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  • NC State springs upset of No. 3 Seminoles

  • RALEIGH, N.C. — Mike Glennon found Bryan Underwood for a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 16 seconds left, helping North Carolina State rally to upset Florida State 17-16 on Saturday.
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  • RALEIGH, N.C. — Mike Glennon found Bryan Underwood for a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth down with 16 seconds left, helping North Carolina State rally to upset Florida State 17-16 on Saturday.
    The Seminoles (5-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) appeared poised to strengthen their grip on their division, leading 16-0 at halftime behind a dominating defensive performance. But the Wolfpack (4-2, 1-1) inched closer after halftime before coming up with a game-turning blocked punt by Mike Rose with 2:27 left, giving the ball back to Glennon at the FSU 43 with a chance to complete a stunning comeback.
    Glennon marched the Wolfpack down the field and completed a pair of fourth-down passes inside the 15, the second when he found Underwood alone over the middle to tie the game and take the lead on the ensuing point-after kick.
    No. 10 Florida 14, No. 4 LSU 6
    At Gainesville, Fla., Mike Gillislee ran for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns, bringing Florida to life in the second half to beat LSU.
    Led by Gillislee and a dominant defense, Florida's grind-it-out victory provided a signature win for coach Will Muschamp in his second season in Gainesville. It was the program's first win against a ranked team since beating rival Georgia in 2010.
    The Gators (5-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) wore down the Tigers (5-1, 1-1) in the second half — no surprise because Florida has been doing that all season. Florida, which trailed 6-0 at halftime, also came from behind to beat Texas A&M and Tennessee on the road last month.
    The Gators harassed quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who completed 11 of 25 passes for 161 yards, with an interception.
    It was Gillislee's third 100-yard game of the season.
    No. 6 South Carolina 35,No. 5 Georgia 7
    At Columbia, S.C., Connor Shaw threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, and Ace Sanders had a dazzling 70-yard punt return touchdown.
    The Gamecocks (6-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) won their school-record 10th straight game with a performance that marked certainly marked them an Eastern Division front-runner — and maybe showed they're capable of even more.
    Those tests come soon as South Carolina travels to once-beaten LSU next week and then to Florida on Oct. 20. It'd be hard to pick against the Gamecocks after this one.
    South Carolina grounded "Gurshall," holding Georgia's stellar freshmen Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall to 76 yards combined. The Bulldogs (5-1, 3-1) finished with 224 yards, less than half their season's average coming in.
    Marcus Lattimore ended with 109 yards and a touchdown, the third straight time he's gone past the century mark on the Bulldogs. Coincidence the Gamecocks have posted their first-ever three game win streak in the series that began in 1894?
    No. 7 Kansas State 56, Kansas 16
    At Manhattan, Kan., John Hubert ran for 101 yards and four touchdowns on just 10 carries, and Collin Klein had two touchdowns running and throwing as Kansas State routed Kansas.
    Klein finished with 129 yards passing and 116 yards rushing to help the Wildcats (5-0, 2-0 Big 12) pile up more than 50 points for the third straight year against their biggest rival. They've won four straight against the Jayhawks (1-4, 0-2) since Bill Snyder returned as coach.
    The longtime Kansas State coach probably had some choice words for his team at halftime, when a slew of mistakes resulted in a modest 21-14 lead. But the Wildcats scored four touchdowns in the third quarter, three in a span of about 5 minutes, to put the game away.
    Kansas' Dayne Crist threw for 189 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw three interceptions and lost a fumble. James Sims had 115 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Jayhawks.
    No. 8 West Virginia 48,No. 11 Texas 45
    At Austin, Texas, Geno Smith passed for four touchdowns, leading No. 8 West Virginia to another wild shootout win in the Big 12.
    Smith, who has 24 touchdown passes this season without an interception, hit Stedman Bailey with a 6-yard score with 10:50 left to play. Andrew Buie ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns, the second coming giving the Mountaineers a critical 10-point lead late.
    West Virginia (5-0, 2-0) didn't seal the win until recovering an onside kick with 14 seconds left after Texas scored a touchdown on a pass from David Ash to Marquise Goodwin.
    Joe Bergeron scored four touchdowns, all on short runs, for Texas (4-1, 1-1), which is 2-7 at home in conference games the since 2010.
    Smith was 25-of-35 passing for 268 yards in a game he had to be sharp. Texas' aggressive defense hit him early and often and forced a second quarter fumble that the Longhorns recovered for a touchdown.
    No. 9 Notre Dame 41, Miami 3
    At Chicago, Cierre Wood and George Atkinson III gave Notre Dame its first 100-yard rushing duo in a decade, and Everett Golson came off the bench in what was a very tame sequel to the famed "Catholics vs. Convicts" rivalry.
    Wood rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns, and Atkinson added 123 yards and another score. Golson, who sat the first series as punishment for violating team rules, completed his first six passes and finished 17 of 22 as Notre Dame improved to 5-0 for the first time since 2002.
    The loss snapped a three-game win streak for Miami, which was held to just 285 yards.
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