Kendall Fuller returned an interception 47 yards for a momentum-shifting touchdown and Virginia Tech beat North Carolina 34-17 on Saturday.
North Carolina Central 27, Howard 22
Clemson's counting on freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson to keep the victories coming at Death Valley while North Carolina State is relying on first-year signal-caller Jacoby Brissett.
East Carolina earned the program's first national ranking in six years by beating two power-conference opponents, the last win coming with a record-setting offensive showing.
Neither Virginia Tech nor North Carolina can afford many more losses in a cloudy Atlantic Coast Conference divisional race.
The Florida State "No Fly Zone" has been little more than a catchphrase as opponents have racked up passing yardage on the secondary all season long.
North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren waited a year to get Florida transfer Jacoby Brissett into his lineup. It didn't take the quarterback nearly so long to completely change the Wolfpack's offense.
Campbell University opened Pioneer Football League play with its first victory of the season, downing Valparaiso 34-24 in front of a sellout crowd at Barker-Lane Stadium in Buies Creek.
Campbell scored on all five trips into the red zone and defeated Valparaiso 34-24 in the Pioneer Football League opener for both schools Saturday at Barker-Lane Stadium. The Fighting Camels (1-3, 1-0) won its PFL opener for the first time since joining the league in 2008.
Fourth down, 19 yards to go, a rainstorm pouring down and Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya knew he was about to get clobbered from his blind side.
It took 19-year-old quarterback Deshaun Watson just one game to start rewriting the Clemson record book.
Jameis Winston threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns in his return from a suspension, helping No. 1 Florida State rally from 17 down to beat North Carolina State 56-41 on Saturday night.
NO. 6 TEXAS A&M 35, ARKANSAS 28, OT
Louisville 20, Wake Forest 10
Florida State has had plenty of trouble at North Carolina State — especially when carrying a national ranking.
Given the way Duke's offense has piled up yards and points against Miami over the last two years, it's easy to see why Hurricanes' defensive end Anthony Chickillo was a little confused about the status of the rivalry.
Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson's calm approach to things will surely get tested against North Carolina on Saturday night. After all, it's not every day you make your first college start.
Louisville's offensive fortunes now lie in the hands — and feet — of freshman quarterback Reggie Bonnafon.
After nearly a month on the road, Campbell returns to Barker-Lane Stadium tonight beginning Pioneer Football League play with Valparaiso. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m. for the CU Family Weekend contest.
Quarterback Kevin Ellison ran for 151 yards, Matt Breida added 135 yards and Georgia Southern beat Appalachian State 34-14 on Thursday night, spoiling the Mountaineers' Sun Belt Conference debut.
Jacksonville's Griffin Kelly scored on a header off a corner kick in the 88th minute to down Campbell 1-0 on Tuesday evening at Southern Oak Stadium.
Shadrach Thornton would love to have more carries for North Carolina State. So would backfield-mate Matt Dayes, another member of the Wolfpack's three-man rotation at running back.
North Carolina linebacker Jeff Schoettmer didn't even bother to watch the film of his last game.
Reese Setzer (Lee County) and C.J. Hobbs (Western Harnett) helped Guilford improve to 3-0, the Quakers' best start on the gridiron since 2007, as they defeated Southern Virginia 35-27.
Jacoby Brissett passed for 195 yards and three touchdowns to help North Carolina State blank Presbyterian 42-0 on Saturday night.