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ACC Football This Week - 10/01/05

Posted Friday, September 30, 2005

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Two conference games - Virginia at Maryland and Clemson at Wake Forest - highlight an eight-game Week 5 schedule ... led by third-ranked Virginia Tech, six ACC teams are ranked in both polls, including three in the Top 10 ... the ACC is 14-5 in non-league play, including a 2-0 mark against ranked opponents ... seven of the first 12 league games have been decided by seven points or less, including four by four points or less and two in overtime ... 30 of the league’s first 39 games have been televised ... Clemson is the first team in ACC history to play in back-toback overtime games ... four of Clemson’s last 15 games have been decided in overtime ... Maryland LB D’Qwell Jackson is second nationally in tackles per game (14.5) and NC State’s Stephen Tulloch is second in tackles for losses (2.8) ... with 354 career victories in 40 seasons Bobby Bowden is the alltime winningest coach in Division IA history ... Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer is third among active Division IA coaches with 181 wins ... Clemson’s Charlie Whitehurst is 12th among ACC career passing (7,982) and total offense (8,092) leaders ... Wake Forest’s Chris Barclay is 19th among ACC career rushing leaders with 3,261 while Georgia Tech’s P.J. Daniels is 29th (2,792) ... Virginia’s Connor Hughes is 19th on the league’s career scoring list with 257 points while teammate Wali Lundy is 23rd with 246 points ... Boston College’s Will Blackmon leads all active Division IA players in kickoff return yardage (2,413) ... Virginia Tech has out-scored their last three opponents 141-to-7 ... NC State’s Jay Davis has passed for 200 yards or more in 10 of his last 11 games.

Saturday, October 1st
Navy (0-2)
at Duke (1-3, 0-2 ACC)

1:00 pm
Wallace Wade Stadium (33,941)
The Series: Navy leads 17-12-5
Navy leads 5-4-1 in Durham, N.C.
The Coaches: Paul Johnson: 20-19-0 (4) at Navy; 82-29-0 overall (9)
Ted Roof: 5-15-0 (3) at Duke; 5-15-0 overall (3)
Game Preview: Navy travels to Wallace Wade Stadium to face Duke for the first time since 1997 when the Blue Devils posted a 26-17 victory over the Midshipmen...each team has garnered five victories in the last 10 games with both teams winning a pair of games in Durham during that span...Duke is looking to post back-to-back wins at home for the first-time since 2003 when the Blue Devils defeated
Western Carolina and Rice...the Blue Devils own a mark of 6-7-0 against non-conference opponents over the last four years
Last Time Out: Last year, despite playing turnover free ball for the second consecutive week, Duke fell to Navy 27-12 in Annapolis, Md.,...Navy’s Aaron Polanco broke a 6-6 tie with a 28-yard TD run giving the Midshipmen the lead for good...Polanco posted 259 yards of total offense including two TDs...Duke’s Cedric Dargan rushed for 114 yards and Matt Brooks connected on FGs of 29 and 35 yards.
EXTRA: The Blue Devils are allowing 125.7 fewer yards per game than in 2004 and are ranked 27th nationally in total defense (300.8) … junior CB John Talley has eight career interceptions and is eighth all-time in ACC annals with 207 career interception return yards … over his last two games sophomore TB Justin Boyle has rushed for 157 yards and two TDs and averaged 5.4 yards per carry … in his first two collegiate games, true freshman QB Zach Asack has completed 65 per cent of his passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns … Chris Davis is fourth in the ACC in punt returns (9.2) and fifth in kickoff returns (18.8).

Utah (3-1, 1-1 Mt. West)
at North Carolina (1-2, 1-1 ACC)

1:35 pm
Kenan Stadium (60,000)
The Series: Utah leads 1-0-0
First meeting in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Coaches: Kyle Whittingham: 3-1-0 (1) at Utah; 3-1-0 overall (1)
John Bunting: 20-32-0 (5) at North Carolina; 58-46-2 overall (10)
Game Preview: North Carolina and Utah will square-off for the second-straight year, and for the first-time in Kenan Stadium, on Saturday afternoon...the Tar Heels are hosting their second non-conference opponent in the last three weeks dropping their first contest to Wisconsin 14-5...the Tar Heels own a mark of 7-11-0 in non-conference games under head coach John Bunting...North Carolina allowed just 13 yards rushing to NC State last week and is giving up just over 100 yards per game (100.3) through the first three games this season, while Utah is averaging 182.3 rushing yards per contest in 2005.
Last Time Out: Last year in Salt Lake City, Utah defeated North Carolina 46-16 in the first-ever meeting between both squads...Ute QB Alex Smith threw for four TDs and ran for another as he tallied 341 yards in the air to lead Utah to victory...UNC’s Madison Hedgecock rushed for a pair of TDs and Matt Baker saw time against the Utes going 6-for-13 for 54 yards and an INT.
EXTRA: North Carolina's Barrington Edwards ran for a career-high 129 yards and a touchdown and Matt Baker threw for 177 yards and two TDs in Saturday's 31-24 win over NC State … Baker is second in the ACC in total offense (246.7), passing yardage (246.0) and first in yards per completion (15.7) … WR Jarwarski Pollock is second among UNC career reception leaders (157) and seventh in receiving yardage (1,735) ... Pollock is nine catches shy of becoming UNC's all-time reception leader … UNC's schedule is ranked as the nation's sixth-toughest by the Sagarin Computer ... UNC’s next five opponents are a combined 13-4 (76.5).

Clemson (2-2, 1-2 ACC)
at Wake Forest (1-3, 0-1 ACC)

ESPNU; 3:30 pm
Groves Stadium (31,500)
The Series: Clemson leads 54-15-1
Clemson leads 19-8-1 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The Coaches: Tommy Bowden: 46-31-0 (7) at Clemson; 64-35-0 overall (9)
Jim Grobe: 23-28-0 (5) at Wake Forest; 56-61-1 overall (11)
Game Preview: Wake Forest welcomes Clemson to Groves Stadium for a 3:30 pm kickoff on ESPNU...the Tigers have won nine of the last 13 in the series with four of last six games being decided by nine points or less...the Demon Deacons won the last meeting at home but its Clemson who has been victorious in nine of the last 11 on the Deacs home turf...after winning the first two games of the season, Clemson has dropped two straight, overtime decisions...Wake Forest is 1-2 at home this season and is looking for its first conference win of 2005.
Last Time Out: Last year it took double overtime as Clemson downed Wake Forest 37-30 on opening day for both teams...Charlie Whitehurst threw an 11-yard TD pass to Kyle Browning in the second OT to lift Clemson to victory...Whitehurst finished the game 20-of-41 for 288 yards and 2 TDs...Chris Barclay led the Wake Forest rushing attack with 179 yards on 29 carries including a 50-yard TD run...WF registered 410 yards of total offense while Clemson posted 371.
EXTRA: Wake Forest's Micah Andrews (120.8) and Chris Barclay (118.7) rank 1-2 among ACC rushing leaders … Barclay is averaging 6.4 yards per carry while Andrews averages 6.0 yards per attempt … Barclay is 19th on the ACC career rushing list with 3,261 yards and is 157 yards shy of 4,000 all-purpose yards … the Deacons lead the ACC and are 16th nationally in rushing offense (230.5) … freshman PK Sam Swank has made seven of his nine field goal attempts and is 16th nationally in field goals per game (1.8) … senior P Ryan Plackemeier is second among ACC career punting leaders (44.30).
Eight of Clemson’s last nine games have been decided by seven points or less ... three of the Tigers' next four games are on the road against ACC opponents … senior QB Charlie Whitehurst is 12th among ACC career leaders in both total offense (8,092) and passing yardage (7,982) … junior PK Jad Dean has made 11 of 12 field goal attempts and leads the ACC in scoring (10.5) … Dean has converted
23 of 27 career field goal attempts (.852) … the Tigers have had only one turnover in the first four games and are third nationally in fewest penalties per game (3.3) ... four of Clemson’s last 15 games have been decided in overtime.

#18 Virginia (3-0, 1-0 ACC)
at Maryland (2-2, 1-1 ACC)

JP/Raycom; 12:00 pm
Byrd Stadium (51,500)
The Series: Maryland leads 39-28-2
Maryland leads 19-10-2 in College Park, Md.
The Coaches: Al Groh: 33-21-0 (5) at Virginia; 59-61-0 overall (11)
Ralph Friedgen: 38-16-0 (5) at Maryland; 38-16-0 overall (5)
Game Preview: Virginia makes its first conference road trip of 2005 traveling to Maryland in the JP/Raycom ACC Game of the Week at 12:00 pm...Virginia had won nine straight in the series from 1992 to 2000 but both teams have split the last four games winning on their home field...Virginia starts the season 3-0 for the second consecutive year, while Maryland looks for back-to-back wins in the same season for the first time since the beginning of last year when the Terps downed Northern Illinois and Temple...Virginia and Maryland rank three-four in total offense in the ACC at 393.3 and 360.8 yards per game, respectively.
Last Time Out: Last year, Virginia registered a 16-0 victory over Maryland in Charlottesville marking the first shutout of the Terrapins in three seasons...the duo of Alvin Pearman and Wali Lundy each rushed for more than 100 yards while the Cavalier defense held the Terps to just 51 yards rushing...Marques Hagans threw for 114 yards in the win...TE Vernon Davis paced Maryland with 104 receiving yards.
EXTRA: Virginia's QB Marques Hagans threw for 174 yards and four TDs in Virginia's 38-7 victory over Duke Saturday … Hagans has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 11 of his last 15 games and over his last four games is averaging 229.3 yards per game in total offense … Kai Parham had a game-high 12 tackles, including two for losses, against the Blue Devils and is tied for sixth nationally in QB sacks (1.33) … PK Connor Hughes has made 49 of 61 career field goal attempts (.803) and is 19th among ACC career scoring leaders with 257 points … the Cavaliers have been ranked in 21 consecutive AP polls.
Maryland's Keon Lattimore ran for a career-high 76 yards on 15 carries and Josh Wilson returned a fumble 20 yards for a touchdown as the Terps snapped a two-game losing streak with a 22-12 win at Wake Forest Saturday … senior LB D'Qwell Jackson is second in the nation in tackles (14.5) and has 368 career tackles … junior QB Sam Hollenbach has completed 62.2 percent of his passes for a league-high 965 yards and leads the ACC in total offense (247.2) … the last Terp to lead the ACC in total offense was Scott Milanovich in 1993 … junior PK Dan Ennis has made all nine of his career field goal attempts.

#3 Virginia Tech (4-0, 3-0 ACC)
at West Virginia (4-0, 1-0 Big East)

ESPN: 12:00 pm
Mountaineer Field (65,155)
The Series: West Virginia leads 28-21-1
West Virginia leads 16-8-0 in Morgantown, W.Va.
The Coaches: Frank Beamer: 139-77-2 (19) at Va. Tech; 181-100-4 overall (25)
Rich Rodriguez: 32-20-0 (5) at West Virginia; 77-56-2 overall (12)
Game Preview: In the 33rd consecutive meeting between these two squads, Virginia Tech travels to West Virginia in a game shown nationally on ESPN at 12:00 pm...the Hokies won last year’s contest and eight of the last 11 meetings including three of the last five games played in Morgantown...Virginia Tech has posted a +9 turnover margin through the first four games of the season, while the Hokie defense had gone 10 straight quarters without giving up a point before Georgia Tech’s third quarter TD last week...Virginia Tech has not allowed more than 100-yards rushing in three consecutive games...the Hokies own an average margin of victory of 34.5 this season, while West Virginia has won its four games by an average of 13.3 points.
Last Time Out: Last year, Virginia Tech hung on to a 19-13 victory over West Virginia in front of 65,115 fans at Lane Stadium...Brandon Pace connected on 4-of-5 FG opportunities and Vincent Fuller returned a block FG 74-yards for the TD in the Hokies’ win...Virginia Tech’s Mike Imoh rushed for 115 yards on 30 carries.
EXTRA: Virginia's QB Marques Hagans threw for 174 yards and four TDs in Virginia's 38-7 victory over Duke Saturday … Hagans has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 11 of his last 15 games and over his last four games is averaging 229.3 yards per game in total offense … Kai Parham had a game-high 12 tackles, including two for losses, against the Blue Devils and is tied for sixth nationally in QB sacks (1.33) … PK Connor Hughes has made 49 of 61 career field goal attempts (.803) and is 19th among ACC career scoring leaders with 257 points … the Cavaliers have been ranked in 21 consecutive AP polls.

Ball State (0-3, 0-1 MAC)
at #21 Boston College (3-1, 1-1 ACC)

1:00 pm
Alumni Stadium (44,500)
The Series: Boston College leads 2-0-0.
Boston College leads 1-0-0 in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
The Coaches: Brady Hoke: 6-20-0 (3) at Ball State; 6-20-0 overall (3)
Tom O’Brien: 60-40-0 (9) at Boston College; 60-40-0 overall (9)
Game Preview: In just the third overall meeting and for the second time in Chestnut Hill, Ball State travels to Boston College for a 1:00 pm kickoff at Alumni Stadium...the Eagles return home after collecting their first-ever ACC victory with a 16-13 overtime win in Death Valley...since 1999, Boston College has compiled a non-conference home record of 15-1 winning five straight...over the last seven years, the Eagles have gone 29-5 (.853) in out of conference play including bowl games...BC is looking to improve to 4-1 for the second year in a row and for the fourth time under Tom O’Brien.
Last Time Out: Last year in a rare Thursday night season opener for both teams, Boston College posted a 19-11 victory over Ball State in Muncie, Ind.,...BC’s Will Blackmon returned a kickoff 96 yards for a TD, but it was the Eagle defense that stole the show racking up five QB sacks and allowing just 64 yards on the ground...L.V. Whitworth rushed for 129 yards and a TD in the win for the Eagles.
EXTRA: Making his second career start in place of injured senior Quinton Porter, Matt Ryan finished 24-of-42 for 221 yards as the Eagles
posted their first ACC victory, defeating Clemson 16-13 on Brian Toal's 1-yard TD run in overtime … the BC defense limited Clemson to 251 yards, had three QB sacks, and did not allow the Tigers to convert a single third down (0 for 11) … Will Blackmon leads all active Division-IA players in career kickoff return yardage (2,310) … Blackmon has 2,795 yard21s via returns (kick/punt/interception) in his career … the Eagles lead the ACC and are second nationally in rushing defense (54.8).

Syracuse (1-2, 0-1 Big East)
at #6 Florida State (3-0, 2-0 ACC)

ABC; 3:30 pm
Doak Campbell Stadium (82,300)
The Series: Florida State leads 4-1-0
Florida State leads 1-0-0 in Tallahassee, Fla.
The Coaches: Greg Robinson: 1-2-0 (1) at Syracuse; 1-2-0 overall (1)
Bobby Bowden: 281-70-4 (30) at FSU; 354-102-4 overall (40)
Game Preview: Florida State and Syracuse square-off for just the second time in Tallahassee and for the sixth time overall in a game shown regionally on ABC...after dropping the first game in the series, Florida State has won four straight including the only previous meeting at Doak Campbell Stadium, a 46-14 win in 1991...three of the four wins by the Seminoles have been by 28 points or more with their largest margin of victory of 32 coming in ‘91...Florida State has compiled a mark of 17-3 at home dating back to the 2002 season...the Seminoles have not given up a point in the second half this year, outscoring their opponents 63-0.
Last Time Out: Last year, Leon Washington rushed for a career-high 164 yards and scored on runs of 21 and 45 yards in the second half as FSU rallied past Syracuse 17-13 in the Carrier Dome...Lorenzo Booker registered 85 yards on the ground as the Seminoles tallied 258 rushing yards for the game while limiting the Orange to just 58.
EXTRA: The Seminoles are ranked sixth in this week's AP poll and seventh by the coaches … FSU has been ranked in 59 consecutive AP polls … over his last two games freshman QB Drew Weatherford has completed 61 percent of his passes for 585 yards and four touchdowns … freshman WR Greg Carr has six catches for 138 yards and has had two TD receptions in each of his first two career games … with 354 career victories in 40 seasons Bobby Bowden is the all-time winningest coach in Division I-A history ... the Seminoles are 189-21-2 under Bobby Bowden in Doak-Campbell Stadium.

South Florida (3-1, 1-0 Big East)
at #9 Miami (2-1, 1-1 ACC)

ESPNU; 8:00 pm
Orange Bowl (72,319)
The Series: First meeting in the series
First meeting in Miami, Fla.
The Coaches: Jim Leavitt: 58-34-0 (9) at South Florida; 58-34-0 overall (9)
Larry Coker: 46-7-0 (5) at Miami; 46-7-0 overall (5)
Game Preview: Miami welcomes South Florida to the Orange Bowl in the first meeting between the two teams in a game shown on ESPNU at 8:00 pm...the Hurricanes, winners of two straight, are playing in the second of a three straight home games...over the last 10 years, Miami has posted a non-conference home record of 21- 6 with only one loss being registered in the last five years, a span of 14 games...after losing its season-opener, USF has won three straight outscoring the opposition 113-31...the Bulls only loss in 2005 came on the road at Penn State...the Hurricanes are +3 in turnover margin in their two wins this season.
Last Time Out: This is the first meeting between both teams...last week Miami and South Florida were both victories each winning on its home field...Miami defeated Colorado 28-3 for its second straight win over the Buffaloes...South Florida opened Big East conference play with a 45-14 upset victory over No. 9 Louisville.
EXTRA: Miami's QB Kyle Wright threw for a career-high 264 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's 23-3 win over Colorado … on the year Wright has completed 56 percent of his passes for 648 yards and three TDs … SS Brandon Meriweather made 12 tackles and had an interception in the win and is fifth in the ACC in tackles (9.7) … WR Sinorice Moss had 111 yards receiving on five catches against
Colorado and is ninth in the ACC in receiving yardage (57.0) … since 1990, Miami is 105-9 against unranked opponents … Larry Coker is 46-7 (.868) in his fifth season as the Hurricanes' head coach … four of Miami’s next five games are at home.

By the Numbers
0 - Points allowed in the second half by Florida State through the Seminoles’ first three games.
1 - Clemson and Virginia Tech have only had one turnover in their first four games.
2 - Clemson is the first team in ACC history to play in back-to-back overtime games ... four of the Tigers’ last 15 games have been decided in overtime
2 - Florida State freshman WR Greg Carr has two touchdown receptions in each of his past two games.
2 - Georgia Tech junior CB Kenny Scott has scored a touchdown on each of his two career interceptions.
5 - NC State tailback Toney Baker has scored five touchdowns and is second among all freshmen nationally in scoring per game (10.0)
6 - Virginia Tech is 6-0 in league road games since joining the league in 2004.
6 - Led by third-ranked Virginia Tech, six ACC teams are ranked in both polls, including three in the Top 10
7 - Seven of the first 12 league games have been decided by seven points or less, including three by four points or less and two in overtime .
7 - Points allowed by Virginia Tech over its last three games marking the lowest point total allowed over a three-game span since Florida State did do during the 1993 season.
8 - ACC teams are 8-4 (.667) in league road games in 2005.
10 - Georgia Tech is tied for the lead nationally with 10 interceptions ... the Yellow Jackets had 10 interceptions in 12 games all of last year.
11.0 - NC State is fourth nationally in tackles for losses, averaging 11.0 TFLs per game.
14.5 - Maryland’s D’Qwell Jackson is tied for lead nationally in tackles per game (14.5).
15.7 - North Carolina QB Matt Baker leads the ACC in yards per completion (15.7).
18 - Yards needed by Clemson’s Charlie Whitehurst to become only the 12th quarterback in ACC history to reach the 8,000-yard mark in career passing yardage.
22 - Miami’s Hurricanes are 22-5 in their last 26 games against AP-ranked foes.
30 - 30 of the league’s first 39 games have been televised.
46 - Miami’s Larry Coker is 46-7 (.867) in his fifth season as the Hurricanes head coach.
54 - Since 1999, Miami has scored more touchdowns (54) on various returns (punts, kickoffs, fumbles or interceptions) than any team in the nation.
62.7 - Career completion percentage of Virginia quarterback Marques Hagans ... Hagans has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 11 of his last 15 games and over his last four games is averaging 229.3 yards per game in total offense.
77.6 - Through the first three weeks of the 2005 season, ACC placekickers have made good on 77.6 percent of their field goal attempts (66 of 85).
171.8 - Virginia Tech’s Marcus Vick leads the ACC in passing efficiency (171.8) and has thrown a league-high seven TDs ... the ACC single-season passing efficiency record is 170.5 set by NC State’s Phillip Rivers in 2003.
247.2 - Maryland QB Sam Hollenbach has thrown for a league-high 965 yards and leads the ACC in total offense (247.2) … the last Terp to lead the ACC in total offense was Scott Milanovich in 1993.
270 - Combined receiving yards this past week by Miami WR Sinorice Moss and his brother Santana of the NFL’s Washington Redskins ... the brothers combined for 270 yards and three touchdowns on 10 receptions ... Santana had five catches for 159 yards in Monday’s 14-13 win over Dallas while Sinorice had 111 yards and one score on five receptions in Saturday’s 23-3 win over Colorado.
2,310 - Boston College’s Will Blackmon leads all active Division IA players in kickoff return yardage (2,310).
3,261 - Wake Forest’s Chris Barclay is 19th on the ACC’s career rushing list with 3,261 yards

2005 ACC Football Attendance
School G Total Average
Boston College ... 2 ...... 84,666........ 42,333
Clemson ............. 3 .... 238,000........ 79,333
Duke .................. 2 ...... 35,140........ 17,570
Florida State ...... 2 .... 163,499........ 81,750
Georgia Tech ...... 2 ...... 95,229........ 47,615
Maryland ........... 2 .... 103,050........ 51,525
Miami ................ 1 ...... 51,228........ 51,228
North Carolina ... 1 ...... 60,000........ 60,000
NC State ............ 3 .... 170,947........ 56,982
Virginia .............. 2 .... 122,265........ 61,133
Virginia Tech ...... 2 .... 130,230........ 65,115
Wake Forest ....... 3 ...... 80,969........ 26,990
ACC Totals ..... 25 . 1,335,223 ........ 53,409

Superlatives
INDIVIDUAL
YARDS RUSHING 254 by Micah Andrews, Wake Forest vs. Vanderbilt, 9/1
RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 34 by Micah Andrews, Wake Forest vs. Vanderbilt, 9/1
RUSHING TDs: 4 by Chris Barclay, Wake Forest vs. East Carolina, 9/17
LONG RUN: 70 by Michael Johnson, Virginia vs. Syracuse, 9/17
LONG SCORING RUN:100 by Ronnie Drummer, Duke vs. East Carolina, 9/3
YARDS PASSING: 342 by Drew Weatherford, Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
PASSES ATTEMPTED: 55 by Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson vs. Miami, 9/17
PASSES COMPLETED: 31 by Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson vs. Miami, 9/17
PASSING PCT (min. 10 comp.): 81.8 by Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson vs. Maryland, 9/10
TD PASSES: 4 by Marques Hagans, Virginia vs. Duke, 9/24
LONG PASS: 87 by Matt Baker, North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech, 9/10
LONG SCORING PASS: 87 by Matt Baker, North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech, 9/10
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS: 346 by Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson vs. Miami, 9/17
OFFENSIVE PLAYS: 60 by Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson vs. Miami, 9/17
TD RESPONSIBILITY: 4 by Chris Barclay, Wake Forest vs. East Carolina, 9/17 & by Marques Hagans, Virginia vs. Duke, 9/24
LONG SCORING PLAY: 100 by Ronnie Drummer, Duke vs. East Carolina, 9/3
RECEIVING YARDAGE: 158 by Vernon Davis, Maryland vs. West Virginia, 9/17
RECEPTIONS: 9 by Chris Davis, Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
TD RECEPTIONS: 2 on five occasions
PUNTING AVERAGE (min. 3 punts) 49.7 by Adam Podlesh, Maryland vs. Wake Forest, 9/24
LONG PUNT: 61 on three occasions
INTERCEPTION RETURN YARDS: 59 by A.J. Nicholson, Florida State vs. Boston College, 9/17
LONG INTERCEPTION RETURN: 41 by Josh Gattis, Wake Forest vs. Nebraska, 9/10
PUNT RETURN YARDAGE: 81 by Josh Morgan, Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 9/10
PUNT RETURNS: 6 by Willie Idlette, Wake Forest vs. East Carolina, 9/17 & by Brandon Tate, UNC vs. NC State, 9/24
LONG PUNT RETURN: 47 by Chansi Stuckey, Clemson vs. Texas A&M, 9/3
KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGE: 138 by by Darrell Blackman, NC State vs. North Carolina, 9/24
KICKOFF RETURNS: 5 by Chris Barclay, Wake Forest vs. Nebraska, 9/10
LONG KICKOFF RETURN: 100 by Ronnie Drummer, Duke vs. East Carolina, 9/3
POINTS SCORED: 24 by Chris Barclay, Wake Forest vs. East Carolina, 9/17
TOUCHDOWNS SCORED: 4 by Chris Barclay, Wake Forest vs. East Carolina, 9/17
POINT AFTER TDs: 7 by Gary Cismesia, Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
FIELD GOALS MADE: 6 by Jad Dean, Clemson vs. Texas A&M, 9/3
LONG FIELD GOAL: 51 by Sam Swank, Wake Forest vs. Nebraska, 9/10

TEAM
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDAGE: ............................................................................................... 629 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
OFFENSIVE PLAYS: ............................................... 90 by Boston College vs. Florida State, 9/17 & by Boston College vs. Clemson, 9/24
POINTS SCORED: ................................................................................................................ 62 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
FIRST DOWNS: .................................................................................................................................. 29 by Maryland vs. Navy, 9/3
RUSHING YARDAGE: ........................................................................................................... 407 by Wake Forest vs. East Carolina, 9/17
RUSHING ATTEMPTS: ........................................................................................................ 65 by Wake Forest vs. East Carolina, 9/17
RUSHING TDs: ...................................................................................................................... 5 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
PASSING YARDAGE: .............................................................................................................. 485 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
PASSES ATTEMPTED: ....................................................................................................................... 55 by Clemson vs. Miami, 9/17
PASSES COMPLETED: ............................................................. 31 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10 & by Clemson vs. Miami, 9/17
PASSING TDs: .......................................................................... 4 by NC State vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/17 & by Virginia vs. Duke, 9/24
MOST PENALTIES: ............................................................................................................................... 14 by Miami vs. Clemson, 9/17
MOST PENALTY YARDS: ................................................................................................................... 117 by Miami vs. Clemson, 9/17
MOST SACKS: ................................................................................................................................. 9 by Florida State vs. Miami, 9/5
MOST SACK YARDAGE: ................................................................................................................. 61 by Florida State vs. Miami, 9/5
MOST FUMBLES CAUSED BY OPPONENTS: ................................................................................................... 6 by Duke vs. VMI, 9/17
MOST FUMBLES RECOVERED: ........................................................................................... 3 by NC State vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/17
MOST INTERCEPTIONS: .................................................................................................................. 4 by Georgia Tech vs. Auburn, 9/3
FEWEST TOTAL YARDS ALLOWED: ................................................................................................. 35 by Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 9/10
FEWEST YARDS RUSHING ALLOWED: ................................................................................................ 8 by Boston College vs. BYU, 9/3
FEWEST YARDS PASSING ALLOWED: .............................................................................................. 22 by Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 9/10
FEWEST FIRST DOWNS ALLOWED: ......................................... 5 by Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 9/10 & by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
HIGHEST PCT. THIRD DOWN CONV.: ...................................................................................... .692 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
LOWEST PCT. THIRD DOWN CONV. ALLOWED: ........................................................................ .000 by Boston College vs. Clemson, 9/24


Top Games - Individuals
Total Offense
346 Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson vs. Miami ...... S17
340 Reggie Ball, Georgia Tech vs. UNC ............. S10
315 Drew Weatherford, FSU vs. The Citadel ...... S10
296 Jay Davis, NC State vs. Virginia Tech ............ S4
293 Sam Hollenbach, Md. vs. West Virginia ...... S17
289 Matt Baker, UNC vs. Georgia Tech .............. S10
283 Matt Baker, UNC vs. Wisconsin ................... S17
270 Kyle Wright, Miami vs. Colorado ................ S24
263 Sam Hollenbach, Maryland vs. Clemson .... S10
255 Marques Hagans, UVa vs. Syracuse ........... S17
Rushing Yardage
254 Micah Andrews, WF vs. Vanderbilt ............... S1
210 Chris Barclay, WF vs. East Carolina ............ S17
149 Mario Merrills, Maryland vs. Navy ............... S3
142 Micah Andrews, WF vs. East Carolina ........ S17
139 Tyrone Moss, Miami vs. Clemson ................ S17
129 Barrington Edwards, UNC vs. NC State ...... S24
116 Andre Callender, BC vs. Clemson ................ S24
114 P.J. Daniels, Georgia Tech vs. Connecticut .. S17
113 Justin Boyle, Duke vs. VMI ......................... S17
111 P.J. Daniels, Georgia Tech vs. Auburn ........... S3
Passing Yardage
342 Drew Weatherford, FSU vs. The Citadel ...... S10
320 Reggie Ball, Georgia Tech vs. UNC ............. S10
311 Jay Davis, NC State vs. Virginia Tech ............ S4
291 Sam Hollenbach, Md. vs. West Virginia ...... S17
288 Sam Hollenbach, Maryland vs. Clemson .... S10
288 Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson vs. Miami ...... S17
281 Matt Baker, UNC vs. Wisconsin ................... S17
280 Matt Baker, UNC vs. Georgia Tech .............. S10
264 Kyle Wright, Miami vs. Colorado ................ S24
257 Jay Davis, NC State vs, North Carolina ....... S24
Receiving Yardage
158 Vernon Davis, Maryland vs. West Virginia .. S17
140 Vernon Davis, Maryland vs. Clemson ......... S10
137 Greg Olsen, Miami vs. Florida State ............. S5
131 Damarius Bilbo, Georgia Tech vs. UNC ....... S10
125 Chris Davis, Florida State vs. The Citadel ... S10
123 Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech vs. VaTech .... S24
114 Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech vs. UNC ........ S10
113 De’Cody Fagg, FSU vs. The Citadel ............. S10
111 Sinorice Moss, Miami vs. Colorado ............. S24
109 Ottowa Anderson, UVa vs. W. Michigan ....... S3
All-Purpose Yardage
287 Michah Andrews, WF vs. Vanderbilt ............. S1
210 Chris Barclay, WF vs. East Carolina ............ S17
179 Cedric Peerman, UVa vs. W. Michigan .......... S3
173 Darrell Blackman, NC State vs. UNC .......... S24
171 Vernon Davis, Maryland vs. Clemson ......... S10
169 Jo Jo Walker, Maryland vs. Navy .................. S3
158 Vernon Davis, Maryland vs. West Virginia .. S17
151 Darrell Blackman, NCS vs. Virginia Tech ...... S4
150 Andre Callender, BC vs. Clemson ................ S24
149 Mario Merrills, Maryland vs. Navy ............... S3
Pass Receptions
9 Chris Davis, FSU vs. The Citadel ................. S10
8 Damarius Bilbo, Georgia Tech vs. UNC ....... S10
8 Will Blackmon, BC vs. Brigham Young ......... S3
8 Tramain Hall, NC State vs. Virginia Tech ...... S4
8 Greg Olsen, Miami vs. Florida State ............. S5
7 De’Cody Fagg, FSU vs. The Citadel ............. S10
7 Chansi Stuckey, Clemson vs. Miami ........... S17
7 Deyon Williams, Virginia vs. Syracuse ....... S17
6 T.J. Williams, NC State vs. North Carolina ... S24
6 Derrick Fenner, Md. vs. West Virginia ......... S17
6 Chris Davis, WF vs. East Carolina ............... S17
6 Vernon Davis, Md. vs. Nebraska ................. S10
6 Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech vs. UNC ........ S10
6 T.J. Williams, NC State vs. Virginia Tech ....... S4
6 Chris Davis, Wake Forest vs. Vanderbilt ........ S1
6 Pat Clark, Georgia Tech vs. Auburn .............. S3

Top Games - Teams
Total Offense
629 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
476 Wake Forest vs. East Carolina .................... S17
475 NC State vs. Eastern Kentucky .................. S17
475 Virginia Tech vs. Ohio ................................ S17
475 Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina ................ S10
Rushing Yardage
407 Wake Forest vs. East Carolina .................... S17
274 Wake Forest vs. Vanderbilt ........................... S1
271 Virginia vs. Syracuse ................................. S17
235 Duke vs. VMI ............................................. S17
218 Virginia Tech vs. Ohio ................................ S17
Passing Yardage
485 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
353 Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina ................ S10
311 NC State vs. Virginia Tech ............................ S4
291 Maryland vs. West Virginia ........................ S17
289 Boston College vs. Army ............................ S10
Points Scored
62 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
54 NC State vs. Eastern Kentucky .................. S17
51 Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech ................... S24
45 Virginia Tech vs. Ohio ................................ S17
45 Virginia Tech vs. Duke ............................... S10
First Downs
29 Maryland vs. Navy ...................................... S3
27 Boston College vs. Army ............................ S10
26 Wake Forest vs. Vanderbilt ........................... S1
25 Boston College vs. Clemson ....................... S24
25 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
Total Defense
35 Virginia Tech vs. Duke ............................... S10
91 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
170 Miami vs. Florida State ............................... S5
179 Duke vs. VMI ............................................. S17
189 Virginia Tech vs. Ohio ................................ S17
Rushing Defense
8 Boston College vs. Brigham Young .............. S3
13 North Carolina vs. NC State ....................... S24
13 Boston College vs. Florida State ................ S17
13 Virginia Tech vs. Duke ............................... S10
26 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
Passing Defense
22 Virginia Tech vs. Duke ............................... S10
65 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
67 Georgia Tech vs. Connecticut ..................... S17
74 Miami vs. Florida State ............................... S5
86 Maryland vs. West Virginia ........................ S17
Punt Return Yards
115 Virginia Tech vs. Duke ............................... S10
79 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
74 North Carolina vs. NC State ....................... S24
53 Clemson vs. Texas A&M ............................... S3
52 Duke vs. VMI ............................................. S17
Kickoff Return Yards
138 NC State vs. North Carolina ....................... S24
127 Wake Forest vs. Maryland .......................... S24
112 Duke vs. East Carolina ................................. S3
111 Maryland vs. Clemson ............................... S10
101 Virginia vs. Western Michigan ..................... S3

Players of the Week
OFFENSIVE BACK
S6 Micah Andrews ................................. Wake Forest
S12 Reggie Ball ...................................... Georgia Tech
S19 Tyrone Moss ............................................... Miami
OFFENSIVE LINE
S6 Brad Honeycutt ................................ Georgia Tech
S12 Will Montgomery ............................ Virginia Tech
S19 Vernon Davis ......................................... Maryland
DEFENSIVE LINE
S6 Kamerion Wimbley .......................... Florida State
D’Qwell Jackson ................................... Maryland
S12 Gaines Adams ......................................... Clemson
S19 Kai Parham .............................................. Virginia
DEFENSIVE BACK
S6 Aaron Rouse .................................... Virginia Tech
S12 Roland Minor .................................. Virginia Tech
S19 A.J. Nicholson .................................. Florida State
SPECIALIST
S6 Jad Dean ................................................. Clemson
S12 Nick Watkins ........................................... Clemson
S19 Connor Hughes ........................................ Virginia
ROOKIE
S6 James Davis ............................................ Clemson
S12 Drew Weatherford ............................ Florida State
S19 Kenny Phillips ........................................... Miami

 
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