Jordan Travis ran for 2 touchdowns and threw a scoring cross to lend a hand Florida State construct a large first-half lead, and the Seminoles held off No. five North Carolina 31-28 on Saturday evening.
Travis guided an offensive that generated 434 yards for Florida State (2-Three, 1-Three Atlantic Coast Convention), however used to be close out in the second one 1/2.
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North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell led 3 second-half landing drives to tug to 31-28, however the Tar Heels (Three-1, Three-1) had drops on 0.33 and fourth down within the ultimate seconds to finish the comeback bid.
The Seminoles gave trainer Mike Norvell a signature victory in his first season in Tallahassee following a shaky get started that integrated a blowout loss at Miami.
Travis, a redshirt sophomore, finished eight of 19 passes for 191 yards and ran 16 instances for 107 yards because the Seminoles jumped out to a 31-7 halftime lead, probably the most dominating efficiency for this system in contemporary reminiscence. What adopted used to be a nail-biting moment 1/2 because the Tar Heels fixed a comeback strive.
Howell finished 20 of 36 yards for 374 yards in opposition to the Seminoles, whom he used to be dedicated to for roughly six months in 2018 ahead of signing with North Carolina simply weeks after Mack Brown used to be employed.
North Carolina used to be 13th in FBS in third-down conversions (51%) entering the sport, however the Tar Heels had been simply 2 of 11 on third-down conversions and nil for three on fourth-down tries.
Florida State ran for a season-high 241 yards on 36 carries. L. a.’Damian Webb had 109 yards on 12 carries.
The win used to be the Seminoles’ first over an AP Most sensible 25 group since Boston Faculty on Nov. 17 2018. Florida State’s final win over a Most sensible 10 group used to be No. 6 Michigan within the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30, 2016.
North Carolina will most probably tumble, perhaps out of the Most sensible 10, when the scores pop out Sunday.
The Tar Heels regarded spectacular in hanging up 56 issues in victory final week in opposition to Virginia Tech. North Carolina managed the time of ownership and racked up yards at quite a lot of issues however struggled to place issues at the board till the 0.33 quarter.
The Seminoles scored probably the most issues in opposition to an FBS group this season and defeated a ranked group after dropping six immediately video games — together with double-digit losses at Miami and Notre Dame this season.
North Carolina host N.C. State subsequent Saturday
Florida State travels to Louisville subsequent Saturday