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Boston College tight end Hunter Long (80) catches a touchdown pass against Duke Blue cornerback Leonard Johnson (33) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Durham, N.C. (Nell Redmond/Pool Photo via AP)

Jurkovec helps BC beat Duke 26-6 in Hafley’s debut

Sep. 19, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Phil Jurkovec threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns, Zay Flowers had 162 receiving yards, and Boston College beat Duke 26-6 on Saturday to give Jeff Hafley a win in his first game as a head coach. Hafley, who served as Ohio State’s co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach...

Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) throws a pass as Syracuse defensive lineman Kingsley Jonathan (9) pressures during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

No. 25 Pitt overcomes mistakes, slips by Syracuse 21-10

Sep. 19, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, and No. 25 Pittsburgh's defense did the rest as the Panthers beat Syracuse 21-10 on Saturday. Pitt (2-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) limited the Orange (0-2, 0-2) to 171 total yards, 69 of them coming on backup...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell speaks at n during an NCAA college football press conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami. He released a statement Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 saying he tested positive Friday. His wife and daughter tested negative Saturday morning, he said. (AP Photo/Phil Sears,  File)

FSU coach Norvell tests positive for virus before Miami

Sep. 19, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

Florida State coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami. Norvell released a statement Saturday saying he tested positive a day earlier but is feeling fine. He said his wife and daughter tested negative Saturday. Florida State...

FILE - Louisville quarterback Micale Cunningham (3) plays against Mississippi State in the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Last August, Micale Cunningham was recovering from a preseason knee injury that put him behind Jawon Pass on the depth chart. He returned to replace an injured Pass at midseason and didn't look back, passing for 2,065 yards and 22 TDs in 11 starts. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Week 3 Preview: ACC quarterback matchup tops light schedule

Sep. 18, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

The college football schedule is still looking light, with the Southeastern Conference a week away from starting and the Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conference still just warming up. For the teams that are playing, it's a chance to jump onto the main stage when otherwise they might have been relegated to side...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, North Carolina State's Devin Leary (13) passes the ball against Louisville during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C. The Wolfpack will try to regroup after winning just four games last season. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

N.C. State parents OK'd to attend Saturday football game

Sep. 18, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State University said Friday it has received permission from the state to allow up to 350 fans to attend its Saturday home football game against Wake Forest University. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services confirmed the gathering limit to The...

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day in San Francisco. The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday, Sept. 17, 2020, and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the the CEO Group is not expected. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Going West: Move toward fall football ramps up in Pac-12, MW

Sep. 17, 2020 9:09 PM EDT

The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the CEO Group is not expected. “(Friday) is a chance to get everyone caught up on what’s been a very dynamic and rapidly changing...

UNC graduate DB Wolfolk ruled academically ineligible

Sep. 17, 2020 7:25 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina graduate defensive back Myles Wolfolk has been ruled academically ineligible for the 12th-ranked Tar Heels. Team spokesman Jeremy Sharpe said Thursday that Wolfolk “fell behind” in his graduate work during the past semester. He had graduated in December...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Jeff Hafley speaks at a news conference where he was introduced as the new NCAA college football head coach at Boston College in Boston. Hafley makes his Eagles debut Saturday when Boston College visits Duke.
 AP Photo/Josh Reynolds, File)

Hafley makes debut as Boston College travels to Duke

Sep. 17, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

New Boston College coach Jeff Hafley had to wait an extra week in the schedule to make his debut with the Eagles while most of the Atlantic Coast Conference got to play opening games. “Looking back,” Hafley said, “I was kind of jealous that those guys all got to play and that we...

FILE - North Carolina State head coach Dave Doeren watches his team warm up prior to the start of an NCAA college football game against Ball State in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Doeren said the team had three positive coronavirus tests over 2½ months before students returned. Clusters followed and the school soon paused all athletics activities, including football practices for about a week before postponing this weekend's game at Virginia Tech to Sept. 26.  (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker, File)

NC State hosts Wake Forest in Wolfpack's delayed debut

Sep. 17, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State spent a week watching other Atlantic Coast Conference teams play after having its original opening game postponed amid coronavirus clusters involving Wolfpack athletes and elsewhere on campus. Coach Dave Doeren’s squad finally gets its turn to play on...

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins is shown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Miami, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Collins said his field goal unit normally runs eight live repetitions twice a week at practice, but he shortened those drills in a nod to social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Sims looks to lead Ga Tech to another upset vs No. 14 UCF

Sep. 17, 2020 3:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Sims hardly looked like a freshman in his first college game. Sure, there were a couple of early interceptions he’d like to have back, but no one was complaining after Sims rallied Georgia Tech to an upset at Florida State in the season opener. Now, Sims is set to face an even...