Thaddeus Lewis hit Donovan Varner on a 42-yard touchdown pass with 3:45 remaining as Duke rallied to beat Virginia 28-17 on Saturday.
Will Snyderwine made five field goals for the Blue Devils (5-3, 3-1), who added a touchdown when Charlie Hatcher recovered a fumble by Jameel Sewell with 3:22 left to clinch it. The victory is Duke's third in a row - all in ACC play - for the first time since 1989.
The victory also kept Duke in the thick of the ACC Coastal Division race. The Blue Devils and No. 11 Georgia Tech each have one loss in league play, and their meeting on Nov. 14 in Durham, N.C., could be decisive.
Virginia (3-5, 2-2) lost its second in a row as its pass defense, ranked fifth in the nation coming in, was unable to slow the Lewis-led sixth-best passing attack in the country.
BOSTON COLLEGE 31,
CENTRAL MICHIGAN 10
BOSTON - Former walk-on kicker Steve Aponavicius became Boston College's all-time scoring leader in the Eagles' 31-10 win over Central Michigan on Saturday.
Montel Harris finished with 136 yards rushing on 27 carries and two 3-yard scoring runs for the Eagles (6-3), who improved to 6-0 at home. BC snapped the Chippewas' (7-2) seven-game winning streak - their best since consecutive seasons with eight-game streaks from 1979-1980.
COASTAL CAROLINA 3
CLEMSON, S.C. - Jacoby Ford caught a touchdown and threw for his first career score as Clemson (5-3) won its third straight game with a victory against Coastal Carolina (3-5).
The Tigers made headlines a week ago and star C.J. Spiller had a record 310 all-purpose yards to run his way into the Heisman Trophy race in a 40-37 overtime win at then-No. 8 Miami.