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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Football Tops North Carolina, 35-25

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After starting the season with four straight losses, Florida State football has now won consecutive games.

The Seminoles got their first road win of the season on Saturday with an impressive 35-25 victory over North Carolina. FSU erased an early 10-0 deficit to even its ACC record.

Quarterback Jordan Travis accounted for five total touchdowns, throwing three and running for two. Two of those scoring tosses went to Ontaria Wilson. Travis finished 11-for-13 passing for 145 yards and rushed for another 121 yards in the victory.

As a team, FSU finished with 238 yards on the ground. North Carolina held the total yardage edge, but committed 12 penalties for 110 yards. Jarrian Jones also intercepted North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell for the game’s lone turnover.

Howell finished with 203 yards passing and two touchdowns while rushing for 108. North Carolina’s Josh Downs led all receivers with nine catches for 121 yards.

Jammie Robinson led FSU with a game-high 12 total tackles while Jermaine Johnson had the game’s lone sack. FSU has now defeated the Tar Heels for the second straight season. North Carolina head coach Mack Brown, an FSU alum, is now 0-11 as a head coach against his alma mater.

With the victory, the Seminoles improve to 2-4 and 2-2 in ACC play. FSU will be idle next week before retuning home to take on Massachusetts.

Football

Record: 2-4 (2-2 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (1-0), beat North Carolina on Saturday, 35-25
Upcoming: vs. Massachusetts (Oct. 23)
Recognitions: McKenzie Milton, QB (Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year nominee); Jermaine Johnson, DE (Bednarik Award watch list); Alex Mastromanno, P (Ray Guy Award watch list)
Weekly Commitments: None
Weekly Decommitments: Landen Thomas, Unranked 2024 TE*
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 10 nationally, first in ACC (18 total commitments)*
Big Picture: Florida State has now won consecutive games for the first time since 2019. FSU heads into its bye week with a little momentum.

Soccer

Record: 12-0 (5-0 ACC)
Ranking: No. 1 United Soccer Coaches
Past Week: (1-0), beat Syracuse on Thursday, 5-0
Upcoming: vs. Miami (Sunday); at Virginia Tech (Friday)
Recognitions: Beata Olsson, F (ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week)
Big Picture: FSU continued to roll along. The Seminoles are halfway through ACC play.

Volleyball

Record: 10-4 (3-2 ACC)
Ranking: N/A
Past Week: (1-1), beat North Carolina on Sunday, 3-0; lost at Miami on Wednesday, 3-1
Upcoming: at Duke (Sunday); vs. Virginia (Friday)
Recognitions: Khori Louis, MB (ACC Freshman of the Week)
Big Picture: FSU split a pair of ACC matches this week as it prepares for its second straight road match.

Cross Country

Ranking: Men No. 20 USTFCCCA, No. 1 South Region; Women No. 15 USTFCCCA, No. 3 South
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: FSU Invite (Friday)
Recognitions: Adriaan Wildschutt (USTFCCA Men’s National Athlete of the Week)
Big Picture: After an off week, FSU prepares for its final meet of the season before the ACC Championships.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: No. 16 Golfweek Coaches Poll; No. 46 Golfweek/Sargarin Rankings
Past Week: Won Barbara Nicklaus Cup
Upcoming: Jackson T. Stephens Cup (Oct. 18-20)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU men’s and women’s golf teams had a stellar showing this past week in Ohio.

Women’s Golf

Ranking: No. 12 WGCA; No. 17 Golfweek/Sargarin Rankings
Past Week: Won Barbara Nicklaus Cup
Upcoming: Jim West Challenge (Oct. 17-18)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU men’s and women’s golf teams had a stellar showing this past week in Ohio.

Swimming and Diving

Ranking: N/A
Past Week: FSU men and women won the FIU TYR Fall Classic.
Upcoming: at Auburn (Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU opened the 2021-22 season with victories on both the men’s and women’s side in Miami.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: De’Ante Green, 3-Star PF* (No. 129 overall)
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 29 nationally, seventh in ACC (3 total commitment)*
Big Picture: FSU added a commitment for the third time in less than a month. ACC Tipoff takes place this week in Charlotte.

*Rankings according to 247Sports Composite

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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