Va Tech 24 Clemson 7
Branden Ore gained 203 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns and Virginia Tech held the No. 10 Tigers to 76 yards in the last three quarters in the Hokies' 24-7 victory Thursday night.
Virginia Tech (6-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), beaten soundly in its last two ACC games by Georgia Tech and Boston College, showed the Tigers what it felt like.
Clemson (7-2, 4-2) had just three first downs in the last three quarters, and the third one came in the final minute, not long before the final gun sounded and Hokies fans streamed onto the field, surrounding the team and celebrating around midfield.
Ga Tech 30 Miami 23
Georgia Tech got Calvin Johnson back in the offense and took a major step toward reaching the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
One week after failing to catch a pass for the first time in his career, Johnson hauled in a tie-breaking, 1-yard touchdown with 6:18 remaining and the No. 21 Yellow Jackets rallied for a 30-23 victory over Miami on Saturday.
Tashard Choice rushed for 107 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown with 3 1/2 minutes left in a wild fourth quarter. Georgia Tech (6-2, 4-1 ACC) scored 17 straight points to take a seemingly comfortable 30-16 lead, but Kyle Wright hooked up with Greg Olsen on a 41-yard touchdown pass that made it close.
Georgia Tech merely needs to win two of its last three conference games to secure the Coastal Division's spot in the Dec. 2 ACC championship at Jacksonsville, Fla. Two of those games are against North Carolina and winless Duke.
Wake Forest 24 North Carolina 17
Riley Skinner threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Ken Moore and Jon Abbate intercepted a pass in the end zone to seal No. 24 Wake Forest's 24-17 victory over North Carolina on Saturday.
Abbate picked off Joe Dailey on the game's final play after the Tar Heels drove to the Wake Forest 3 with 41 seconds left.
The Demon Deacons (7-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) have won seven of eight to start the season for the first time since 1979 and third time in school history. They swept Tobacco Road rivals North Carolina, N.C. State and Duke for the first time since 1987.
Virginia 14 NC State 7
Jason Snelling ran 17 yards for his second touchdown with 1:31 to play Saturday and Virginia beat North Carolina State 14-7.
Snelling, who carried 20 times for 99 yards, broke off an 18-yard run down the left side on the play before go-ahead run. He then took another handoff and went up the middle, breaking free and dragging several defenders into the end zone with him.
The Cavaliers (4-5, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), coming off a 23-0 victory against North Carolina nine days earlier, were seeking consecutive shutouts for the first time since 1952. They came up 4:48 short when Daniel Evans hit John Dunlap in the back of the end zone from 8 yards out. John Deraney's extra point tied it at 7.
Vanderbilt 45 Duke 28
Sophomore quarterback Chris Nickson ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more, and Vanderbilt withstood a fourth-quarter rally to beat winless Duke 45-28 Saturday.
Nickson accounted for 400 yards of total offense for the Commodores (4-5), who won their sixth straight over the Blue Devils (0-8) in the "SAT Bowl."
Boston College 41 Buffalo 0
Chris Crane filled in for injured Matt Ryan and overcame a soaking rain to run for two touchdowns and throw for another Saturday, leading No. 18 Boston College to a 41-0 victory over Buffalo.
Crane completed 17 of 26 passes for 142 yards to lead BC (7-1) to scores on its first four possessions. L.V. Whitworth ran for 84 yards and a touchdown, and Andre Callender had 81 yards rushing as the Eagles did not need to punt until late in the third quarter - and that was called back for a roughing the kicker penalty.
Buffalo (1-7) had just 92 yards of total offense - with a total of minus 12 on the ground. The Bulls have not won since a season-opening 9-3 overtime victory over Temple.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
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