The Tar Heels just had an impressive 82-yard drive keyed by quarterback T.J. Yates. The touchdown: a 9-yard screen pass to fullback Devon Ramsay, who broke two tackles on his way to the end zone.
That might have been the single happiest moment for the Tar Heel faithful in the past three months, who have suffered through one bad headline after another during the NCAA investigation.
LSU's cornerbacks were playing way off UNC's wide receivers during the drive, allowing Yates to complete a number of quick passes for 8-10 yards at a pop. LSU also hurt itself badly with penalties -- roughing the kicker to keep the drive alive once and hitting Yates late and out of bounds another time.
Early in the second quarter: LSU 7, UNC 7.