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    ACC roundup: Pittsburgh outlasts Duke

    The Pittsburgh Panthers made themselves right at home on the road in the Atlantic Coast Conference — both in the end zone and in the record book.

    Tom Savage tied a league record with six touchdown passes and the ACC newcomers held on to win the second-highest-scoring game in conference history, 58-55, over Duke on Saturday in Durham, N.C.

    Savage threw for a career-high 424 yards on 23-of-33 passing with three touchdowns to freshman Tyler Boyd.


    The Panthers (2-1, 1-1) never trailed in their first ACC victory and first league road game despite receiving plenty of scares down the stretch from a persistent Duke team.

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    Brandon Connette had four touchdown passes and four interceptions, and he rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns for Duke (2-2, 0-2).

    The teams combined for 1,130 total yards, and the 111 combined points were a touchdown shy of the record set last November in Georgia Tech’s 68-50 win at North Carolina.

    Miami 77, Savannah State 7 — Dallas Crawford and Gus Edwards both scored three TDs and the 16th-ranked Hurricanes (3-0) got into the end zone on their first seven possessions at home and set a school record for points in a game in swamping the Tigers (1-3) of the FCS.

    Miami lost quarterback Stephen Morris to a lower right leg injury with 8:51 left in the opening quarter. Hurricanes coach Al Golden said in a televised halftime interview that Morris was ‘‘fine’’ and X-rays were negative.


    Florida State 54, Bethune-Cookman 6 — The eighth-ranked Seminoles (3-0) were sloppy but still dominant in a home rout of the FCS member Wildcats (3-1). Jameis Winston completed 10 of 19 passes for 148 yards and two TDs, and Devonta Freeman ran for a game-high 112 yards and a score.

    Virginia Tech 29, Marshall 21 — Logan Thomas ran 2 yards for a TD and then rushed for the 2-point conversion in the third overtime in Blacksburg, Va., as the Hokies (3-1) overcame a sloppy performance in the rain against the Herd (2-2).

    Georgia Tech 28, North Carolina 20 — The Yellow Jackets trailed, 20-7, in the first half before surging past the Tar Heels. David Sims ran for two TDs for Georgia Tech (3-0, 2-0 ACC), which earned its eighth straight home win in the series. UNC (1-2, 0-1) didn’t score again after Sean Tapley’s TD catch with 9:18 left in the first half.

    Syracuse 52, Tulane 17 — Terrel Hunt, in his first career start for the host Orange (2-2), threw for four touchdowns and ran for another. Nick Montana, son of former NFL great Joe Montana, had a TD pass for the Green Wave (2-2).

    Wake Forest 25, Army 11 — Josh Harris rushed for 96 yards and two second-half TDs as the Demon Deacons (2-2) rallied past the Black Knights (1-3) in West Point, N.Y.


    Maryland 37, West Virginia 0 — A.J. Hendy scored on a 28-yard interception return and recovered two fumbles and the Terrapins (4-0) forced six turnovers in routing the Mountaineers (2-2) in Baltimore.

    Virginia 49, VMI 0 — David Watford passed for two scores and ran for another as the host Cavaliers (2-1) steamrolled the Keydets (1-3) of the FCS.