Somehow, some way, North Carolina found a way to win again and is still in the mix to play in the ACC championship game.
The curse of missed field goals carried over to the Jimbo Fisher era, as the usually-reliable Dustin Hopkins missed a 40-yard attempt with less than 10 seconds to play, allowing the Tar Heels to escape Tallahassee with a 37-35 win. Both quarterbacks played well and shockingly there were no turnovers in this game. Casey Barth, though, made three field goals in the second half, and UNC won with just 34 rushing yards.
NC State should be kicking itself for losing to Clemson today. Maryland should be kicking itself for losing to Miami. And Florida State? Well, let's not talk about their kicking. All three teams are now tied with 6-3 overall records and two conference losses each. The Atlantic Division race got much more interesting today with all three teams losing.
Considering today's results, it makes Virginia Tech's 5-0 league record all the more impressive. And it makes next week's UNC-VT game all the more interesting.