North Carolina State stuns No. 3 Florida State, 17-16 | Top 25
Mike Glennon found Bryan Underwood for a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 16 seconds left, helping North Carolina State rally to...
RALEIGH, N.C. — Mike Glennon found Bryan Underwood for a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 16 seconds left, helping North Carolina State rally to beat third-ranked Florida State 17-16 on Saturday night.
The Seminoles (5-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) appeared poised to strengthen their grip on their 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 by Mike Rose with 2:27 left, giving the ball back to Glennon at the FSU 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.
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No. 8 West Virginia 48,
at No. 11 Texas 45
Geno Smith passed for four touchdowns, leading West Virginia (5-0, 2-0) to another wild shootout win in the Big 12, this time taking out Texas (4-1, 1-1).
Smith, who has 24 touchdown passes this season without an interception, hit Tavon Austin with a 6-yard score with 10:50 left to play. Andrew Buie ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns, the second coming giving the Mountaineers a critical 10-point lead late.
West Virginia didn't seal the win until recovering an onside kick with 14 seconds left after Texas scored a touchdown on a pass from David Ash to Marquise Goodwin.
Joe Bergeron scored four touchdowns, all on short runs, for Texas.
At No. 6 South Carolina 35,
No. 5 Georgia 7
Connor Shaw threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, Ace Sanders had a dazzling 70-yard punt return touchdown, and South Carolina's defense dominated Georgia.
The Gamecocks (6-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) won their school-record 10th straight game with a performance that certainly marked them an Eastern Division front-runner — and maybe showed they're capable of even more.
Those tests come soon as South Carolina travels to once-beaten Louisiana State next week and then to Florida on Oct. 20.
South Carolina grounded "Gurshall," holding Georgia's stellar freshmen Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall to 76 yards combined. The Bulldogs (5-1, 3-1) finished with 224 yards, less than half their season's average coming in.
No. 9 Notre Dame 41, Miami 3
At Chicago's Soldier Field, 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 Irish to a rout over Miami in what was a very tame sequel to the famed "Catholics vs. Convicts" rivalry.
Wood rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns, and Atkinson had 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 loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Miami, which was held to just 285 yards after piling up 1,260 yards and 86 points in its previous two games. The Hurricanes (4-2) were hurt by at least a half-dozen drops by their receivers.
At No. 12 Ohio St. 63,
No. 21 Nebraska 38
Braxton Miller rushed for 186 yards, zigzagging 72 yards for one score and passing for another to lead Ohio State past Nebraska before 106,102, the largest crowd ever at Ohio Stadium.
Miller broke his own QB rushing mark at Ohio State (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten). Corey Brown returned a punt 76 yards for a TD, Bradley Roby brought back an interception 41 yards and Carlos Hyde scored on four runs.
Taylor Martinez ran for two scores but was intercepted three times for defenseless Nebraska (4-2, 1-1). Leading rusher Rex Burkhead injured his left knee early in the third quarter and did not return.
At No. 7 Kansas State 56, Kansas 16
John Hubert ran for 101 yards and four touchdowns on just 10 carries, and Collin Klein had two touchdowns running and throwing as Kansas State routed Kansas.
Klein finished with 129 yards passing and 116 yards rushing to help the Wildcats (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) pile up more than 50 points for the third straight year against their biggest rival. They've won four straight against the Jayhawks (1-4, 0-2) since Bill Snyder returned as coach.
At No. 15 Clemson 47,
Georgia Tech 31
Tajh Boyd threw for a career high 397 yards and DeAndre Hopkins had 173 yards receiving to lead Clemson over Georgia Tech.
The Tigers (5-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) gained 601 yards, while the Yellow Jackets (2-4, 1-3) gained 483.
Iowa St. 37,
at No. 15 Texas Christian 23
Jared Barnett threw three touchdowns to Josh Lenz, who later had a scoring toss of his own on a trick play as Iowa State (4-1, 1-1) ended TCU's FBS-best 12-game winning streak.
It was the first Big 12 home game for TCU (4-1, 1-1), which played without suspended quarterback Casey Pachall.