College live blog: Top QBs shining in openers

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Three QBs take center stage tonight — one from the ACC and two from the Big 12 — as the two Power Five conferences kick off the 2020 college football season.

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence leads the No. 1 Tigers against Wake Forest. Texas QB Sam Ehlinger leads the No. 14 Longhorns against UTEP. And Oklahoma QB Spencer Rattler — Lincoln Riley’s prized five-star recruit — is the next man up for the No. 5 Sooners as he faces Missouri State.

Here’s how they are doing.

QB Trevor Lawrence had two first-quarter TD runs for the Tigers, who have won 11 consecutive meetings with the Demon Deacons. Lawrence threw his first TD pass of the season in the second quarter, and B.T. Potter added two field goals — including a 52-yarder on the final play of the first half.

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QB Spencer Rattler has thrown four TD passes, and Seth McGowan has a 1-yard TD run as the Sooners are rolling.

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QB Sam Ehlinger has thrown 5 TD passes and 429 yards in the first half.

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Gaej Walker scored on a 1-yard run to give the Hilltoppers the early lead, but Cardinals QB Micale Cunningham has rallied the Cardinals with three TD passes and TD run.

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Alan Bowman connected with Erik Ezukanma for an early 7-yard TD for the Red Raiders, who have also received TD runs from SaRodorick Thompson and Tahj Brooks.

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Notre Dame’s first game as the member of a football conference was a successful one.

Kyren Williams rushed for 112 yards and two scores on 19 carries as the Irish opened the 2020 season with an ACC victory over Duke.

Irish QB Ian Book only threw one TD pass, but it was a big one. Leading only 17-13, Book hit Avery Davis with a 17-yard strike to give Notre Dame a 24-13 lead with 10:58 to play.

Notre Dame added a 34-yard field goal from Jonathan Doerer with 5:21 remaining for the final margin.

The Irish also announced some good news about head coach Brian Kelly.

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Javonte Williams’ three fourth-quarter TD runs helped the Tar Heels pull away.

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What an upset! Louisiana-Lafayette scored the game’s final 24 points to pull off the shocker. It’s the Ragin’ Cajuns’ first road victory over an AP Top 25 team in school history.

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Jeff Sims threw a 15-yard TD pass to Malachi Carter as the Yellow Jackets tied the score 13-13 with 13:17 remaining, but Jude Kelley missed the extra point. But Kelley kicked a 32-yard field goal with 8:56 remaining for the final margin.

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Layne Hatcher threw a 17-yard TD pass to Jonathan Adams Jr. with 38 seconds to play gave Arkansas State the victory.

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[Big 12 opens seasons with a dud]

RB Leddie Brown had three first-half TD runs for the Mountaineers, who rolled despite missing 11 players — including three starters — who were suspended for the game for violating team rules. It’s not COVID-19 related.

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QB Kenny Pickett has a TD pass and TD run as Pitt scored 42 points in the first half on their way to an easy victory.

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Both suddenly left without an opponent for next week due to COVID-19 cases, two Texas schools have quickly arranged a game for Sept. 19. 

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Virginia and Virginia Tech won’t open their seasons against each other. Virginia Tech said Saturday morning that the Sept. 19 rivalry game wouldn’t be played as scheduled because it’s having to suspend practices and workouts for four days due to positive COVID-19 tests within the team.

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Memphis became the latest football program to pause team activities after a COVID-19 outbreak on Friday, with the program announcing “a number of individuals connected with the Tigers’ football program had tested positive” for the virus.

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BYU announced that its game at Army next Saturday has been postponed due to “a small number of positive COVID-19 test results and the resulting tracing exposures within the BYU football program.”

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