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East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden (5) is lifted by Lance Ray (3) and Bryce Williams (80) following Carden's touchdown against North Carolina on Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C. East Carolina won 55-31.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Shane Carden threw three touchdown passes and ran for three scores to help East Carolina beat North Carolina 55-31 on Saturday, earning its first win in Chapel Hill in nearly four decades.
Vintavious Cooper ran for a career-high 186 yards for the Pirates (3-1), who had lost to the Tar Heels in each of the past four seasons - all by at 14 points or more. Cooper added eight catches for 70 yards, powering the Pirates in a surprisingly one-sided win against an instate rival.
East Carolina had beaten North Carolina (1-3) on the road only once before. That came in 1975, before four Pirates assistant coaches were even born.
The Pirates scored the game's first 14 points, led 35-10 early in the third quarter and never let the Tar Heels get closer than 14. ECU finished with 603 total yards, the second-highest total ever allowed by UNC at home.
No. 3 Clemson 56, Wake Forest 7
CLEMSON, S.C. - Tajh Boyd became the second Atlantic Coast Conference quarterback to account for 100 career touchdowns and got No. 3 Clemson's offense back on track against Wake Forest (2-3, 0-2).
Boyd threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another score for the Tigers (4-0, 2-0).
He stands at 102 TDs in college, joining former North Carolina State quarterback Phillip Rivers in the ACC's century club. Boyd passed for 311 yards and ran for 69 to surpass Charlie Whitehurst as Clemson's total offense leader.
No. 8 Florida St. 48, Boston College 34
BOSTON - Jameis Winston threw for four touchdowns, including a 55-yard Hail Mary as time expired in the first half to help No. 8 Florida State rally from a slow start and beat Boston College.
Winston had first-half touchdown passes of 56 and 10 yards to tie the game after BC, coming off a 28-point loss to Southern California, opened a 17-3 lead. The desperation heave to Kenny Shaw made it 24-17, then Winston added a fourth TD pass in the second half as the Seminoles (4-0, 2-0) pulled away.
Chase Rettig completed 19 of 29 passes for 197 yards and a career-high four touchdowns for BC (2-2, 1-1).
No. 15 Miami 49, South Florida 21
TAMPA, Fla. - Stephen Morris threw for two touchdowns before limping off with an ankle injury and Duke Johnson scored a TD in his eighth consecutive game, helping No. 15 Miami roll past winless South Florida (0-4).
Miami (4-0) is off to its best start in nine years heading into next weekend's Atlantic Coast Conference opener at home against Georgia Tech.
Morris threw for 222 yards, moving ahead of Steve Walsh and into ninth place on Miami's career passing list. He tossed TD passes of 19 yards to Herb Waters and 34 yards to Stacy Coley as the Hurricanes scored on their first three possessions.
N.C. State 48, Central Michigan 14
RALEIGH, N.C. - Shadrach Thornton and Matt Dayes each had long scoring runs during North Carolina State's four-touchdown second quarter as the Wolfpack routed Central Michigan.
Thornton finished with 71 yards and his 29-yard scoring run came shortly before Dayes' 42-yard TD for N.C. State - which scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams.
D.J. Green returned an interception 37 yards for the first score and Rashard Smith brought a punt back 67 yards for a TD to help N.C. State (3-1) build a 35-0 halftime lead.
Duke 38, Troy 31
DURHAM, N.C. - Brandon Connette threw three touchdowns passes and ran for two more to lead Duke to a 38-31 win over Troy on Saturday.
Connette had 324 yards passing and 55 rushing. The five touchdowns are a career high for Connette, who threw for four scores in last week's 58-55 loss to Pitt.
Josh Snead also had 108 yards rushing for the Blue Devils (3-2), who snapped a two-game losing streak with the victory.
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