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Kelly Bryant leads No. 2 Clemson past No. 12 Hokies, 31-17

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Kelly Bryant leads No. 2 Clemson past No. 12 Hokies, 31-17

BLACKSBURG, Va.  -- Kelly Bryant left Virginia Tech defenders grasping at air, laying on the ground and wondering how they'd missed him.

And they missed him plenty, and No. 2 Clemson has three victories against Top 25 programs engineered by its new quarterback.

"When we got here, I could sense the energy and the excitement," Bryant said. "The coaches did a great job of preparing us."

Making just his fifth start, the junior ran for 94 yards, hit Tavien Feaster with a pass the speedy running back took 60 yards for a score and avoided mistakes as the Tigers beat the No. 12 Hokies 31-17 in a game that the Tigers had control of seemingly throughout.

He also might have reminded some of Deshaun Watson when he kept alive a scoring drive after scrambling left on a play that started at the 5, dodging three Hokies, shaking free from an ankle tackle and eventually turning back upfield at the 23. He zig-zagged back to the 4.

"I just have a never quit attitude," Bryant said. "The guy tackled me by I just kept my legs going and saw the lane and tried to hit it."

Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster was more impressed by the player than the plays his guys missed.

"What a dynamic kid," Foster said. "We couldn't get him on the ground."

Added Tigers coach Dabo Swinney: "He decided to run 50 yards in a box. Unbelievable."

The defending national champion Tigers (5-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) have also beaten No. 13 Auburn 14-6 and No. 17 Louisville 47-21 . This triumph was their 12th in a row on the road, and fifth in a row against Virginia Tech, including the 2016 ACC championship.

Virginia Tech (4-1, 0-1) never mustered much offense and got its only touchdown after Isaiah Simmons made an ankle tackle on Greg Stroman's 43-yard punt return to the Tigers 2. Sean Savoy ran it on the next play, but the Hokies had just 234 yards through three quarters.

"We knew the sledding was going to be difficult no matter what they lined up in," Fuente said.

Feaster and C.J. Fuller also scored on 1-yard runs for the Tigers, and Dorian O'Daniel returned an interception 22 yards for a TD.

Virginia Tech's Josh Jackson threw two interceptions after throwing 11 touchdown passes and just one interception through four games. He accounted for the final score with a 30-yard pass to Savoy with 1:32 remaining.

Army holds off Navy to win after a missed field goal on the final play

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Army holds off Navy to win after a missed field goal on the final play

PHILADELPHIA -- Bennett Moehring narrowly missed a 48-yard field goal in a swirling snow on the final play as Army held off Navy 14-13 Saturday to win its first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy since 1996.

Army (9-3) earned its second straight win over Navy (6-6) following 14 straight losses in the series.

Ahmad Bradshaw pushed over the goal line on quarterback sneak with 5:10 remaining and Blake Wilson kicked the extra point to put Army ahead.

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Quarterback Malcolm Perry, who ran for 250 yards and a 68-yard score in the second quarter, led Navy to the Army 31 with 3 seconds left.

Navy elected to try a field goal and after about 10 players used their feet to clear the snow, Moehring's kick was long enough but drifted barely left.

Army cut its deficit in the series to 60-51-7 in a matchup of bowl-bound teams. The Black Knights claimed the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy thanks to an earlier victory over Air Force.

Delgado double-double leads No. 19 Seton Hall over VCU

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Delgado double-double leads No. 19 Seton Hall over VCU

NEWARK, N.J. -- Angel Delgado had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 19 Seton Hall continued its impressive start to the season with a 90-67 victory over Virginia Commonwealth in the Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center on Saturday.

Myles Powell added five of his 17 points in a game-breaking 13-1 first-half run, Desi Rodriguez had 17 and Khadeen Carrington scored 13 for the Pirates (8-1), who have won four straight since being beaten at the buzzer by Rhode Island on Thanksgiving. Michael Nzei added 14 points, 10 of them in garbage time in the second half.

The Pirates' run includes wins over current No. 7 Texas Tech and Louisville, which was nationally ranked at the time.

Justin Tillman had 14 of his 20 points in the second half to lead VCU (5-5), which suffered its biggest loss of the season. Marcus Santos-Silva added 10 points for the Rams in their first meeting with the Pirates.

Seton Hall took control of the game shortly after Santos-Silva scored to cut the Pirates' lead to 16-12 with 12:20 left in the half.

The Pirates scored 13 of the next 14 points and totally shut down the Rams' offense. They would miss their next 11 shots and turn the ball over three times in falling behind 29-13. Powell started the run with a layup and added a 3-pointer after Carrington made two free throws. Delgado added a free throw, Carrington made two more and Rodriguez ended the spurt with a 3-pointer.

Seton Hall led 43-30 at halftime and was never challenged in the second half.