UNC Takes Down Connecticut

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut's Dan Ryan was called for holding in the end zone with 1:32 left in the game Saturday, giving No. 19 North Carolina a safety and a 12-10 comeback win over the Huskies.

The Tar Heels(2-0) trailed 10-0 entering the fourth quarter, when Casey Barth kicked a 22-yard field goal. Then, T.J. Yates led the team on two 13-play drive, and his 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zack Pianalto with 2:36 left tied the game at 10.

Pianalto hurt his leg jumping up and down after the score and had to be taken from the field in an air cast, another bizarre moment from a game that ended in crazy fashion.

After the safety, UConn recovered the onside kick but couldn't get into field-goal range.

The Huskies (1-1) were playing without its best defensive player, injured linebacker Scott Lutrus, and lost starting quarterback Zack Frazer to a knee injury late in the third quarter.


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