Tar Heels dig out of a 21-point hole to beat the Yellow Jackets
N. CAROLINA 38, GEORGIA TECH 31
Quinshad Davis threw a 37yard touchdown pass to quarter back Marquise Williams, capping North Carolina’s comeback from a three-touchdown deficit, and the Tar Heels beat Georgia Tech, 38-31, on Saturday in Atlanta.
Georgia Tech led 21-0 before North Carolina (4-1, 1-0 ACC) began its comeback with two touchdowns in the final 90 seconds of the first half. That started a run in which the Tar Heels outscored the Yellow Jackets 38-10.
Williams’s go-ahead touchdown catch came less than four minutes into the fourth quarter. Williams handed off to running back T. J. Logan, who ran left and handed off to Davis. The wide receiver stopped and threw to Williams, who was wide open for the touchdown.
Georgia Tech (2-3, 0-2ACC) has lost three straight.
LOUISVILLE 20, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 13: Freshman quarterback Lamar Jackson ran for a touchdown and threw for another to help the Cardinals beat the host Wolf pack in Raleigh, N.C.
Jackson ran for 121 yards, including a 68-yard scoring sprint in the opening quarter, to lead a strong ground attack for Louisville (2-3, 1-1 ACC). He also threw for a 20-yard touchdown to Devante Peete in the second.
Jacoby Brissett threw for a touchdown and Matt Dayes ran for one to lead N.C. State (4-1, 0-1).
DUKE 9, BOSTON COLLEGE 7: Ross Martin kicked three field goals to help the Blue Devils beat the Eagles (3-2, 0-2 ACC) at home in Durham, N.C.
Thomas Sirk passed for 195 yards for Duke (4-1, 2-0 ACC).
PENN STATE 20, ARMY 14: Christian Hackenberg passed for 156 yards and a touchdown, and the Nittany Lions beat the visiting Black Knights in State College, Pa.
Nick Scott ran for a touchdown, Mike Gesicki caught one and Joey Julius kicked two field goals for Penn State (4-1). For Army (1-4), backup quarterback A. J. Schurr ran for 74 yards and two touchdowns.
MISSOURI 24, SOUTH CAROLINA 10: In the first Southeastern Conference game in which two true freshman quarterbacks started, the Tigers (4-1, 1-1) beat the Gamecocks (2-3, 0-3) in Columbia, Mo.
Drew Lock started at quarterback for Missouri in place of Maty Mauk, who was suspended Tuesday for violating team policies. Lock completed 21 of 28 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns.
Lorenzo Nunez threw three interceptions in his second start for South Carolina.
AUBURN 35, SAN JOSE STATE 21: Peyton Barber rushed for five touchdowns, including a decisive 36-yarder, and the Tigers (3-2) beat the Spartans (2-3) in Auburn, Ala., to snap a two-game losing streak.
ILLINOIS 14, NEBRASKA 13: Wes Lunt hit Geronimo Allison with a one-yard touchdown pass with 10 seconds left in the game to lead the Fighting Illini (4-1, 1- 0 Big Ten) past the Cornhuskers (2-3, 0-1) in Champaign, Ill.
Illinois trailed by 10 at the half and never led until Taylor Zalewski, who missed two first-half field goals, converted the extra point.
IOWA STATE 38, KANSAS 13: Mike Warren set a Cyclones freshman record with 175 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and Iowa State (2-2, 1-0 Big 12) throttled the Jayhawks (0-4, 0-1) to begin conference play with a victory for the first time since 2002.