CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky looked relaxed and made running the Tar Heels high-powered offense look easy.The first-year starter threw for a career-high 432 yards and three touchdowns while setting two school records, helping UNC beat James Madison 56-28 in Saturdays home opener.Hes getting better and better, and more comfortable and more comfortable, UNC coach Larry Fedora said. Now as you see him get more comfortable, youre seeing Mitch Trubisky come out now. Youre seeing the guy that can do all the things that we think he can do.Trubisky completed 24 of 27 passes for the Tar Heels (2-1), including a program single-game record of 18 straight before calling it a day in the fourth. He has thrown 156 passes without an interception, breaking a record that had stood since 1997.The Tar Heels scored touchdowns on eight of the juniors nine drives, the exception being a one-snap possession before halftime. Each of those drives was at least 72 yards, with Trubisky connecting on a 75-yard flea flicker score to Ryan Switzer and a 71-yarder to Mack Hollins.I think its just becoming more comfortable week to week, Trubisky said. Its all about being better than the player I was last Saturday.Meanwhile, Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan combined to rush for five scores for the Tar Heels (2-1), who finished with 635 yards and didnt punt until midway through the fourth quarter.Khalid Abdullah ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns for the Dukes (2-1), who scored touchdowns on all three first-quarter drives. But they couldnt keep up with the Tar Heels humming offense and didnt reach the end zone again until the third quarter after UNC led by 21.Theyve got some great athletes, but we made some mistakes there early that gave them some real cheap ones, some easy scores where they didnt have to work very much, JMU coach Mike Houston said. Thats our fault.THE TAKEAWAYJAMES MADISON: The good news is the Championship Subdivision Dukes moved the ball well against a power-conference opponent before sputtering in the second quarter. The bad news is they couldnt get Trubisky off the field, though they wont see an offense like UNCs in Colonial Athletic Association play, either.NORTH CAROLINA: This was a reminder of what UNCs offense can do after some uneven moments against Georgia and Illinois. But the defense isnt in a great spot entering Atlantic Coast Conference play between injuries and shaky execution (495 yards allowed).GETTING THINUNCs defensive line is short of help.The Tar Heels were without tackle Naz Jones -- who tweeted that he had a concussion -- and end Tomon Fox due to injuries. Another end, Dajaun Drennon, hasnt played all year with an undisclosed injury.Redshirt freshman Jason Strowbridge started at end and got banged up, too. But UNC had junior end Tyler Powell for the first time; he returned this week after being away due to personal issues.PENALTY PROBLEMFedora was irked by the Tar Heels five unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties among 10 penalties for 110 yards.We can do things within the game and screw up, but were not going to screw up after the whistle, Fedora said. So well get that corrected.OFF-FIELD ISSUESIt was a difficult week here with one of the Tar Heels turning himself in on an arrest warrant for misdemeanor sexual battery and assault on a female student in February. Junior Allen Artis, a reserve who played on special teams, was suspended indefinitely once charges were filed Tuesday.I thought our guys have handled the situation fairly well, but theyre young, Fedora said. Theyre kids and theyll grow from it and hopefully well be better men from it.UP NEXTJAMES MADISON: The Dukes, who won a share of the CAA title last year, open league play at Maine in the first meeting since 2012.NORTH CAROLINA: The reigning Coastal Division champion opens Atlantic Coast Conference play at home against Pittsburgh, which finished second in the division last year. UNC won last seasons meeting 26-19 on the road.---This story has been corrected to fix the spelling on Dajaun Drennons first name.---Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardap and the APs college football site at http://collegefootball.ap.org Bouteille SWell Marbre . "Theyve both been real good," said Babcock. "Havent changed our minds." A decision has seemingly been made - Sundays Group B-deciding tilt against Finland ahead - but it could not have been an easy one. 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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Deondre Francois was a little concerned after his first couple of drives Monday night.Things werent going exactly as Florida States redshirt freshman quarterback had hoped. Some critical passes floated high, some fell short, and the fourth-ranked Seminoles trailed No. 11 Mississippi by 22 points before the end of the first quarter.Then it all came together in the second quarter. Francois stood in the pocket and delivered a 16-yard touchdown pass to Travis Rudolph, the first of 33 consecutive points for the Seminoles in a 45-34 season-opening win over Ole Miss -- the largest comeback victory in school history.Things werent going right, but I couldnt panic because my team needed me behind the wheel, said Francois, just the fourth freshman to start the season as the Seminoles quarterback.So I just kept chopping. We were down 28-6, but I couldnt let them see me down, I had to portray the image that we were not about to lose this game.Francois made plays with both his arm and legs while playing in front of his home crowd in Orlando. He completed 33 of 52 passes for 419 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed for 59 yards.He led the Seminoles on four touchdown drives and positioned freshman kicker Ricky Aguayo to convert a school-record six field goals while FSU scored on nine consecutive possessions between the second and fourth quarters.Hes a kid who loves his team, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said of Francois. His teammates believe in him, and hes a fighter, and hes a competitor, which Im very proud of.Francois outplayed his much more experienced counterpart, Ole Miss senior Chad Kelly, who threw for 313 yards and four touchdowns but also had three interceptions and a fumble.Francois didnt commit a turnover and played with poise that earned him his teammates confidence.He just wants to make everything perfect, he wants to perfect his craft, said FSU running back Dalvin Cook. The confidence he has coming into the huddle, you have no choice but to go out and execute for him because he is going to lay it on the line for you.THE TAKEAWAYOle Miss: The Rebels up-tempo offense is potent, but big mistakes by Kelly under pressure took away any momentum. Kelly had three touchdown passes in the first half, but his turnovers (four) brought the offense to a standstill.Florida State: Francois looks like the real deal.dddddddddddd His arm is impressive and his willingness to stay in the pocket was bold for a first-time starter. Cook found little running room early, but he contributed big as a receiver with a career-high seven catches for 101 yards. He also rushed for 91 yards on 23 carries.KEY NUMBERSOle Miss: The Rebels gave 13 points off turnovers, fueled by Kellys four giveaways.Florida State: The Seminoles won the time of possession battle 42:39 to 17:21. ... FSU will have to clean up some sloppiness after committing 15 penalties for 127 yards. ... The Seminoles converted 9 of 18 third downs. ... Among the kickers that Aguayo passed with his team-record six field goals? His brother Roberto, a second-round pick by Tampa Bay this year.INJURY REPORTOle Miss cornerback Ken Webster suffered a knee injury on the Rebels fourth defensive play when he went up to defend a pass to receiver Kermit Whitfield. Webster came down awkwardly and had to be carted off the field. His injury hurt the secondary because it didnt have a defensive back to leave out on an island in coverage.POLL IMPLICATIONSOle Miss: The Rebels should drop some in the polls, but they may not fall far after losing in what was essentially Florida States backyard. For a while, Ole Miss looked destined for a jump into the top 10, but things unraveled in the second half.Florida State: The Seminoles nearly became the third team in the top five to tumble, but instead they rallied for a huge neutral-site win. With No. 3 Oklahoma losing, FSU should move up to at least No. 3 in the next AP Top 25 poll.LAST WORDJimbo (Fisher) and I were talking before the game, there was going to be a good football team that walked out of here tonight not feeling well, and its us, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said. We did not deserve to win the game the way we played the second half.UP NEXTOle Miss: The Rebels return home to host Wofford of the FCS on Saturday. Terriers (1-0) are coming off a 21-7 win over Tennessee Tech.Florida State: The Seminoles will host Charleston Southern of the FCS on Saturday. The Buccaneers (1-1) are coming off a 57-7 win over Kentucky State.---The APs college football page: http://collegefootball.ap.org ' ' '
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