ACC Football Roundup
The ACC roundup …
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ó Austin Davis threw three touchdown passes and Southern Mississippi held on for a 30-24 victory against Virginia on Saturday.
Davisí biggest completion came with less than 3 minutes to play ó a swing pass that Tracy Lampley took 41 yards down the left sideline to convert a third-and-23 from the Golden Eaglesí 41 yard-line.
Virginia (2-2) had closed to within a field goal on David Watfordís 1-yard TD pass to Jeremiah Mathis and his 2-point conversion pass to Kris Burd with 5:18 left, but Lampleyís huge catch-and-run led to a 27-yard Danny Hrapmann field goal with 1:31 left,
After picking up one first down on its ensuing possession, Virginia gave up the ball on downs.
Southern Miss (3-1) beat the Cavaliers for the second straight time and beat a BCS-level school on the road for the first time in five tries.
Just like when the teams met in Hattiesburg, Miss., in 2009, and the Golden Eagles rallied from a 27-10 halftime deficit to win, this one was a heartbreaker for the Cavaliers.
Kevin Parks had one rushing touchdown with 33 yards on nine carries.
Duke 48, Tulane 27
DURHAM ó Conner Vernon did just about everything he could to make sure Duke broke out of its offensive slump.
Vernon made key plays on three early touchdown drives, including recovering his own fumble in the end zone, as Duke took a big early lead and beat Tulane 48-27.
Vernonís 44-yard catch set up the first of Juwan Thompsonís two first-quarter touchdowns, and he keyed the second touchdown drive with a 19-yard reception.
Then, with Duke leading 14-3, Vernon took a short pass from quarterback Sean Renfree and made a sharp cut toward the end zone, leaving his shoe behind at the 16-yard line. He leaped near the goal line but was hit in midair and fumbled. Vernon landed in the end zone, where he recovered the fumble for a 21-3 lead.
Kansas St. 28, Miami 24
MIAMI ó Kansas State stopped Miami quarterback Jacory Harrisí fourth-down run at the goal line with 49 seconds left, capping a brilliant late stand that sealed the Wildcatsí 28-24 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday.
John Hubert ran for 166 yards and the go-ahead touchdown for the Wildcats (3-0). Collin Klein passed for two scores and ran for another for Kansas State, which blew an 11-point halftime lead before rallying.
Temple 38, Maryland 7
COLLEGE PARK, Md. ó Once down by 24 points, Maryland had the ball in the closing minutes with a chance to take the lead against No. 18 West Virginia.
Needing a touchdown, Danny OíBrien moved the Terrapins into position to complete the improbable comeback.
Then came one final mistake, one that sealed a 37-31 defeat Saturday.
OíBrien completed 34 of 52 passes for 289 yards and a touchdown, but he threw three interceptions. The last one, with 1:13 remaining, came after Maryland reached the West Virginia 35.
ěYou canít turn the ball over three times at the quarterback position and expect to beat a ranked team,î OíBrien said. ěThatís really what it comes down to.î
SALISBURY — Pete Stout was the head coach of the 1971, 1973 and 1974 WNCHSAA champs that will be honored... read more