Maryland 33

(5-4, 4-1 away)

North Carolina 30

(4-5, 3-2 home)

12:00 PM ET, November 12, 2005

Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, NC

1 2 3 4 OT T
MD 7 3 7 13 333
UNC 3 10 7 10 030

Top Performers

Passing: S. Hollenbach (MD) - 374 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: L. Ball (MD) - 39 CAR, 161 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: V. Davis (MD) - 7 REC, 139 YDS, 1 TD

Terps bolster bowl hopes with OT win over North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Ticker) -- Dan Ennis bolstered Maryland's bowl hopes.

Overcoming a rough day, Ennis kicked a 28-yard field goal in overtime to lift Maryland to a 33-30 victory over North Carolina in an Atlantic Coast Conference matchup.

Prior to converting in the extra session, Ennis had missed two field goals and an extra point.

After Ennis' kick in OT, the Tar Heels had a chance to extend the game but Connor Barth missed a 28-yard field goal. Barth had kicked a 24-yard field goal with nine seconds left in regulation to tie the game.

Lance Ball rushed for 161 yards and a touchdown for Maryland (5-4, 3-3 ACC Atlantic), which rallied from a 27-17 fourth-quarter deficit to avoid its third straight loss. The Terrapins need a win over Boston College or at North Carolina State in their final two games to become bowl eligible.

Maryland's Sam Hollenbach completed 19-of-31 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions. His 80-yard TD pass to Danny Melendez with 3:52 remaining gave the Terrapins a 30-27 lead.

Vernon Davis added seven catches for 139 yards and a TD for Maryland.

Matt Baker completed 25-of-40 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown for North Carolina (4-5, 3-3 Coastal), which must win its final two games over hapless Duke and nationally ranked Virginia Tech to become bowl eligible.

Jesse Holley had six receptions for 115 yards for the Tar Heels.