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NCAA football game summaries: Carolina schools face Week 2 action

Wake Forest Football

Hartman passes for 4 TDs as No. 23 Wake Forest beats Vandy

Sam Hartman passed for 300 yards and four touchdowns, and No. 23 Wake Forest beat Vanderbilt 45-25. Hartman connected on 18 of 27 passes after he missed Wake Forest’s opener against VMI because of a blood clot. The fifth-year quarterback directed the Demon Deacons to 11 wins and a trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game last season. Hartman’s 68-yard touchdown pass to A.T. Perry lifted Wake Forest to a 14-3 lead with 36 seconds left in the first quarter.
— Associated Press

App State uses 2 turnovers to stun No. 6 Texas A&M 17-14

Chase Brice threw for 134 yards and a touchdown and Appalachian State took advantage of two turnovers to stun No. 6 Texas A&M 17-14 on Saturday. Appalachian State won a week after scoring six touchdowns and 40 points in the fourth quarter in a 63-61 opening loss to North Carolina. Appalachian State (1-1) settled for a 29-yard field goal by Michael Hughes to take a 17-14 lead with about eight minutes left after Christian Wells was wide open but dropped a sure touchdown on third down.
— Kristie Rieken | Associated Press

Tagovailoa's 4 TD passes lead Maryland past Charlotte 56-21

Taulia Tagovailoa threw for 391 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, and the Maryland Terrapins defeated the Charlotte 49ers 56-21 on Saturday to improve to 2-0 for the third time in four seasons under head coach Michael Locksley. Tagovailoa connected on TD passes of 39 and 45 yards to Jacob Copeland and 14 and 16 yards to Jeshaun Jones in the first half as the Terrapins scored touchdowns on their first five possessions to build a 35-14 lead. The redshirt junior also ran for a score in the second half. Antwaine Littleton ran for a 59-yard touchdown and Colby McDonald scored on a 49-yard burst. Third-string quarterback Xavier Williams threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns for winless Charlotte.
— Steve Reed | Associated Press

Leary, No. 18 NC State beat Charleston Southern 55-3

Devin Leary tied a program record by accounting for six touchdowns to help No. 18 North Carolina State beat Charleston Southern 55-3. The Wolfpack's defense held the Championship Subdivision opponent to 150 total yards. Leary threw four TD passes, including a perfect wheel route to Jordan Houston. He also had a 40-yarder after shrugging a blitzer from his back to deliver the ball downfield. The runaway win gave N.C. State a chance to clean up mistakes from a narrow road win at East Carolina. Sam Babbush's 48-yard field goal midway through the third quarter helped Charleston Southern break up the shutout.
— Aaron Beard | Associated Press

Waters rushes for 2 TDs, Duke beats Northwestern 31-23

Jordan Waters had a pair of touchdowns on the ground, Riley Leonard threw for a score and Duke beat Northwestern 31-23. Leonard, who was 13 of 24 for 240 yards and an interception, found Jordan Moore with a short scoring pass early in the fourth quarter to give Duke a 28-16 lead and Brandon Johnson had a late interception in Wildcat territory to set up a field goal with 1:18 remaining. Johnson finished the game by pouncing on Evan Hull’s fumble with 12 seconds left. Waters rushed for a career-best 91 yards, including a 42-yard scoring run for the Blue Devils (2-0). Jaylen Coleman added 83 yards and a short touchdown run.
— Associated Press

Sanders helps No. 16 Arkansas rocket past South Carolina

Rocket Sanders ran for a career-high 156 yards with two touchdowns and KJ Jefferson ran for a score and threw for one in the fourth quarter as No. 16 Arkansas beat South Carolina 44-30. Jefferson ran for 67 yards and threw for another 162 on 18 of 21 passing. Arkansas led 21-3 after its first three drives. The Gamecocks had three second-half turnovers to stall any rally attempt.
— Eric W. Bolin | Associated Press

Maye, Hampton lead UNC to 35-28 win over Georgia State

Drake Maye passed for two touchdowns, Omarion Hampton ran for a pair of scores and North Carolina escaped another upset bid from a Sun Belt Conference team. The Tar Heels rallied for a 35-28 victory over Georgia State after squandering an 18-point lead. The 3-0 Tar Heels were coming off a wild 63-61 victory at Appalachian State despite giving up a staggering 40 points in the fourth quarter. Georgia State ripped off 25 straight points to grab a 28-21 lead late in the third quarter. But UNC pulled out the win despite three TD passes from Georgia State's Darren Grainger.
— Paul Newberry | Associated Press

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