ACC roundup: Edsall, Maryland win at UConn

Maryland head coach Randy Edsall watches his team play against Connecticut during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Rentschler Field, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
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Maryland coach Randy Edsall applauded Saturday during the Terrapins’ game against Edsall’s former team, UConn, in East Hartford.

C.J. Brown ran for 122 yards and a touchdown and threw for 277 yards and another score on Saturday night as Maryland beat UConn, 32-21, in East Hartford, giving Randy Edsall a win over the team he coached for a dozen seasons.

Stefon Diggs had 110 yards receiving, including a 12-yard touchdown for the Terrapins, who improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2001. Maryland put up 501 yards of offense, going over 500 yards for the third straight game.

Shakim Phillips caught a career-high 10 passes for 178 yards and a late touchdown for UConn, which fell to 0-2 for the first time since 2002.


It was Edsall’s first visit to Rentschler Field since he left UConn for Maryland after leading the Huskies to the 2011 Fiesta Bowl.

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Florida State 62, Nevada 7 — Jameis Winston accounted for three touchdowns and the No. 10 Seminoles looked just as good at home as they did in their opening win at Pitt. Karlos Williams, a former safety recently moved to offense, ran eight times for 110 yards and a score. His 65-yard scamper made it 31-7 early in the third quarter.

Nevada (1-2) turned Winston’s first career interception into a touchdown but the Seminoles responded by scoring the next 59 points.

Louisiana-Monroe 21, Wake Forest 19 — The visiting Warhawks (2-1) won for the first time in three tries over a team from the ACC as Kolton Browning threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns.

Tanner Price threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns — both to Orville Reynolds — and engineered a late scoring drive that pulled the Demon Deacons (1-2) within 2. But on the 2-point conversion with four seconds left, Price’s throw hit Michael Campanaro in the chest and bounced away. Campanaro tied an ACC record with 16 receptions, for 177 yards.


Georgia Tech 38, Duke 14 — Vad Lee threw a career-high four touchdown passes and ran for another in his hometown of Durham, N.C., and the Yellow Jackets (2-0, 1-0 ACC) rolled up 344 yards rushing and 469 total yards against the No. 6 total defense in the Bowl Subdivision.

Duke was denied its first 3-0 start since 1994. The Blue Devils put up just 254 total yards.

Virginia Tech 15, East Carolina 10 — The Hokies defense got the job done in Greenville, N.C., sacking Shane Carden seven times and intercepting him three times. Virginia Tech (2-1) survived the Pirates (2-1) on a day its normally reliable kicker, Cody Journell, missed both field goal attempts and an extra point.

Pittsburgh 49, New Mexico 27 — Freshman Tyler Boyd led the Panthers with 195 total yards and two touchdowns at Heinz Field. Pitt (1-1) held New Mexico (1-2) to 59 total yards in the first half in building a 35-6 lead.

Syracuse 54, Wagner 0 — Terrel Hunt directed the host Orange (1-2) on five first-half touchdown drives and finished 15 of 18 for 265 yards and three scores against the Seahawks (1-2) of the FCS.