- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 27, 2009

SOUTH FLORIDA 17, No. 18 FLORIDA ST. 7: Redshirt freshman B.J. Daniels ran for 126 yards and threw two touchdown passes in his first collegiate start Saturday to lead the undefeated Bulls (4-0) to a win in Tallahassee over the Seminoles (2-2) in the first meeting between the schools.

Daniels was filling in for senior Matt Grothe, out for the season with a knee injury. A Tallahassee kid not heavily recruited by the Seminoles, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Daniels totaled 341 yards of offense.

It was the first time since Nebraska’s Steve Taylor ran for 139 yards against the Seminoles in 1986 that an opposing quarterback rushed for over 100 yards against them.

Florida State (2-2) lost four fumbles, including a critical one by quarterback Christian Ponder that allowed USF to ice the game. South Florida (4-0) stuffed Florida State’s running game, sacked Ponder five times and continually had Florida State’s offensive line on its heels.

GA. TECH 24, No. 22 N. CAROLINA 7: Josh Nesbitt ran for two touchdowns and Georgia Tech’s defense made the most of a change to its scheme as the host Yellow Jackets (3-1, 2-1 ACC) beat the Tar Heels (3-1, 0-1) in Atlanta.

Georgia Tech opened in a 4-3 scheme instead of the 4-2-5 it ran in last week’s 33-17 loss at Miami. The Yellow Jackets held North Carolina to 154 yards.

Jonathan Dwyer, the 2008 ACC player of the year, had 158 yards rushing for his first 100-yard game of the season.

No. 15 TCU 14, CLEMSON 10: The Horned Frogs (3-0) showed off their stellar defense and improved their BCS buster credentials with a road victory over the Tigers (2-2) in Clemson, S.C.

Andy Dalton threw two touchdown passes and TCU held Clemson to 125 yards in the second half to take control.

BOSTON COLLEGE 27, WAKE 24 (OT): Wes Davis recovered a fumble in overtime to foil Wake Forest’s drive for a winning touchdown as the Eagles (3-1, 1-1 ACC) held on for a home win over the Demon Deacons (2-2, 0-1) behind Dave Shinskie’s three scoring passes.

Wake Forest had rallied behind Riley Skinner ‘s two touchdown passes in the last 3:44 of regulation before Boston College went ahead on a 23-yard field goal by Steve Aponavicius on the first series of overtime.

N.C. STATE 38, PITTSBURGH 31: Toney Baker scored from 2 yards out with 6:28 left and the defense of the Wolfpack (3-1) made a late stand to preserve a home victory over the Panthers (3-1) in Raleigh, N.C.

In a wild game in which the teams combined for 830 total yards, Russell Wilson threw four touchdown passes for the third straight week and finished 21-for-35 for 322 yards for N.C. State.

DUKE 49, N.C. CENTRAL 14: Thaddeus Lewis threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another score to help the host Blue Devils (2-2) beat the Eagles (0-4) in the Bull City Gridiron Classic in Durham, N.C.

It was the first-ever matchup between the two schools, which are located a couple of miles from each other.

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