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UNC football has the look of a contender

I'm not ready to anoint the Tar Heels kings of the ACC, the Coastal Division or even the state just yet. But it's hard to ignore what the Tar Heels have done, and how they've done it, the last two weeks in defeating Pittsburgh, 37-36, and Florida State, 37-35. They weren't perfect or dominant in either game, yet displayed two important intangibles that great teams possess. (Fayetteville Observer)

UNC's Practicing the Improbable Pays Off

Despite the 54-yard game-winner at Florida State representing Nick Weiler’s first such kick - not to mention counting as the second-longest make in UNC history - it was a situation he had practiced time and again, which helped dismiss the tension. “We run through two-minute situations all the time,” Weiler said after UNC’s 37-35 victory. (Inside Carolina)

Bruce Feldman's Top 5 Heisman Trophy candidates after Week 5

5. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina, QB: I thought about finding room for Deshaun Watson and Christian McCaffrey, but it's time to give some love to Trubisky, who was superb in the Tar Heels’ win at Florida State. Actually, he's been superb all season with a 13-0 TD-INT ratio, while completing 76 percent of his passes. He’s also run for four touchdowns. (FOX Sports)

Video: Larry Fedora's Post-FSU Locker Room Speech

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora had a message for his Tar Heel football team following UNC's 37-35 victory over Florida State in Tallahassee on Saturday. View Video...

Video: North Carolina’s Kicker Trolls FSU With ‘Tomahawk Chop’ After Nailing 54-Yard Game-Winner

North Carolina pulled off a huge upset over Florida State on Saturday, and it took one heck of a kick to make it happen. Nick Weiler, who had a PAT blocked in the final period (which could have doomed the Tar Heels) got redemption by hitting a 54-yard field goal as time expired. UNC emerged with a 37-35 victory to hand FSU its second loss of the season. (College Spun)

Former walk-on Cole Holcomb of New Smyrna Beach helps Carolina upset FSU

Jack Holcomb was loving life as he waited for his son outside the visiting North Carolina locker room Saturday beneath the seats at Doak Campbell Stadium. He was whooping and hollering and carrying on among the Holcomb friends and family members after his son and Tar Heels' linebacker Cole Holcomb helped Carolina knock off No. 12 FSU 37-35. (Orlando Sentinel)

Larry Fedora Post-Florida State Quotes

Larry Fedora: “Heck of a ball game, I don’t know what else to say. It’s just a heck of a ball game. This team, again, continues to show how much grit they have. They care tremendously for each other, they play for something other than themselves, they play for each other. As long as we have that in this team we have a chance every single week.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: Jimbo Fisher Post-UNC Press Conference

Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher meets with the media to discuss the Seminoles' 37-35 last-second loss to the Tar Heels in Tallahassee on Saturday. (Tallahassee Democrat)

“The Kick”: Weiler’s 54-Yard FG Gives UNC Football Upset Win at No. 12 Florida State

For the second straight week Larry Fedora and the UNC football team needed a miracle, and for the second straight week they got one. Nick Weiler’s 54-yard field goal as time expired gave the Tar Heels a 37-35 victory over No. 12 Florida State, as Fedora earned perhaps his most important win as a head coach. Not since 2001 had UNC defeated a top-15 team on the road. (Chapelboro.com)

Kick in the gut - 54-yard field goal on final play beats Florida State

Nick Weiler, who had never attempted a kick of 50 yards or longer until Saturday, drilled it through the uprights and straight through the collective hearts of the Seminoles, who have now lost all hope of contending for a national championship, or even the ACC Atlantic Division. The kick, 5 yards longer than Weiler’s career-best, gave UNC a 37-35 victory over 12th-ranked FSU. (Florida Times-Union)

ICTV: UNC Kicker Nick Weiler Discusses Game-Winner Over FSU

With four seconds left, the game fell on North Carolina kicker Nick Weiler's shoulders. And he delivered. Weiler's 54-yard field goal as time expired gave North Carolina the 37-35 win over Florida State. It was the second-longest kick in program history, but none have been more memorable. (Inside Carolina)

UNC kicker Nick Weiler does tomahawk chop after winning field goal

North Carolina kicker Nick Weiler pulled off an ultimate boss move after booting a 54-yard field goal to beat Florida State on Saturday. UNC was down 35-34 after Florida State drove and score a touchdown to take the lead with just 23 seconds left. It appeared at that point that the Seminoles would win, but Weiler had other ideas. (Larry Brown Sports)

Turner's Take: Here's the Kicker

Nick Weiler didn't have time to reflect on his career when he lined up, but he would after the game. "It's been a heck of a journey," he said. "Coach Fedora always talks about having grit and fighting though adversity with keeping your mind on the goal in the distance and through adversity, so those missed kicks probably made me stronger, made me a better kicker today." (GoHeels.com)

UNC-Florida State Postgame Notes

UNC place-kicker Nick Weiler booted a career-long 54-yard field goal to send Carolina to a 37-35 win over No. 12 Florida State. Weiler’s 54-yard field goal equaled the second-longest in UNC history. Only Dan Orner’s 55-yard field goal in 2002 vs. Syracuse was longer. Wide receiver Mack Hollins recorded his 20th career receiving touchdown which ranks third all-time at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-FSU Interview

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora speaks with Jones Angell after the Tar Heels' dramatic victory over Florida State on October 1, 2016. View Video...

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 20
Miami: 13
Sat, Oct 15 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia
Sat, Oct 22, 3:00 ET RSN Tickets

UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 5, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Thu, Nov 10, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Virginia Tech37
NC State0
at Louisville0
SAT, OCT 22 12:00 PM ET
at Boston College0
SAT, OCT 22 12:30 PM ET
North Carolina0
at Virginia0
SAT, OCT 22 3:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(30) Virginia Tech3-15-2
(22) North Carolina3-15-2
(38) Pittsburgh2-15-2
(27) Miami1-34-3
Georgia Tech1-34-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson4-07-0
(7) Louisville3-15-1
(13) Florida State2-25-2
Wake Forest2-25-2
(36) NC State1-14-2
Boston College0-33-3

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