Florida State is taking on North Carolina — and we’re covering it from all angles.
The Seminoles are currently leading the No. 5 Tar Heels 31-7, taking a big lead off the back of special teams plays, a defensive touchdown and the dynamic play of Jordan Travis.
Travis has 183 yards through the air, averaging 30 yards per completion and also putting up 68 yards and two touchdowns through the ground. He had a touchdown to Camren McDonald, while Joshua Kaindoh picked off Sam Howell and scored.
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It’s set to be a beautiful October day in Tallahassee, with temperatures ranging from 72 to 67 degrees from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m, with no chance of rain and winds 5 miles per hour.
Vegas line, Spread
North Carolina opened as an 8 point favorite, but has since risen to a 13 1⁄2 favorite. The over/under has stayed pretty steady around 64. Read more about the spread here.
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Game notes via FSU Sports Information
» For only the second time in program history, Florida State will face a top-5 opponent in consecutive weeks when it hosts No. 5 North Carolina this Saturday after playing at then-No. 5 Notre Dame last week.
» The only other time FSU has played top-5 opponents in consecutive weeks was 1980 when the Seminoles played at No. 3 Nebraska on Oct. 4 and hosted No. 4 Pitt on Oct. 11. In 1991, Florida State hosted No. 2 Miami on Nov. 16 and after an open date played at No. 5 Florida on Nov. 30.
» The Seminoles lead the all-time series with North Carolina, which dates back to a 28-3 victory in the 1983 Peach Bowl, 15-3-1 (.816), including 7-2-1 (.750) in Tallahassee.
» FSU is hosting UNC for the third straight meeting in the series after also hosting the Tar Heels in 2010 and 2016. Florida State is only the seventh team in ACC history to play three straight home games against a conference opponent and first since Clemson hosted Wake Forest each year from 1983-85.