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)
UNC knocks off No. 12 Florida State as time expiresAfter seeing its three-score first-half lead sink away in the game's last minute, North Carolina kicked a field goal as time expired to beat No. 12 Florida State, 37-35. A win over the Seminoles — at home no less — stands as arguably the most important win of Larry Fedora's tenure as head coach. The Tar Heels ended Florida State's 22-game home winning streak. (Daily Tar Heel)
Lucas: Rapid Reactions - Florida StateWhat a time to be a Carolina football fan. Seriously, can you believe this? The Tar Heels have now won completely improbable games in back-to-back weeks, doing it this time with an amazing 54-yard field goal from Nick Weiler that provided a 37-35 victory. There's a building generation of Tar Heel football fans who think this is normal. Trust us, folks. It isn't. Enjoy every second of it. (GoHeels.com)
Video: Nick Weiler Kicks the 54-Yard FG to Beat No. 12 Florida StateNick Weiler nails the 54-yard field goal as time expired to give the Tar Heels the improbable 37-35 road victory against Florida State on October 1, 2016.
Box Score: North Carolina 37, Florida State 35View the complete box score from North Carolina's dramatic last-second 37-35 win over Florida State in Tallahassee on Saturday. (View Box Score)
Video: UNC-FSU Pregame MotivationalSee the same video the North Carolina football team just watched before loading up the buses to kickoff against Florida State in Tallahassee.
UNC WRs: 'We feel like we can execute against anybody'Florida State has faced a variety of quarterbacks this year ranging from a dual-threat quarterback in Louisville's Lamar Jackson to a more pocket passer in Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly. The Seminoles have shown a lot of different schemes defensively, making things interesting for Carolina preparing for the game. (Carolina Blue)
Advanced metrics on UNC at FSUThinking about what UNC could do through the air against this injured and inexperienced secondary should give you chills, but thinking about what Dalvin Cook & Jacques Patrick could do against this UNC front seven should provide at least an offsetting amount of warmth. (Tomahawk Nation)
FSU's murderers' row of QBs continues with Mitch TrubiskyNow the No. 12 Seminoles (3-1, 0-1 ACC) are bracing for North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who will bring a talented supporting cast with him when the No. 23 Tar Heels (3-1, 1-0 ACC) come to Tallahassee 3:30 p.m. Saturday. (Noles 247)
UNC will rely on QB Mitch Trubisky's poise in battle against Florida StateThe Seminoles have won 22 consecutive home games and feature one of the most hostile environments in college football for opponents. But the thought of playing in front of 79,560 tomahawk-chopping Seminole fans doesn’t faze Mitch Trubisky. “I don’t know,’’ he said this week. “I know their fan base is passionate and all that. I’m more worried about us.’’ (Fayetteville Observer)
Video: UNC Football Coordinator Insight vs. Florida StateLet North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik and offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic tell you about what the Tar Heels expect to see from Florida State on Saturday in Tallahassee.
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