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Submitted: Sun, 11/04/2012 - 1:08am
Updated: Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:29am

RALEIGH, NC (AP) – Phillip Sims ran for one touchdown and threw for another, and Virginia routed North Carolina State 33-6 on Saturday to snap a six-game losing streak.

Kevin Parks rushed for 115 yards and a late 31-yard touchdown for the Cavaliers (3-6, 1-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Their defense more than doubled its season total for takeaways with five while holding N.C. State to 19 yards rushing, and their offense rolled up 446 total yards to lead Virginia to its first ACC win.

Sims was 8 of 10 for 115 yards with a 38-yard touchdown pass to Tim Smith and a 1-yard TD run that started the scoring for Virginia. Backup Michael Rocco added an 18-yard touchdown pass to Darius Jennings.

Mike Glennon finished 23 of 46 for a season-low 197 yards with four turnovers – three interceptions and a fumble. The Wolfpack (5-4, 2-3) has 19 turnovers in their four losses.

Glennon’s 2-yard touchdown pass to Mario Carter with 6:30 left helped N.C. State avoid its first home shutout since it lost 37-0 to Maryland in 2007.

A Virginia defense that entered with four takeaways all season was dominant all day with six sacks, three picks, two fumble recoveries and a safety which came when Will Hill wrapped up Glennon in the end zone as he intentionally spiked the ball into the turf. That made it 16-0 with 3:17 before the break.

Virginia extended its lead to 23-0 on its first possession of the second half, when Smith got behind Dontae Johnson and Sims found him in the end zone. Drew Jarrett kicked a 33-yard field goal on the second play of the fourth to make it 26-0. Parks then broke his long touchdown run with 4:28 left.

This one could have been even worse had Virginia not blown a golden opportunity moments before halftime.

Jake Snyder recovered Glennon’s fumble at the Wolfpack 19 with 38 seconds left. Virginia lined up to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the 1, but receiver Jake McGee was called for a false start, and Ian Frye pushed a 22-yard field-goal attempt wide right.

The Cavaliers jumped on N.C. State early, scoring on their first offensive series and leading 14-0 after one quarter. That turned out to be a bad omen for a slow-starting N.C. State team that fell behind by multiple scores in the first quarters of each of its previous three losses.

Sims led the Cavaliers methodically downfield on their first drive and capped it by scoring on a rollout from 1 yard out less than 5 minutes in. It came two plays after he dropped a sure-thing touchdown pass from tailback Perry Jones in the end zone on a trick play, then crumpled to the grass in embarrassment.

Two series later, it was Rocco’s turn to lead a scoring drive. He found a wide-open Jennings at the left pylon to give Virginia its first two-score lead since Sept. 29 against Louisiana Tech.

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) – Michael Campanaro caught three first-half touchdown passes from Tanner Price and Wake Forest took a step closer to becoming bowl eligible with a 28-14 win over Boston College on Saturday.

Campanaro tied an Atlantic Coast Conference record with 16 receptions for 123 yards and became only the eighth player in school history to catch three TD passes in a game.

Price was outstanding, completing 39 of 57 passes for 293 yards as the Demon Deacons (5-4, 3-4) bounced back from a 29-point thrashing last week to No. 9 Clemson.

Wake Forest came in with the lowest-scoring offense in the ACC, but looked sharp early with Price hooking up on touchdown strikes of 5, 27 and 16 yards to Campanaro to build a 21-7 halftime lead.

Chase Rettig threw for 357 yards for Boston College (2-7, 1-5), but turned the ball over four times, three of those on interceptions.

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Tajh Boyd threw for 344 yards and tied a school record with five touchdown passes for the second straight week to help No. 10 Clemson beat Duke 56-20 on Saturday night.

DeAndre Hopkins caught three of those TD tosses in the opening quarter for the Tigers (8-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who scored 42 points by halftime and rolled to their fifth straight win – all by at least 14 points. Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant also had first-half touchdown catches, helping Clemson rack up nearly 500 yards by halftime and 718 for the game.

The win moved Clemson into a tie with No. 9 Florida State atop the ACC’s Atlantic Division, though the Seminoles beat the Tigers in September for the head-to-head tiebreaker in the division race to reach the ACC championship game.

The loss dropped Duke (6-4, 3-3) a game behind Miami for the Coastal Division lead.

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High School Soccer Playoffs – Saturday

Topsail 8
Reidsville 0

Southern Nash 3
South Brunswick 2

Jacksonville 7
West Brunswick 1

Jordan Matthews 2
Richlands 0

Swansboro 2
East Duplin 0

Clinton 2

Dixon 2
Manteo 1

SW Onslow 6
Ayden-Grifton 1

Cleveland 2
White Oak 1

New Hanover 1
Garner 0

Hoggard 2
South View 0
Gus Piepmeyer and Mohammed Ismail scored second half goals for the Vikings. Hoggard at New Hanover (3rd round….tentatively set for Wednesday, November 7 at Legion Stadium)


Men’s College Basketball:

Cape Fear CC 116
Wytheville 72

Parris Manning led the SeaDevils with 27 points


WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Tanner Milson’s game-high 19 points led three Seahawks in double figures as UNCW raced past visiting North Carolina Wesleyan, 90-51, in a men’s college exhibition game on Saturday at Trask Coliseum.

The Seahawks improved to 41-5 all-time in exhibition games and extended their winning streak to 24.
Joining Milson, who knocked down 5-of-8 attempts from deep, in double figures was junior guard Chris Dixon with 11 points and sophomore forward Cedric Williams with 10. UNCW shot 63.2 percent from the field, including 64.7 percent from behind the 3-point line.

Chris Ford was the only NCW player in double digits with 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field.
UNCW never trailed in the game and used a 20-7 run midway through the opening half to open a 27-15 lead. A free throw from Williams with 46 seconds remaining gave the Seahawks a 41-21 lead, their largest lead of the half.

A jumper by senior center Matt Wilson gave UNCW’s largest lead of the game, 88-48, with 1:54 left in the contest. Upfront, the Seahawks held a staggering 45-20 advantage on the boards and outscored the Battling Bishops, 44-22, in the paint. Sophomore Freddie Jackson scored six points, grabbed six a caroms and doled out four assists on the afternoon for the Seahawks. Red-shirt freshman Craig Ponder matched Jackson for team-high honors with four helpers. Red-shirt freshman Dylan Sherwood added eight points and a game-high eight rebounds for the Seahawks.

The Seahawks open their third season under the direction of Head Coach Buzz Peterson on Nov. 11, when defending Big South Champion UNC Asheville visits Trask Coliseum for a 2 p.m. tip-off.
North Carolina Wesleyan, meanwhile, will face off against Mid-Atlantic Christian on Nov. 15 in its season opener.


WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Senior Karneshia Garrett scored 10 points and added 11 rebounds to record a double-double and lead UNCW to a 52-38 victory over UNC Pembroke in women’s basketball exhibition action Saturday at Trask Coliseum.

The Seahawks, who extended their exhibition winning streak to seven games with the 14-point victory over the Braves, open the 2012 regular season Nov. 9 with a 7 p.m. contest at No. 22 West Virginia. The Braves open their regular season Nov. 10 versus Newberry at Wingate’s OrthoCarolina Classic

Garrett was the only UNCW player to reach double figures as fellow senior Chelsea McGowen tallied nine points while juniors Brittany Gamby and Jessica Freeman and sophomore Kelva Atkins chipped in eight points apiece in a balanced effort.

McGowen pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds to join Garrett in double figures as UNCW posted a 50-43 advantage on the glass. Freeman finished with a game-high nine steals and added five assists and five rebounds in an all-around effort.

Senior Amelia Partin notched seven points to lead UNCP, who was limited to a just 13-of-54 shooting (.241) for the contest. Sophomore Jasmine Kemp grabbed eight rebounds for the Braves while senior Courtney Bolton added seven.

UNCW never trailed in the contest, scoring the first five points of the game before using a 13-4 spurt midway through the frame to build a 20-8 advantage. UNCP would cut the deficit to six in the final minutes of the first half, scoring six unanswered points over a three-minute stretch, before a transition layup by Atkins with 20 seconds remaining would give the Seahawk a 26-18 lead at the break.

The Braves continue to cut into the Seahawks lead early in the second half, scoring eight of the first 10 points of the frame to make it a 28-26 contest.

UNCW would once again take control of the contest, rattling off eight unanswered points to end the Braves run and regain a double-digit cushion, 36-26, with 12:01 remaining.

UNCP attempted to rally, but was unable to get any closer than eight points the rest of the way as the Seahawk took advantage of a 6-0 in the closing minutes to build a 16-point edge and cruise to the 14-point victory.

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