By JOHN KEKIS
AP Sports Writer
North Carolina State hits the road to take on Mississippi State of the Southeastern Conference in a Power Five matchup of two teams coming off big wins. The Wolfpack beat South Florida 45-0 behind a staunch run game and the Bulldogs staged a furious rally to beat Louisiana Tech 35-34 after allowing 34 unanswered points. Other Power Five matchups include Pitt at Tennessee, Rutgers at Syracuse, and Illinois at Virginia. Among the ACC’s ranked teams, No. 6 Clemson hosts South Carolina State, No. 19 Virginia Tech hosts Middle Tennessee, No. 22 Miami hosts Appalachian State, and Georgia State is at No. 24 North Carolina.