North Carolina vs Tennessee Recap - Tar Heels Win 30-27

North Carolina vs Tennessee Recap - Tar Heels Win 30-27

North Carolina got a 160-yard performance from Shaun Draughn as a key part of its 30-27 victory over the Volunteers on Thursday at LP Field.

The Tar Heels were a 1-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 49.5.

T.J. Yates completed 23 of 39 pass attempts for 234 yards for the Tar Heels in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Volunteers defense.

Tauren Poole rushed for 40 yards for Tennessee, while Rajion Neal added 28 yards. Tyler Bray threw for 312 yards for the Volunteers, while receivers Gerald Jones and Denarius Moore had 89 and 69 yards respectively.

Tennessee was outgained by North Carolina 385-339 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-20 by the Tar Heels.

The time of possession battle favored Tennessee as their offense was on the field for 31:49, longer than the 28:11 of their opponents.