College football scores, quick recaps, thoughts, and ranking of all the Week 4 ACC games.
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Miami 52, Florida State 10
– Miami got up 7-0 on its opening drive, and it kept pouring it on from there, scoring 38 first half points on the way to the most points the program ever scores against FSU. D’Eriq King threw two touchdown passes and Cam’Ron Harris and Donald Chaney each ran for two.
– Florida State got its only touchdown in the third quarter on a 12-yard Camren McDonald catch, but nothing else worked. The lines were dominated all night.
– Miami lived behind the FSU line, generating six sacks and 13 tackles for loss. Florida State failed to register a sack.
Player of the Game: Miami QB D’Eriq King completed 29-of-40 passes for 267 yards and two scores, and led the team with 65 rushing yards on eight carries.
Stat of the Game: The two teams combined for 20 penalties and five turnovers.
Someone somewhere said something about Mr. King's throwing ability… can't really remember who but… anyways. Doesn't matter.
— Canes F😷😷tball (@CanesFootball) September 27, 2020
Virginia Tech 45, NC State 24
– Virginia Tech was missing over 20 players including QB Hendon Hooker, but the offense got off to a hot start with the first 17 points and a 31-7 lead late in the first half. NC State came up with a few late scores, but the Hokies were never threatened.
– Backup QB Braxton Burmeister was hurt. Quincy Patterson came in for the Hokies and threw two touchdown passes and ran for another. Transfer running backs Khalil Herbert (Kansas) and Raheem Blackshear (Rutgers) each ran for scores.
– NC State couldn’t slow down the Virginia Tech running game, turned it over twice, and couldn’t get anything to break right early on.
Player of the Game: Virginia Tech QB Quincy Patterson completed 4-of-6 passes for 75 yards and two scores, and ran ten times for 41 yards and a touchdown.
Stat of the Game: Rushing Yards: Virginia Tech 314 – NC State 139
— ACC Network (@accnetwork) September 27, 2020
Virginia 38, Duke 20
– Virginia got its season started, but it took a while to get out of the gate. Duke went up 10-0, but the Cavaliers roared back with 17 second half points. Duke responded with ten third quarter points for a 20-17 lead, but the Cavs closed out with 17 unanswered points with two Brennan Armstrong touchdown passes to Lavel Davis.
– Duke turned it over seven times with five interceptions – UVA’s Brenton Nelson got two of them. Virginia gave it up three times.
– Duke QB Chase Brice completed 16-of-36 passes for 246 yards and two scores with four interceptions. Virginia’s Brennan Armstrong threw for 269 yards and two scores with two picks.
Player of the Game: Virginia LB Zane Zandler made a game-high 15 tackles with two tackles for loss and a broken up pass.
Stat of the Game: Time of Possession: Virginia 34:35 – Duke 25:25
2⃣ touchdowns for Taulapapa 🏈
— Virginia Football (@UVAFootball) September 26, 2020
Syracuse 37, Georgia Tech 20
– Sean Tucker ran for two touchdowns on the way to a 17-0 Syracuse lead in the first quarter, and the team never trailed from there. Tommy DeVito threw two long touchdown passes to Taj Harris and Nykeim Johnson, and a Trill Williams pick six sealed the win.
– Georgia Tech pushed back, getting it to 23-20 n the third quarter on a Jamious Griffin touchdown run, but the Orange scores 14 unanswered points.
– A problem over the first two games, the Syracuse offensive line played better. It only allowed one sack and powered for 163 rushing yards and two scores.
Player of the Game: Syracuse RB Sean Tucker ran 24 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns.
Stat of the Game: Georgia Tech turned the ball over five times and was flagged 15 times for 104 yards. Syracuse gave it up once and was flagged seven times for 85 yards.
🎥 Highlights from our win over Georgia Tech pic.twitter.com/itlxFtrvX4
— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) September 26, 2020
Pitt 23, Louisville 20
– Pitt got to 3-0 with the defense sacking Malik Cunningham seven times and coming up with three picks including the game-sealer with Louisville trying to drive late down 23-20. Cunningham completed 9-of-21 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown with those three interceptions, and he got hurt on the final play with an undisclosed injury.
– Kenny Pickett threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers – highlighted by a 40-yarder to Taysir Mack to take back the lead for good late in the third quarter – but he had a hard time hanging on to the ball. He only lost one fumble, but he kept putting it on the turf.
– Alex Kessman hit three field goals – all from over 40 yards – for Pitt.
Player of the Game: Pitt DE Patrick Jones tied for the team lead with six tackles with three sacks.
Stat of the Game: Third Down Conversions: Pitt 9-of-19 – Louisville 1-11
Game Highlights 🎥
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) September 26, 2020
Boston College 24, Texas State 21
– Aaron Boumerhi nailed a 36-yard field goal in the final seconds to complete a Boston College comeback for the win. Texas State was up 21-7 in the third quarter helped by two Brady McBride touchdown passes, but Boston College scored 17 unanswered points starting with QB Phil Jurkovec’s second touchdown run of the game. He connected with Hunter Long for a five-yard score with just over a minute to play to tie it up.
– The Boston College running game didn’t work. It finished with just 87 yards on 27 carries. Texas State ran for 128 yards. Both teams averaged 3.2 yards per carry.
– Brady McBride threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns with an interception for the Bobcats.
— BC Football (@BCFootball) September 27, 2020
Player of the Game: Boston College QB Phil Jurkovec completed 26-of-38 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown with an interception, and he led the team with 37 rushing yards and two scores.
Stat of the Game: Total Yards; Texas State 357 – Boston College 297