North Carolina coach Mack Brown has constantly reminded his players of their 31-28 loss to Florida State since it happened last season. The Tar Heels, ranked No. 5 in the nation at the time, got off to a slow start and trailed by 24 points at halftime. The Seminoles were the aggressors early on, blocking a punt on UNC’s first drive, which led to their first score. The Heels have never led in the game.
Now Carolina (3-2, 2-2 ACC) has a chance to hear no more from last year when FSU heads to Kenan Stadium on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
The Noles (1-4, 1-2) lost their first four games to start the season, which was their worst start since 1974 in program history. But the Heels know that FSU also struggled last season before their game, which is why they don’t take them lightly.
“It’s a big game for us, it’s a game we really want to get revenge for last year,” UNC quarterback Sam Howell said. “They had a great game against us. They were more ready to play than we were last year, so we definitely want that one.
Saturday’s UNC-FSU game will air on ESPN.
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Additionally, you can follow the game by following News & Observer reporter CL Brown (@clbrownhoops) on Twitter. He will be at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill to cover the game.
Game Day Details: When does the UNC-FSU game start?
Teams: Florida State Seminoles at UNC Tar Heels
Or: Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill
Dated: Saturday October 9
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Betting line: UNC is a 17.5-point favorite.
Series history: FSU leads 16-3-1.
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