TALLAHASSEE ̵1; State of Florida host No. 5 North Carolina on Saturday at 7:49 pm from Doak S. Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. The game between the Seminoles (1-3, 0-3 ACC) and the Tar Heels (3-0, 3-0 ACC) will be shown nationwide on ABC. For more on how to watch, stream or listen, click here.
Saturday marks the third FSU home game of the season. 1-1 they lost to Georgia Tech and a success in State of Jacksonville in Tallahassee. The Tar Heels were on the road for the second time only this season, winning Boston College to open October.
This marks the second consecutive week that the Seminoles have played a team in the Top 5. Last week, when FSU lost to Our Lady, Fighting Irish is ranked No. 5 in the country. This week, the Tar Heels claim that place. This is only the second time in the history of the program that FSU will face the top 5 opponents in consecutive weeks. The only time FSU played the top 5 opponents in consecutive weeks was in 1980 when the Seminoles played No. 3 Nebraska on October 4 and then hosted No. 4 Pitt on October 11. Also, in 1991 FSU hosted No. 2 Miami on November 16 and then after an open date played at No. 5 Florida on November 30.
FSU led the all-time series against the Tar Heels, 15-3-1, but lost two straight to them, with both of those games taking place in Tallahassee (2010, 2016). FSU is 7-2-1 overall in Tallahassee against North Carolina.
The Seminoles host North Carolina for the third consecutive time in the series. FSU is only the seventh team in ACC history to have played three straight home games against a conference opponent. First since Clemson hosted the Wake Forest each year from 1983 to 1985.
This is the mark of the FSU coach Mike Norvellfirst meeting against North Carolina. North Carolina head coach Mack Brown, who is enjoying his second tour of duty at Chapel Hill, is looking for his first win against the Seminoles. Brown is 0-9 all the time against his alma mater, with 0-6 in North Carolina against the Seminoles.
0:00 – FSU ends the opening quarter with a 36-yard pop pass from the quarterback Jordan Travis at the strict end Preston Daniel. FSU finished the quarter with 69 offensive yards, but more importantly a 7-0 lead.
0:56 – FSU pushes a punch and starts in a very long field. They stopped driving North Carolina while defending the fight Cory Durden and linebacker DJ Lundy combined for a sack by the North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell. It was a loss of eight yards on the third down.
5:32 – FSU can do nothing with the blocked punt. Seminoles go 3-and-out and it needs to be turned off.
7:06 – UNC needs to punt again. Blocked again. At this time defensive tackle Marvin Wilson sits on him. FSU will start with line 29 yards.
10:23 – FSU needs to punt after 3-and-out.
11:25 – North Carolina second-placed finished with a punt after a 3-and-out.
12:40 – FSU immediately made their short position on the field in a 23-yard touchdown run by a quarterback Jordan Travis in the first offensive flash of the game. The Seminoles have a 7-0 lead. Highlight here.
12:47 – FSU forces a punt. It is blocked by running back Jak’hi Douglas and and back 18 yards to the 23-yard line through the linebacker DeCalon Brooks.
15:00 – FSU starts in North Carolina
Expected Start of Lineup
Here are the announced starting lineups. They will be updated at kickoff:
Defense: NG Joshua Kaindoh |, DT Marvin Wilson, DT Robert Cooper, NG Janarius Robinson, LB Emmett Rice, LB Stephen Dix Jr., DB Jarvis Brownlee, CB Akeem Dent, S Renardo Green, S Jaiden Lars-Woodbey, CB Asante Samuel Jr.
Offenses: QB Jordan Travis, RB La’Damian Webb, RB Jashaun Corbin |, WR Ontaria Wilson, WR Warren Thompson, TE Camren McDonald, LT Devontay Love-Taylor, LG Dontae Lucas, C Maurice Smith, RG Baveon Johnson, RT Robert Scott Jr.
Experts: K Ryan Fitzgerald, P Alex Mastromanno, LS Garrett Murray, LS Grant Glennon, H Tommy Martin
More Pregame Notes
– The game starts at 7:49 pm That is an updated time.
– Unclothed among: WR Tamorrion Terry, TE Jordan Wilson, OL Zane Herring, DL TJ Davis, DL Jarrett Jackson, DT Fabien Lovett, DT Tru Thompson, CB Put Jones down, DB Carlos Becker, DB Demorie Tate, S Hamsah Nasirildeen (all seen)
– The offensive first-team line, from left to right, is expected to be Devontay Love-Taylor, Dontae Lucas, Maurice Smith, Baveon Johnson at Robert Scott Jr.
– Linebacker Stephen Dix Jr. seems to be starting Leonard Warner in the middle of the linebacker.
– Defensive tackle Dennis Briggs clothed and warming. He opted out earlier this season, but now appears to be back on the team.
– Defensive tackle Tru Thompson does not heat up. He is not expected to be available at night.
– Defensive back Travis Jay, who missed the last two games, dressed up and warmed up.
– Defensive back Put Jones down is not seen during heating.
– Safety Hamsah Nasirildeen is not dressed for tonight’s game.
– A change of flip chart to depth chart is the wide receiver Jordan Young take over Tamorrion Terry in depth chart and in one-o-situation included Warren Thompson at Kentron Poitier.
– Speaking of Terry, he was on the sidelines before the game using crutches to get around.
– Before the pre-game warm-up, it is expected that FSU will go to the same offensive line they chose to Our Lady. Offensive confrontation Darius Washington remains a barrier of injury. Washington is dressed and available at night.
– The head referee is Duane Heydt.
– FSU is wearing their traditional Garnet and Gold uniforms.
– NFL teams represented at night include Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers at Jacksonville Jaguars. The Reese Senior Bowl is also represented.
– Quarterback Jordan Travis, Who was banged last week against Notre Dame, said he was good to go and 100%.
– Both quarterbacks Chubba Purdy expected to be available today. This will mark his debut with the Seminoles if he takes the field.
– FSU will be without the start of a wide receiver Tamorrion Terry, who underwent knee surgery this week. That operation was successful. Now the question is who will step for FSU with Terry to step aside?
– It remains visible when defending back Hamsah Nasirildeen his debut will now begin or if the fellow defensive returns Travis Jay may return from injury. Also, another player we watch to see if she is available to pregnant is an offensive tackle Darius Washington, which was missed last week due to an injury. FSU’s in-depth chart, from Monday, for today’s game can be found here.
– Another storyline to keep an eye on in femininity is whether FSU makes any defensive moves to shake things up and try to produce better results, as they are awful on the side of the ball by their first four games of the season.
– FSU’s Uplifting Athletes chapter is now holding a Touchdown Drive. For more details about that, click here.
Noles247.com will provide updates in the comment section of the article throughout the game. Updates will include staff records, injury news, play-by-play, stats and more.