Florida State tops Florida

Florida State 21, Florida 7

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Devonta Freeman had two short touchdown runs after turnovers, and Florida State beat rival Florida 21-7 on Saturday night despite only 95 yards of offense.

The Seminoles (8-4) were inept most of the night, but they took advantage of John Brantley’s first-half mistakes and later knocked the senior quarterback out for good.

Florida State sealed its second consecutive win in the once-revered series when Terrance Parks intercepted a pass by Jacoby Brissett in the fourth quarter and returned it 29 yards for a score, which sent many of the 90,798 fans on hand scrambling for the exits.

The Gators (6-6) avoided their first shutout since 1988 when Brissett found Quinton Dunbar for a 6-yard score with 4:16 remaining.


In Raleigh, N.C., Mike Glennon threw for a career-high five touchdowns, ran for another score and led North Carolina State’s rally from 27 points down in the second half to beat Maryland.

James Washington ran 1 yard for the go-ahead score with 7:08 left for the Wolfpack (7-5, 4-4).

They trailed 41-14 with 6 minutes left in the third quarter before reeling off five consecutive touchdown drives during the second-biggest comeback in ACC history – and a victory that might have been more shocking than last week’s upset of then-No. 7 Clemson.

The Wolfpack scored 35 points in the fourth quarter.

C.J. Brown rushed for two touchdowns and threw for another for Maryland (2-10, 1-7), which lost its last seven games under first-year coach Randy Edsall. Davin Meggett’s 6-yard scoring run in the third quarter gave the Terrapins their biggest lead.


In Chapel Hill, N.C., Dwight Jones had three touchdown catches while redshirt freshman Giovani Bernard ran for a season-high 165 yards and a score to help North Carolina beat Duke.

Jones finished with 10 catches for 101 yards to set a school single-season record for receptions, while Bernard had a season-high 30 carries and finished with 222 total yards to lead the Tar Heels (7-5, 3-5).

Bryn Renner also threw for 274 yards and tied a school single-season record for TD passes, helping the Tar Heels beat the Blue Devils (3-9, 1-7) for the eighth consecutive year.

North Carolina capitalized on four turnovers, getting a pair of field goals and Jones’ 8-yard scoring catch midway through the fourth quarter.

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