If N.C. Central upsets N.C. A&T at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium Saturday, the Eagles are guaranteed at least a share of the MEAC championship and could, if several things break right, get a bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
Duke (8-2, 4-2 in ACC) can still attain its goal of a second consecutive ACC Championship Game appearance by winning its last two regular-season games, beginning with rival North Carolina on Thursday night (7:30 p.m., ESPN).
Injuries and off-the-field trouble have thinned a UNC backfield that was deep. UNC coach Larry Fedora heads into Thursday's game at Duke with the mindset that the Tar Heels have to figure it out with whoever is available.
No. 4 Duke gets its first major test of the season against No. 19 Michigan State.
Duke is among several college teams for which Southern running back Jordon Brown might suit up on Saturdays.
The Blue Devils are tough to beat when their passing game is on. North Carolina will be looking to keep them covered during Thursday's game at Wallace Wade Stadium. UNC is trying to get in a bowl game.
NCCU guard Anthony McDonald scored a game-high 16 points at North Carolina in the season opener for both teams on Friday. He really had to gather himself before taking those shots for the team.
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Another night of balanced scoring meant another easy win for No. 4 Duke. The Blue Devils saw four players reach double figures, led by Justise Winslow’s 18 points, as they routed Fairfield 109-59 Saturday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Matt Dayes ran for 113 yards and scored three touchdowns to help the Wolfpack beat Wake Forest 42-13 on Saturday. Shadrach Thornton ran for 110 yards and a touchdown for N.C. State (6-5, 2-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), which became bowl eligible for the fourth time in five seasons after missing out last year in Dave Doeren’s first season as coach.