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AP Top 25 Heat Check: Why not Missouri and Oklahoma State?

Nov. 19, 2018 2:20 AM EST

There are four teams that have already lost four games in the latest AP Top 25, about the number that would usually be found in the final poll of the season. So why not a team with five losses? Missouri and Oklahoma State have surged in recent weeks and even at 6-5 a case can be made that the Tigers and Cowboys...

Makeup games could determine bowl bids

Nov. 18, 2018 7:05 PM EST

Virginia Tech still has a chance to reach the .500 mark and secure bowl eligibility. The Hokies (4-6) are set to play Marshall on Dec. 1 — if Virginia Tech needs a win to become bowl eligible. The Hokies and Thundering Herd had games against other opponents canceled Sept. 15 because of Hurricane Florence,...

Virginia Tech, Marshall agree to possible game on Dec. 1

Nov. 18, 2018 1:17 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech and Marshall have agreed to play on Dec. 1 if the Hokies need an additional victory to become bowl eligible. The schools made the announcement Sunday, saying the game will take place only if Virginia Tech (4-6) beats Virginia on Friday. It would be played at Lane...

No. 2 Clemson overcomes slow start to beat Duke 35-6

Nov. 18, 2018 12:15 AM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson finished perfect in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a less than perfect performance that still ended with another blowout. The No. 2 Tigers (11-0, 8-0, No. 2 CFP) beat Duke 35-6 on Saturday night, rebounding to win their six straight league game by at least 20 points after...

No. 3 Notre Dame slams Syracuse 36-3 at Yankee Stadium

Nov. 17, 2018 11:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The band was an Aaron Judge moon shot away from the field, way up in the right-field bleachers of Yankee Stadium. Still, the Fighting Irish lined up in the end zone/outfield and sang the alma mater — just as they would have at Notre Dame Stadium — after dispatching No. 12...

Francois, Terry connect to lead Florida State past No. 22 BC

Nov. 17, 2018 9:41 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has its first victory over a ranked team in almost two years — and a shot at a bowl game. Deondre Francois threw a 74-yard touchdown pass to Tamorrion Terry with 1:49 left and the Seminoles beat No. 22 Boston College 22-21 on Saturday to keep their bowl hopes...

Ga Tech wins fourth straight, beating Virginia 30-27 in OT

Nov. 17, 2018 8:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech relied on an unlikely formula to pull off its fourth straight victory. A brilliant catch for its only pass completion of the game. Four field goals from a freshman who wasn't even the No. 1 kicker at the beginning of the season. Wesley Wells booted a 40-yarder in overtime, the...

Perry, Davis carry Miami past reeling Virginia Tech, 38-14

Nov. 17, 2018 8:42 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — One good performance seemed to make a month of bad ones disappear for Miami. N'Kosi Perry threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Cam'Ron Davis scored twice and Miami snapped a four-game losing streak with a 38-14 victory against Virginia Tech on Saturday. "It was very sweet,"...

Tar Heels end losing streak with 49-26 win over W. Carolina

Nov. 17, 2018 8:04 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — After being close so many times, North Carolina finally got a victory. Nathan Elliott passed for 308 yards and two touchdowns to help North Carolina beat Western Carolina 49-26 on Saturday. Javonte Williams rushed for 93 yards and three touchdowns for the Tar Heels (2-8), who ended...

QB Smith leads Delaware State to 41-7 in his first start

Nov. 17, 2018 6:30 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Shayne Smith threw for three touchdowns in his first career start and Delaware State ended its season with a 41-7 victory over Virginia-Lynchburg on Saturday. Smith, a sophomore and the third-string quarterback coming into the season, was 16 of 19 for 212 yards passing. Taronn Selby made...