AP Top 25 Roundup: Virginia Tech upsets No. 21 Duke on late stops

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Virginia Tech holds on to upset No. 21 Duke

DURHAM, N.C. — Michael Brewer threw two touchdown passes and Virginia Tech held on to upset No. 21 Duke 17-16 on Saturday.

Brewer was 12 of 23 for 138 yards with touchdowns of 15 yards to Hodges and 10 yards to Isaiah Ford.

The Hokies (5-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) avoided their first in-season four-game losing streak since 1992 and earned their second road victory against a ranked team this year.

Duke (8-2, 4-2) had two late chances to reclaim the lead, but Ross Martin missed a 40-yard field goal with 2:26 left and the Blue Devils were stopped on downs at their 40 with 43 seconds left.

Anthony Boone was 18 of 40 for 181 yards with two interceptions and Josh Snead scored the lone touchdown for the mistake-prone Blue Devils, who began the day alone atop the Coastal Division.

Barrett goes off in No. 8 Ohio St.’s win at No. 25 Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — J.T. Barrett threw for three touchdowns and ran for an Ohio State quarterback-record 189 yards and another score, helping the eighth-ranked Buckeyes overcome three turnovers and wintry weather to beat Minnesota 31-24 on Saturday afternoon.

Barrett completed 15 of 25 passes for 200 yards and one interception, another stellar performance following last week’s rout of Michigan State.

Barrett’s rushing total topped Braxton Miller’s 186 yards against Nebraska on Oct. 6, 2012, and Ohio State stayed on track in pursuit of a place in the College Football Playoff.

Turnovers push No. 22 Georgia Tech past No. 19 Clemson

ATLANTA — Jamal Golden returned an interception 85 yards for a touchdown, and No. 22 Georgia Tech beat No. 19 Clemson 28-6 on Saturday.

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson did not return after a first-quarter knee injury. Cole Stoudt threw three interceptions after replacing Watson, including one Chris Milton returned 62 yards for a touchdown.

With the loss by Clemson (7-3, 6-2 ACC), No. 3 Florida State clinched the ACC’s Atlantic Division before playing Miami on Saturday night.

Justin Thomas’ 65-yard run set up his 5-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Smelter in the third quarter as Georgia Tech (9-2, 6-2) earned its fourth consecutive win and kept its hopes alive in the ACC’s Coastal Division.

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