Good morning, Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) fans.
Apparently, the ACC isn’t just the Atlantic Division anymore.
Yesterday afternoon, North Carolina defeated #12 Florida State by the score of 37-35. Nick Weiler hits a 54-yard field goal with four seconds on the clock to secure North Carolina’s 1st road win in seven years over a top 15 team.
By far, this is the biggest victory of the Larry Fedora tenure.
We talked about the made field goal above (which was probably one of the most important field goals in the history of North Carolina football), but how else did the Tar Heels win? They dropped 538 yards of total offense on a suspect Florida State defense (Mitch Trubisky was amazing going completing 31 of 38 passes for over 400 yards and three touchdowns).
My buddy, @TalkinACCSports (Jeffrey Fann) asked me if something was wrong with Florida State on the @AllSportsDACC podcast (Jeff also blogged about Florida State’s crossroads here). There is – this defense seems like it’s a pre-Jimbo era defense at times.
A victory like this is a program changer for North Carolina – it is a victory over a program, Florida State, that is a name-brand college football program.
The question for the Tar Heels is – do you fall flat when Virginia Tech visits Chapel Hill, NC next week? Let’s be clear… Virginia Tech’s defense is more than capable of slowing down North Carolina’s offense… Bud Foster is the best defensive coordinator in the nation. If Virginia Tech’s offense executes, then we’re going to have an excellent game next weekend. Good programs don’t fall flat after a big win.