North Carolina’s seniors went empty-handed against N.C. State, losing their fourth straight rivalry game to the Wolfpack 29-25 in Kenan Stadium on Saturday.
The Tar Heels held a nine-point advantage with one minute left in the third quarter, but 21 straight points in the final sixteen minutes of the game doomed the Tar Heels to their fifth loss of the season.
The momentum shifted when N.C. State was able to score on an improbable two-yard jump ball that was batted around until it was corralled by Owen Spencer just before it hit the ground. After a lengthy review, the play stood, and the Wolfpack found themselves down just two points.
After the play, UNC’s Kevin Reddick and N.C. State’s Jarvis Williams were both ejected for an altercation in the back of the end zone.
In the postgame, free safety Deunta Williams said that the personal foul along with a previous one earlier in the drive by Williams were precipitated by Wolfpack players spitting in the Tar Heels’ faces.