It looked as if LSU was going to run away from North Carolina in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic however, the short-handed Tar Heels fought back and almost pulled it a incredible win.
"Our football team won a game tonight in a very sloppy fashion." LSU head coach Les Miles said. "At the end of the game our running back was running to score instead of running for first down, which would have won the game. We had the opportunity to win a game in a very convincing style and our football team wasn’t good enough to do that"
North Carolina had two shots at the end zone with time running out. Tar Heel quarterback T.J. Yates threw to his tight end Zach Pianalto twice, both incompletions and the LSU Tigers escaped Atlanta with a win.
Roll the highlights. (Thanks LSUnet.com)
North Carolina head coach Butch Davis was very proud of his team. Coach Davis' post-game presser is below (Thanks WRAL-TV)