2010 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
December 30, 2010 - LP Field
North Carolina 30, Tennessee 27 (2OT)
Attendance: 69,143* (sellout)
The match-up between the Tennessee Volunteers and the North Carolina Tar Heels turned into an unforgettable double-overtime win for North Carolina in one of the Bowl's most exciting (and controversial) games to date. The Tar Heels outscored the Vols 30-27 in front of a sold-out crowd of 69,143, the largest crowd in Bowl history.
Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray threw an 8-yard TD pass to put the Vols ahead 20-17 with 5:16 remaining. At the end of the 4th quarter North Carolina received a flag for too many men on the field. This allowed the Tar Heels one second back on the clock to kick a long field goal to force overtime. UNC linebacker, Quan Sturdivant, intercepted Bray on second-and-9 in the second overtime setting up Casey Barth to kick a game-winning 23-yard field goal. This represented the first time the two teams had squared off on the football field since 1961. Game MVP Shaun Draughn tallied 160 yards on the ground and a touchdown to lead the Tar Heels to victory.
The controversial ending to this game resulted in an NCAA rule change the following season, in which a 10-second runoff is assessed on clock-stopping penalties during the final minute of the game. The game also represented current title sponsor Franklin American Mortgage Company's first year as title sponsor.
MVP: Shaun Draughn, RB, North Carolina
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