“The Kick”: Weiler’s 54-Yard FG Gives UNC Football Upset Win at No. 12 Florida StateFor 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 StateNick 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 FSUWith 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 goalNorth 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 KickerNick 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 NotesUNC 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 InterviewNorth Carolina football coach Larry Fedora speaks with Jones Angell after the Tar Heels' dramatic victory over Florida State on October 1, 2016.
Tar Heels charmed season continues with last-second FG to beat Florida StateThere were various reasons to doubt the North Carolina Tar Heels’ ability to leave Tallahassee with a win. Pick one: Florida State’s 22-game home winning streak, Dalvin Cook facing the 118th-ranked rushing defense or North Carolina looking vulnerable the previous week against Pittsburgh. Then the magic happened — again. (FOX Sports)
Video: Tar Heels Edge No. 12 FSU 37-35 on Last-Second FG - HighlightsMitch Trubisky was responsible for four total touchdowns, Ryan Switzer racked up 158 yards receiving, and Nick Weiler nailed a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give Carolina the 37-35 win over #12 Florida State on October 1, 2016.
Video: Larry Fedora Post-Florida State Press ConferenceNorth Carolina head coach Larry Fedora speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 37-35 last-second upset win over Florida State in Tallahassee on Saturday.
Speared: North Carolina delivers gut-punch to Florida StateYes, North Carolina won’t make most 54-yard field goals, but Florida State put itself in position to be taken down by a slingshot. The Goliath of the ACC in 2013 and 2014 has been flattened in 2016, its season in ruins, its dreams in tatters. North Carolina was lucky? Perhaps… but there are times when certain arguments simply cease to matter. (Today's U)
Lucas: Believe ItCarolina beat Florida State in Tallahassee on a 54-yard field goal as time expired. This came one week after Carolina beat Pitt in Chapel Hill after trailing by 13 points with seven minutes left. It’s not exactly clear just yet what Larry Fedora is doing with Tar Heel football. Or maybe it is. But here’s the most impressive thing he could possibly do: he’s making you believe. (GoHeels.com)
Career-long 54-yard field goal by UNC sinks Florida State lateNorth Carolina coach Larry Fedora said he knew his kicker’s range was about 52 yards, but when the Tar Heels found themselves at the Florida State 37-yards line with four second remaining and down one, Fedora had no choice but to trot kicker Nick Weider out for a career-long 54-yard field goal. And Weider nailed. (Yahoo! Sports)
Video: Mitch Trubisky Shines in Win at Florida StateMitch Trubisky continued to show why he's one of the nation's best QBs, completing 31/38 passes for 405 yards and three touchdowns - plus a rushing a touchdown - in the 37-35 upset win at Florida State on October 1, 2016.
Tar Heels Win At Florida State, 37-35Nick Weiler hit a 54-yard field goal as time expired to lift North Carolina (4-1, 2-1 ACC) to a thrilling, 37-35 win over 12th-ranked Florida State (3-2, 1-2) on Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. UNC led by three touchdowns in the first half, then saw FSU take the lead late in the fourth quarter before rallying in the final minute for its second consecutive thrilling win. (GoHeels.com)
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