Duke stuns No. 16 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg

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Quarterback Anthony Boone helped lead Duke to its first victory over a ranked team since 1994.   DON PETERSEN/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Quarterback Anthony Boone helped lead Duke to its first victory over a ranked team since 1994.

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Anthony Boone ran for a touchdown, Ross Martin kicked two long field goals and Duke ended a long history of losing to ranked teams with a 13-10 victory against No. 16 Virginia Tech.

The Blue Devils (6-2, 2-2) beat a ranked team for the first time since they stopped No. 13 Virginia in 1994, and beat one on the road for the first time since Stanford in 1971. And they did it without a third-down conversion all game, and a 2-to-1 time of possession deficit.

Virginia Tech (6-2, 3-1) had its six-game winning streak end as Logan Thomas threw four interceptions, the last on a deflected pass in the closing minutes that allowed Duke to finally run out the clock.

NO. 3 FLORIDA STATE 49

NORTH CAROLINA STATE 17

In Tallahassee, Fla., Jameis Winston threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns and Florida State (7-0, 5-0) scored 35 points in the first quarter of a victory against North Carolina State (3-4, 0-4).

Winston completed 16 of 26 passes with one interception and left the game after the opening series of the second half.

Rashad Greene topped 100 yards receiving for the third consecutive game with eight receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown for the Seminoles.

The Wolfpack upset the Seminoles in Raleigh, N.C., last season, but this year it was no contest as Florida State put on a show for its old coach. Hall of Famer Bobby Bowden was honored at Doak Campbell Stadium.

NO. 7 MIAMI 24,

WAKE FOREST 21

In Miami Gardens, Fla., Duke Johnson ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the second a 1-yard plunge with 53 seconds left, as Miami (7-0, 3-0) rallied twice to beat Wake Forest (4-4, 2-3).

Johnson finished with 168 yards on 30 carries for the Hurricanes.

Tanner Price’s 44-yard touchdown pass to Domi­nique Gibson with 4:02 remaining put Wake Forest on top, but the Hurricanes went 73 yards in 10 plays, with Johnson scoring to keep Miami unbeaten heading into next week’s showdown at No. 3 Florida State.

NORTH CAROLINA 34,

BOSTON COLLEGE 10

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Bryn Renner threw for two touchdowns and North Carolina (2-5, 1-3) snapped a four-game losing streak by routing Boston College (3-4, 1-3).

Renner finished 18 of 21 for 227 yards with a 13-yard touchdown to Ryan Switzer and a 10-yarder to Bug Howard.

NAVY 24, PITTSBURGH 21

In Annapolis, Md., Nick Sloan kicked a 30-yard field goal as time expired to lift Navy (4-3) over Pittsburgh (4-3).


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