The game was over. Just like it happened in Baton Rouge a couple months prior, the Vols won the game and stormed the field. Dooley shook hands with the opposing coach as the orange-clad Vols celebrated the win. The referee even declared, "the game is over."
But, again, it was not to be. Even after North Carolina was the team with too many men on the field on the final play, they were able to capitalize on college football's lack of a 10-second-clock-runoff on an offensive penalty at the end of the game.
The UNC kicker, Casey Barth backed up five yards and split the uprights to tie the game. After a Bray interception in the second overtime, Barth came on and nailed the gamewinner three plays later.
The 'Heels received a gift-wrapped bowl win and the Vols lost in excruciating fashion for the second time in one season.
The 'Heels got the gift but this loss put a perfect bow on 2010 for the Tennessee football program.
Now you see why it was one of the most tumultuous year's in the history of Tennessee football. Beginning with a coach bolting for greener pastures and ending with the second celebrated win-turned loss, it was one roller coaster ride of a season for the Tennessee football program.