By the time Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford threw his school record-tying fifth touchdown pass, the bad memories from past Miami games were long gone. Malcolm Kelly caught three of Bradford's TD passes and Reggie Smith returned a fumble for a score as the No. 5 Sooners rolled over Miami 51-13 in their first meeting since the Hurricanes swept three games in the 1980s.
Boston College ruined Tom O'Brien's return to the school he coached for 10 seasons by forcing seven turnovers and keeping his new team winless with a 37-17 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday. Harrison Beck threw five interceptions, and he and Wolfpack punter Nate Franklin each lost a fumble as BC scored 23 points following turnovers. The Eagles (2-0) scored 30 straight points after trailing 10-7.
Cedric Peerman ran for 137 yards and a touchdown to help Virginia overcome some wretched special teams play and defeat Duke 24-13 Saturday in both teams' conference opener. Tight end Tom Santi also caught two touchdowns, and backup quarterback Peter Lalich led a 15-play touchdown drive that allowed the Cavaliers (1-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) to put the game away in the fourth quarter.
Tashard Choice went over 100 yards rushing in the first quarter with a career-long 73-yard touchdown and No. 21 Georgia Tech scored its most points in a half since 1916, blowing out Samford 69-14 on Saturday. It was the Yellow Jackets highest scoring game and largest margin of victory since a 70-7 win at Navy on Sept. 8, 2001. Georgia Tech hadn't scored that many points in a home game since beating Furman 69-0 in 1921.
Sam Keller threw for 258 yards and a touchdown in his first road start at Nebraska and Zackary Bowman had a critical interception in the end zone, leading the 16th-ranked Cornhuskers past Wake Forest 20-17 on Saturday.
Patrick Pinkney threw for 406 yards and three touchdowns in his first start and Ben Hartman shook off three missed field goals to kick the winner on the final play in East Carolina's 34-31 win over North Carolina on Saturday night.
Chris Johnson added two touchdown catches and a rushing score for the Pirates (1-1), who managed to hold on for thrilling victory in their home opener against their instate rival. It was only East Carolina's second victory in 11 tries -- the last coming 32 years ago -- against the Tar Heels (1-1).
Cullen Harper threw a school-record five touchdown passes and No. 25 Clemson capped a frenzied week with a 49-26 victory over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. The Tigers started 2-0 for the second time in three seasons, following up Monday night's 24-18 win over Florida State with the wipeout of the Warhawks (0-2).
Keon Lattimore ran for 111 yards and two early touchdowns, and Maryland held off pesky Florida International 26-10 on Saturday night. Jordan Steffy completed 18 of 25 passes for 135 yards and Lance Ball had a 1-yard scoring run with 53 seconds left to seal the win for Maryland, now 2-0 for the fourth time in Ralph Friedgen's seven seasons. The Terrapins host No. 3 West Virginia Thursday night.
In the end, it didn't matter whether it was Sean Glennon or Tyrod Taylor under center for the Hokies. No. 2 Louisiana State (2-0) made things rough for both quarterbacks - and even the Tech defense - in a dominating 48-7 defeat of the No. 9 Hokies (1-1) on Saturday night at Tiger Stadium in a top-10 non-conference matchup. The 41-point loss was the worst for the Hokies since they fell by 45 to Vanderbilt in 1982. The Tigers' defense gave Glennon and tailback Branden Ore next to nothing to work with from the get-go, limiting the Hokies to just three first downs and 40 total yards in the first half.