|North Carolina State's Mike Glennon (pictured) and UConn quarterback Chandler Whitmer each threw for 204 yards. But Whitmer also had three passes intercepted.|
Glennon’s touchdown pass enough to beat UConn
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Mike Glennon threw a 46-yard third-quarter touchdown to Bryan Underwood, and North Carolina State held on to beat Connecticut, 10-7, Saturday in East Hartford.
Glennon and UConn quarterback Chandler Whitmer each threw for 204 yards. But Whitmer also had three passes intercepted as the Wolfpack (1-1) forced four turnovers.
All-America cornerback David Amerson, burned deep twice in N.C. State’s season-opening loss to Tennessee, recorded his 14th career interception and knocked away a fourth-down pass on UConn’s final drive to secure the win.
‘‘It’s frustrating, because we let this one get away,’’ said UConn linebacker Sio Moore, who had one of six UConn sacks. ‘‘This game was 7-10, and we came back and we fought and it was a close game.’’
Glennon completed 15 of 30 passes but was sacked six times. N.C. State had just 258 yards of offense but held the Huskies (1-1) to 239.
UConn’s Lyle McCombs rushed for 60 yards and caught a 43-yard swing pass that set up his 5-yard fourth-quarter touchdown run to pull UConn to within 3 points with seven minutes left.
Clemson 52, Ball State 27 — DeAndre Hopkins caught three touchdown passes, Andre Ellington rushed for two scores, and Spencer Benton kicked a 61-yard field goal to set an ACC record in the 12th-ranked Tigers’ win over the visiting Cardinals (1-1).
Ellington’s two short TD runs helped Clemson (2-0) get off to a fast start, and Tajh Boyd found Hopkins for touchdown passes of 13, 34, and 15 yards in the second quarter to help increase the lead to 35-10.
Florida St. 55, Savannah St. 0 — EJ Manuel passed for three touchdowns in the opening seven minutes and the sixth-ranked Seminoles (2-0) held lower-division Savannah State (0-2) to 28 yards in a game called in the third quarter because of lightning in Tallahassee, Fla.
Virginia Tech 42, Austin Peay 7 — Kyshoen Jarrett reeled off a 46-yard punt return to set up the No. 15 Hokies’ first touchdown, and Tony Gregory’s punt block led to their second score in Blacksburg, Va.
Virginia Tech (2-0) also put together a 71-yard drive in the closing 1:32 of the first half. That was followed by an 80-yard scoring march on its second possession of the second half for a 28-0 lead, and the romp over the overmatched FCS Governors (0-2) was on.
Kansas State 52, Miami 13 — At Manhattan, Kan., Collin Klein threw for 210 yards and ran for 71 more, accounting for four TDs and leading the 21st-ranked Wildcats (2-0) to a rout.
Stephen Morris threw for 215 yards for Miami (1-1), but was sacked five times. The Hurricanes lost three fumbles and managed just 40 yards rushing.
Virginia 17, Penn St. 16 — Michael Rocco hit Jake McGee on a 6-yard TD pass with 1:28 to play, and Sam Ficken’s fourth missed field goal — from 42 yards at the gun — preserved the host Cavaliers’ victory.
The loss in new coach Bill O’Brien’s first road game hurt the Nittany Lions just as much, if not more, than their defeat last weekend at home against Ohio. Penn State (0-2) forced four turnovers in Virginia territory, continually taking it away to give its offense another opportunity, but then couldn’t close the deal.