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North Carolina State running back Ricky Person Jr. (8) runs against Duke during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

TDs from Angeline, Thomas help NC State beat Duke 31-20

Oct. 17, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Cary Angeline and Thayer Thomas had second-half touchdown catches to help North Carolina State beat Duke 31-20 on Saturday despite losing starting quarterback Devin Leary to injury. Angeline's 4-yard scoring catch put the Wolfpack up for good late in the third quarter. Then Thomas...

North Carolina State quarterback Devin Leary (13) throws a pass against Virginia during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Instate neighbors Duke, NC State meet after 7-year hiatus

Oct. 15, 2020 1:59 PM EDT

North Carolina State and Duke are finally getting back together in football. The Wolfpack and Blue Devils – separated by about 25 miles – meet Saturday in their first matchup in seven years and their first in Raleigh since 2009. That’s because the instate series that went decades as an...

Syracuse Tommy DeVito (13)  warms up before an NCAA college football game against Duke on Saturday, Oct 10, 2020, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.  (Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard via AP)

Duke overcomes turnovers, beats Syracuse 38-24

Oct. 10, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Duke coach David Cutcliffe did what he expected to do after that elusive first win — he danced with his team in a locker room full of joy. Chase Brice threw for two touchdowns, Mataeo Durant rushed for 163 yards and two more scores, and Deon Jackson rushed for a career-high 169...

Syracuse running back Sean Tucker (34) breaks away from a Georgia Tech defender for a long run during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. (Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard via AP)

Syracuse hosts winless Duke but remains an underdog again

Oct. 8, 2020 4:32 PM EDT

The Syracuse Orange have one streak going for them — they're picked as the underdog for the fourth straight time, even at home against a winless team and after a bye week to heal. Syracuse (1-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) hosts Duke on Saturday in the second game inside the refurbished Carrier Dome....

The Syracuse bench reacts during an NCAA college football game against Georgia Tech, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. (Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard via AP)

Off target: ACC QBs throwing interceptions at alarming rate

Oct. 7, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

The touchdown passes to interceptions ratio is raising eyebrows around the Atlantic Coast Conference and some coaches point to the coronavirus as the culprit. Unlike last season when not one ACC team threw as many interceptions as touchdowns, three — No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 8 North Carolina, and Syracuse...

FILE  - In this Oct. 3, 2020, file photo, a fan holds a sign

Column: College football sending wrong messages vs COVID-19

Oct. 6, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

C'mon, college football, you've got to do better. Coaches must set an example by wearing their masks. Fans shouldn't be cheering from their seats or mugging for the cameras without face coverings. Schools must mandate safety checks for anyone entering the stadium. That's the only way they're going to get through...

Virginia Tech quarterback Quincy Patterson II (4) celebrates two second-quarter touchdown passes against North Carolina State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

Hokies visit Blue Devils looking for 2-0 start in ACC play

Oct. 1, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

Virginia Tech won its first game without nearly two dozen players and even some coaches unavailable due to a combination of coronavirus and injury issues. The question is whether they’ll be shorthanded again when they play Saturday at Duke. The Hokies (1-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat North...

Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente looks on after an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

Signs of conditioning issues concern for some ACC schools

Sep. 30, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

Virginia Tech’s twice-delayed season-opener could hardly have started any better. By the middle of the first quarter, the Hokies led North Carolina State 17-0 despite being without almost two dozen players for COVID-19 and injury-related issues, as well as two assistant coaches. The coronavirus had...

Virginia takes on Duke during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Armstrong, Davis help Virginia rally past winless Duke 38-20

Sep. 26, 2020 9:54 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — It took Virginia four scheduled opponents to actually get to start their season, and four quarters to hit their stride in a 38-20 victory against Dukes on Saturday night. Brennan Armstrong and Lavel Davis Jr. teamed up on a pair of early fourth-quarter touchdown passes and...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall, left, talks with Duke head coach David Cutcliffe after an NCAA college football game in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia is finally set to open its season after three prior scheduled openers were scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s only the second time in David Cutcliffe’s 13 years at Duke that the Blue Devils have lost their first two games. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Virginia finally gets to suit up against winless Blue Devils

Sep. 24, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

Virginia is finally set to open its season after three scheduled openers were scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Coach Bronco Mendenhall said the Cavaliers are ready. “We’re anxious to play football,” Mendenhall said this week, noting that by his calculations, his team has been...