Senior QB Matt Ryan had his second 400-yard game of the season as the Eagles earned a huge victory on the road, downing Georgia Tech 24-10. Ryan was 30 of 44 for a career-high 435 yards and a touchdown as he strafed Tech's secondary. L.V. Whitworth added two TD runs for BC, which shut down Tech's rushing attack. Next: Saturday, vs. Army.
QB Cullen Harper threw three more TD passes ? giving him 10 for the season, against no interceptions ? as the Tigers downed I-AA Furman 38-10. Clemson was outgained 384-377 and allowed five sacks. The Tigers have won 29 in a row over the Paladins; the campuses are about 30 miles apart. Next: Saturday, at N.C. State.
QB Thaddeus Lewis had a big day as the Blue Devils snapped their 22-game losing streak, which had been the nation's longest, with a 20-14 victory at Northwestern. Lewis, a sophomore, threw for 246 yards and three TDs. All of Duke's points came in the first half.
Next: Saturday, at Navy.
The Seminoles' defense carried the day in a 16-6 victory at Colorado. FSU finished with 221 yards of offense, and new offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher called it "the most ridiculous demonstration of football I've been around in my life." But the Seminoles limited the Buffs to minus-27 yards on 25 rushes.
Next: Sept. 29, vs. Alabama in Jacksonville.
TB Tashard Choice was shut down and the Yellow Jackets' defense was shredded by QB Matt Ryan in a 24-10 loss to Boston College. Ryan threw for 435 yards as Tech couldn't find a way to slow him down. Choice, meanwhile, had his streak of 100-yard games snapped at nine by an aggressive BC defense. Choice was held to 31 yards on 15 carries before leaving with a hamstring injury late in the third quarter.
Next: Saturday, at Virginia.
The Terps fumbled on their first play from scrimmage, setting the tone in a 31-14 loss to West Virginia. The defense played relatively well, but the offense had trouble moving the ball; the Terps finished with 269 total yards.
Next: Saturday, at Wake Forest.
The Hurricanes sent crosstown foe Florida International to its 15th consecutive loss with a 23-9 victory. The Hurricanes held a 428-264 edge in total yards. UM QB Kyle Wright, who regained his starting job from Kirby Freeman, was just 10 of 19, but his completions went for 224 yards.
Next: Thursday, vs. Texas A&M.
T.J. Yates threw three touchdown passes ? giving him nine in three games ? but it wasn't enough as the Heels fell 22-20 to Virginia. A two-point conversion pass that would've tied the game with 1:57 left was batted down at the line of scrimmage.
Next: Saturday, at USF.
The Wolfpack snapped a nine-game losing streak ? their longest such streak since 1959 ? by beating I-AA Wofford 38-17. Andre Brown ran for 133 yards and three TDs, and the Wolfpack finished with 217 rushing yards. NCSU turned three Terriers turnovers into touchdowns.
Next: Saturday, Saturday, vs. Clemson.
Chris Gould tied a school record with five field goals as the Cavs edged North Carolina 22-20 in one of the oldest rivalries in the nation. Cedric Peerman ran for 186 yards and scored Virginia's touchdown. One of Gould's kicks ? a 48-yarder in the third quarter ? initially was ruled no good. But Cavs coach Al Groh challenged the call, and it was reversed. The victory snapped the Cavs' four-game conference road losing streak. Next: Saturday, vs. Georgia Tech.
The defense was dominant in a 28-7 victory over Ohio University. The Hokies allowed only 114 yards of total offense and forced 13 punts as Ohio U. went three-and-out on each of its second-half possessions. But the Hokies didn't truly put the game away until scoring two fourth-quarter touchdowns in the starting debut of touted true freshman QB Tyrod Taylor. He threw for 287 yards. It was the 200th career victory for Tech coach Frank Beamer. Next: Saturday, vs. William & Mary.
The defense led the way as the Demon Deacons got their first victory of the season with a 21-10 triumph over Army. Wake had just one offensive touchdown. While Wake was outgained 256-213, it held Army to 56 yards in the second half. Next: Saturday, vs. Maryland.