- Heather Dinich, College Football Reporter
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Casey Barth, North Carolina's record-setting kicker, is out for the rest of the season, according to the school's latest injury report. Barth was injured on a kickoff in the third quarter of Saturday's 68-50 loss to Georgia Tech last week. Barth holds the school record for field goals and extra points, and has made 80.5 percent of his field goals (66 of 82). He had made all 44 extra points this season, a single-season school record. He is also the school's career leader with 66 field goals, surpassing his brother Connor (54), with a 30-yard field goal at Wake Forest.
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Thomas Moore will take over the place-kicking and kickoff duties.
"Casey, losing him is obviously a big loss for our football team," Fedora said. "He's the record holder here at the school for just about everything in the kicking game. He brings a wealth of experience and a lot of confidence to the position.
"When Casey was injured last year, Thomas was the one who was doing all of the kicking at that time. So we feel comfortable with him. He's had plenty of live reps in games throughout his career. Even though we're going to miss Casey, the next guy has gotta step up and play."
Carolina has made 166 consecutive extra points, including a school record 126 by Casey Barth and 42 by Thomas Moore. Barth’s only miss was in the second quarter of the season opener vs. The Citadel in 2009. Barth has made 160 of 161 attempts.
Here are the full injury reports for both teams:
Out for the season
Casey Barth, PK
Kedrick Davis, WR
Sean Fitzpatrick, TE
Connor Gonet, RB
T.J. Leifheit, OT
Darius Lipford, LB
Travis Riley, RB
Sam Smiley, DB
Miller Snyder, PK
T.J. Thorpe, WR
Brennan Williams, OT
Phil Williamson, LB
Out for the season
Buddy Ruff (lower extremity)
Casey Barth, North Carolina's record-setting kicker, is out for the rest of the season, according to the school's latest injury report. Barth was injured on a kickoff in the third quarter of Saturday's 68-50 loss to Georgia Tech last week.