— Devonta Freeman rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns while EJ Manuel added two scores and 282 yards on just eight completions. Florida State racked up 560 yards — 299 in the air and 261 on the ground — and converted 8 of 12 third downs.
— Jela Duncan scored the Blue Devils’ only touchdown, a three-yard score in the second quarter. He finished with 46 yards. Duke managed just 106 rushing yards as a team.
Georgia Tech vs. BYU: 17-41
— BYU crashed Georgia Tech’s homecoming, led by Jamaal Williams who rushed for two touchdowns in the opening half, and finished with 3 TDs and 108 rushing yards.
— BYU quarterback Riley Nelson was intercepted by Isaiah Johnson for 22 yard for a touchdown in the second quarter, but returned to throw a touchdown in the fourth and finished with 204 yards.
— Georgia Tech finished the game 0-10 on third down conversions, with just 157 total yards while surrendering 411.
North Carolina vs. N.C. State: 43-35
— Giovanni Bernard returned a punt for a 73-yard touchdown with 13 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give UNC the victory over NC State. The Heels went for two following the score and recovered a fumble in the end zone to earn the extra points.
— Mike Glennon played one of the best games of his career, with 467 passing yards and 5 touchdowns.
— Glennon turned the game around for the Wolfpack with an 83-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and extended NSCU’s lead to ten with a 55-yard score just before the fourth quarter.
Boston College vs. Maryland: 20-17
— Boston College won the back-and-forth contest with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Chase Rettig to Johnathan Coleman with under a minute left in the fourth quarter.
— Terrapins quarterback Caleb Rowe threw three interceptions and Brad Caddock missed a 35-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter to hinder the Maryland’s offense.
— Neither team had much success running the ball, with just 105 yards between the two teams. Boston College only gained 8 yards on the ground during the game.
Note: the following game took place on Thursday.
Clemson vs. Wake Forest: 42-13
— Tajh Boyd set a school record for passing with 428 yards, including 5 touchdowns. He was helped by wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who caught 8 passes for 202 yards and a score.
— Wake Forest was not prepared for the speed of the Tigers. Following the game, Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe said, “I don’t know that we didn’t respect (Clemson’s speed). I think we didn’t realize how fast those guys were.”
— The Deacons were overmatched from the opening snap. Forest’s rushing game lost 23 yards in the entire first half. They have allowed 1,146 total yards to the only two top-25 teams they have played.