Michael Dyer rushed for 173 yards, including a game-sealing 46-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds remaining, and Louisville held off N.C. State 30-18 on Saturday.
Louisville knows there’s no room for errors when it hosts N.C. State Saturday (3:30 p.m., Fox Sports Carolinas). That was hard-learned lesson in last week’s 23-17 loss at Clemson, when Louisville (5-2, 3-2 ACC) gave up touchdowns on a 72-yard punt return and an end-zone fumble. Penalties also doomed the Cardinals, who aim not to beat themselves against the Wolfpack (4-3, 0-3).
Bobby Petrino isn’t used to this. The first-year Louisville coach with a reputation for creating high-powered offense has had to watch the Cardinals (5-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) take small steps forward in his second stint with the program. The journey has been bumpy, as evidenced by five false start penalties in last week’s 23-17 loss at Clemson.
Nothing could stop Boston College’s productive ground game. Not a muddy field, not a long delay and — once again — definitely not N.C. State. Tyler Murphy rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns and the Eagles beat N.C. State 30-14 on Saturday for the Wolfpack’s 11th straight Atlantic Coast Conference loss.
Leaving Florida has worked out pretty well for both Jacoby Brissett and Tyler Murphy. The ex-Gators quarterbacks have led their new schools to big things and now they’re preparing to face off for the first time Saturday when North Carolina State (4-2, 0-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) plays host to Boston College (3-2, 0-1).
Clemson freshman Deshaun Watson threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more and Clemson posted its first shutout in six years, defeating North Carolina State 41-0 on Saturday.
N.C. State coach Dave Doeren waited a year to get Florida transfer Jacoby Brissett into his lineup. It didn’t take the quarterback nearly so long to completely change the Wolfpack’s offense.
N.C. State coach Dave Doeren apologizes to Florida State after accusing Seminoles of flopping on Saturday and Monday.
Jameis Winston threw for 365 yards and four touchdowns in his return from a suspension, helping No. 1 Florida State rally from 17 down to beat N.C.State 56-41 on Saturday night.
Florida State has had plenty of trouble at N.C. State — especially when carrying a national ranking. The top-ranked Seminoles have lost their last two games in Raleigh heading into Saturday’s game, including one two years ago that was their last Atlantic Coast Conference loss.
Coach Dave Doeren and his players couldn’t have hoped for a much better start to the season. They’ve already surpassed last year’s win total and have averaged 248.8 yards rushing, with three straight 200-yard rushing performances for the first time since 1994.
Jacoby Brissett passed for 195 yards and three touchdowns to help N.C. State blank Presbyterian 42-0 on Saturday night.
Sure signs that a coach’s team is on the rise are when he starts hanging championship banners and his coaches begin getting picked off. That's life today for NCCU's LeVelle Moton.
The ACC on Thursday announced the 2014 Class of Legends for its 10th Annual Dr Pepper Football Championship Game, which will be played in Charlotte Dec. 6.
Both the NC State offense and defense came out and dominated first half action, as the Pack cruised past USF for a 49-17 road win at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Pack raced to a 35-7 halftime lead, and finished with 589 yards of total offense including 315 on the ground (most since 1994).