In a first half that is honestly more entertaining than I expected, LSU just took a 14-10 lead over UNC on a 50-yard run on a reverse from Russell Shepard (it was Shepard's second TD of the game).
UNC had taken a brief lead, 10-7, following a shocking 75-yard pass play from T.J. Yates to Jheranie Boyd that took UNC to a first-and-goal at the LSU 5. It would have been 14-7 but UNC fullback Devon Ramsay -- who made a great play to score UNC's only TD -- dropped a sure TD pass.
Then LSU quickly came back. The crowd is in full throat and the game, for now, is very competitive.
UPDATE: UNC, which has had problems much of the night getting the ball snapped correctly, just had center Jonathan Cooper snap it right past T.J. Yates and through the end zone. That gave LSU a safety and a 16-10 lead.
UPDATE 2: LSU's Patrick Patterson, who has given Tar Heels trouble all night on returns, just ran a punt all the way back for a TD. That made it 23-10 LSU with 4:01 left in 2nd quarter.
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