ICTV Film Room: 4th Qtr Third-Down Conversion

UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky finds receiver Thomas Jackson for a key third-down conversion late in the fourth quarter against Miami.

North Carolina didn't score as much as usual against Miami, but the offense was able to hold onto the football late in the game and make several key conversions to keep Miami from getting a chance to tie the game. This is a good example of how Carolina schemed guys open against Miami's man coverage, taking advantage of Mitch Trubisky's accuracy.

Trubisky's read here is simple: if the corner vacates the flat and the player responsible for Thomas Jackson is chasing, get the ball out to the flat route immediately. That's what happens here. If Miami had swapped here and taken away the flat, the next option is to look at the tight end on the shallow cross, where the mesh springs him open just beyond the sticks. Trubisky actually had two good options here but took his first read and made a terrific wet-ball throw for a key conversion.

Let's go inside the ICTV GIF film room for a closer look.


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