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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kedon Slovis threw three touchdown passes, all to Jared Wayne, and Israel Abanikanda rushed for two touchdowns as Pittsburgh rolled past Miami 42-16 on Saturday night, eliminating the Hurricanes from bowl contention. Miami (5-7, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) has had its worst season in 45 years. Abanikanda now has 20 touchdown rushes this season and finished with 111 yards on the ground, his sixth straight 100-yard game for the Panthers (8-4, 5-3). Jake Garcia threw two touchdown passes for Miami.

CLEMSON, SC (AP) — Spencer Rattler threw for 360 yards and two touchdowns and South Carolina beat a top-10 opponent for the second week in a row with a 31-30 win over No. 7 Clemson. The Gamecocks bounced back from 0 :14 in the first quarter, ending a seven-game losing streak. They also ended the Tigers’ 40-game home winning streak that stretched through 2016. Antwane Wells Jr. had nine catches for 131 yards, including both of Rattler’s TD throws. A week ago, South Carolina stunned then-fifth-ranked Tennessee 63-38.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Stetson Bennett threw two touchdown passes and No. 1 Georgia ended a straight undefeated regular season for the first time in school history by overcoming a slow start and beating Georgia Tech 37-14. Georgia trailed 7-0 early but had 37 unanswered points for their fifth straight win in the state rivalry. The Bulldogs only led Georgia Tech 10-7 at halftime before overwhelming the Yellow Jackets with their running game. Kenny McIntosh and Kendall Milton ran for touchdowns. Georgia passed Georgia Tech 264-40. Georgia advances into next week’s Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 6 LSU.

BOSTON (AP) — Garrett Shrader completed 21 of 27 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns, and Syracuse scored 26 straight points to overcome an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter, enduring a five-game losing streak and Boston College with 32:23 to beat . Oronde Gadsden II caught six passes for 106 yards. Devaughn Cooper caught seven for 80 and a touchdown. Damien Alford caught four for 83 yards and the go-ahead for the orange. Sean Tucker rushed for 125 yards and two TDs for Syracuse. Emmett Morehead completed 29 for 38 passes for 252 yards for BC, but he also fumbled twice. Zay Flowers caught eight passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns, surpassed 3,000 career yards and set school records with his 11th and 12th TD catches of the season.

DURHAM, NC (AP) — Riley Leonard threw for a career-best 391 yards and four touchdowns, and Duke used a late touchdown to end the regular season in a 34-31 win over Wake Forest. Leonard, who completed 29 of 41 passes, connected with Sahmir Hagans for the game-winning result, a 20-yard reception with just over two minutes left in the fourth quarter. Wake Forest quarterback Sam Hartman completed 26 of 42 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns but was intercepted by Duke defenseman Darius Joiner late in the fourth.

SYRACUSE, NY (AP) — Sherif Gross-Bullock scored 15 points, including an on-lane go-ahead runner with 0.8 seconds left, and Bryant defeated Syracuse 73-72 in a game that was teased midway through the first half . The Bulldogs have had their best start to their Division I history. Syracuse’s Joe Girard sunk two foul shots with eight seconds left to give it a 72-71 advantage before Gross-Bullock took the inbound, drove the length of the floor and set up a floater down the middle of the lane that was thrown by the Rim bounced off and in. The orange didn’t get a shot at the end.

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Chase Hunter and Hunter Tyson each scored 14 points, and Clemson defeated winless California 67-59 in the third-place playoff of the Emerald Coast Classic. Clemson (5-2) rebounded from a 74-71 loss to No. 25 Iowa that ended a three-game winning streak. Devin Askew scored 18 points and Lars Thiemann had 15 for Cal. (0-7). Clemson was never behind and led 31-28 at halftime. The Tigers opened the second half with a 15-2 run for a 46-30 lead with 14-15 to play. Cal reduced the deficit to 63-57 with 30 seconds left but didn’t get any closer.

ATLANTA (AP) — Deivon Smith led a balanced attack with 16 points and Georgia Tech earned an 80-61 win over North Alabama. Smith sank 7 of 12 shots with a 3-pointer for Georgia Tech (4-2) and added four rebounds and four assists. Dallan Coleman had 14 points and Jalon Moore had 13 points and eight rebounds. Miles Kelly and Lance Terry each scored 12 points. Smith had nine points, Kelly and Terry had eight each, and Georgia Tech comfortably led 43-24 at halftime. North Alabama (4-3), playing their fourth straight road game, shot 33% from the floor before the break. The Lions missed 7 of 9 from 3-point range and both their free throws.

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