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Jordan Travis, Seminoles hold off No. 5 North Carolina

Seminoles survive 31-28 for first signature win of Mike Norvell era
Florida State Seminoles QBs Jordan Travis and James Blackman celebrate in 2019
Posted at 11:55 PM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-18 00:08:39-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Jordan Travis ran for two touchdowns and threw a scoring pass to help Florida State build a big first-half lead, and the Seminoles held off No. 5 North Carolina 31-28 on Saturday night.

Travis guided an offensive that generated 434 yards for Florida State, but was shut out in the second half.

North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell led three second-half touchdown drives to pull to 31-28, but the Tar Heels had drops on third and fourth down in the final seconds to end the comeback bid.

The Seminoles gave coach Mike Norvell a signature victory in his first season in Tallahassee following a shaky start that included a blowout loss at Miami.