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Navy stuns Wake

Midshipmen sink No. 16 Deacons

Associated Press / September 28, 2008
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Eric Kettani rushed for a career-high 175 yards and backup quarterback Jarod Bryant scored the decisive touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give Navy its first win over a ranked team in 23 years, 24-17, over mistake-prone No. 16 Wake Forest yesterday in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Coming in with a nation-best plus-10 turnover ratio, the Demon Deacons (3-1) committed six turnovers in a dreadful performance a week after dominating Florida State. Riley Skinner's fourth interception midway through the fourth quarter set up Bryant's 4-yard run with 3:45 left and ended Wake Forest's comeback from a 17-0 deficit.

Navy (3-2) won its second straight game despite losing starting quarterback Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada in the second quarter when he aggravated a left hamstring injury after rushing for two scores.

But Navy's much-maligned defense stepped up. Four players had interceptions in Navy's first win over a ranked team since a 17-13 win over No. 20 Virginia in 1985.

Duke 31, Virginia 3 - The Blue Devils took advantage of five second-half turnovers to beat the Cavaliers in Durham, N.C., and end a 25-game ACC losing streak.

Duke intercepted Virginia's Marc Verica four times in the second half. Jabari Marshall returned the third interception 42 yards for a touchdown for Duke (3-1, 1-0), off to its best start since the 1994 team began 7-0.

Duke's last ACC victory before yesterday was Nov. 13, 2004, a 16-13 home win over Clemson. The Cavaliers (1-3, 0-1) have been outscored, 128-36.

Maryland 20, Clemson 17 - Chris Turner threw for a touchdown and Da'Rel Scott rushed for one to rally the Terrappins past the No. 20 Tigers in Clemson, S.C.

Maryland (4-1, 1-0) trailed, 17-6, in the third when Darrius Heyward-Bey went 76 yards on a reverse - the longest run Clemson (3-2, 1-1) has allowed in eight years - to give the Terps first and goal. Two plays later, Turner found Torrey Smith to make it 17-13.

Virginia Tech 35, Nebraska 30 - Darren Evans scored two touchdowns, Dustin Keys kicked four field goals, and the visiting Hokies held off the Huskers.

Virginia Tech (4-1) has won four straight after losing its opener to East Carolina. The Huskers (3-1) lost a nonconference home game for only the third time since 1991.

North Carolina 28, Miami 24 - Cameron Sexton threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Brooks Foster with 46 seconds left, Trimane Goddard had two interceptions in the final minutes, and the Tar Heels (3-1, 1-1) rallied from an early 14-point deficit to beat the Hurricanes (2-2, 0-1) in Miami.

South Florida 41, N.C. State 10 - Matt Grothe threw for 259 yards and a touchdown and Jamar Taylor and Mike Ford added 1-yard touchdown runs as the No. 13 Bulls (5-0), the Big East's only ranked team, routed the host Wolfpack (2-3).

Florida State 39, Colorado 21 - Antone Smith ran for 154 yards and three touchdowns in Jacksonville, Fla., as the Seminoles (3-1) defeated the Buffaloes (3-1) in Bobby Bowden's 500th game as a college head coach.

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