DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Riley Leonard threw for a career-best 391 yards and four touchdowns and Duke used a late touchdown to close out the regular season with a 34-31 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday.
Wake Forest (7-4, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) at Duke (7-4, 4-3), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN2)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Wake Forest by 3 1/2.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Sam Hartman threw four touchdown passes in the final home game of a record-setting career in Wake Forest’s 45-35 win over Syracuse on Saturday night.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Coach Mack Brown had been clear he didn’t want to talk about various scenarios for his North Carolina team to clinch its Atlantic Coast Conference division title, only winning.
Georgia Tech (4-6, 3-4 ACC) at No. 13 North Carolina (9-1, 6-0), Saturday, 5:30 p.m. EST (ESPN2)
Line: North Carolina by 21 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Syracuse (6-4, 3-3 ACC) at Wake Forest (6-4, 2-4), Saturday, 8 p.m. ET (ACC Network)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Wake Forest by 10 1/2
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — No. 15 North Carolina didn't squander its first chance to clinch a trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Noah Burnette kicked a 33-yard field goal with 2:12 left and UNC's defense came up with key fourth-quarter stops to beat Wake Forest 36-34 on Saturday night, a win that claimed the league's Coastal Division title.
No. 15 North Carolina (8-1, 5-0 ACC) at Wake Forest (6-3, 2-3), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST (ESPN2)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Wake Forest by 3 1/2.
Boston College (2-7, 1-5 ACC) at No. 17 North Carolina State (7-2, 3-2), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST (ACC Network)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: N.C.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has finally figured out how to win on the road. That has the 15th-ranked Tar Heels a win away from clinching a trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is thriving on its home field. Now the 17th-ranked Wolfpack will host Boston College on Saturday with a chance to set a new program record for consecutive home wins.
Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 11:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 15 North Carolina (8-1, 5-0 ACC) at Wake Forest (6-3, 2-3)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — MJ Morris has given No. 21 North Carolina State the spark it needed.
The first-year passer threw for three scores while the Wolfpack's defense thrice picked off Sam Hartman to beat No.
No. 20 Wake Forest (6-2, 2-2 ACC) at No. 21 North Carolina State (6-2, 2-2), Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT (ACC Network)
Line: Wake Forest by 4 1/2 , according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
James Madison (5-2) at Louisville (5-3), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT (ESPNU)
Line: Louisville by 7 1/2 according to FanDuel.com Sportsbook.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sam Hartman entered the season as Wake Forest's veteran star, the quarterback powering a prolific offense that carried the Demon Deacons to an 11-win season. MJ Morris was a third-string rookie buried on North Carolina State's depth chart behind the preseason Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year.
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 10:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 20 Wake Forest at No. 21 North Carolina State. For the second straight year, the instate foes are meeting as ranked teams in November.
It's been more than a decade since a Football Bowl Subdivision team turned over the ball as many times in a 15-minute span as Wake Forest did against Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s defense set up a third-quarter scoring outburst that overwhelmed No. 10 Wake Forest.
The Cardinals forced eight turnovers, returning two for touchdowns, and registered eight sacks in a 48-21 victory over the Demon Deacons on Saturday.
No. 10 Wake Forest (6-1, 2-1 ACC) at Louisville (4-3, 2-3), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ACC)
Line: Wake Forest by 3 1/2 according to FanDuel.com Sportsbook.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Wake Forest wants to maintain its top-10 ranking and winning streak against a Louisville program that has finally strung together victories.
If recent series history offers a clue, Saturday’s Atlantic Coast Conference showdown could be another high-scoring affair that comes down to the final possession.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — There’s so much belief in Sam Hartman that Wake Forest players want to follow his lead.
That worked well again as the redshirt junior quarterback threw five touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead No.
Boston College (2-4, 1-3 ACC) at No. 13 Wake Forest (5-1, 1-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ACC Network)
Line: Wake Forest by 20 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Wake Forest had regrouped from its only loss with a pair of strong performances when its off week arrived. The 13th-ranked Demon Deacons must pick things back up, starting with Saturday's visit from Boston College.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Clemson has won six straight games over Florida State, including the last four by double figures.
There were lopsided wins in 2018 (59-10) and 2019 (45-14), but the Seminoles had a late lead at Death Valley a year ago before squandering the opportunity.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jalen Milroe threw for three touchdowns in his first start and No. 1 Alabama made a final goal-line stand to escape with a 24-20 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday night in a battle of backup quarterbacks.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Army set out to curtail No. 15 Wake Forest’s big-play offense.
So the Demon Deacons gashed the Black Knights in other ways.
Christian Turner had two of No. 15 Wake Forest’s four rushing touchdowns in a 45-10 victory Saturday night.
Wake Forest showed it could respond after a crushing loss. The 15th-ranked Demon Deacons now have something else to prove: that they can play better defense against Army on Saturday after surviving last season's frustrating shootout.
Army (1-3) at No. 15 Wake Forest (4-1), Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET (RSN)
Line: Wake Forest by 16 1/2 , according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — After Bryce Young was knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury in the second quarter, No. 2 Alabama turned to Jahmyr Gibbs and backup quarterback Jalen Milroe to pull away from No.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson knew his players were down after a double-overtime loss to Clemson last week.
He also knew they had put it behind them by the time they took the field for another top-25 matchup with Florida State.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State is just the second team in Atlantic Coast Conference history to start one season 0-4 and open the next 4-0. And it's been nearly 40 years since Virginia’s turnaround in 1982-83.
No. 22 Wake Forest (3-1, 0-1 ACC) at No. 23 Florida State (4-0, 2-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Line: Florida State by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 5:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 10 North Carolina State (4-0, 0-0 ACC) at No. 5 Clemson (4-0, 2-0). The Wolfpack climbed two spots to grab their first top 10 ranking since 2002, and will be playing in the first top 10 matchup in program history.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 10 North Carolina State understands what it takes to beat Clemson. The Wolfpack would sure like to add a second-straight landmark win over the Tigers on Saturday night.
The Wolfpack (4-0) open Atlantic Coast Conference play with one of their most critical games of the year.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Three Sunshine State universities took steps Tuesday to salvage home football games as Hurricane Ian approached.
Florida moved its game against Eastern Washington from Saturday to Sunday.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's defensive “Avengers” have yet to assemble.
The fifth-ranked Tigers were touted among the country's strongest defenses during the offseason, and the defensive front even gave themselves that hokey movie moniker.
Not quite, Kansas.
A 4-0 start put the Jayhawks atop the others receiving votes pile Sunday in The Associated Press college football poll presented by Regions Bank, 41 points behind No.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kansas State quarterback Adrian Martinez ran for 148 yards and four touchdowns, and the Wildcats stunned No. 6 Oklahoma 41-34 on Saturday night.
Martinez also passed for 234 yards and a score and Deuce Vaughn rushed for 116 yards for the Wildcats (3-1, 1-0 Big 12).
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — DJ Uiagalelei kept delivering the ball on target downfield for No. 5 Clemson in a shootout with No. 21 Wake Forest.
That offered enough cover for a defense that struggled for stops — right up until finally coming up with the winning play to cap a double-overtime classic.
No. 5 Clemson (3-0, 1-0 ACC) at No. 21 Wake Forest (3-0, 0-0), Saturday, noon ET (ABC)
Line: Clemson by 8 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has made huge gains under Dave Clawson, including tying a program record for wins and claiming an Atlantic Coast Conference division title last season.
The 21st-ranked Demon Deacons now have another shot at something they haven't done: beating No.
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 4:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 5 Clemson at No. 21 Wake Forest. The preseason favorite Tigers (3-0, 1-0 ACC) are starting a two-week stretch that could allow them to take complete control of the league's Atlantic Division race.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's opportunity to take control of the ACC's Atlantic doesn't get much clearer.
The fifth-ranked Tigers have the chance become the division's clear favorite — or fall into a pack of contenders fighting things out for an Atlantic crown.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Liberty scored with 1:11 left, but No. 19 Wake Forest stopped CJ Yarbrough’s two-point conversion attempt several yards short of the goal line for a tight 37-36 home victory Saturday.
Wake Forest reached the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game last year and is a week away from getting a shot at preseason league favorite Clemson as one of this year's top contenders.
Coach Dave Clawson just needs his players to make sure they're focused on beating Liberty at home on Saturday to keep the 19th-ranked Demon Deacons in the national conversation.
Liberty (2-0) at No. 19 Wake Forest (2-0), Saturday, 5 p.m. ET (ACC Network)
Line: Wake Forest by 16 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Steven Gilmore returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter and Khalan Labron ran for 163 yards as Marshall shocked No. 8 Notre Dame 26-21 on Saturday, making Marcus Freeman the first Fighting Irish coach to lose his first three games.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With Sam Hartman behind center, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson feels pretty good about his team's chances.
Hartman passed for 300 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 23 Wake Forest beat Vanderbilt 45-25 on Saturday.
Wake Forest's time without star quarterback Sam Hartman turned out to be short. The question now for the 23rd-ranked Demon Deacons heading into Saturday's trip to Vanderbilt is how long it takes their offense to find last season's high-efficiency and prolific form.