Mike Glennon found Bryan Underwood for a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 16 seconds left, helping North Carolina State rally to stun third-ranked Florida State, 17-16, Saturday night in Raleigh, N.C.
The Seminoles (5-1, 2-1) appeared poised to strengthen their grip on the ACC’s Atlantic Division, leading, 16-0, at halftime behind a dominating defensive performance. But the Wolfpack (4-2, 1-1) inched closer after halftime before coming up with a game-turning blocked punt with 2:27 left, giving the ball back to Glennon at the Florida State 43 with a chance to complete a stunning comeback.
Glennon marched the Wolfpack down the field and completed a pair of fourth-down passes, the second when he found Underwood alone over the middle to tie the game and take the lead on the ensuing point-after kick.
Florida State drove near midfield in the final seconds, but the Wolfpack knocked down EJ Manuel’s desperation heave near the goal line to end it.
Notre Dame 41, Miami 3— Cierre Wood and George Atkinson III gave Notre Dame its first 100-yard rushing duo in a decade, and Everett Golson came off the bench to lead the No. 9 Irish past the Hurricanes at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Wood rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns and Atkinson added 123 yards and another score. Golson, who sat the first series as punishment for violating team rules, completed his first six passes and finished 17 of 22 as Notre Dame improved to 5-0 for the first time since 2002.
The Hurricanes (4-2) were hurt by at least a half-dozen drops by their receivers, including two certain touchdowns by Phillip Dorsett on Miami’s very first drive.
Duke 42, Virginia 17 — Conner Vernon caught two touchdown passes and set the Atlantic Coast Conference record for career receptions and backup quarterback Anthony Boone threw four TD passes in his first start, helping the host Blue Devils crush the Cavaliers (2-4, 1-2).
The victory gave Duke (5-1, 2-0) its best start since the 1994 team won its first seven games. With his seven catches for 93 yards, Vernon now has 239 receptions in his career.
Clemson 47, Georgia Tech 31 — Tajh Boyd threw for a career-high 397 yards and DeAndre Hopkins had 173 yards receiving as the No. 15 Tigers (5-1, 2-1) beat the visiting Yellow Jackets (2-4, 1-3).
North Carolina 48, Virginia Tech 34 — Gio Bernard rushed for a career-high 262 yards and a score, Sean Tapley and A.J. Blue added two TDs apiece, and the Tar Heels (4-2, 1-1) rolled up 533 total yards in their third straight victory. The Hokies (3-3, 1-1) hadn’t lost in Chapel Hill, N.C., since 1938.
Maryland 19, Wake Forest 14 — Freshman Stefon Diggs took a short pass 63 yards to set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Justus Pickett with 5:37 left, and the host Terrapins (3-2, 1-0) got past the Demon Deacons (3-3, 1-3) in their conference opener. Maryland snapped a two-game skid and surpassed its victory total from 2011.