Tar Heels Come Up Short Again In Meineke Bowl, 19-17 Pitt

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Dion Lewis rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown to pass Tony Dorsett as Pittsburgh's top freshman rusher, and Dan Hutchins kicked a 33-yard field goal with 52 seconds left to give the 17th-ranked Panthers a 19-17 win over North Carolina on Saturday in the Meineke Bowl.

Winning 10 games for the first time since Dan Marino was the quarterback in 1981, Pitt (10-3) overcame a disappointing loss to Cincinnati three weeks ago that cost it a Sugar Bowl berth and staged a late rally in front of a hostile crowd.

Pitt converted on fourth down at its own 30 and took advantage of a key offsides penalty to set up Hutchins' fourth field goal.

T.J. Yates threw two touchdown passes to Greg Little, but his incomplete pass on fourth-and-10 from his own 49 with 6 seconds left sent the Tar Heels (8-4) to their second straight loss.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 29, 2009 at 01:47 AM
    I didn't even know UNC had a football team...LOL
  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Dec 26, 2009 at 08:04 PM
    They couldn't even fill up a bowl 2 hours away from the campus. Where's all the UNC football fans at?
  • by Tralfazz on Dec 26, 2009 at 07:03 PM
    As a Pitt fan, I am ashamed that my team played in such a lousy Bowl game. If ECU won this Bowl, there would be a Ticker Tape parade on Arlington Blvd.
  • by heh on Dec 26, 2009 at 04:45 PM
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand....they lost

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