Brian Toal's one-yard touchdown run in overtime lifted Boston College to its first ACC victory yesterday, 16-13 over host Clemson.
The Eagles (3-1, 1-1) did not score for the game's final 41 minutes after taking a 10-0 lead at Death Valley. But on second and goal on their extra possession, Toal moved through the right side for the winning points.
Andre Callender rushed for 116 yards for Boston College, which played without starting quarterback Quinton Porter. Porter injured his right ankle in the Eagles' ACC debut last Saturday, a 28-17 loss to Florida State.
Boston College had a chance to end things in regulation, but Ryan Ohliger was short and right on a 48-yard field goal try with 1 minute 14 seconds remaining.
After Clemson was held on downs, the Eagles got one more shot as they moved into Tigers' territory in the final minute. Tye Hill, though, intercepted Matt Ryan as time ran out.
Clemson (2-2, 1-2) settled for a 24-yard field goal on its overtime possession for its first lead of the game, 13-10.
Callender looked like he had the game won with a run to the goal line as BC's players started to rush the field in celebration. Toal, a linebacker put in as a running back, slid in for the touchdown.
* TEXAS CHRISTIAN 51, BYU 50: In Provo, Utah, Cory Rodgers returned a kickoff 100 yards for the Horned Frogs' first touchdown and scored on a three-yard run on a disputed overtime play in a win over the Cougars.
Rodgers was stripped of the ball on the final touchdown, but replays were inconclusive as to whether he got it across the goal line before fumbling and the call stood. Jeff Manfredini, who had three field goals for TCU, won it with the extra point to cap a thriller and the Horned Frogs' second straight overtime victory.
TCU had rallied from a 41-29 deficit to take a 44-41 lead with 1:25 remaining, then BYU answered with a late drive and Jared McLaughlin's 39-yard field goal to force overtime as time expired.
John Beck threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Todd Watkins to put the Cougars up 50-44 on the first possession of overtime. But Justin Luettgerodt's snap on the extra point bounced and the Frogs wrapped up McLaughlin to keep BYU's lead to just six.
* NORTH CAROLINA 31, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 24: Barrington Edwards (Bowie High) ran for a career-high 129 yards and a touchdown, Matt Baker recovered from a miserable first half to throw for the go-ahead score, and the Tar Heels won in Raleigh, N.C.
Baker was 1 for 9 for three yards in the first half before finding his rhythm. He completed seven straight passes in the second half, including one that went 10 yards for a touchdown to Jon Hamlett that gave the Tar Heels (1-2, 1-1 ACC) a 28-24 lead.
N.C. State (1-2, 0-2) managed 13 yards on the ground. Freshman Toney Baker ran for two touchdowns.
* WEST VIRGINIA 20, EAST CAROLINA 15: Adam Bednarik and Pat White each threw a touchdown pass, but the Mountaineers went scoreless at home in the second half in a win over the Pirates.
Heavy favorite West Virginia (4-0) managed just 102 yards after halftime and was limited to 127 rushing yards for the game.
* PITTSBURGH 41, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 0: Tyler Palko shrugged off two early Panthers turnovers to throw for three touchdowns, and Raymond Kirkley scored in the first two minutes of each half in a win over the visiting I-AA Penguins -- Pittsburgh's first victory under new coach Dave Wannstedt.
* SOUTH CAROLINA 45, TROY 20: Blake Mitchell threw for 177 yards and two touchdowns before leaving with an injury, and 40-year-old walk-on Tim Frisby caught a nine-yard pass late in the Gamecocks' home win.
South Carolina (2-2) ran for 116 yards after averaging 49 yards a game on the ground coming in.
* VANDERBILT 37, RICHMOND 13: Jay Cutler threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns and the host Commodores improved to 4-0 for the first time since 1984.
Vanderbilt's Cassen Jackson-Garrison rushed for 119 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown run. Wide receiver Earl Bennett had 11 catches for 124 yards.
* CENTRAL FLORIDA 23, MARSHALL 13: In Orlando, the Golden Knights snapped a 17-game losing streak behind Steven Moffett's 260 passing yards and Matt Prater's three field goals.
Central Florida jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first half on a touchdown pass from Moffett to Brandon Marshall, Kevin Smith's one-yard run to cap a 12-play, 84-yard drive, and Prater's 49-yard field goal.
* WYOMING 24, MISSISSIPPI 14: Corey Bramlet threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cowboys in Oxford, Miss.
The Cowboys had 383 yards of offense and forced Ole Miss into four turnovers.
* AUBURN 37, WESTERN KENTUCKY 14: Blake Field completed 13 of 20 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start to lead the host Tigers.
* WESTERN MICHIGAN 19, TEMPLE 16: In Philadelphia, Nate Meyer kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired to give the Broncos a victory over the winless Owls.
* KANSAS STATE 54, NORTH TEXAS 7: Parrish Fisher rushed for 169 yards in place of Thomas Clayton, and the host Wildcats gained a school-record 658 yards.