Clem­son staves off NC State in over­time

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De­shaun Wat­son threw a 10yard touch­down pass to Ar­tavis Scott in over­time and Mar­cus Ed­mond fol­lowed with an in­ter­cep­tion to give No. 3 Clem­son a 24-17 vic­tory over North Car­olina State on Satur­day.

De­shaun Wat­son threw a 10-yard touch­down pass to Ar­tavis Scott in over­time and Mar­cus Ed­mond fol­lowed with an in­ter­cep­tion to give No. 3 Clem­son a 24-17 vic­tory over North Car­olina State on Satur­day.

The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) looked all but done in reg­u­la­tion, but Kyle Bam­bard’s 33-yard field goal try as time ex­pe­ri­ence was wide right.

Clem­son took ad­van­tage with Wat­son’s strike to Scott. Then Ed­mond reached high to grab a throw in the end zone from NC State’s Ryan Fin­ley, and Clem­son es­caped with its path to the ACC ti­tle game and the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­offs still all clear.

It wasn’t the pret­ti­est game for Clem­son, which gave up 397 yards and turned it over four times — in­clud­ing Wat­son’s firstever pick six — to the Wolf­pack (4-2, 1-1). 3-0 Big Ten) won their sev­enth straight game over­all and their fifth in a row in the series, last played in 1978. It’s also the first time since 2001 that Ne­braska has won its first six. op­po­nent for the first time since 2012.

Fans stormed the field and car­ried off Dungey in cel­e­bra­tion af­ter he passed the 311 yards and ran for 106. He scored on a 1-yard sneak to give the Orange (34, 1-2 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) a 24-17 lead with 7:56 to go, and hit Erv Phillips on a 58-yard scor­ing play in the first quar­ter. sec­ond-low­est pass­ing to­tal of the sea­son, and was re­placed in the fourth quar­ter by Nic Shi­monek. 34 car­ries for the Utes (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12).

Trail­ing 12-7, Ore­gon State (2-4, 1-2) got as close as the Utah 9 with 8:25 left, but couldn’t score and Gar­rett Owens’ 27-yard field goal at­tempt went wide left.

Corey Davis caught two touch­down passes to add to his ca­reer school record, fin­ish­ing with eight catches for 63 yards. The Bron­cos (7-0, 2-0 Mid-Amer­i­can) had 585 yards of of­fense in a vic­tory that capped one of the big­gest weeks in the 100-year his­tory of the pro­gram.

Franklin, whose pre­vi­ous ca­reer-high rush­ing game was 211 yards against Idaho two sea­sons ago, had a 2-yard touch­down in the first quar­ter. Ter­rell was 21 for 31 for 207 yards.

Akron is 4-3 over­all and 2-1 in con­fer­ence play.

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