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Turnovers the Key as Army Loses to Rutgers

Rutgers forced Army into three turnovers, and Joe Martinek rushed for 139 yards, as the Scarlet Knights posted a 27-10 win over the Black Knights.

Army is now 3-5 and still needs three more wins to clinch a berth in the 2009 EagleBank Bowl.

In the ACC, Florida State squeaked by North Carolina, 30-27, picking up its first conference win. Georgia Tech hammered Virginia, 34-9, while Duke inched by Maryland, 17-13.

Clemson shocked Miami, 40-37, in overtime. Navy avenged its loss to Wake Forest in the 2008 EagleBank Bowl, this time defeating the Demon Deacons, 13-10.

Boston College hung close but lost to Notre Dame, 20-16.

In Conference USA action, UTEP beat Tulsa by four points, 28-24. Marshall had no problem with UAB, winning 27-7.

UCF destroyed Rice, 49-7. Southern Mississippi whipped Tulane, 43-6. Houston easily handled SMU, 38-15.

Week 8 Player of the Week
Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder threw for a career-high 395 yards and three touchdowns, as the Seminoles rallied from a large second-half deficit to beat North Carolina, 30-27.

Week 8 Upset of the Week
Clemson pulled off the biggest surprise win, defeating Miami in overtime, 40-37.

ACC Record in Week 8 Non-Conference Play
0-2. Both Boston College and Wake Forest suffered close losses, to Notre Dame and Navy, respectively.

C-USA Record in Week 8 Non-Conference Play
0-0. No out-of-conference games in week eight.

ACC Standings (Conference Play, then Overall)

Atlantic Division
Boston College: 3-2, 5-3
Clemson: 3-2, 4-3
Wake Forest: 2-2, 4-4
Florida State: 1-3, 3-4
Maryland: 1-3, 2-6
N.C. State: 0-3, 3-4

Coastal Division
Georgia Tech: 5-1, 7-1
Virginia Tech: 3-1, 5-2
Duke: 2-1, 4-3
Virginia: 2-1, 3-4
Miami: 2-2, 5-2
North Carolina: 0-3, 4-3

C-USA Standings (Conference Play, then Overall)

East Division
East Carolina: 3-1, 4-3
Marshall: 3-1, 5-3
Southern Mississippi: 3-1, 5-3
UCF: 2-2, 4-3
UAB: 2-2, 2-5
Memphis: 1-3, 2-5

West Division
UTEP: 2-1, 3-4
Houston: 2-1, 6-1
Tulsa: 2-1, 4-3
SMU: 2-1, 3-4
Tulane: 0-4, 2-5
Rice: 0-4, 0-8