Late score helps Virginia drop Florida State

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Kevin Parks ran 10 yards for a touchdown with 1:16 left Saturday to give Virginia the lead and Florida State’s Dustin Hopkins missed a 42-yard field-goal attempt in the closing seconds as the Cavaliers upset No. 23 Florida State 14-13 to set up a showdown with intrastate rival Virginia Tech for a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game.

Florida State's JaBarris Little hangs on to an EJ Manuel pass Saturday to score against Virginia.  STEVE CANNON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
STEVE CANNON/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Florida State's JaBarris Little hangs on to an EJ Manuel pass Saturday to score against Virginia.

Florida State (7-4, 5-3) got two fortunate breaks on its final drive that gave Hopkins, the ACC’s leading scorer, a chance to win it, but his kick was wide left.

NO. 24 NOTRE DAME 16, BOSTON COLLEGE 14

In South Bend, Ind., Jonas Gray rushed for a touchdown, David Ruffer kicked three field goals and Notre Dame recovered an onside kick with just under 2 minutes to play to hold off Boston College.

Ruffer had field goals of 40, 41 and 27 yards for the Irish (8-3), who matched their victory total from last year with their fourth consecutive win.

WAKE FOREST 31, MARYLAND 10

In Winston, Salem, N.C., Tanner Price threw for 320 yards and three touchdowns, and Wake Forest snapped a three-game losing streak to become bowl eligible.

Brandon Pendergrass ran for 125 yards and a score and Jimmy Newman hit a 25-yard field goal for the Demon Deacons (6-5, 5-3), who also got a record-setting day from wide receiver Chris Givens, who had eight catches for a career-best 191 yards and a score.

MIAMI 6, SOUTH FLORIDA 3

In Tampa, Fla., Jake Wieclaw’s second field goal of the game, a 36-yarder as time expired, made Miami (6-5) bowl eligible.


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