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FINAL: FSU 35, UNC 25

FSU vs. UNC
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Published: Oct. 9, 2021 at 2:04 PM EDT
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FINAL: FSU 35, UNC 25

FSU collects its second straight win after starting 0-4. They snap a 6-game road losing streak. This is their first win on the road since 11/9/19 at Boston College. Jordan Travis leads the way with a career-high 5 total TDs.

2:47 4th Quarter: FSU 35, UNC 25

Ty Chandler scores from two yards out to cut the FSU to 11 but the drive takes 5:25 off the clock. The Seminoles lead 35-25 with 2:47 left to go after the two-point conversion.

12:46 4th Quarter: FSU 35, UNC 17

FSU’s defense forces the turnover on downs. UNC went for it on 4th and goal from the 6 but Howell’s pass is wide of his target. Nice coverage by the freshman CB Kevin Knowles in the end zone to force the incompletion.

End 3rd Quarter: FSU 35, UNC 17

Florida State outscores North Carolina 14-7 and outgains the Tar Heels 152-129 in the third quarter. UNC has 2nd and goal from the 5 after the break.

1:02 3rd Quarter: FSU 35, UNC 17

Travis finds Wilson for a 6-yard TD. 2nd TD catch of the day for Wilson. Travis now has a career-high 5 total TDs (3 passing, 2 rushing). The 3 passing TDs are also a career-high.

That was a 9-play, 83-yard drive for the Seminoles that took 4:53 off the clock. They have now scored touchdowns on five of their last six drives.

7:43 3rd Quarter: FSU 28, UNC 17

Travis punches it in from a yard out and the Seminoles extend their lead. Fourth touchdown (two passing, two rushing) for Travis today. That was a quick 5-play, 75-yard drive that took just 1:59 off the clock. Good response from FSU after the UNC touchdown. Today is the first time in Jordan Travis’ career that he has scored four total touchdowns in a game.

9:42 3rd Quarter: FSU 21, UNC 17

FSU goes three-and-out on its first series of the second half and Howell finds Kamari Morales wide open down the left sideline for a 21-yard TD. 6-play, 70-yard scoring drive for the Tar Heels on their first series of the third quarter.

HALFTIME: FSU 21, UNC 10

FSU leads UNC 21-10 at the half. That might have been the best quarter the Seminoles have played all year. They outscored the Tar Heels 21-0, outgained them 192-87 and held the ball for 9:37 in that quarter.

0:53 2nd Quarter: FSU 21, UNC 10

Travis finds Ontaria Wilson for a 32-yard TD with 53 seconds left in the first half. That’s three consecutive touchdown drives for the FSU offense. 8-play, 80-yard drive that takes 3:59 off the clock.

8:36 2nd Quarter: FSU 14, UNC 10

Jordan Travis scores from 53 yards out on the read-option. FSU takes a 14-10 lead with 8:36 left in the 2nd quarter. That was the longest run of the season for Travis. This also marks the first time that FSU has led this season after trailing by double-digits.

10:29 2nd Quarter: UNC 10, FSU 7

The freshman WR Malik McClain scores his first-career TD on a 3rd-and-goal throw on the run from Travis. Made a diving catch at the pylon. Nice response from the FSU offense. The Seminoles had a couple of third-down conversions on that drive to make the score happen.

That was a 12-play, 59-yard drive that takes 7:20 off the clock.

End 1st Quarter: UNC 10, FSU 0

UNC outgains FSU 126-12. They ran 21 plays, while FSU ran just 6.

2:55 1st Quarter: UNC 10, FSU 0

Sam Howell finds Josh Downs for a 33-yard score on 2nd-and-20. That’s seven consecutive games with a touchdown catch for Downs. 12-play, 70-yard drive that eats up 6:34 of clock.

10:27 1st Quarter: UNC 3, FSU 0

UNC draws first blood as Grayson Atkins connects on the 51-yard field goal. For the fifth time in six games, the Seminoles allow their opponent to score first.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Florida State (1-4, 1-2 ACC) hits the road for the second time this season to take on North Carolina (3-2, 2-2 ACC) at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

The Seminoles are playing at UNC for the first time since 2009 after three straight matchups in Tallahassee. Florida State leads the all-time series, 16-3-1. The Seminoles are 7-1 against the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill. North Carolina head coach Mack Brown is 0-10 against the Seminoles, including 0-7 over his two stints at North Carolina.

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Pregame Notes

-All four scholarship quarterbacks are participating in pregame warmups. It appears Jordan Travis will start for the second week in a row. Travis took all of the snaps in last week’s game against Syracuse. He had his ankle taped up at Wednesday’s practice but is not wearing a brace this afternoon.

-Center Maurice Smith is fully dressed and participating in pregame warmups with the first-team offense. Smith took most of the reps at center last week against Syracuse after coming off the bench, but he hasn’t started a game since Week 1 against Notre Dame. It appears the Seminoles will have its entire original starting five of Scott, Gibbons, Smith, DLT and Washington available for the first time since Week 1.

-Safety Akeem Dent is fully dressed and participating in pregame warmups.

-Defensive tackle Jarrett Jackson is out today. The Seminoles lost Dennis Briggs for the season earlier this week, so they will be very thin at defensive tackle today.

-Defensive backs Renardo Green, Brendan Gant and Meiko Dotson are all out for today as well. A lot of key contributors on defense will be unavailable today for FSU.

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