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ACC football by the numbers

Posted Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Greensboro, NC - Here's a rundown of Atlantic Coast Conference football by the numbers after week 2.

 

.870 - The Atlantic Coast Conference’s non-conference winning percentage after the first two weeks of the season. The ACC is 20-3 against non-conference foes.

.964 - The career field goal percentage for Florida State’s All-American sophomore placekicker Roberto Aguayo. Aguayo, who captured the 2013 Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker as a redshirt freshman, has made 27 of the first 28 field goal attempts of his career.

2 - Virginia Tech ranks 2nd nationally this week in third-down conversion percentage defense, allowing its foes to successfully convert only 17.9 percent of the time on third down. Georgia Tech is 2nd nationally in third down conversion offense, successfully converting 68.2 percent of the time. The two teams meet on Sept. 20 in Blacksburg, Va.

3 - On the first weekend of the college football season, ACC teams were involved in three of the top five rated college foot-ball games on ABC and ESPN. FSU and Oklahoma State (3.8) was No.2, while the Miami-Louisville and Clemson-Georgia (2.3) games tied for 4th.

4 -After two weeks, Pitt ranks fourth nationally in both rushing offense, averaging 356.6 yards per game on the ground, and in total defense, allowing an average of just 170.0 yards per game.

5 - All five members of the Boston College starting offensive line have already earned their undergraduate degrees. They are Ts Seth Betancourt (Riverside, N.J.) and Ian Silberman (Fleming Island, Fla.); Gs Bobby Vardaro (North Reading, Mass.) and Aaron Kramer (Duxbury, Mass.) and C Andy Gallik (Evergreen Park, Ill.). In all, the Eagles have 15 graduates on their roster, which ties Alabama for the most in college football. 6.

56 - Miami’s Duke Johnson has averaged 6.56 yards per carry in his first two-plus seasons, rushing for 2,054 yards on just 313 carries. If he maintains that for his career, it would be the 8th-best mark in ACC history.

7th - Bobby Petrino, who is in his second tour of duty as Louisville’s head coach this year, ranks 7th among all active head coaches in the FBS in winning percentage The ACC By The Numberswith a minimum of five years as a head coach, posting a .737 mark (84-30-0) in a 10-year career that also includes Arkansas and Western Kentucky. He is one of four ACC coaches in the Top 20, including Clemson’s Dabo Swinney (16, .689), Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson (17, .684), and Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer (20, .667).

8 - Heading into this Saturday’s ACC clash at Virginia, Louisville has won eight straight games, stretching back to the 2013 season. The Cardinals’ current streak is the second-longest in the nation, topped only by FSU.

11 - The number of games ACC teams will play this year against teams ranked in the 2014 Associated Press preseason Top 25, the most of any Power Five Conference.

15 - Florida State sophomore PK Roberto Aguayo has been successful on his last 15 field goal attempts., dating back to the Wake Forest game of last year. The ACC record is 27, set by NC State’s Marc Primanti during the 1995-96 seasons. Aguayo’s current streak already ties for 10th-best in league history.

18- Florida State has won 18 consecutive games, the nation’s longest current win-ning streak.The streak is also the ACC’s longest winning streak, breaking a mark set by the Seminoles during the 1999 and 2000 seasons.

23.0 - The number of career sacks for Clemson All-American DE Vic Beasley. He leads the nation among all active FBS players in career QB sacks.

47 - The number of victories to which Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has led the Seminoles in just over four seasons as head coach in Tallahassee. His winning percentage of .825 is the best of any ACC coach with three or more seasons.

71 - Between them, Wake Forest CBs Kevin Johnson (36) and Merrill Noel (35) have defended 71 passes in their careers. They rank third and fourth among all active players nationally in the NCAA’s FBS.

78.9 - The completion percentage for Wake Forest true freshman QB John Wolford in the Deacons’ 23-7 win over Gardner-Webb. Wolford completed 30 of 38 passes for 291 yards and 2 TDs100 - With 118 yards rushing in his first game as a starting QB for the Eagles, graduate transfer Tyler Murphy became the first Boston College quarterback to rush for 100 or more yards in a game. After two games, Murphy is second in the ACC in rushing, averaging 105 yards a game. Clemson’s Woodrow Dantzler set the ACC single-season record for a QB, averaging 88.4 yards per game.

141.5 - Florida State WR Rashad Greene ranks fifth nationally in both receiving yards (283) and receiving yards per game (141.5).

158.3 - NC State junior QB Jacoby Brissett leads the ACC in pass efficiency this week, having posted a rating of 158.3. Brissett ranks second in the ACC in passing yards per game (272.0) and in total offense yards per game (208.5)

180.77 - Two games into his sophomore season, 2013 Heisman Trophy winner QB Jameis Winston leads all active FBS quarterbacks in career pass efficiency. Winston’s pass career pass efficiency mar is 180.77. The current ACC career standard is 155.21, by Clemson’s Tajh Boyd during the 2010-13 seasons.

198.7 - The average number of rushing yards for Pitt running back James Conner in his last three games. Conner ended the 2013 season with 229 yards rushing against Bowling Green in the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl and added 153 yards against Delaware on August 30 in Pitt’s season opener, then rushed for 214 against Boston College last Saturday. He has rushed for 596 yards in his last 75 carries--a 7.9 per carry average.

212 - The number of career receptions for Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder. Crowder is currently sixth on the ACC career receptions list and is four behind fifth-place Desmond Clark of Wake Forest (216, 1995-98) and 17 behind Michael Campanaro, also of Wake Forest (229, 2010-13).

268 - Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer, is the leader among active FBS coaches with 268 career victories and ranks 6th all-time. He is the NCAA’s FBS active leader in career wins. He is 30 wins behind 5th-place Joe Paterno.

 
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