Jordan Travis ran for 2 touchdowns and threw a scoring go 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 night time.
Travis guided an offensive that generated 434 yards for Florida State (2-Three, 1-Three Atlantic Coast Convention), however was once close out in the second one half of.
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North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell led 3 second-half landing drives to drag 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 occasions 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 was once a nail-biting moment half of because the Tar Heels fixed a comeback strive.
Howell finished 20 of 36 yards for 374 yards towards the Seminoles, whom he was once dedicated to for approximately six months in 2018 prior to signing with North Carolina simply weeks after Mack Brown was once employed.
North Carolina was once 13th in FBS in third-down conversions (51%) getting into the sport, however the Tar Heels have been simply 2 of 11 on third-down conversions and zero for three on fourth-down tries.
Florida State ran for a season-high 241 yards on 36 carries. Los angeles’Damian Webb had 109 yards on 12 carries.
The win was once the Seminoles’ first over an AP Best 25 group since Boston School on Nov. 17 2018. Florida State’s ultimate win over a Best 10 group was once No. 6 Michigan within the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30, 2016.
North Carolina will most likely tumble, in all probability out of the Best 10, when the scores pop out Sunday.
The Tar Heels seemed spectacular in striking up 56 issues in victory ultimate week towards Virginia Tech. North Carolina managed the time of ownership and racked up yards at more than a few issues however struggled to position issues at the board till the 0.33 quarter.
The Seminoles scored probably the most issues towards an FBS group this season and defeated a ranked group after dropping six directly 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