Thank you to Clemson, Maryland, Colgate, Stony Brook and Georgia Tech student-athlete chapter leaders and fans of those programs for supporting the middle week of Touchdown Pledge Drive 2017.
There is still one more set of Uplifting Athletes Chapters on deck to help tackle rare diseases during the three-week campaign.
Illinois, Florida State, Penn and Fordham will hold their Touchdown Pledge Drive games this week.
NC State picked up a signature ACC win by going on the road and pulling off an upset of Florida State in Tallahassee.
The Wolfpack took care of the football with zero turnovers and had only six penalties. NC State piled up nearly 400 yards of offense on the Seminoles defense, led by 230 yards and two touchdowns from QB Ryan Finley.
Defending Ivy League co-champion UPenn moved to 2-0 by taking out winless Lehigh on the road in a wild affair that featured 112 total points and more than 1,150 total yards.
Quakers RB Karekin Brooks had a monster game, rushing for 268 yards on 29 yards with three touchdowns. The UPenn defense also forced three key turnovers.
Penn State remained the No. 4 ranked team in the country by escaping a night game at Kinnick Stadium with a road victory over Iowa by scoring on the very last play.
Trace McSorley hit Juwan Johnson with a 7-yard touchdown pass as time expired to move the Nittany Lions to 4-0. RB Saquon Barkley posted a school record 358 all-purpose yards on 43 touches to earn the Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week.
The other Ivy League defending co-champion, Princeton, is also off to a 2-0 starter after rolling past Lafayette. Tigers QB Chad Kanoff threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns. His 31 completions were spread out to 10 different receivers. The Princeton defense limited Lafayette to only 36 yards rushing.
Stony Brook won its third game in a row after dropping the season opener to nationally ranked USF on the road. The Seawolves picked up a huge conference victory by using a solid defensive effort to hold off Towson.
WR Ray Bolden had a big game with eight catches for 125 yards and a TD to compliment a 242-yard, two-touchdown outing from QB Joe Carbone.
Georgia Tech used its Touchdown Pledge Drive game to roll up more than 400 rushing yards and five touchdowns to overwhelm Pittsburgh. RB KirVonte Benson and QB TaQuon Marshall combined for 308 yards on the ground and accounted for four of the Yellow Jackets five touchdowns.
The Yellow Jackets defense limited the Panthers to less than 250 total yards and fewer than 40 yards on the ground.
Defending National Champion Clemson used 27 fourth-quarter points to pull away from Boston College for the Tigers’ Touchdown Pledge Drive game and improved to 4-0.
Notre Dame moved inside the Top 25 last week and validated that move by using three turnovers and 28 first-half points to erase Michigan State in East Lansing.
The Top-10 ranked Washington Huskies fell behind Colorado on the road 7-0 after one quarter before reeling off 24 of the next 27 points to seize control of their first Pac-12 game of the season.
Coming off a tough upset loss at home, Nebraska trailed Rutgers on the road early in the second half after a pick-six by the Scarlet Knights to grab a 17-14 lead. Rutgers never scored again, as the Huskers scored the final 13 points to get a much-needed victory. The Nebraska defense again played solid, limiting Rutgers to less than 200 total yards and surrendered only one touchdown.