Tar Heels dig out of a 21-point hole to beat the Yel­low Jack­ets


The Washington Post Sunday - - SPORTS -

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.

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