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Nick Weiler's kick turns agony into ecstasy for UNC football against Florida State

This moment would be inscribed, for its ecstasy or its agony, in the folds of North Carolina football lore. It was simple, as black or white a situation as the team had faced in recent memory. Win, and jubilation. Not just at the result — a win over No. 12 Florida State, in the depths of Tallahassee, no less — but the way it was delivered. (Daily Tar Heel)

ACC Coastal has 3 ranked teams for first time since 2011

The ACC Coastal could get some notoriety this week with three teams in the Top 25 for the first time since November 2011. No. 10 Miami is in the top 10 for the first time in three years while No. 16 UNC returned to the rankings after its 37-35 win on a last-second field goal at No 23 Florida State. No. 25 Virginia Tech is ranked for the first time since September of 2014. (Associated Press)

North Carolina has college football's best QB who nobody is talking about

Mitch Trubisky didn’t come into the season as the preseason Heisman favorite. He also isn’t the current top guy on all the Heisman lists or the guy many were touting as a first-rounder in next spring’s NFL draft. Trubisky, though, is the guy who just shredded the FSU defense and snapped the Noles’ 22-game home winning streak, which had been the longest in the country (FOX Sports)

Extra Points: Walk On, Walk Off

Nick Weiler used all his physical and mental skills and good protection and mechanics from his teammates and struck the kick. The ball tried to sail a hair right but held its line and cleared the upright and the crossbar with room to spare, sending the kicker into a spontaneous sprint around the field while making the Seminoles’ trademark tomahawk chop motion with his right arm. (GoHeels.com)

Rams DE Robert Quinn getting back to being an impact player

Robert Quinn realized his back was an issue around the midway point of last season, underwent surgery in December and benefited from an entire offseason of recovery. Through the first three games, Quinn has resembled his old self; the elite pass rusher who compiled 40 sacks from 2012-14 and has forced an NFL-leading 17 fumbles since 2013. (ESPN.com)

UNC football ranks No. 17 as one of six from ACC in Top 25

The ACC matched the SEC for the most teams ranked in The AP college football poll with six. UNC lands at No. 17 after beating Florida State Saturday. The loss dropped the Noles to No. 23. Clemson, moved up two spots to No. 3 after a victory against Louisville, which slipped four spots to No. 7. Miami rose from No. 14 to No. 10. Virginia Tech is ranked No. 25. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 35
Virginia: 14
Sat, Oct 22 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 5, TBD Tickets

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

UNC vs. The Citadel
Sat, Nov 19, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia Tech39
at Pittsburgh36
at Virginia0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at NC State0
SAT, OCT 29 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Notre Dame0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Florida State0
SAT, OCT 29 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(25) Virginia Tech4-16-2
(21) North Carolina4-16-2
Georgia Tech1-34-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Clemson4-07-0
(5) Louisville4-16-1
(12) Florida State2-25-2
Wake Forest2-25-2
NC State1-24-3
Boston College0-43-4

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