Matt Ryan threw four TD passes and BC came up with four interceptions in rolling past Bowling Green 55-24. BC is 6-0 for the first time in 65 years. The Eagles led 14-10 midway through the second quarter before scoring 24 points in the final 6:01 of the half, including two interception returns for scores. One negative: BC allowed 401 passing yards. Next: Saturday, at Notre Dame.
The Tigers allowed just 219 total yards but still lost 41-23 to an opportunistic Virginia Tech team. Clemson had three turnovers, and allowed a punt and a kickoff to be returned for touchdowns. In addition, the Hokies also had an interception return for a score. Clemson rushed for just 8 yards – Cullen Harper was sacked four times – though the Tigers did have 372 passing yards. Next: Oct. 20, vs. Central Michigan.
The Blue Devils fell behind by 25, then rallied to make it interesting before losing 41-36 to visiting Wake Forest. Wake led 34-9 midway through the third quarter before Duke rallied. QB Thaddeus Lewis threw for 291 yards and four TDs, and WR Eron Riley had eight catches for 143 yards and two scores.
Next: Saturday, vs. Virginia Tech.
The Seminoles won their fourth in a row with a 27-10 victory over visiting North Carolina State. CB Michael Ray Garvin had a 43-yard interception return in the third quarter that snapped a 10-10 tie and sent the 'Noles on their way to the victory. QB Xavier Lee, making his first start of the season, ran for a TD and threw to Greg Carr for another.
Next: Thursday, at Wake Forest.
The Yellow Jackets had 484 yards of offense, but fell 28-26 at Maryland. Tech's Travis Bell missed a 52-yard field-goal attempt with 54 seconds remaining. Taylor Bennett was 22 of 34 for 309 yards and a touchdown, and Tashard Choice had 32 carries for 132 yards and a touchdown.
Next: Saturday, at Miami.
QB Chris Turner played well in his first career start and TB Lance Ball ran for three TDs as the host Terps held off Georgia Tech 28-26. Turner threw for 255 yards and a touchdown, and Ball ran for 86 yards and three scores. LB Dave Philistin had 21 tackles. The Terps led 21-3 early in the second quarter, then had to hold on in the second half.
Next: Oct. 20, vs. Virginia.
The Hurricanes fell behind by 27 at halftime before rallying to make things interesting in a 33-27 loss to North Carolina. QB Kyle Wright threw for 302 yards and two TDs, including a 97-yarder to Darnell Jenkins, but also threw four picks. UM also allowed 183 rushing yards. Next: Saturday, vs. Georgia Tech.
The Tar Heels built a 27-0 halftime lead, then held off a furious rally by visiting Miami to win 33-27. Connor Barth kicked for field goals for UNC, which saw its lead cut to 27-20 in the third quarter. Barth has made 19 consecutive field goals. The Tar Heels came up with four interceptions.
Next: Saturday, vs. South Carolina.
The Wolfpack committed four turnovers, running their season total to 21, in a 27-10 loss at Florida State. The Wolfpack scored 10 first-quarter points, then were shut down in a game delayed 49 minutes by a lightning storm in the third quarter. Daniel Evans threw three interceptions for NCSU.
Next: Oct. 20, at East Carolina.
Chris Gould kicked a 34-yard field goal with eight seconds left to give the Cavs a 23-21 victory at Middle Tennessee State. It was Virginia's fifth consecutive victory. Andrew Pearman rushed for two touchdowns after coming on for Cedric Peerman, who left the game with a leg injury in the second quarter. Next: Saturday, vs. Connecticut.
The Hokies had three return touchdowns – a punt, a kickoff and an interception – in beating host Clemson 41-23. Tech led 31-8 at halftime despite having just 98 total yards in the first half. The Hokies have won four in a row. Victor Harris had a kickoff return of 100 yards, Eddie Royal had a punt return of 82 yards and D.J. Parker had an interception return of 32 yards. Next: Saturday, at Duke.
WR Kenneth Moore had a big game as the Demon Deacons built a 25-point lead, then had to hold on to hold off host Duke 41-36. Moore caught 11 passes for 100 yards and rushed four times for 84 yards, with scoring runs covering 21 and 53 yards. The 53-yarder came with 2:24 left and sealed the win. Next: Thursday, vs. Florida State.