AP Top 25 Takeaways: Tide out; Fab frosh; Ducks can't close
No reason to hedge anymore: Alabama is out of the College Football Playoff race. The 10th-ranked Crimson Tide beat No. 11 Mississippi, but all that did was clinch the SEC West for No. 7 LSU, which beat Arkansas earlier Saturday to eliminate Alabama. Without a path to the Southeastern Conference championship game, the slim chance Alabama had to reach the CFP for the eighth time in its nine-year history is now none.news.yahoo.com
Hurricanes await bounce-back opportunity against Virginia
Miami (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) will be traveling to Charlottesville, Virginia to take on the Virginia Cavaliers (3-4, 1-3 ACC) in its third away game of the season. The Hurricanes will look to bounce back after a disappointing 45-21 loss to Duke at Hard Rock Stadium last Saturday. Its biggest task is going to be containing senior Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong. The offense is going to be tested as it will play against a solid Virginia defense led by senior Chico Bennett Jr. The defensive end has an ACC-leading six sacks this season and looks to feast on an injured Miami offensive line.themiamihurricane.com
Virginia Tech hangs on in wild finish at Virginia, 29-24
J.C. Price hasn't masked his emotions or love for Virginia Tech since he was chosen to replace Justin Fuente as the Hokies interim coach early last week. The former Hokies player was able to unleash them Saturday night, celebrating on the field with the Hokies, their fans and his family after a 29-24 victory at Virginia. Braxton Burmeister threw for one touchdown, caught a pass for another and Virginia Tech ran for 320 yards and handed Virginia its fourth straight loss, 29-24.news.yahoo.com
No. 11 Miami holds off Virginia 19-14, moves to 5-1
11 Miami outlasted Virginia 19-14 on Saturday night. Harley’s big night for Miami (5-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) started with a 43-yard touchdown grab on the Hurricanes' second play from scrimmage. “It was a really tough game,” Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall said. Virginia tied the game at 7-7 on its first drive, with Tony Poljan hauling in a 2-yard scoring pass from Armstrong. Virginia, however, was out of time-outs at that point and Miami punted the ball away with only 23 seconds left.
Live Blog: No. 11 Miami vs Virginia
Follow along with our live scoring summary and analysis below:Fourth quarter (5:27): Miami 19, Virginia 14: Ra’Shaun Henry scores on a 35-yard touchdown pass from Brennan Armstrong. Third quarter (3:47): Miami 13, Virginia 7: Jose Borregales makes a 20-yard field goal. Second quarter (1:02): Miami 10, Virginia 7: Jose Borregales makes a 32-yard field. First quarter (10:06): Miami 7, Virginia 7: Tony Poljan scores on a two-yard touchdown pass from Brennan Armstrong. First quarter (14:21): Miami 7, Virginia 0: Mike Harley scores on a 43-yard touchdown pass from D’Eriq King.themiamihurricane.com
Lawrence's 3 TDs lead No. 1 Clemson to 41-23 win vs Virginia
CLEMSON, S.C. – Trevor Lawrence was happy with Clemson's win over Virginia. Lawrence threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns as Clemson opened 3-0 for the sixth straight year with a 41-23 victory over the Cavaliers on Saturday night. However, like so often the past few years when pressed, Clemson and Lawrence found what it took to succeed. Rodgers had two TD catches in the final six minutes of the opening half to give Clemson a 24-3 lead that Virginia could not overcome. That's when Lawrence found Etienne for a final scoring throw to restore Clemson's momentum.