?
  • by re: Dave on Dec 31, 2010 at 12:38 PM
    what is dave another pirate fan mad at the acc??
  • by Anonymous on Dec 31, 2010 at 11:21 AM
    dave sucks
  • by to anon @ 1:10 on Dec 31, 2010 at 11:16 AM
    lets see, they beat Rutgers, ECU, Clemson, Virginia, William & Mary, Florida State, Duke and Tenn. 4 of those 8 teams went to a bowl game. they lost to LSU, Ga. Tech, Miami, Va. Tech and NC State, all of those teams went to bowl games. if you think all 13 of those teams "Suck" then you need to get your wife to explain it to you. if she cant then you can take it up with the fans of the 13 teams that UNC played. by the way the truth doesnt hurt but stupidity does, or so i am told.
  • by UNC rocks on Dec 31, 2010 at 10:51 AM
    whatever dave!! what fan are you?
  • by Happy Location: Washington on Dec 31, 2010 at 10:50 AM
    But they won anyway, din't they, no quarter? Quit whining and looking for a leg to stand don't have one!
  • by no quarter Location: hyde on Dec 31, 2010 at 10:39 AM
    Great game by the tar heels but the fans weren't there at all. Tennesse had 75,000 fans the tar heels only had 4,000.
  • by Pirate Fan Location: Greenville on Dec 31, 2010 at 10:19 AM
    Congrats UNC!! Nice finish to a season that was not what you would have wanted I'm sure!!

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