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Georgia Tech QB Vad Lee scores a touchdown against North Carolina on Saturday.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
ATLANTA — David Sims ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns and Georgia Tech recovered after North Carolina scored the first two touchdowns to beat the Tar Heels 28-20 on Saturday.
Georgia Tech (3-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) earned its eighth straight home win in the series. North Carolina (1-2, 0-1) has not won at Bobby Dodd Stadium since 1997. Overall, Georgia Tech has won eight of the last nine in the series.
Vad Lee’s 1-yard run gave Georgia Tech its first lead at 21-20 in the third quarter. Sims’ 6-yard scoring run added to the lead early in the fourth quarter.
Robert Godhigh ran for 100 yards as Georgia Tech had 324 yards rushing.
North Carolina led 13-0 and 20-7 in the first half. Bryn Renner threw touchdown passes of 19 yards to tight end Eric Ebron and 24 yards to Sean Tapley after a 4-yard scoring run by Romar Morris.
Pittsburgh 58, Duke 55
DURHAM, N.C. — Tom Savage tied an Atlantic Coast Conference record with six touchdown passes and Pittsburgh held on for a wild win over Duke on Saturday.
Savage threw for a career-high 424 yards on 23-of-33 passing with three scoring passes to freshman Tyler Boyd.
The Panthers (2-1, 1-1) never trailed and claimed their first ACC victory despite receiving plenty of scares down the stretch from a persistent Duke team.
Brandon Connette had four touchdown passes and four interceptions, and he rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns for Duke (2-2, 0-2).
Connette’s 4-yard touchdown run with 3:17 left pulled the Blue Devils within three. Pitt recovered the onside kick, and Savage’s 15-yard pass to Kevin Weatherspoon on third-and-7 helped the Panthers run out the clock.
The teams combined for 1,130 total yards.
No. 8 Florida State 54, Bethune-Cookman 6
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State and quarterback Jameis Winston defeated FCS opponent Bethune-Cookman despite plenty of sloppy play Saturday.
The defending ACC champions (3-0, 1-0) will want to clean up their offense before starting a seven-game stretch against conference foes next week.
Winston completed 10 of 19 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns. Devonta Freeman ran for a game-high 112 yards and a touchdown. Karlos Williams finished with 83 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and James Wilder, Jr. added 56 yards and a touchdown.
The Wildcats (3-1) scored their lone touchdown off a seven-yard run from quarterback Jackie Wilson with 8:21 left in the third quarter.
No. 16 Miami 77, Savannah State 7
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Dallas Crawford and Gus Edwards both scored three touchdowns and No. 16 Miami got into the end zone on its first seven possessions.
The Hurricanes set a school record for points in a game, topping the 75 scored against Fordham in 1954.
Miami (3-0) lost quarterback Stephen Morris to a lower right leg injury with 8:51 left in the opening quarter. Hurricanes coach Al Golden said in a televised halftime interview that Morris was “fine” and X-rays were negative.
Syracuse 52, Tulane 17
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Terrel Hunt, making his first career start for the Orange, threw for four touchdowns and ran for another to help Syracuse rout Tulane (2-1) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.
Hunt completed 16 of 21 passes for 175 yards.
Clay Cleveland snared two of Hunt’s scoring strikes for Syracuse (2-2), which put the game away early and took a 42-17 lead into halftime.
Wake Forest 25, Army 11
WEST POINT, N.Y. — Josh Harris rushed for 96 yards and two second-half touchdowns, Michael Campanaro had a 66-yard scoring catch, and Wake Forest rallied past Army.
It was the seventh straight victory in the series for Wake Forest (2-2), which overcame three costly errors to hold off the Black Knights (1-3).
Terry Baggett led Army with a career-high 125 yards rushing on 16 carries and quarterback Angel Santiago added 60 yards rushing as the Black Knights finished with 271 yards on 55 rushes. Daniel Grochowski kicked a career-high three field goals for Army.
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