No. 25 Duke holds steady for 7th consecutive win

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Anthony Boone threw three touchdown passes and No. 25 Duke held on to beat Wake Forest 28-21 on Saturday for its seventh win in a row.

Brandon Connette rushed 3 yards for the go-ahead score late in the third quarter and Boone was 24 of 29 for 256 yards. The Blue Devils (9-2, 5-2 ACC) fell behind 14-0 to the Demon Deacons (4-7, 2-6) before rallying to match the school record for victories and remain in control of the Coastal Division.

NO. 2 FLORIDA STATE 80, IDAHO 10

In Tallahassee, Fla., Jameis Winston threw for 225 yards and four touchdowns as Florida State (11-0) broke a school record for points in a game in a victory against Idaho (1-10).

Florida State topped the 77 points the Seminoles scored in 1995 against North Carolina State in 1995 to remain unbeaten.

MIAMI 45, VIRGINIA 26

In Miami Gardens, Fla., Tracy Howard returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown on the game’s first snap, the first of four scores created by Miami’s defense, and the Hurricanes (8-3, 4-3) kept their divisional title hopes alive by beating Virginia.

Stephen Morris passed for 214 yards and two touchdowns in his home finale for Miami, which snapped a three-game losing streak. Dallas Crawford rushed for two touchdowns, Allen Hurns had 126 receiving yards and a score and Stacy Coley had a 62-yard touchdown catch for Miami.

NORTH CAROLINA 80, OLD DOMINION 20

In Chapel Hill, N.C., Marquise Williams threw five first-half touchdown passes and T.J. Logan scored four touchdowns to help North Carolina (6-5) to a record-setting victory over Old Dominion (8-4).

The Tar Heels set all-time records for points and touchdowns by the midpoint of the third quarter, and Williams set the single-game record for total yards on the Tar Heels’ fourth snap of the second half.

BOSTON COLLEGE 29, MARYLAND 26

In College Park, Md., Andre Williams rushed for 263 yards to become the 16th player in NCAA history to top 2,000 in a single season, and Nate Freese kicked a second-chance, 52-yard field goal as time expired to give Boston College (7-4, 4-3) a comeback victory over Maryland (6-5, 2-5).

PITTSBURGH 17, SYRACAUSE 16

In Syracuse, N.Y., Isaac Bennett scored the decisive touchdown on a 5-yard run on the final play of the third quarter, Tom Savage passed for 218 yards and another score, and Pittsburgh (6-5, 3-4) rallied past Syracuse (5-6, 3-4).

EAST CAROLINA 42, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 28

In Raleigh, N.C., Shane Carden threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores to help East Carolina (9-2) beat North Carolina State (3-8).


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