#3 Clemson Plays #5 Georgia Tough In 10–3 Loss
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – James Skalski finished with a game-high 14 tackles as the No. 3 Clemson Tigers (0-1) held the No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs (1-0) to just three offensive points, despite falling 10-3 in the Duke’s Mayo Classic at Bank of America Stadium to open the 2021 season.
#10 UNC Tar Heels Drop Opener To Virginia Tech Hokies 17-10
BLACKSBURG, VA.—Braxton Burmeister ran for a touchdown and threw for another and Virginia Tech made Sam Howell look pedestrian in a 17-10 victory over No. 10 North Carolina on Friday night in the opener for both teams.
#22 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Crush The Citadel 52-14
CONWAY, S.C. – Nationally-ranked No. 22/24 Coastal Carolina routed The Citadel Bulldogs 52-14 in front of 16,236 fans inside Brooks Stadium on Thursday night in the two teams’ season opener. The win marks the eighth straight home win for the Chanticleers on the “Surf Turf”.
NC State Wolfpack Make Short Work Out Of South Florida Bulls 45-0
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Wolfpack defense shutout its first FBS opponent since 2011, and the Pack offense had a pair of running backs go over 100 yards rushing each in a 45-0 season opening win over visiting USF at Carter-Finley Stadium.
UNC Charlotte 49ers Topple Duke Blue Devils 31-28
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Redshirt senior quarterback Chris Reynolds engineered two touchdown drives in the final five minutes, and hit Shadrick Byrd for an 11-yard pass with 33 seconds left as Charlotte (1-0) toppled Duke, 31-28, in its 2021 home opener, Friday night at Jerry Richardson Stadium.
Appalachian State Mountaineers Roll Over East Carolina Pirates 33-19
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Playing at the home of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, the Mountaineers had mayo-flavored mojo on their side as they went on a roll to claim a big lead and post a 33-19 victory against East Carolina of the American Athletic Conference in the Duke’s Mayo Classic.
South Carolina Gamecocks Drub East Illinois Panthers 46-0
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina coach turned quarterback Zeb Noland threw for four touchdowns on 13 completions as the Gamecocks beat Eastern Illinois 46-0 on Saturday night.
Wake Forest Deacons Spank Old Dominion 42-10
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Wake Forest football team opened the 2021 season with a convincing 42-10 victory over Old Dominion at Truist Field.
Furman Paladins Best NC A&T State Aggies 29-18
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Hamp Sisson passed for 362 yards and three touchdowns to lead Furman past FCS 24th-ranked North Carolina A&T, 29-18, in the 2021 fall season opener for both teams at Paladin Stadium in Greenville, S.C.
Wofford Terriers Nip Elon Phoenix 24-22
ELON, N.C. – In the season opener, the Wofford College football team defeated Elon 24-22 at Rhodes Stadium as the Phoenix missed the game-winning field goal attempt with eight seconds remaining.
Davidson Wildcats Fall To VMI In Season Opener
LEXINGTON, Va – Davidson football fell to VMI 45-24 on Saturday afternoon in their season opener at Foster Stadium.
SC State Bulldogs Drop Opener At Alabama A&M 42-41
NORMAL, AL—Redshirt sophomore quarterback Corey Fields, Jr. finished 14-of-28-2 for 213-yards and a touchdown, while Shaquan Davis added a team-high five (5) catches for 140-yards and a touchdown, but it wasn’t enough as South Carolina State dropped its season opener, 42-41, to Alabama A&M at Louis Crews Stadium.