World News – US – Travis helps Florida state overthrow No. 5 North Carolina


Jordan Travis ran for two touchdowns and threw a pass to help Florida State take a big first-half lead, and the Seminoles held off No 5 North Carolina 31-28 on Saturday night

Travis led an offense that generated 434 yards for Florida State (2-3, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), but was shut out in the second half

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell led three second-half touchdowns to reach 31-28 The Tar Heels (3-1, 3-1) entered the territory of the Florida state, but recorded third and fourth second falls in the dying seconds to end the return attempt

The Seminoles gave coach Mike Norvell an iconic victory in his debut season at Tallahassee after a shaky start, which included a resounding loss to Miami

Travis, a sophomore in a red shirt who is only making his second career start, completed 8 of 19 passes for 191 yards and a 12-yard touchdown pass to Camren McDonald He also ran 16 times for 107 yards as the Seminoles took a 31-7 halftime lead, the program’s most dominant performance in recent memory

What followed was a nail-biting second half as the Tar Heels tried to come back Howell completed 20 yards for 36 for 374 yards against the Seminoles, to whom he had committed for about six months in 2018 before signing with North Carolina just weeks after Mack Brown was hired

North Carolina was 13th in the FBS standings in third-drop conversions (51%) entering the game, but the Tar Heels were only 2 of 11 in third-drop conversions and 0 for 3 during the fourth test

The Seminoles also had four sacks, topping their four-game tally at the finish in the game Janarius Robinson had two sacks, Jarvis Brownlee had one sack while Cory Durden and DJ Lundy each had half sacks

Florida State ran for a season-high 241 yards on 36 carries, averaging 67 yards per carry La’Damian Webb totaled 109 yards on 12 carries

The victory was the Seminoles’ first against a Top 25 AP team since Boston College on November 17, 2018 Florida State’s last victory against a Top 10 team was No 6 Michigan in the Orange Bowl in December 30, 2016

UNC coach Mack Brown has never beaten his alma mater in 10 games with Florida State He lost three games at Tulane between 1985 and 1987 and was 0-6 on his first visit to Chapel Hill before Saturday’s game

Florida State played without Tamorrion Terry, who had a 1,000-yard season in 2019 and underwent knee surgery on Thursday While the Seminoles only competed eight assists, Travis was able to connect early with two receivers juniors Ontaria Wilson caught two passes for 61 yards, while Keyshawn Helton had two passes for 43 yards

North Carolina will likely fall, perhaps out of the Top 10, when the rankings come out on Sunday

The Tar Heels looked impressive scoring 56 points in last week’s win over Virginia Tech North Carolina controlled possession time and racked up yards at various points, but struggled to put points on the board until the third quarter

The Seminoles have scored the most points against an FBS team this season and have beaten a ranked team after losing six straight games – including double-digit losses to Miami and Notre Dame this season

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