This Week’s Football In The Carolinas

#5 Clemson Tigers Take Down Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 14-8

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson freshman running back Will Shipley scored two touchdowns as the No. 5 ranked Clemson Tigers (2-1, 1-0 ACC) used a late defensive stand to hold on for a 14-8 victory over Georgia Tech (1-2, 0-1 ACC), the Tigers’ 30th consecutive home victory. The win extends its school record for both the longest home winning streak and the longest home unbeaten streak in school history.

https://clemsontigers.com/final-clemson-49-sc-state-3/

#26 UNC Tar Heels Sam Howell Gets Hot and Smokes Virginia 59-39

CHAPEL HILL, N.C — Sam Howell threw five touchdown passes and ran for a career-best 112 yards as No. 26 North Carolina took over after halftime to beat Virginia 59-39.

https://goheels.com/news/2021/9/18/football-tar-heels-run-past-cavs.aspx

#20 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Go To 3-0 With Win Over Buffalo Bulls 28-25

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The No. 16/18 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers remained unbeaten to start the 2021 season with a 28-25 road win at Buffalo (1-2) on Saturday afternoon at UB Stadium in Buffalo, N.Y.

https://goccusports.com/news/2021/9/18/football-no-16-18-chants-corral-bulls-in-28-25-road-win.aspx

NC State Wolfpack Rushes Past Furman 45-7

RALEIGH, N.C. – All week long there was a concerted effort to get the train back on the track and run the football, no matter who the opponent was. A week after 32 yards rushing, NC State finished with 218 yards on the ground against Furman in the 45-7 win at a packed Carter-Finley-Stadium.

https://gopack.com/news/2021/9/19/football-what-a-rush-for-pack-offense.aspx

UNC Charlotte 49ers Suffer First Loss On Road At Georgia State 20-9

Georgia State (1-2) won a defensive battle in Atlanta, 20-9, Saturday night at Center Parc Stadium to hand Charlotte (2-1) its first loss of the season in the 49ers’ first road game.

https://charlotte49ers.com/news/2021/9/18/football-charlotte-suffers-first-loss-on-road-at-georgia-state-20-9.aspx

Appalachian State Mountaineers Handle Elon In Front of Sellout Crowd 44-10

With an above-capacity crowd of 30,224 gathered for App State’s first Boone-based home game with no crowd-size restrictions in 651 days, a 44-10 victory against Elon included a rich mix of gold and black at the end of The Rock’s rainbow — along with a throwback white logo.

https://appstatesports.com/news/2021/9/18/football-app-state-handles-elon-in-front-of-sellout-crowd.aspx

South Carolina Gamecocks Fall To Georgia Bulldogs 40-13

ATHENS, GA. (AP) — JT Daniels returned to the lineup with three touchdown passes, Georgia’s fearsome defense nearly made it three straight games without allowing a TD and the No. 2 Bulldogs romped to a 40-13 victory over South Carolina on Saturday night.

https://gamecocksonline.com/news/2021/9/18/football-daniels-georgia-defense-lead-no-2-bulldogs-past-south-carolina-40-13.aspx

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Top Florida State In ACC Opener, 35-14

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Wake Forest football team opened up the ACC slate in style, defeating the Florida State Seminoles, 35-14, Saturday at Truist Field.

https://godeacs.com/news/2021/9/18/football-wake-forest-tops-florida-state-in-acc-opener-35-14.aspx

East Carolina Pirates Stun Marshall 42-38

Down 17 points and appearing on their way to an 0-3 start, a never-say-die East Carolina team staged a remarkable rally Saturday night to stun Marshall 42-38 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

https://ecupirates.com/news/2021/9/18/football-fourth-quarter-comeback-lifts-ecu-over-marshall.aspx

Duke Blue Devils Outlast Northwestern 30-23

DURHAM – A high-powered first half and strong defensive lifted Duke past Northwestern, 30-23, Saturday afternoon at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.

https://goduke.com/news/2021/9/18/football-duke-outlasts-northwestern-30-23.aspx

Campbell Camels Wallop Presbyterian 72-0

Wiley Hartley, making his first career start at quarterback in place of an injured Hajj-Malik Williams, tossed six touchdowns with 342 passing yards, both CU single-game records, completing 22-of-30 passes and helping Campbell down former Big South foe Presbyterian 72-0.

https://gocamels.com/news/2021/9/18/football-camels-race-past-presbyterian-72-0.aspx

Shaw Bears Blank Central State Marauders 52-0 In Home Opener

RALEIGH, NC  The Shaw Bears put on a show for their home crowd in their first home game in almost two years as they shut out the Central State Marauders 52-0 Saturday afternoon at the George Williams Athletic Complex.

https://www.shawbears.com/sports/fball/2021-22/releases/20210918om19n4

NC Central Eagles Rally For 20-13 Home Opener Win Over WSSU

DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University overcame a 10-point second-half deficit, powered by a pair of rushing touchdowns by Latrell Collier and a career-long field goal by Adrian Olivo, to defeat Winston-Salem State University, 20-13, in the Eagles’ home-opener inside O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium on Saturday night.

https://nccueaglepride.com/news/2021/9/18/football-nccu-rallies-for-20-13-home-opening-win-over-wssu.aspx

Western Carolina Comeback Falls Short To Samford 42-37

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Trailing 21-3 early in the second quarter, Western Carolina stormed back with 28-straight points to seize a 10-point, 31-21, lead late in the third stanza in Saturday’s Family Weekend matchup with Samford. However, the Bulldogs rallied with three-consecutive scores in building an 11-point edge and then held off a late Catamount comeback attempt to escape E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field with a 42-37 win in the first Southern Conference game of the season.

https://catamountsports.com/news/2021/9/18/football-samford-escapes-cullowhee-in-socon-opener-at-wcu-42-37.aspx

Charleston Southern Falls To Monmouth In Home Opener 41-14

CHARLESTON, S.C. Charleston Southern welcomed two-time defending Big South champion and No. 20-ranked Monmouth to Buccaneer Field Saturday night in the league opener for both teams but it was the Hawks who picked up the win, tallying a 41-14 decision.

http://www.csusports.com/news/2021/9/18/football-charleston-southern-falls-to-nationally-ranked-monmouth-in-home-opener.aspx

The Citadel Bulldogs Defeat North Greenville 45-13

CHARLESTON, S.C. The Citadel got touchdowns from four different players, and the defense did not allow a touchdown as the Bulldogs defeated North Greenville, 45-13, Saturday night inside Johnson Hagood Stadium.

https://citadelsports.com/news/2021/9/18/football-balanced-attack-sends-bulldogs-to-victory.aspx

South Carolina State Close In New Mexico State Defeat 43-35

LAS CRUCES, N.M.  Redshirt sophomore Corey Fields, Jr. posted a career day throwing 30-of-47-3 for 352-yards and four (4) touchdowns, but South Carolina State fell short, 43—35, to host New Mexico State Saturday (Sept. 18th) at Aggie Stadium.

https://www.scsuathletics.com/news/2021/9/19/football-south-carolina-state-falls-short-to-new-mexico-st-43-35.aspx

Wofford Terriers Defeat Kennesaw State 31-10

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – On Saturday evening, the Wofford College football team was defeated 31-10 by Kennesaw State at Gibbs Stadium. The Owls had a 10-0 lead at halftime and outscored the Terriers 21-10 in the second half. 

https://woffordterriers.com/news/2021/9/19/football-falls-to-kennesaw-state-in-home-opener.aspx