Duke Johnson rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown, Brad Kaaya threw for two more scores including a fourth-down connection during a rainstorm, and Miami defeated Duke 22-10 on Saturday night.
N.C. State quarterback Jacoby Brissett had escapes throughout. All but once really. That opened the door for nationally top-ranked Florida State to make the main one it needed — getting its 20th consecutive win.
Florida State has had plenty of trouble at North Carolina State — especially when carrying a national ranking.
A month into the season, the ACC has just one team in the top 25 and disappointments galore.
There were discussions of a settlement earlier this year between representatives for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and the woman who said he sexually assaulted her.
East Carolina is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time since 2008 and Mississippi State moved into the Top 25 for the first time in two seasons after breaking a long losing streak against LSU.
With 6 seconds left in the game and an end zone crowd chanting 'Block that kick,' Southern Miss defensive end Dasman McCullum did just that.McCullum swatted away the potential game-tying, extra-point attempt by Appalachian State placekicker Zach Matics as the Golden Eagles held on for a 21-20 victory Saturday night before 21,836 at Roberts Stadium.
North Carolina State streaked right through the nonconference portion of its schedule.
Duke is unbeaten through four games after a 47-13 whipping of Tulane Saturday afternoon and the ACC schedule looms. First up is a trip to Miami.
Shane Carden and East Carolina's offense found a way to top last year's blowout win against an instate rival from one of the power conferences.