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ACC Football This Week #2 - 9/09/06

Posted Friday, September 8, 2006

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Three conference matchups - Duke at Wake Forest (Noon, R/LFS), Virginia Tech at North Carolina (Noon, ESPN), Clemson at Boston College (3:30, ABC) - highlight a nine-game Week Two schedule ... the Blue Devils and the Demon Deacons will play each other for the 87th time ... Virginia Tech sophomore QB Sean Glennon is third nationally in passing efficiency (230.8), North Carolina’s Brooks Foster is tied for third in receptions (11.0) and is 16th in receiving yardage (120.0), Boston College’s Matt Ryan is eighth in total offense (318.0), Wake Forest’s Micah Andrews is 14th in rushing (142.0) and Georgia Tech’s Calvin Johnson is 20th in receiving yards (111.0) ... Georgia Tech’s Reggie Ball is 15th among ACC 2006 career leaders in total offense (7,600)
and 18th in passing (6,448) ... Maryland’s Adam Podlesh is eighth alltime in punting average (43.3) while North Carolina’s David Wooldridge is 15th (41.9) ... Duke’s John Talley is tied for first among I-A active players with 11 career interceptions; Virginia’s Marcus Hamilton is fourth with 10 ... Miami’s Jon Peattie leads all I-A active players with 276 career points ... Florida State’s
Bobby Bowden is the winningest active coach with 360 career wins in 40 years, while Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer is third with 189 victories over 25 seasons ... the ACC opened the 2006 season posting a 6-4 mark in non-conference play ... in the first two seasons of divisional play the Coastal and Atlantic divisions have split their first 20 games.

Saturday, September 9, 2006

Duke (0-1, 0-0 ACC) at Wake Forest (1-0, 0-0 ACC)
12:00 pm; RAY/LFS-TV
Groves Stadium (31,500)
The Series: Duke leads 53-31-2
Duke leads 19-11-1 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The Coaches: Ted Roof: 5-23-0(4) at Duke; 5-23-0 overall (4)
Jim Grobe: 27-32-0 (6) at Wake Forest; 60-65-1 overall (12)
Game Preview: Duke travels to Groves Stadium to take on Wake Forest in the
Raycom/Lincoln Financial ACC Game of the Week...both teams are opening their conference
schedule against one another for the first time since 1967 - a 37-13 victory by
Duke in Raleigh...the Deacs have won six in a row in the series and eight of the last 10
games, including three straight on their home turf...four of the last five games played in
Winston-Salem have been decided by three points or less...the Blue Devils last won at
Groves Stadium back in 1998...Duke has gained over 330 yards of total offense in six of
the last seven meetings...the Deacs have rushed for over 200-yards in three straight
games against the Blue Devils, including 419 yards on the ground last year...Last Time
Out: Last year, Wake’s Chris Barclay ran for 204 yards and the Deacs pounded out five
rushing TD’s en route to a 44-6 victory...Ben Mauk and Micah Andrews each scored a
TD, while Duke’s Eron Riley scored on a 19-yard TD reception.

Saturday, September 9, 2006
Virginia Tech (1-0, 0-0 ACC) at North Carolina (0-1, 0-0 ACC)
12:00 pm; ESPN
Kenan Stadium (60,000)
The Series: Virginia Tech leads 13-9-6
North Carolina leads 3-2-2 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Coaches: Frank Beamer: 147-79-2 (20) at Virginia Tech; 189-102-4 overall (26)
John Bunting: 24-37-0 (6) at North Carolina; 62-51-2 overall (11)
Game Preview: North Carolina welcomes Virginia Tech to Kenan Stadium for a 12
noon kickoff in a game shown nationally on ESPN...the Hokies have won the last two
meetings, both coming as a member of the ACC...over the last nine games, dating back
to 1929, the Tar Heels are 6-2-1 against the Hokies...in the 23 contests in which a tie has
not occurred, the losing team has been limited to single-digit scoring 18 times...in the
last two match-ups, the Hokies have found succes on the ground averaging 273.5 yards
per game, while the Tar Heels have held the passing edge averaging 162.5 yards through
the air...after not catching a pass all last year, UNC’s Brooks Foster caught 11 passes for
120 yards last week vs. Rutgers...Last Time Out: Last year, the Hokies took a 6-3
halftime lead and turned it into a 30-3 victory in Blacksburg...Virginia Tech scored 21-
third quarter points and Cedric Humes and Branden Ore rushed for 134 and 104 yards,
respectively, as the Hokie defense limited the Tar Heels to just 36 yards on the ground.

Saturday, September 9, 2006
Akron (0-1, 0-0 MAC) at NC State (1-0, 0-0 ACC)
12:00 pm; ESPNU
Carter-Finley Stadium (53,800)
The Series: First meeting between both teams
The Coaches: J.D. Brookhart: 13-12-0 (3) at Akron; 13-12-0 overall (3)
Chuck Amato: 47-28-0 (7) at NC State; 47-28-0 overall (7)
Game Preview: ESPNU will televise the first-ever meeting between Akron and NC
State in a game slated to start at 12:00 pm Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium...the
Wolfpack, who are playing in their second straight home game of the season, have
won four in a row on their home turf...dating back to last year, NC State has captured
wins in four straight games and six of their last eight...under head coach Chuck Amato,
the Wolfpack are 24-3 (88.9) against non-conference foes...in last weeks win over
Appalachian State, NC State held the Mountaineers to just six first downs and 133
yards of total offense...Andre Brown was one of two tailbacks in the ACC to run for over
100 yards on opening day, gaining 125 yards on 15 carries for his third career 100-yard
rushing performance...NC State is looking to start 2-0 for the first time since 2002 when
the Wolfpack started the season with nine straight victories...Akron will play its second
straight road contest of the season - last week the Zips were held to just 33 yards
rushing in a 34-16 loss at Penn State.

Saturday, September 9, 2006
Clemson (1-0, 0-0 ACC) at Boston College (1-0, 0-0 ACC)
ABC; 3:30 pm
Alumni Stadium (44,500)
The Series: Clemson leads 7-6-2
Boston College leads 2-0-0 in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The Coaches: Tommy Bowden: 53-33-0 (8) at Clemson; 71-37-0 overall (10)
Tom O’Brien: 67-42-0 (10) at Boston College; 67-42-0 overall (10)
Game Preview: Clemson makes the trek north to Boston College in the 16th meeting
between these two teams in a game shown regionally on ABC at 3:30 pm...the
Eagles have won two in a row in the series and are unbeaten in the last four games
against the Tigers dating back to 1960...this marks just the third all-time meeting in
Chestnut Hill with BC winning the previous two games outscoring the Tigers 56-
30...Clemson is 4-3 in road openers under head coach Tommy Bowden...in home openers
under Eagle head coach Tom O’Brien, BC is 8-1 and is riding a current two-game win
streak...the Tigers’ 54-point performance last week are the most points scored since
posting 63 against South Carolina in 2003...dating back to last season, the Eagles have
won four in a row...Last Time Out: Last year, both teams scored 10 first half points and
remained scoreless in the second half to draw OT...after holding Clemson to a Jad Dean
FG, Brian Toal scored from 1-yard out to give BC the 16-13 win in Death Valley.

Saturday, September 9, 2006
Wyoming (1-0, 0-0 Mt West) at Virginia (0-1, 0-0 ACC)
3:30 pm
Scott Stadium (61,500)
The Series: First meeting between both teams
The Coaches: Joe Glenn: 16-20-0 (4) at Wyoming; 174-79-1 overall (22)
Al Groh: 37-27-0 (6) at Virginia: 63-67-0 overall (12)
Game Preview: Looking to rebound from their season opening loss at Pittsburgh,
the Virginia Cavaliers host Wyoming in the first meeting between both teams...under
head coach Al Groh, Virginia is 4-1 in home openers including three straight
victories...the Cowboys become just the fourth current Mountain West Conference
opponent to face the Cavaliers as Virginia has posted a 3-2-0 mark all-time...UVa has
squared-off against BYU (2-1), TCU (1-0) and Colorado State (0-1) - two of the five
games have been bowl match-ups...the loss to Pitt last week is the first opening season
loss for the Cavaliers since 2002...15 Cavaliers made their collegiate debut against the
Panthers...WR Fontel Mines extended his streak of consecutive games with a catch to
12 with two receptions for 25 yards...in his first action as both the placekicker and
punter for the Cavaliers, junior Chris Gould was 2-for-2 on FG attempts while setting a
Heinz Field record with a 48-yarder in the first quarter...Wyoming tallied 460 yards of
total offense (239 pass, 221 rush) and Jacob Dess threw for three TDs as the Cowboys
rolled to a 38-7 win over Utah State last week.

Saturday, September 9, 2006
Samford (1-0, 0-0 Ohio Valley) at Georgia Tech (0-1, 0-0 ACC)
3:30 pm
Bobby Dodd Stadium (55,000)
The Series: Georgia Tech leads 6-0-0
Georgia Tech leads 4-0-0 in Atlanta, Ga.
The Coaches: Bill Gray: 25-25-0 (6) at Samford; 25-25-0 overall (6)
Chan Gailey: 28-23-0 (5) at Georgia Tech; 52-34-0 overall (8)
Game Preview: Georgia Tech, playing in consecutive home games to start a season
for the first time since 1998, will host Samford at 3:30 pm in the friendly confines
of Bobby Dodd Stadium...this marks the second meeting in the last three years
between these two teams, while the Yellow Jackets have won all six previous matchups...
Georgia Tech has outscored Samford 198-7 during that six-game span, posting
five shutouts...Yellow Jacket head coach Chan Gailey coached at Samford for
one year back in 1993 leading the Bulldogs to a 5-6 record...with seven catches and
111 yards against Notre Dame WR Calvin Johnson has now caught at least one pass
in all 25 games that he has played...Samford tallied 438 yards of total offense in the
Bulldogs’ win against Miles College last week...the QB duo of Dante Williams and
Jefferson Adcock threw for a combined 276 yards and two TDs...Last Time Out: In
2004, the Yellow Jackets outrushed the Bulldogs 268-42, including 193 yards and
three TDs from TB P.J. Daniels en route to a 28-7 victory.

Saturday, September 9, 2006
Florida A&M (1-0, 1-0 MEAC) at Miami (0-1, 0-1 ACC)
7:00 pm; ESPN 360
Orange Bowl (72,319)
The Series: Miami leads 5-1-0
Miami leads 5-0-0 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla.
The Coaches: Rubin Carter: 7-5-0 (2) at Florida A&M; 7-5-0 overall (2)
Larry Coker: 53-10-0 (6) at Miami; 53-10-0 overall (6)
Game Preview: Miami welcomes its second visitor from Tallahassee, in as many
weeks, as this time Florida A&M makes the trek to South Florida for a Saturday evening
match-up in the Orange Bowl...this marks the seventh meeting all-time between the
Canes and Rattlers with Miami leading the series, 5-1...Florida A&M won the very first
game of the series in Tallahassee back in 1979...since then, the Hurricanes have won
five straight, all in Miami, outscoring the Rattlers, 256-23...under head coach Larry
Coker, Miami has registered a mark of 22-3 against non-conference foes with the
Canes only regular season loss coming at the hands of Tennessee in the Orange
Bowl back in November of 2003...Miami responded to last year’s opening season loss
to FSU with eight straight victories and a national ranking as high as No. 3...Last
Time Out: In 2002, Miami’s Ken Dorsey threw for three TDs and became the winningest
QB in school history as the Canes defeated FAMU, 63-17.

Saturday, September 9, 2006
Troy (1-0, 0-0 Sun Belt) at Florida State (1-0, 1-0 ACC)
6:00 pm; SunSports
Doak Campbell Stadium (82,300)
The Series: Florida State leads 4-1-0
Florida State leads 2-1-0 in Tallahassee, Fla.
The Coaches: Larry Blakeney: 120-60-1 (16) at Troy; 120-60-1 overall (16)
Bobby Bowden: 287-75-4 (31) at Florida State; 360-107-4 overall (41)
Game Preview: In a game televised regionally on SunSports, Florida State and
Troy will battle it out under the lights of Doak Campbell Stadium Saturday
evening...this marks the sixth overall meeting between these two teams, but the
first since 1951 when Troy was formerly known as Troy State University...the Trojans
won the very first meeting in the series dating back to 1947 in Tallahassee, but
the Seminoles have won four straight including two in a row at home where the
Noles have outscored Troy, 60-0...Florida State has won 16 straight home openers
outscoring its opponents 714-88 during that streak including nine games of holding
opponents under 11 points or less...the Seminoles are 28-2 in home openers under
head coach Bobby Bowden and 17-2 when opening at home against non-conference
foes with their last loss coming in 1989 to Clemson, 34-23...Troy opened its
season with a 38-0 shutout win over Alabama State at home.

Saturday, September 9, 2006
Middle Tennessee (1-0, 0-0 Sun Belt) at Maryland (1-0, 0-0 ACC)
6:00 pm
Byrd Stadium (51,500)
The Series: Maryland leads 1-0-0
Maryland leads 1-0-0 in College Park, Md.
The Coaches: Rick Stockstill: 1-0-0 (1) at Middle Tennessee; 1-0-0 overall (1)
Ralph Friedgen: 42-20-0 (6) at Maryland: 42-20-0 overall (6)
Game Preview: Middle Tennessee travels to College Park, Md., Saturday evening
to face-off against Maryland in a game played at Byrd Stadium...the Terps won the
only game of the series back in 2000, downing the Blue Raiders 45-27 on their
home turf...Maryland is looking to open 2-0 for the third time in six years under head
coach Ralph Friedgen and for the first time since 2004 when the Terps registered
wins over Northern Illinois and Temple...Maryland’s four-back attack of Keon
Lattimore, Lance Ball, Josh Allen and J.P. Humber combined for three TDs on 35
carries for 202 yards in last week’s win over William & Mary...Middle Tennessee won
its season opener downing FIU 7-6 in Rick Stockstill’s coaching debut as TB Eugene
Gross tallied the game-winning score gaining 76 yards on 18 carries...Last
Time Out: In 2000, Calvin McCall passed for a career-high 357 yards and two TDs
and LaMont Jordan ran for three scores as Maryland pulled away for the win.

Boston College
Matt Ryan completed 32 of 48 passes for a career-high 323 yards and three TDs in the Eagles’ season opening 31-24 win over Central Michigan Thursday ... in his last three games Ryan has passed for 809 yards and six touchdowns ... Tom O’Brien is 67-42 in his 10th year at Boston College and is one win of tying the school record for wins set by Joe Yukica (1968-77) ... the Eagles are 3-2 in their last five games against AP-ranked teams ... four of BC’s next five games are at home where the Eagles are 31-10 since 1999 ... BC is 10 points shy from totaling 20,000 points as a program.

Clemson
Will Proctor completed 13
of 20 passes for 166 yards
and a career-high three
TDs in Saturday’s 54-6 win
over visiting Florida Atlantic
... the win was the fifth
in a row for the Tigers and marked their highest
point total since a 63-17 win over South Carolina
in 2003 ... Clemson has forced two-or-more
turnovers in eight of its last nine games ... over
his last three games James Davis is rushing for
129.7 yards per game and 5.6 yards per carry
... the Tigers are 4-0-1 against Boston College
when they enter the game ranked in the AP poll
... in its 110th season, Clemson has 305 wins at
home and 304 wins away from home.

Duke
The Blue Devils opened the
2006 season with a 13-0
loss to Richmond Saturday
... true freshman quarterback
Taddeus Lewis completed
15 of 24 passes for 148 yards in his collegiate
debut ... sophomore WR Raphael Chestnut
set career highs with seven catches for 73 yards
... LB Michael Tauiliili had a team-best 11 tackles
against the Spiders marking the fourth time
in the last five games with 10 or more tackles ...
John Talley has 26 PBUs in his career - the sixthmost
in Duke history ... three of the Blue Devils’
next four games are on the road and four of the
next five are against teams currently ranked.

Florida State
Drew Weatherford completed
16 of 32 passes for
175 yards and Gary
Cismesia kicked two field
goals as FSU opened the season with a 13-10
win over Miami ... LB Buster Davis had a gamehigh
12 tackles, including two QB sacks, as the
Seminoles limited the Hurricanes to 134 total
yards in offense ... Lorenzo Booker is 12th on
the FSU career rushing list with 1,770 yards ...
Weatherford has thrown for 175 or more yards
in 12 of his last 13 games ... Cismesia has made
26 of 35 field goal attempts in his career (.742)
... FSU’s next three games are all at home where
the Noles are 152-22-2 (.869) under Bowden.

Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets opened
their 2006 season with a
14-10 loss to No. 2 Notre
Dame Saturday ... Reggie
Ball completed 12 of 24 for 140 yards and one
TD against the Irish ... Ball is 15th among ACC
career total offense leaders (7,600) and 18th in
all-time passing yardage (6,448) ... Ball is 52
yards shy of becoming only the fourth player in
ACC history to pass for 6,500 yards and rush for
1,000 yards ... WR Calvin Johnson is 10th on
Tech’s all-time reception list (110) and fifth in
receiving yardage (1,836); Johnson is averaging
73.4 yards receiving per game in his career
good for third among active NCAA players.

Maryland
Lance Ball ran for 89 yards
and one TD and Keon
Lattimore added 86 yards
and two scores in
Saturday’s 27-14 win over
William & Mary ... Ball is seven yards shy of
1,000 yards for his career, has scored a TD in
four straight games and over his last five games
is averaging 114.2 yards rushing per outing ...
Sam Hollenbach completed nine of 15 passes
for 153 yards Saturday and 79 yards shy of
reaching 3,000 for his career ... LB Wesley
Jefferson had a game-high 11 tackles, including
one QB sack as the Terps limited William &
Mary to 84 yards rushing ... Ralph Friedgen is
42-20 in his sixth year in College Park.

Miami
Miami is the longest-tenured
team in the AP Top
25 having been ranked
106 consecutive weeks ...
senior PK Jon Peattie has made 53 of 73 career
field goal attempts (.726) and leads all active
players nationally in career scoring and is fifth
among Miami career scoring leaders with 276
points ... RB Tyrone Moss is 13th among school
career rushing leaders with 1,657 yards ... since
1999, the Hurricanes have scored 57 touchdowns
on various returns - the top figure in the
country ... the Hurricanes have limited opponents
to under 200 yards in total offense in eight
of their last 16 games.

North Carolina
QB Joe Dailey completed
24 of 36 passes for 234
yards and a touchdown in
Saturday’s 21-16 loss to
Rutgers ... Dailey completed 15 of his first 16 attempts
in the second half and added 44 yards
rushing and one TD as the Tar Heels out-gained
the Scarlet Knights 403-to-362 in total yardage
... UNC has won three of its last four games against
AP-ranked opponents in Kenan Stadium ... WRs
Brooks Foster and Hakeem Nicks, who entered
Saturday's game with zero career receptions,
combined for 18 receptions for 183 yards against
Rutgers ... Foster had 11 catches for 120 yards
while Nicks had 63 yards on seven catches.

NC State
Andre Brown rushed for
125 yards and one TD as
NC State limited visiting
Appalachian State to six
first downs and 133 total yards in Saturday’s
23-10 win ... the victory extended the Wolfpack’s
winning streak to four in a row ... John Deraney
had five of his seven punts downed inside the
20-yard line … NC State’s three penalties for 20
yards was the fewest for the Wolfpack since a
2002 game against Virginia ... senior LB Patrick
Lowery led State with 11 tackles … Marcus Stone
is 6-1 as the Wolfpack’s starting QB ... over his
last seven games TB Andre Brown is averaging
107.1 rushing.

Virginia
The Cavaliers opened their
2006 season with a 38-13
loss at Pittsburgh Saturday
... Christian Olsen completed
17 of 34 passes for
133 yards ... Fontel Mines had two catches for
25 yards and extended his reception streak to
12 straight games ... TE Tom Santi had a career
high seven receptions against the Panthers ...
Ghris Gould's 48-yard field goal in the opening
quarter was the first attempt of his career marking
the longest field goal made in the first attempt
of a player's career in UVa history ... the
Cavaliers return home for a pair of non-conference
games versus Wyoming (S9) and Western
Michigan (S16).

Virginia Tech
In his first collegiate start,
sophomore quarterback
Sean Glennon completed 15
of 18 for 222 yards and
three TDs as the Hokies opened the 2006 season
with a 38-0 win over visiting Northeastern before
a school-record 66,233 fans ... Glennon is
ranked third nationally in passing efficiency
(230.8) ... Virginia Tech scored three touchdowns
in its first nine plays and have won 23 straight
games when scoring first ... the Hokies have won
32 of 33 games in September since the start of
the 1997 season ... Tech blocked two kicks against
the Huskies and now have 100 blocks in Frank
Beamer’s 228 games as a head coach.

Wake Forest
Micah Andrews rushed for 142 yards on 20 carries as Wake Forest opened the 2006 season with a 20-10 win over Syracuse Saturday night ... Andrews went over the 100-yard mark for the fourth time in his career ... Wake Forest has won six in a row against Duke - the longest win streak by the Deacons against an ACC foe ... Wake amassed 35:09 in time of possession against
Syracuse , limiting the Orange to 11 first downs and 136 yards in total offense ... QB Ben Mauk completed 14 of 21 passes for 105 yards and one TD before leaving the game with a broken right arm and a dislocated right shoulder.

 
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ACC Football This Week #2 - 9/09/06
NC State is looking to start 2-0 for the first time since 2002 when the Wolfpack started the season with nine straight victories.
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