Butch Davis' Tar Heels start off strong but come up short - Story in Photos

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A lone penalty flag lies down in UNC's loss to FSU. There were a total of 23 penalties and 180 penalty yards between the two teams. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • A lone penalty flag lies down in UNC's loss to FSU. There were a total of 23 penalties and 180 penalty yards between the two teams. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

KENAN MEMORIAL STADIUM/CHAPEL HILL -- It was Chapel Hill's first ever Thursday night football game, a part of UNC head coach Butch Davis' plan to advance Tar Heel Football. The Heels started off with a strong  30 minutes, but couldn't produce a "W" in the last 30 minutes and lost 30-27 to the Florida State Seminoles. Click here for Jacob Swiger's half-time update or post-game report; for the photographs, they'll be on the next page.

Ramses poses for a picture for this father-daughter moment. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • Ramses poses for a picture for this father-daughter moment. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

UNC's T.J. Yates looks for the open man in the Tar Heels' loss against the Florida State Seminoles. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • UNC's T.J. Yates looks for the open man in the Tar Heels' loss against the Florida State Seminoles. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

UNC students in "The Tar Pit" get excited during the first half of the UNC-FSU Thursday night contest. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • UNC students in "The Tar Pit" get excited during the first half of the UNC-FSU Thursday night contest. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

Tar Heel Junior Greg Little catches the football off of his helmet in Chapel Hill's first Thursday night football contest. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • Tar Heel Junior Greg Little catches the football off of his helmet in Chapel Hill's first Thursday night football contest. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

Seminole Junior Christian Ponder starts to throw the ball in FSU's victory over UNC. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • Seminole Junior Christian Ponder starts to throw the ball in FSU's victory over UNC. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

Tar Heel Charles Brown watches as teammate Da'Norris Searcy tackles Seminole wide receiver Rod Owens. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • Tar Heel Charles Brown watches as teammate Da'Norris Searcy tackles Seminole wide receiver Rod Owens. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

FSU cheerleaders celebrate a 'Nole touchdown over the Heels. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • FSU cheerleaders celebrate a 'Nole touchdown over the Heels. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

FSU Quarterback Christian Ponder takes a bit of Chapel Hill home with him after the Seminoles defeated the Tar Heels 30-27. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • FSU Quarterback Christian Ponder takes a bit of Chapel Hill home with him after the Seminoles defeated the Tar Heels 30-27. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

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