College Football In The Carolinas: Week 12

#21 NC State Wolfpack Crushes Syracuse 41-17

RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State scored four touchdowns in the final six minutes of the second quarter to grab the lead, and went on to defeat Syracuse 41-17 at Carter-Finley Stadium.


#24 Wake Forest Falls At Clemson 48-27

CLEMSON, S.C. — Wake Forest suffered its second loss of the season to Clemson Saturday at Memorial Stadium, 48-27. The No. 10 Demon Deacons fell to 9-2 overall and 6-1 in the ACC with the loss, while the Tigers improved to 8-3 overall and finished ACC play at 6-2.


UNC Charlotte Downed By Marshall 49-28

CHARLOTTE, N.C.  Marshall scored 28 straight points to break open a 14-14 game on its way to a 49-28 victory over Charlotte in Conference USA action Saturday before a crowd of 13,211 at Jerry Richardson Stadium.


UNC Tar Heels Dominate Wofford 34-14

CHAPEL HILLPlaying without quarterback Sam Howell, North Carolina ran for 305 yards to beat Wofford 34-14 on Saturday, becoming bowl eligible in the process.


Appalachian State Pile Drives Troy 45-7

TROY, AL. — The Appalachian State Mountaineers secured a Sun Belt East Division title and spot in the Dec. 4 championship game at West Division champ Louisiana thanks to a 45-7 victory at Troy on Saturday.


East Carolina Pirates Drill Navy 38-35

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Freshman Owen Daffer drilled a 54-yard field goal as time expired – eclipsing his previous best by 16 yards – to lift the Pirates to a 38-35 victory that spoiled the day for the Midshipmen and their 25 seniors.


NC A&T State’s Lead Disappears To Gardner-Webb 35-27

EAST GREENSBORO The future started for the North Carolina A&T football after its 13-point fourth-quarter lead disappeared in a 35-27 loss to the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs Saturday at Truist Stadium. The Aggies completed their first season in the Big South Conference with a 5-6 record overall and a 3-4 mark in the conference.


Elon Phoenix Force Rhode Island To Bite The Dust 43-28

ELON, N.C. – The Elon University football team reached a number of milestones Saturday as the Phoenix defeated No. 25 Rhode Island 43-28 to conclude the 2021 regular season. With the win, Elon finishes the year with a 6-5 record, the team’s first winning record since the 2018 team went 6-5. The Phoenix also went 5-3 in CAA Football play, good for sole possession of third place in the final conference standings.


Campbell Slips In Overtime At Robert Morris 20-17

MOON TOWNSHIP, PA. – Nick Bisceglia’s go-ahead 25 yard field goal in overtime lifted Robert Morris over visiting Campbell 20-17 in the 2021 season finale for both teams at Joe Walton Stadium.


Davidson ‘Cats Drub Drake 45-14

DAVIDSON, NC — The Davidson Wildcats are Pioneer Football League champions for the second straight season — and second time this calendar year — thanks to a 45-14 win over Drake Saturday afternoon at Richardson Stadium.


Western Carolina Catamounts Pillage VMI Keydets 52-24

LEXINGTON, VA– Senior quarterback Rogan Wells threw for 408 yards and four touchdowns spread to four different receivers, including a three-yard pass to classmate Daquan Patten who added a 71-yard punt return for a score as Western Carolina closed the 2021 season with an emphatic 52-24 road win over the defending Southern Conference champion VMI Keydets on Saturday afternoon at Foster Stadium.