Marquise Williams threw a touchdown pass of five yards to Quinshad Davis, and No.12 North Carolina spoiled the coach Frank Beamer’s home game that took place at Virginia Tech with a victory of 30-27 on Saturday.
The Tar Heels won the 10th one in a row and also clinched the title of Coastal Division despite blowing a 14 point lead in the last three minutes. Virginia Tech tied the game on the four yard and fourth down pass to Michael Brewer to Isaiah Ford with the 1:07 that was remaining. But, the Hokies has to settle for the field goal to begin overtime.
Williams found Ryan Switzer on Tar Heels’ first play of 18 yards, and after two runs and at the five yard line, Davis was hit by Williams. The former bet Terrel Edmunds at the end zone’s right corner. On December 5, North Carolina will play in the ACC championship game at No.1 Clemson.
Elijah Hood turned two turnovers of Virginia Tech into fourth quarter touchdowns. This happened as Tar Heels opened a lead of 24-10 sending some fans for the exits when Brewer was intercepted for the second time.
Though Hokies used to takeaway their own to pull 24-17 with 2:54 left on the eight yard scoring pass of Brewer’s to Bucky Hodges, and got Williams fumble on the sack by Luther Maddy.
Isaliah Ford was hit by Brewer for 36 yards to the Tar Heels’ 12 yard line. After two runs, an incomplete pass gave them the fourth and second at the line of four yards. Brewer also hit a sliding Ford for the touchdown.
Hokies tried to offer Beamer a win in the last home game of his career of 29 years. They shut down the most potent offense of ACC for three quarters, but the late turnovers have hurt them.
Nate Sudfeld threw for a distance of 385 yards as well as four touchdowns. Indiana rallied from 18 point deficit to hit Maryland on Saturday for the Big Ten succeed of the season. The Hoosiers trailed 21-3 before securing three touchdowns in four minutes, 33 seconds. At half time, it was 30-21, and the fourth touchdown pass of Sudfeld made it 44-28 in the third quarter.
Sudfeld went 23 for 35 and ran for a score. Nine passes were caught by Simmie Cobbs for 192 yards, and Mitchell Page has a couple of touchdown catches. Devine Redding ran over 130 yards in order to help Hoosiers snap the six game skid.
Indiana put itself in a hole before it scored 44 of the game’s 51 points. Maryland lost the eighth one consecutively despite getting 250 yards from Brandon Ross, who scored runs of 79, 22 and 75 yards.
Maryland fell to 0-5 under Mike Locksley, the interim coach who took for Randy Edsall in October. The Terrapins’ final chance to avoid going without a victory in the Big Ten is at Rutgers in the next week. The Terrapins could have gotten off a better beginning on the Senior Day at Maryland. After Hoosiers kicked a goal on the opening possession, Ross took off on his career’s longest run and busted via a hole located at the center of the line.
The next drive of Maryland was covered by nine plays and the last of them was a 22 yard touchdown by Ross. He had 116 yards and a couple of touchdowns in eight minutes of the game.
An Indiana turnover followed, and he turned it into a 14 yard touchdown pass for a 21-3 lead to Malcolm Culmer after around nine and half minutes. The Hoosiers did not even blink. Sudfeld threw a touchdown pass of 19 yards to Paige on a third and goal. He also threw off 59 yards to Andre Booker to 21-17.
Following these, Indiana executed an onside kick that was very successful. Sudfeld scored a one yard sneak to out Hoosiers in the lead for good. The same was followed by two more field goals.