Munchie Legaux hit Damon Julian for a 39-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds to play, and Cincinnati stunned Virginia Tech, 27-24, Saturday in Landover, Md.
Trailing by 4 after a Hokies touchdown, the Bearcats (3-0) took over at their 15 with 1:43 to play and moved downfield in nine plays for the score, capping a seesaw fourth quarter that brought to life a sleepy game.
Cincinnati dominated in every way but the scoreboard, piling on the yards all game. Legaux completed 19 of 42 passes for a career-high 376 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Kenbrell Thompkins also set career highs for Cincinnati with seven catches for 134 yards and a score.
Logan Thomas was 17 of 30 for 242 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for the Hokies (3-2), who have lost two games to unranked Big East schools this month.
The game was played at the Washington Redskins’ stadium, with Cincinnati giving up a home game to play in the vicinity of the nation’s capital.
Florida St. 30, South Florida 17 — EJ Manuel threw for 242 yards and one touchdown, linebacker Christian Jones scored on a fumble recovery, and the fourth-ranked Seminoles (5-0) remained perfect with a road win against the Bulls.
Quarterback B.J. Daniels was solid for South Florida (2-3), but he missed the last play of the third quarter after being knocked woozy after a run. Freshman Matt Floyd replaced Daniels on third and 12 from the USF 23, but was sacked by Cornelius Carradine, who forced a fumble that Jones returned for a TD. That put the Seminoles up, 30-10.
Miami 44, N.C. State 37 — Stephen Morris threw for a school-record 566 yards and five touchdowns, the last of those a 62-yard strike to Phillip Dorsett with 19 seconds left, and the host Hurricanes earned their first three-game winning streak since 2009.
Dorsett had seven catches for 192 yards and two scores and Rayshawn Scott had seven receptions for 180 yards for Miami (4-1, 3-0 ACC). The Hurricanes visit unbeaten Notre Dame next weekend.
Morris was 26-of-50 passing, and Miami finished with 652 yards of offense.
Mike Glennon completed 24 of 42 passes for 440 yards and four touchdowns for N.C. State (3-2, 0-1), but his interception with 48 seconds left set up Miami’s winning score.
Duke 34, Wake Forest 27 — Backup quarterback Anthony Boone scored on a 4-yard run with 11:35 left, and the Blue Devils (4-1, 1-0) beat the host Demon Deacons (3-2, 1-2) for the first time since 1999.
Sean Renfree was 22 of 28 for 204 yards before leaving with an apparent right elbow injury. Brandon Connette finished with touchdown runs of 2 and 4 yards for the Blue Devils.
Tanner Price finished 19 of 38 for 230 yards with two touchdowns for the Demon Deacons, but his fumble inside the Wake Forest 10 set up Duke’s winning drive.
Middle Tennessee 49, Georgia Tech 28 — Benny Cunningham rushed for 217 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Blue Raiders (3-1) of the Sun Belt Conference to a dominating victory over the Yellow Jackets (2-3) in Atlanta.
Louisiana Tech 44, Virginia 38 — Colby Cameron threw for one score and ran for another, and the visiting Bulldogs (4-0) scored 34 unanswered points to beat the Cavaliers (2-3).
North Carolina 66, Idaho 0 — Gio Bernard scored twice, Bryn Renner threw three TD passes, and the host Tar Heels (3-2) set a school scoring record against the Vandals (0-5).