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AP Top 25 Takeaways: CFP race of Big 12 incoming, outgoing

Oct. 24, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

There is a developing College Football Playoff race between an outgoing Big 12 school and an incoming Big 12 school. No. 2 Cincinnati, heading to the Big 12 at some point, and No. 3 Oklahoma, leaving the Big 12 at some point, remained undefeated Saturday, though neither...

Shrader's 5TDs leads Syracuse past Virginia Tech 41-36

Oct. 23, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Garrett Shrader rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two, including one to Damien Alford with 19 seconds left, to lift Syracuse to a 41-36 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday. The Orange (4-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored 14...

Week 8 Preview: Chip vs. Oregon; Pickett's Heisman chance

Oct. 22, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

The last three weeks have featured a team ranked in the top three of the AP college football poll losing to an unranked team. That streak will be tough to extend in Week 8. No. 1 Georgia is off, No. 2 Cincinnati is a four-touchdown favorite at Navy...

Virginia Tech, Syracuse both looking for much-needed victory

Oct. 21, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente sounds envious when he talks about the challenge his struggling Hokies will face on Saturday against Syracuse. “This is a team that’s found their identity,” Fuente said of the Orange (3-4, 0-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). “... They...

Wake's Clawson, Pitt's Pickett top AP's midyear ACC honors

Oct. 20, 2021 12:40 PM EDT

Wake Forest has turned years of steady winning into a potential breakthrough moment in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Pittsburgh has made a leap behind the rise of quarterback Kenny Pickett. They headline Wednesday's list of midseason honorees in the league from The...

Pickett leads Pitt to 28-7 victory over Virginia Tech

Oct. 16, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kenny Pickett threw two touchdown passes and rushed for a score to lead Pittsburgh to a 28-7 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday. Pickett threw touchdown passes of 8 yards to Gavin Bartholomew and 36 yards to Jared Wayne, and he scored on a...

Pittsburgh visits Virginia Tech in key ACC Coastal matchup

Oct. 14, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh team playing at Virginia Tech on Saturday looks nothing like the one that was blanked 28-0 in its last visit two seasons ago. These Panthers are leading the nation in scoring at better than 52 points per game. Their numbers drew a...

Doerer makes late FG, No. 14 Irish beat Hokies 32-29

Oct. 10, 2021 00:43 AM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Jack Coan's play in the first quarter for No. 14 Notre Dame on Saturday night got him benched. What he did in the fourth quarter made the Fighting Irish winners, and left coach Brian Kelly gushing about his senior quarterback. Jonathan Doerer...

Notre Dame's trip to Virginia Tech, QB battle tops ACC slate

Oct. 07, 2021 02:56 AM EDT

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 6: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 14 Notre Dame at Virginia Tech. The Fighting Irish (4-1) are back to football independence after a one-year stint as full ACC members amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

Robinson's punt return helps Virginia Tech top Richmond

Sep. 25, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Braxton Burmeister threw for 212 yards and a touchdown to lead Virginia Tech to a 21-10 victory over Richmond on Saturday. Tayvion Robinson added a 60-yard punt return for a score for the Hokies (3-1), who struggled against a Richmond team that...