North Carolina began its season opener against Louisiana State as if the Tar Heels didn’t need the 13 ineligible players.
Halfway through the second half, it was apparent they did.
In a span of five minutes and 38 seconds, the Tigers scored 23 points to take a 30-10 lead against UNC in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.
With the help of a UNC fumble in its own territory, LSU struck first with a six-yard pass from Jordan Jefferson to Russell Shepard to go up 7-0 with nearly nine minutes left in the first quarter.
But UNC responded with an 82-yard drive capped by Devon Ramsay’s first career touchdown. Quarterback T.J. Yates found Ramsay for a nine-yard score to knot the game.