ACC: Virginia beats Brigham Young with late score

Villanova quarterback John Robertson is tackled by Boston College's Kevin Pierre-Louis (left) and Steele Divitto. The Eagles opened with a 24-14 win Saturday.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Kevin Parks ran 13 yards for a touchdown with 2:36 to play Saturday night and Virginia knocked off Brigham Young 19-16 in a wild, rain-drenched season-opener
that had a 2-hour weather delay.

Parks’ run came one play after Anthony Harris intercepted a tipped pass from Taysom Hill and then flipped the ball to teammate Henry Coley, who was running alongside and carried it to the 13.

BYU got the ball back and drove quickly from its 8 to its 41, but Hill threw four consecutive incompletions, badly overthrowing his receiver on the final one.



In Raleigh, N.C., freshman Matt Dayes ran for 84 yards and three touchdowns to lead North Carolina State in its first game under coach Dave Doeren.

Tony Creecy also scored for the Wolfpack, who scored the first 24 points with Doeren’s no-huddle offense.

Kenneth Dixon ran for 118 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs, who lost their first game under new coach Skip Holtz.


In College Park, C.J. Brown celebrated his return from injury with a strong performance, throwing for three touchdowns and running for two scores to lead Maryland.

Brown missed all of last year after tearing his left ACL in preseason practice.

He finished 20 for 23 for 281 yards passing and ran for 105 yards on 11 carries.



In Durham, N.C., Brandon Connette threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and Duke earned its first shutout in 24 years.

Jamison Crowder returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown, starting QB Anthony Boone had a 1-yard touchdown run and Jela Duncan added a 3-yard scoring run.



In Boston, Alex Amidon had 13 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown as Boston College recovered from a slow start to win its first game under coach Steve Addazio.

Andre Williams ran for 114 yards on 23 carries for the Eagles, who won just twice last season and fired coach Frank Spaziani.


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