TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Trey Benson ran for two touchdowns, Keon Coleman scored and No. 4 Florida State defeated Miami 27-20 on Saturday to maintain its hold on a College Football Playoff berth.
The Seminoles (10-0, 8-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), as they have several times this season, rallied in the second half to win their 16th game in a row. This one completed the 10th perfect mark in ACC play.
Miami (6-4, 2-4) dominated both lines of scrimmage and played turnover-free football for most of the game. It still wasn’t enough to beat FSU, which has won three straight in the series and 10 of the last 14.
Adding to Miami’s woes, freshman quarterback Emory Williams suffered a significant injury to his left hand in the waning minutes while running for a first down. Williams started in place of struggling junior Tyler Van Dyke.
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Van Dyke came off the bench as the Hurricanes trailed but threw an interception on a fourth-and-10 play with 40 seconds left.
Heisman trophy hopeful Jordan Travis threw for 265 yards and his 20th TD pass of the season, a 6-yarder to Coleman that gave the ‘Noles some breathing room in the final quarter. Three plays earlier, Travis delivered a dizzying 7-yard run that broke numerous tackles and prompted chants of “Jor-dan Tra-vis” across sold-out Doak Campbell Stadium.
NO. 24 NORTH CAROLINA 47, DUE 45 (2OT): North Carolina stopped Duke’s 2-point conversion attempt to tie the game in the second overtime, sending the Tar Heels to a home win against the rival Blue Devils in a thriller.
Grayson Loftis couldn’t connect with Jalon Calhoun in the back of the end zone on a conversion attempt for Duke (6-4, 3-3), capping a game in which the teams combined for 39 fourth-quarter points before scoring. additional periods.
The game ended with UNC fans running onto the field to celebrate their home run. Drake Maye ran for the winning score and threw a 2-point conversion in the second OT for UNC (8-2, 4-2).
CLEMSON 42, GEORGIA TECH 21: Cade Klubnik was 23 of 34 for 205 yards and four touchdowns, and Clemson’s defense held one of the best offenses in the country to 250 yards and picked off four passes as the Tigers beat Georgia Tech (5-5, 4-3 ) at home. .
Will Shipley returned from a game lost in the concussion protocol to run for 77 yards on 11 carries and catch three passes for 30 yards for Clemson (5-4, 3-4). His understudy Phil Mafah led the team with 96 yards, just missing his second consecutive 100-yard game.
The win made the Tigers bowl eligible much later than usual, but Clemson played as complete a game as they have in a season that has gotten off to a terrible start for their recent prospects at level of play.
NC STATE 26, WAKE FOREST 6: Brennan Armstrong threw for one touchdown and ran for another as North Carolina State beat Wake Forest in Winston-Salem.
The Wolfpack (7-3, 4-2) won its third game in a row and got a road win for the second time in its last 11 trips to face the Demon Deacons (4-6, 1-6).
Armstrong, a graduate transfer from Virginia, made his first start since Sept. 29 after MJ Morris opted to sit out the rest of the season to qualify for a redshirt. NC State had gone 3-1 with Morris as the starter, but reached the maximum number of games allowed to qualify for a redshirt and preserve a year of eligibility.
SYRACUSE 28, PITT 13: Dan Villari rushed for a career-high 154 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown on a snap early in the fourth quarter, Jayden Bellamy had a 23-yard interception return for a score, and Syracuse (5-5, 1-5 ). ) pulled away in the second half and snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Pittsburgh (2-8, 1-5) at Yankee Stadium.
The game was played in the Bronx to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first college game played at the original Yankee Stadium on October 20, 1923, five days after the Yankees won their first World Series title.
Villari, who came in with 38 career rushing yards and three touchdowns this season, led Syracuse’s strong ground game.
VIRGINIA TECH 48, BOSTON COLLEGE 22: Kyron Drones ran for 135 yards and threw for two touchdowns, and Bhayshul Tuten ran for three TDs as Virginia Tech scored 35 unanswered points and beat host Boston College.
The Hokies (5-5, 4-2) totaled 600 yards to earn their chances at bowl eligibility and snapped a five-game winning streak at BC (6-4, 3-3).
Thomas Castellanos threw for 110 yards and two interceptions – one on the first play of the game. With top rushers Kye Robichaux and Pat Garwo out, Alex Broome ran for 56 yards and a 4-yard touchdown that gave the Eagles a 7-3 lead midway through the first quarter.
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