Tennessee 35, N.C. State 21
No. 7 Florida State 69, Murray State 3
No. 14 Clemson 26, Auburn 19
Duke 46, Florida International 26
Miami 41, Boston College 32
North Carolina 62, Elon 0
Virginia 43, Richmond 19
Wake Forest 20, Liberty 17
Georgia Tech at No. 16 Virginia Tech (8 p.m. ESPN)
UNC Soph. RB Giovanni Bernard: 203 all-purpose yards, 3 TDs
Miami Fr. RB Duke Johnson: 7 carries, 135 yards, 2 TDs
Clemson Sr. WR DeAndre Hopkins: 13 receptions (school record), 199 yards, 1 TD
Florida State Jr. DE Bjoern Werner: 4 sacks, 5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble.
Duke Sr. WR Connor Vernon: 10 receptions (school-record 208 in his career), 180 yards, 1 TD
Boston College Jr. QB Chase Rettig: 32 of 51, 441 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Florida State Soph. RB James Wilder Jr.: 12 carries, 106 yards, 2 TDs
Clemson, and by proxy the ACC, finally broke through against the vaunted SEC.
No Sammy Watkins? No problem for the Tigers.
Even Larry Fedora couldn’t have expected a more dominant UNC performance in his Tar Heels coaching debut.
In a new system, BC QB Chase Rettig found success through the air.
The Wolfpack just had a bad outing against Tennessee, Coach Tom O’Brien said.
An offseason that included charges and jail time turned into a breakout performance for Seminoles running back James Wilder.
Wake Forest escaped against Liberty. Barely.
“What it came down to is that they made the plays with the game on the line and we couldn’t get them off the field” — Auburn coach Gene Chizik, on his team’s loss to Clemson.
“It’s not acceptable, I can’t continue to have games like this. I don’t think I did enough to help my team win.” — N.C. State cornerback David Amerson, who got burned twice for touchdowns against the Vols.
“I went through a lot this summer. I just wanted to make sure I came out and started off the season with a bang.” — Wilder
“To take UM back where it used to be.” — Johnson, on his goals with the Hurricanes.
Clemson: 1-0 overall (0-0 ACC)
Florida State: 1-0 (0-0)
Maryland: 1-0 (0-0)
N.C. State 0-1 (0-0)
Boston College: 0-1 (0-1)
Miami: 1-0 overall (1-0 ACC)
Duke: 1-0 (0-0)
North Carolina: 1-0 (0-0)
Virginia: 1-0 (0-0)
Georgia Tech: 0-0 (0-0)
Virginia Tech: 0-0 (0-0)
Saturday, Sept. 8
N.C. State at Connecticut (Noon)
Maryland at Temple (Noon)
Penn State at Virginia (Noon)
Miami at No. 22 Kansas State (Noon)
Ball State at No. 14 Clemson (12:30 p.m.)
Maine at Boston College (1 p.m.)
Austin Peay at No. 16 Virginia Tech (1:30 p.m.)
UNC at Wake Forest (3 p.m.)
Savannah State at No. 7 Florida State (6 p.m.)
Presbyterian at Georgia Tech (7 p.m.)
Duke at No. 21 Stanford (10:30 p.m.)