ACC roundup for Nov. 25

  • Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012 11:41 p.m.
    UPDATED: Saturday, November 24, 2012 11:50 p.m.

VIRGINIA TECH 17, VIRGINIA 14, OT

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Cody Journell kicked a 29-yard field goal with 4 seconds to play, and Virginia Tech beat Virginia 17-14 Saturday to qualify for a bowl game and win its ninth straight from its in-state rival.

Antone Exum set up the winning drive when he intercepted Michael Rocco at the Cavaliers’ 36 with 3:21 remaining. Exum brought it back to the 24, and Virginia (4-8, 2-6) inexplicably held on to two timeouts as the Hokies ran the clock down. The Cavaliers used both timeouts to try to freeze Journell, but his kick sailed through.

Logan Thomas ran for one touchdown and threw for another for the Hokies (6-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who have also won 13 of the last 14 in taking command of a once-close rivalry.

Virginia led 14-7 after its first defensive touchdown this season on a 16-yard fumble return by Brent Urban early in the third quarter.

N.C. STATE 27, BOSTON COLLEGE 10

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mike Glennon threw three touchdown passes and David Amerson returned an interception for a score as North Carolina State defeated Boston College 27-10 in the teams’ regular-season finale.

N.C. State (7-5, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) is headed for a bowl game for the third season in a row – its destination is dependent on other ACC results.

Glennon connected twice for touchdowns with Tobais Palmer in a span of 51 seconds late in the third quarter to propel the Wolfpack. Glennon finished 24 of 37 for 230 yards.

NORTH CAROLINA 45, MARYLAND 38

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Bryn Renner tied a school record with five touchdown passes, while Gio Bernard ran for 163 yards and a score to help North Carolina beat Maryland 45-38 in the finale for both teams.

Freshman Quinshad Davis had nine catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns for the Tar Heels (8-4, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who blew the game open with a dominating third quarter en route to another big scoring output in their first season under Larry Fedora. North Carolina won eight games for the second time in three seasons but is banned from a bowl due to NCAA sanctions.

MIAMI 52, DUKE 45

DURHAM, N.C. — Freshman Duke Johnson rushed for season highs of 176 yards and three touchdowns, Stephen Morris had three passing scores and Miami held on to beat Duke 52-45 and claim a share of the ACC’s Coastal Division title.

In a wild affair in which the teams combined for 1,229 total yards, Morris finished 15 of 25 for 369 yards for the Hurricanes (7-5, 5-3) – who never trailed but could never really breathe easy, either.

Sean Renfree threw for a career-high 432 yards and a career-high-tying four touchdowns in his final home game for Duke (6-6, 3-5), which trailed by 21 late. Brandon Connette’s second touchdown run of the day pulled the Blue Devils within seven points with 2:32 left.

After Ross Martin’s onside kick went out of bounds, Miami ran out the clock to seal its first share of a division title since joining the ACC in 2004.

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