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No. 3 Clemson 41, No. 16 North Carolina State 7: Trevor Lawrence threw for a career-high 308 yards, Travis Etienne rushed for three touchdowns and host Clemson turned an expected Atlantic Coast Conference showdown with North Carolina State into a rout.

The Tigers (7-0, 4-0) opened with seven straight wins for the third time in four seasons in topping the Wolfpack (5-1, 2-1) for the seventh consecutiv­e season.

It was the ACC’s first matchup of undefeated teams this deep in a season since 2013, a game that also took place in Death Valley. But unlike five years ago when the 6-0 Tigers were pummeled by eventual national champ Florida State 51-14, it was Clemson who took control early and never gave the Wolfpack a chance to rally.

Syracuse 40, North Carolina 37, 2OT: Tommy DeVito, in relief of a struggling Eric Dungey, hit tight end Ravian Pierce on a 4-yard scoring play in the second overtime as host Syracuse defeated North Carolina.

DeVito, who entered the game in the fourth quarter, sent it to overtime with a 42-yard touchdown pass to Nykeim Johnson with 1:39 to go.

Florida State 38, Wake Forest 17: Cam Akers had two touchdown runs, including a 58-yarder, and Deondre Francois threw for a season-high 353 yards as host Florida State bounced back from a sloppy start and scored 38 straight points in a 38-17 win over Wake Forest.

Akers, who has struggled for much of his sophomore season, had 98 yards on 13 carries for Florida State (4-3, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Seminoles set season highs for points scored and offensive yards (485).

Virginia 28, Duke 14: Bryce Perkins passed for 189 yards and a touchdown to help Virginia beat host Duke.

Perkins also rushed for 61 yards and two scores for the Cavaliers (5-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won for the fourth time in five games.

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