Virginia Tech tops Boston College

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BLACKSBURG, Va. — David Wilson got Virginia Tech’s offense on track with a long touchdown run in the third quarter and Logan Thomas threw for a touchdown and ran for another as the No. 16 Hokies beat Boston College 30-14 on Saturday for their third consecutive victory.

Virginia Tech wide receiver Marcus Davis (center) celebrates with Joey Phillips (top) and Jarrett Boykin after Davis scored. The Hokies won their third consecutive game.  BOB DONNAN/US PRESSWIRE
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Virginia Tech wide receiver Marcus Davis (center) celebrates with Joey Phillips (top) and Jarrett Boykin after Davis scored. The Hokies won their third consecutive game.

The Hokies (7-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 7-6 at halftime, but Wilson broke off a 42-yard touchdown run on their first possession of the third quarter, and Thomas then led consecutive scoring drives, waking up a Lane Stadium crowd that had had little to cheer about.

Chase Rettig led a short scoring drive that gave the Eagles (1-6, 0-4) a 7-0 lead after just 3 minutes, and hit Chris Pantale with a 7-yard TD throw in the fourth quarter.

FLORIDA STATE 41, MARYLAND 16

In Tallahassee, Fla., EJ Manuel passed for 264 yards and a touchdown, and freshman Devonta Freeman ran for 100 yards a second week in a row as Florida State rolled.

Jermaine Thomas chipped in with 86 yards and a 35-yard TD run for the Seminoles (4-3, 2-2 ACC.)

Dustin Hopkins added a pair of field goals for the winners, but had his consecutive streak stopped at 17 when his first attempt narrowly missed.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 28, VIRGINIA 14

In Charlottesville, Va., Mike Glennon threw for three touchdowns and David Amerson intercepted two passes, returning one for a clinching touchdown, as North Carolina State defeated Virginia.

Glennon now has 19 touchdown passes this season, and Amerson has an FBS-leading and school record-tying eight interceptions.

North Carolina State (4-3, 1-2 ACC) came into the game off a bye week looking for a second-half season turnaround while Virginia (4-3, 1-2) was trying to avoid a letdown after last week’s upset win over Georgia Tech.

WAKE FOREST 24, DUKE 23

In Durham, N.C., Tanner Price’s 64-yard touchdown pass to Chris Givens with 6:52 left lifted Wake Forest to its 12th consecutive victory over Duke.

Price finished 15 of 25 for 215 yards with two scoring passes to Givens for the Demon Deacons (5-2, 4-1 ACC). They let an early 17-0 lead vanish and allowed Duke to score on five consecutive drives before quickly retaking the lead.


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