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Heels look to beat FSU at Kenan for first time in 20 years

Florida State travels to Kenan Stadium for the first time since 2009 to face UNC. The Tar Heels have won two of three trips to Tallahassee since then but are looking for their first home win over the Seminoles since 2001.

UNC is coming off of a win over rival Duke last week to move to 3-2, 2-2 in the ACC. North Carolina remembers last year’s loss to FSU that helped knock the Tar Heels from a top five ranking.

Florida State, meanwhile, posted its first win of the season last week, against Syracuse, after losing its first four. The Noles hope to begin the long road back with another upset over the Heels.

It will be a cool, wet afternoon, although the rains from earlier today that created a flash flood watch in the area appear to have ended.

UNC made a little extra room for scouts in the press box this week, and NFL teams New England, Philadelphia, the New York Giants, Indianapolis, Dallas and Tennessee are all represented.

Florida State wins the toss and defers. Carolina will get the ball first.

Carolina moving quickly, passing midfield three plays into the game. 

False start penalty stalls the drive. Atkins hits a 51-yarder to give UNC the lead. 

Power Echols gets flagged for targeting and ejected on the ensuing kickoff. It also sets FSU up at the 32. 

UNC gets pushed back due to a chop block penalty, which just gives Sam Howell a longer touchdown pass. 33 yards to Josh Downs. Heels up 10-0, 2:55 left in the first

UNC defense gets hit with a "disconcerting signals" penalty. At the end of one quarter, Heels up 10-0. 

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UNC outgaining FSU 126 to 12. I'm no math major (actually, I was), but that seems good. 

Noles convert three third downs on a successful drive to cut the lead to 10-7, 10:29 to go to half

Two drops and a 31 yard punt. FSU gets the ball back as UNC has fallen on hard times. And Jordan Travis keeps it for a 53-yard score to put FSU on top 14-10. UNC has to be thinking back to last year's loss to the Noles. 

If they weren’t remembering it then, they are now. Howell picked off in the end zone. Fsu ball, under 5 left in half 

Travis passes for another score. 21-10 Noles. Wheels have come off in Carolina 

UNC doing what it needs to do to get back into this one--stops FSU on the first possession of the second half, then Howell hits Kamari Morales to cut the lead to 21-17.

Travis responds. 44 yard pass with a roughing the passer penalty tacked on. FSU deep in the red zone

Tomari Fox picks up UNC's 11th penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, and Travis plunges it in from a yard out to put FSU up 28-17.

That might be the kill shot. Travis throws another touchdown pass to put FSU up 35-17 with a minute left in the third. Carolina needs a miracle fourth quarter to avoid yet another season-crushing loss--it's third of the year and fourth in the last two. 

UNC gets to the five to start the fourth quarter. Two Chandler runs are stuffed, followed by two Howell incompletions. FSU takes over on downs. 

UNC using a lot of time but gets to the end zone on a Chandler run. Trick play for two cuts the FSU lead to 10, 35-25. FSU gets the on-side kick, though.

And FSU kneels it out. Carolina suffers its third loss of the year.