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College football: Marquise Williams leads UNC to rout of No. 25 Duke

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Marquise Williams threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more, and visiting North Carolina beat No. 25 Duke 45-20 on Thursday night in Durham, North Carolina.

Williams was 18 of 27 for 276 yards with touchdown passes covering 3 yards to Quinshad Davis and 1 yard to Mack Hollins. He also had scoring runs of 1 and 16 yards.

Tim Scott returned an early fumble 10 yards for the tone-setting score. The Tar Heels (6-5, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) led 38-7 in earning bowl eligibility while wrapping up the Coastal Division title for Georgia Tech.

Anthony Boone was 22 of 40 for 262 yards with two touchdowns for the Blue Devils (8-3, 4-3). They needed to win their last two to earn a second straight ACC title game berth.

The Tar Heels scored 21 points off Duke’s three turnovers. Duke managed 378 total yards against a defense that allows an ACC-worst 512 per game.

(12) Kansas State 26, West Virginia 20: Jake Waters threw for a career-high 400 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Lockett returned a punt for a score and the Wildcats beat the Mountaineers in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Kansas State (8-2, 6-1 Big 12) rebounded from a blowout loss at TCU to move into a first-place tie with the idle Horned Frogs with two weeks left in the regular season. No. 6 Baylor can make it a three-way tie Saturday against Oklahoma State.

Kansas State built a 17-3 halftime lead and held on. Lockett caught 10 passes for 196 yards, and Matthew McCrane kicked four field goals.

West Virginia (6-5, 4-4) committed four turnovers in its third straight loss.

Sun Belt

Texas St. 45, Arkansas St 27: Robert Lowe ran for 236 yards and four touchdowns, both career highs, to lead the Bobcats (6-5, 4-3 Sun Belt) past the Red Wolves (6-5, 4-3) in San Marcos, Texas.

Tyler Jones completed 14 of 22 passes for 192 yards and two touchdowns for Texas State.

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