For the second straight week, North Carolina scored in the final seconds to pull off an improbable win. For the second straight week, it required a drive led by Mitch Trubisky to put them in position to get a last second score.
While this week’s win came thanks to an unbelievable kick from Nick Weiler, Trubisky’s play throughout the game put UNC in a position to win 37-35 over Florida State in Tallahassee.
For the third straight week, Carolina’s quarterback threw for over 400 yards and multiple touchdowns. Trubisky continued to be his efficient self. He completed 31 of 38 pass attempts, for 405 yards in total.
UNC jumped out to a 21-0 lead in this game. Trubisky threw to T.J. Logan for one of those touchdowns, and ran for another himself.
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In the second half, Trubisky connected with Mack Hollins and Thomas Jackson for touchdowns, both huge scores at the time.
In the second half, Florida State and Dalvin Cook wore down the Tar Heels’ defense and got back into the game. Trubisky and the North Carolina offense answered back when they needed to.
On the final drive, Trubisky found Hollins for a 23 yard completion, moving UNC up the field quickly and setting up the game-winning field goal.
Trubisky’s most prolific target was once again Ryan Switzer. After the two connected 16 times last week, Switzer has 14 catches for 158 yards this week. Hollins had five catches, while Austin Proehl and Bug Howard had four each.
Just before halftime, Elijah Hood suffered an injury and missed the entire second half. While Logan is still a dangerous option out of the backfield, the loss of Hood is a fairly big deal. Trubisky and the offense still managed to deal with it and come away with a victory.
This win is easily the biggest in the Larry Fedora era, and a lot of it was due to the play of Mitch Trubisky.