Notre Dame trounces BC
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — Brandon Wimbush ran for four touchdowns and 207 yards — a record for a Notre Dame quarterback — and Josh Adams had 229 rushing yards to help Notre Dame respond to its fall from the rankings with a 49-20 victory over Boston College.
Wimbush scored on runs of 1, 2, 3, and 65 yards, setting up two other touchdowns with 46and 32-yard runs. Adams broke free for 65- and 64yard runs but was chased down both times by BC defensive back Isaac Yiadom.
In the matchup of the only two Catholic schools in FBS — a rivalry known as the “Holy War” — Notre Dame (2-1) led just 14-13 midway through the third quarter before scoring the next three touchdowns to beat the Eagles for the sixth straight time.
After BC was stuffed on a fourth-and-1 on the Notre Dame 30, Wimbush broke downfield for 46 yards to set up Tony Jones’ 1-yard touchdown. Adams opened the next Irish possession with a 36-yard run, Wimbush connected with Durham Smythe for 33 yards, and then two plays later the quarterback headed for the pylon to give the Irish a 28-13 lead.
Freshman Anthony Brown connected with Charlie Callinan on fourth-and-goal from the 14 for BC’s second touchdown of the game, cutting the deficit to 35-20. But Wimbush again got loose, running 32 yards to the 3.
Brown was 24 of 40 for 215 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
No. 9 Oklahoma State 59, Pittsburgh 21: Mason Rudolph threw for five touchdowns, all in the first half, and the visiting Cowboys drilled the Panthers.
Rudolph completed 23 of 32 passes for 497 yards and the five scores before being pulled in the middle of the third quarter with the Cowboys in full command. He did throw his first interception of the season, ending a streak of 216 consecutive passes without a pick dating to last season. It was the longest active streak in the FBS.
Jalen McCleskey caught seven passes for 162 yards and three touchdowns for Oklahoma State. James Washington added 124 yards receiving. Marcell Ateman (109) and Dillon Stoner (100) also reached the 100-yard receiving mark, the first time in 12 years a team has had four 100-yard receivers in the same game.
Duke 34, Baylor 20: Shaun Wilson had two long touchdown runs to lead the host Blue Devils past the Bears.
Wilson rushed for 176 yards and scored on runs of 50 and 65 yards to help Duke open with three consecutive victories for just the second time since 1994.
Brittain Brown added a 34-yard TD run, Ben Humphreys returned an interception 22 yards for a score — one of four turnovers forced by Duke — and Austin Parker kicked two field goals, including a career-long 45-yarder.
Syracuse 41, Central Michigan 17: Eric Dungey rushed for 105 yards and one touchdown and threw for another, tailback Dontae Strickland scored twice, and the host Orange beat the Chippewas.
It was a critical victory for Syracuse, which was upset at home last week by Middle Tennessee State. Central Michigan was coming off a win at Kansas.
The Orange led 24-17 at halftime.
Syracuse’s defense dominated the third quarter, and the Orange outgained the Chippewas 333-60 to take control.
Wake Forest 46, Utah State 10: Senior quarterback John Wolford passed for 242 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as the unbeaten Demon Deacons defeated the visiting Aggies.
Arkeem Byrd had 120 yards rushing, including a 59-yard TD scamper, and Tabari Hines had a careerhigh 129 yards receiving for the Demon Deacons, who opened the season 3-0 for the second straight year. It’s the first time in six years Wake Forest has had a 100-yard rusher and receiver in the same game.
Wolford hit freshman Greg Dortch (Highland Springs) on a slant route on Wake Forest’s first offensive play for a 43-yard touchdown.
N.C. State 49, Furman 16: Jaylen Samuels rushed for three touchdowns to help the host Wolfpack beat the Paladins.
Samuels scored on runs of 2, 1 and 1 yards, all in the first half. He added six catches for 75 yards for the Wolfpack. Ryan Finley passed for 231 yards and a TD.