The Florida State Seminoles lost by missing a 40-yard field goal, which should sound familiar to longtime observers. FSU has now dropped two straight ACC games, giving it only a one-game lead over the Maryland Terrapins and N.C. State Wolfpack with games against Maryland and the Clemson Tigers to go.
The North Carolina Tar Heels outgained FSU by 100 yards thanks to 439 yards and three touchdowns by QB T.J. Yates, the biggest output of his career.
This is also the second straight Noles loss in which Christian Ponder drove the team into go-ahead scoring territory with seconds remaining. Last week against N.C. State, Ponder fumbled the ball away to end what appeared to be a somewhat likely touchdown drive.
The Heels aren’t technically out of the ACC race yet, but need to win out against the Virginia Tech Hokies, N.C. State, and the Duke Blue Devils to stand any sort of chance. Still, becoming bowl eligible with three games left has to be considered some sort of a victory considering this team lost almost all of its best players before the season even began.
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