The Eagles forced seven turnovers, including five interceptions, in beating N.C. State 37-17. The Wolfpack led 10-7 early, but BC scored the next 30 points. The Eagles scored 23 points following turnovers. TB Andre Callender ran for 158 yards, which was needed because QB Matt Ryan was kept under wraps (15 of 34 for 142 yards). Next: Saturday, at Georgia Tech.
Junior QB Cullen Harper, making his second career start, threw a school-record five TD passes as the Tigers blasted Louisiana-Monroe 49-26. Harper was 20-for-26 for 270 yards and no interceptions. ULM led 7-0 early, but the Tigers managed a 29-10 halftime advantage and cruised from there. Touted true freshman QB Willy Korn made his debut for the Tigers in the third quarter. Next: Saturday, vs. Furman.
The Blue Devils lost their 22nd in a row, falling 24-13 to Virginia. Thanks to some special-teams woes for Virginia, Duke kept it close until the Cavs scored the clinching touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Next: Saturday, at Northwestern.
Drew Weatherford threw for 322 yards and three TDs as the Seminoles woke up in the second half and beat UAB 34-24. FSU had 520 yards of offense. UAB led 10-0 early and 17-10 at halftime. It was the second game in a row that FSU scuffled around in the first half, then put together a strong second half.
Next: Saturday, at Colorado.
TB Tashard Choice turned in his ninth consecutive 100-yard game – he reached the mark in the first quarter – in a 69-14 demolition of I-AA Samford. Choice ran for 110 yards and two TDs in the first period, then sat the rest of the game. Tech led 45-0 at halftime.
Next: Saturday, vs. Boston College.
The Terps slogged past Florida International 26-10. Maryland scored its final touchdown with 53 seconds remaining. Keon Lattimore ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns for the Terps. FIU has lost 14 in a row.
Next: Thursday, vs. West Virginia.
UM's attempt to place itself back among the nation's elite was a failure. The Hurricanes suffered a 51-13 beatdown at the hands of Oklahoma. A talented secondary was strafed for five touchdown passes, and the offense sputtered all day.
Next: Saturday, vs. FIU.
The Tar Heels got big-time performances from WR Brandon Tate and QB T.J. Yates, but still lost 34-31 to East Carolina on a last-play field goal. Yates, a redshirt freshman making his second career start, threw for 344 yards and three TDs, and Tate scored three times – twice on receptions and once on a punt return. The Heels allowed ECU QB Patrick Pinkney to throw for 406 yards and three touchdowns. Next: Saturday, vs. Virginia.
New coach Tom O'Brien's first game against his old team ended in a 37-17 loss to Boston College. QB Harrison Beck, a transfer from Nebraska making his first career start, threw five interceptions. The Wolfpack committed seven turnovers in all. A matchup Saturday vs. I-AA Wofford should give O'Brien his first Wolfpack victory.
Next: Saturday, vs. Wofford.
The Cavs won their first game, beating conference doormat Duke 24-13 behind a big game from TB Cedric Peerman (137 yards and a touchdown). It was the 600th victory in school history. Special-teams problems kept the Cavs from pulling away against the Blue Devils. Next: Saturday, at North Carolina.
The Hokies went into LSU hoping to put themselves squarely in the national-title picture. Instead, they went home with a 48-7 beating. The defense was overrun, and the offense could do nothing. The margin was Tech's biggest since a 45-point setback in 1982. The Hokies had 40 yards and three first downs in the first half, which ended with LSU leading 24-0. In all, Tech was outgained 598-149. Next: Saturday, vs. Ohio U.
The Demon Deacons struggled a bit on offense in the first start for sophomore quarterback Brett Hodges, falling 20-17 to Nebraska. Wake ran effectively (236 yards), but Hodges struggled through the air (140 yards, two interceptions). Wake is 0-2 for just the second time in coach Jim Grobe's eight-season tenure. Next: Saturday, vs. Army.