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ACC Football This Week - 10/06/05

Posted Wednesday, October 5, 2005

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Four conference games highlight a seven-game Week 6 schedule ... six ACC teams are ranked in this week’s coaches’ poll, five in the AP poll ... for the second consecutive week an ACCrecord three teams - Virginia Tech, Florida State and Miami - ranked in the Top 10 of both polls ... the ACC is 19-6 in non-league play, including a 2-0 mark against ranked opponents ... eight of the first 14 league games have been decided by seven points or less, including five by four points or less and two in overtime ... 35 of the league’s first 46 games have been televised ... with 355 career victories in 40 seasons Bobby Bowden is the all-time winningest coach in Division IA history ... Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer is third among active Division IA coaches with 182 wins ... Maryland LB D’Qwell Jackson is second nationally in tackles per game (14.4) and NC State’s Stephen Tulloch is sixth (13.3) ... Clemson’s Charlie Whitehurst is 10th among ACC career passing (8,394) and total offense (8,296) leaders ... Wake Forest’s Chris Barclay is 15th among ACC career rushing leaders (3,366), Georgia Tech’s P.J. Daniels is 29th (2,792) ... Virginia’s Connor Hughes is 17th on the league’s career scoring list with 272 points, teammate Wali Lundy is 23rd with 246 points ... Boston College’s Will Blackmon leads all active Division IA players in kickoff return yardage (2,310) ... Clemson’s Jad Dean leads all active placekickers in career field goal percentage (86.2) ... Wake Forest’s Ryan Plackemeier is the ACC’s all-time leading punter (44.5) ... NC State’s Jay Davis has passed for 200 yards or more in 10 of his last 11 games ... Florida State’s Drew Weatherford leads all freshmen nationally in passing yardage (824).

Thursday, October 6th
NC State (1-2, 0-2 ACC)
at #23 Georgia Tech (3-1, 1-1 ACC)

ESPN; 7:30 pm
Bobby Dodd Stadium (55,000)
The Series: Georgia Tech leads 16-8-0
Georgia Tech leads 10-2-0 in Atlanta, Ga.
The Coaches: Chuck Amato: 40-25-0 (6) at NC State; 40-25-0 overall (6)
Chan Gailey: 24-18-0 (4) at Georgia Tech; 48-29-0 overall (7)
Game Preview: NC State travels to Georgia Tech Thursday evening in a game shown nationally on ESPN at 7:30 pm...it marks the second meeting between both teams on Thursday night; NC State won the first game in Raleigh 30-23 in overtime, the only OT game of the series...the Yellow Jackets have won four in a row with all four games decided by 10 points or less...GT has also won nine of the last 10
games including seven in a row in games played at Bobby Dodd Stadium...NC State’s last win in Atlanta came in 1988, a 14-6 decision...Georgia Tech has played a game on Thursday in 13 straight seasons (19 total games, a 7-12 record, 6-7 at home)...the Wolfpack are 3-3 under Chuck Amato following an off-week.
Last Time Out: Last year, Reggie Ball threw a 1-yard pass to Levon Thomas for the game-winner as Georgia Tech scored 17 fourth quarter points in a 24-14 victory at NC State...GT’s Rashaun Grant rushed for a career-high 122 yards in the win...Jay Davis threw for 234 yards with three INTs...both teams registered an INT return for a TD.
EXTRA: Four of the Wolfpack's next six games are on the road … over his last two games TB Toney Baker has scored five touchdowns and is second among all freshmen nationally in scoring per game (10.0) ... senior QB Jay Davis has passed for 200 yards or more in 10 of his last 11 games and over that span has thrown for 2,575 yards and 13 TDs … sophomore Darrell Blackman leads the ACC in kickoff returns (35.5) and all-purpose yardage (156.3) … as a team, NC State is averaging 33.8 yards per kickoff return … junior LB Stephen Tulloch is sixth nationally in tackles (13.3) and second in tackles for loss (2.8).
The Yellow Jackets have allowed opponents to complete only 46.2 percent of their passes and are tied for second nationally with 10 interceptions … TB P.J. Daniels is third in the ACC and 32nd nationally in rushing (94.0) … Daniels is 29th among ACC career rushing leaders with 2,792 yards … WR Calvin Johnson has five career 100-yard games, leads the ACC in receiving yards per game (94.5) and is
averaging 18.4 yards per catch in his career … QB Reggie Ball is fourth among Tech career passing leaders (5,523) and fifth in passing yardage (4,780) ... sophomore PK Travis Bell has made good on 20 of 25 career field goal attempts (80.0).

Saturday, October 8th
Wake Forest (2-3, 1-1 ACC)
at #4 Florida State (4-0, 2-0 ACC)

JP/Raycom; 12:00 pm
Doak Campbell Stadium (82,300)
The Series: Florida State leads 20-2-1
Florida State leads 14-1-1 in Tallahassee, Fla.
The Coaches: Jim Grobe: 24-28-0 (5) at Wake Forest; 57-61-1 overall (11)
Bobby Bowden: 282-70-4 (30) at FSU; 355-102-4 overall (40)
Game Preview: Florida State welcomes Wake Forest to Doak Campbell Stadium Saturday afternoon in the JP/Raycom ACC Game of the Week at 12:00 pm...the Seminoles have won 13 straight over the Demon Deacons, tied for the second longest winning streak in the league, and have not lost to Wake Forest since joining the ACC in 1992...the Deacs last win in the series came in 1973, while their last victory in Tallahassee was a 22-20 decision in 1959...FSU enters the game ranked No. 4, its highest ranking in the nation since opening the 2004 season at Miami at No. 4...Wake Forest boosts the best rushing offense in the league averaging 211.2 yards per game and has the top two rushers in the league in Chris Barclay and Micah Andrews.
Last Time Out: Last year, Xavier Beitia kicked a 22-yard FG with 1:03 to play give Florida State a 20-17 road victory over Wake Forest...Wake took a 14-3 halftime lead converting a pair of Seminole turnovers into TDs...FSU’s Leon Washington led all rushers with 80 yards...WF’s Cory Randolph threw for 91 yards and rushed for 60.
EXTRA: Florida State's fFreshman QB DrewWeatherford passed for 234 yards and three TDs in Saturday's 38-14 win over Syracuse ... over his last three games Weatherford has completed 62 percent of his passes for 807 yards and seven touchdowns … Weatherford leads all freshmen nationally in passing yardage (874) ... after having only two sacks in their last two games, the Seminoles had seven sacks against the Orange and are tied for second nationally in QB sacks (5.0) ... FSU is ranked fourth in this week's AP poll and has been
ranked in 60 consecutive AP polls ... five different players have caught at least one TD pass.
Wake Forest's Cory Randolph threw a six yard TD pass to Kevin Marion with 33 seconds left to lift Wake Forest past Clemson Saturday 31-27 … making his first start of the season at QB, Randolph competed 20-for-25 passes for 222 yards and a career best three TD passes - matching his entire season total of a year ago … senior TB Chris Barclay ran for 105 yards against the Tigers and moved into 15th place on the ACC career rushing list with 3,366 yards … Barclay is 45 yards shy of 4,000 all-purpose yards in his career … senior
P Ryan Plackemeier is the ACC's all-time leading punter (44.47).

Duke (1-4 0-2 ACC)
at #8 Miami (3-1, 1-1 ACC)

ESPNU; 3:30 pm
Orange Bowl (72,319)
The Series: Series tied 1-1-0
Duke leads 1-0-0 in Miami, Fla.
The Coaches: Ted Roof: 5-16-0 (3) at Duke; 5-16-0 overall (3)
Larry Coker: 47-7-0 (5) at Miami; 47-7-0 overall (5)
Game Preview: Duke makes its second trip to the Orange Bowl to face-off against Miami in a 3:30 pm kickoff on ESPNU...after dropping the opening game of the 2005 season, the Canes have won three straight including two in a row at home...the Blue Devils are facing their third ranked opponent of the season and are seeking their first road victory in 2005...Duke converted a season best 12-of-20 on third down last week vs. Navy and sits third in the ACC with a 44.3% conversion rate...Miami is second in the league in holding opponents to a 23.9% success rate on third down...Miami and Duke are 8th and 9th, respectively in red zone offense in the ACC.
Last Time Out: In 1983, Miami used a 35-point second half to down Duke 56-17 in Durham...QB Bernie Kosar led the Miami passing attack throwing for 250 yards and two TDs including a 72-yard strike to Ed Brown...Ben Bennett led Duke with 162 passing yards...the Hurricanes tallied 613 yards of total offense in the win...the Blue Devils forced six Miami turnovers in the game while committing three.
EXTRA: In becoming the first true freshman to start at QB since Steve Slayden did so against Army on Sept. 29, 1984, Zack Asack completed 12 of 16 passes for 111 yards and added 58 yards and one TD rushing in a 28-21 Duke loss to visiting Navy Saturday … on the year Asack has completed 70 percent of his passes (23-of-33) for 236 yards and two TDs and has added 90 yards and one score rushing … junior CB John Talley has nine career interceptions - tops among active players in the ACC … sophomore TB Justin Boyle
leads the team in rushing (277) and is second in the ACC with five rushing touchdowns.
Miami's Tyrone Moss ran 22 times for 89 yards and matched a career-high with three TDs in Saturday's 27-7 win over South Florida … Miami has won 12 of its last 13 games against teams from the state of Florida since 2000 … Moss leads the ACC in rushing TDs (6) and is fourth in yardage (92.2) … SS Brandon Meriweather is tied for sixth in the ACC in tackles (8.5) … the Canes have allowed only 4.25 yards per pass attempt and lead the nation in passing efficiency (80.2) … since 1990, Miami is 106-9 against unranked opponents … Kelly Jennings leads the ACC and is tied for 10th nationally in passes defended (1.5).

North Carolina (2-2, 1-1 ACC)
at #22 Louisville (3-1, 0-1 Big East)

WHAS-TV; 4:30 pm
Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium (42,000)
The Series: Series tied 2-2-0
North Carolina leads 1-0-0 in Louisville, Ky.
The Coaches: John Bunting: 21-32-0 (5) at North Carolina; 59-46-2 overall (10)
Bobby Petrino: 23-6-0 (3) at Louisville; 23-6-0 overall (3)
Game Preview: North Carolina is coming off consecutive wins for the second time in the last seven games and is looking for three straight victories for the first time since 2001 when the Tar Heels started 0-3 and ran off five straight wins en route to a berth in the Peach Bowl...UNC defeated Louisville 17-10 in 1995 in the only meeting on the Cardinals’ home turf...North Carolina has held Louisville to just 10 points in each of the two wins in the series...the Cardinals have averaged 36.0 points in their two wins against the Tar Heels...North Carolina forced a season-high four fumbles against Utah and currently leads the league in forced fumbles with seven.
Last Time Out: Last year, Louisville came into Kenan Stadium and left with a 34-0 victory as TB Eric Shelton ran for three TDs as the Cardinals outgained the Tar Heels 455-222 in total offense...Louisville forced three UNC turnovers in the win...QB Matt Baker went 4-for-7 for 65 yards and Jarwarski Pollock made five catches for 37 yards.
EXTRA: North Carolina's Matt Baker threw for 267 yards and two TDs as UNC posted its second-straight win, 31-17, over Utah Saturday … Baker has thrown for 260 or more yards in three of his first four starts and is third in the ACC in passing yards per game (251.2) and first in yards per completion (16.0) … freshman Brandon Tate ran back the game's opening kickoff 96 yards for a TD and on the year is averaging 46.8 yards on four kickoff returns and 9.0 yards on 16 punt returns … the Tar Heels lead the ACC and are third nationally in kickoff returns (33.9) … UNC's schedule is ranked as the nation's second-toughest by the Sagarin Computer.

Marshall (2-2, 1-1 C-USA)
at #3 Virginia Tech (5-0, 3-0 ACC)

ESPN 360; 12:00 pm
Lane Stadium (65,155)
The Series: Virginia Tech leads 6-2-0
Virginia Tech leads 3-0-0 in Blacksburg, Va.
The Coaches: Mark Snyder: 2-2-0 (1) at Marshall; 2-2-0 overall (1)
Frank Beamer: 140-77-2 (19) at Va. Tech; 182-100-4 overall (25)
Game Preview: Virginia Tech takes its 19 game non-conference home winning streak into Saturday’s game as the Hokies welcome Marshall to Lane Stadium in a game broadcasted on ESPN 360 at 12:00 pm...the Hokies and Thundering Herd first met in 1913 but this game marks only the second meeting between the two teams since 1953...Virginia Tech is 5-0 to start a season for the sixth time in the last seven years...the Hokies have turned the ball over just once in 2005 and have given up the fewest red zone TDs in the ACC with two in 10 chances...Virginia Tech has outscored the opposition 96-7 in two games at home this season.
Last Time Out: In a 2002 ESPN Thursday night telecast in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech posted a 47-21 victory as TBs Kevin Jones and Lee Suggs combined for 324 yards rushing and 5 TDs...VT outrushed Marshall 395-34 while forcing three Herd turnovers...Marshall threw for 442 yards in the game with 233 coming in the fourth.
EXTRA: Virginia Tech's QB Marcus Vick completed 15 of 17 passes for 177 yards and two TDs and rushed for a career-high 74 yards and
another score in Saturday's 34-17 win over previously unbeaten West Virginia 34-17 … Vick leads the ACC and is second nationally in passing efficiency (179.8) and over his last four games has completed 74.2 of his passes (52-of-70) for 772 yards and eight TDs … the Hokies have turned the ball over only once this season and are second nationally in turnover margin (+2.20) … after having only four catches for 59 yards over the first four games, Eddie Royal had six receptions for 71 yards and one TD against the Mountaineers.

#25 Virginia (3-1, 1-1 ACC)
at #17 Boston College (4-1, 1-1 ACC)

ABC; 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: Al Groh: 33-22-0 (5) at Virginia; 59-62-0 overall (11)
Tom O’Brien: 61-40-0 (9) at Boston College; 61-40-0 overall (9)
Game Preview: In just the third overall meeting and for the second time in Chestnut Hill, Virginia travels to Boston College for a 1:00 pm contest shown regionally on ABC...the Eagles defeated the Cavaliers 20-13 back in 1963 in Virginia’s only visit to Alumni Stadium...BC starts the season 4-1 for the second straight year and for the third time in the last five...the Eagles registered 400+ yards of total offense for the second time this season while recording no less than 365 yards in all five games...Virginia has tallied 400+ yards of total offense in three of its first four games in 2005...the Cavaliers have the third highest scoring offense (32.2) in the ACC.
Last Time Out: BC and Virginia last squared-off at the 1994 Carquest Bowl in Miami, Fla., a 31-13 Eagle victory...QB Glenn Foley threw for 391 yards and three TDs as BC posted 557 yards of total offense...BC led 17-13 at the half but shutout the Cavs in the second half...Jerrod Washington and Charles Way each scored a rushing TD for UVa.
EXTRA: Starting for the second straight week in place of injured senior Quinton Porter, Boston College's QB Matt Ryan ran for a pair of first-half scores and completed 21 of 29 passes for 206 yards and another score in Saturday's 38-0 win over Ball State … the 17th-ranked Eagles finish with six straight games against ACC opponents … over the last two games, BC has allowed only two of 25 thirddown conversions (8%) … Will Blackmon leads all active Division-IA players in career kickoff return yardage (2,310) … the Eagles lead the ACC and rank second nationally in rushing defense (53.0), allowing 2.0 yards per rush attempt.
Virginia's Marques Hagans threw for a career-high 270 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns in Saturday's 45-33 loss at Maryland … over his last five games Hagans is averaging 248.4 yards per game in total offense and has accounted for 11 touchdowns …senior PK Connor Hughes has made 53 of 65 career field goal attempts (81.5) and is 17th among ACC career scoring leaders with 272 points … junior TB Michael Johnson is averaging 6.3 yards per carry and leads the team in rushing with 204 yards and is ninth nationally in kickoff returns (31.8) … the Cavaliers are second in the ACC and 17th nationally in third down conversions (48.3).

Maryland (3-2, 2-1 ACC)
at Temple (0-5)

1:00 pm
Lincoln Financial Field (68,532)
The Series: Maryland leads 5-0-0
Maryland leads 2-0-0 in Philadelphia, Pa.
The Coaches: Ralph Friedgen: 39-16-0 (5) at Maryland; 39-16-0 overall (5)
Bobby Wallace: 19-65-0 (8) at Temple; 101-101-1 overall (18)
Game Preview: In just the sixth meeting between the two teams, Temple welcomes Maryland to Philadelphia, Pa., for the third time in the series...the first four meetings between the two teams were decided by ten points or less while the first two meetings at Temple were decided by six and three points, respectively...Maryland posted the only shutout of the series, a 6-0 victory in the Terrapins last visit to Temple in 1999...Maryland scored 45 points in last week’s win over Virginia, its highest point output since a 55-21 victory over Duke in the fourth game of last year...the Terps start the season 3-2 for the fourth straight year.
Last Time Out: Last year, Maryland registered a 45-22 victory over Temple in College Park...Sammy Maldonado posted the first 100-yard rushing game of his career with 106 yards on the ground and a pair of 1-yard TD runs...Joel Statham threw for 268 yards on 18-of-25 passing for two TDs...the Terps took a 28-0 halftime lead en route to finishing the game with 200+ yards in the air and on the ground.
EXTRA: Maryland's Lance Ball ran for a career high 163 yards and two TDs and Maryland totaled 33 first downs and 570 yards en route to a 45-33 win over No. 19 Virginia Saturday … over the last two games, Ball and sophomore Keon Lattimore have combined to rush for 336 yards and five TDs and average 5.2 yards per carry … the Terps are 4-4 in their last eight games against ranked opponents … junior QB Sam Hollenbach has thrown for 215-or-more yards in four of his five games and leads the ACC in total offense (266.4) and is second in passing efficiency (147.9) … the last Terp to lead the ACC in total offense was Scott Milanovich in 1993.

By the Numbers
1 - Virginia Tech leads the nation with only one turnover in its first five games.
2 - Georgia Tech junior CB Kenny Scott has scored a touchdown on each of his two career interceptions.
3 - For the second-straight week, an ACC record-tying three teams - Virginia Tech (3), Florida State (4), Miami (9) - are ranked in the Top 10.
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 Coaches Poll, including three in the Top 10.
8 - ACC teams are 8-6 (.571) in league road games in 2005.
10 - Georgia Tech is tied for second nationally with 10 interceptions ... the Yellow Jackets had 10 interceptions in 12 games all of last year.
11.0 - NC State is third nationally in tackles for losses, averaging 11.0 TFLs per game.
11 - Clemson’s Charlie Whitehurst is tied with Mayland’s Scott Milanovich (1992-95) for third place in ACC history with 11 career 300-yard passing games.
13 - Virginia Tech has won 13 straight regular season games.
14.4 - Maryland’s D’Qwell Jackson is second nationally in tackles per game (14.4).
16.0 - North Carolina QB Matt Baker has thrown for 260 yards or more in three of his first four starts and leads the ACC in yards per completion (16.0).
35 - 35 of the league’s first 46 games have been televised.
46.4 - Through its first four games, North Carolina is allowing 117.0 yards rushing per game - a 46 percent improvement over last year’s 218.4 per game yield.
47 - Miami’s Larry Coker is 47-7 (.870) 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.
61.6 - Career completion percentage of Virginia quarterback Marques Hagans ... Hagans is averaging 248.4 yards per game in total
offense over his last five games.
69.6 - Duke true freshman QB Zack Asack has completed 69.6 percent of his passes (23-of-33) for 236 yards and two touchdowns.
77.5 - Through the first five weeks of the 2005 season, ACC placekickers have made good on 77.5 percent of their field goal attempts (83-of-107).
135.96 - Career passing efficiency rating of Virginia quarterback Marques Hagans ... Hagans ranks 13th among ACC career passing efficiency leaders.
179.8 - Virginia Tech’s Marcus Vick leads the ACC and is second nationally in passing efficiency (179.8) and has thrown a league-high nine TDs ... the ACC single-season passing efficiency record is 170.5 set by NC State’s Phillip Rivers in 2003.
201.8 - Passing efficiency rating of Virginia Tech’s Marcus Vick over the last four games ... Vick has completed 52 of 70 passes for 772 yards and eight touchdowns with one interception.
240 - Duke junior CB John Talley is fourth on the ACC's all-time interception return yardage list with 240 yards ... Talley leads active ACC players with nine career interceptions.
266.4 - Maryland QB Sam Hollenbach has thrown for 215-or-more yards in four of his five starts in 2005 and leads the ACC in total offense (266.4).
2,310 - Boston College’s Will Blackmon leads all active Division IA players in kickoff return yardage (2,310).
3,366 - Wake Forest’s Chris Barclay is 15th on the ACC’s career rushing list with 3,366 yards

2005 ACC Football Attendance
School G Total Average
Florida State ...... 3 .... 247,216........ 82,405
Clemson ............. 3 .... 238,000........ 79,333
Virginia Tech ...... 2 .... 130,230........ 65,115
Virginia .............. 2 .... 122,265........ 61,133
NC State ............ 3 .... 170,947........ 56,982
North Carolina ... 2 .... 110,000........ 55,000
Miami ................ 2 .... 109,536........ 54,768
Maryland ........... 3 .... 155,706........ 51,902
Georgia Tech ...... 2 ...... 95,229........ 47,615
Boston College ... 3 .... 124,828........ 41,609
Wake Forest ....... 4 .... 113,122........ 28,281
Duke .................. 3 ...... 50,386........ 16,795
ACC Totals ..... 32 . 1,667,465 ........ 52,108

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.): 88.2 by Marcus Vick, Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia, 10/1
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 & by Danny Melendez, Maryland vs. Virginia, 10/1
TD RECEPTIONS: 2 on five occasions
PUNTING AVERAGE (min. 3 punts): 52.0 by Ryan Plackemeier, Wake Forest vs. Clemson, 10/1
LONG PUNT: 74 by Ryan Plackemeier, Wake Forest vs. Clemson, 10/1
INTERCEPTION RETURN YARDS: 59 by A.J. Nicholson, Florida State vs. Boston College, 9/17
LONG INTERCEPTION RETURN: 42 by Lovon Ponder, Miami vs. South Florida, 10/1
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: 149 by Brandon Tate, North Carolina vs. Utah, 10/1
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: 33 by Maryland vs. Virginia, 10/1
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: 4 by North Carolina vs. Utah, 10/1
MOST INTERCEPTIONS: 4 by Georgia Tech vs. Auburn, 9/3 & by Miami vs. South Florida, 10/1
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
343 Sam Hollenbach, Md. vs. Virginia ............... O1
340 Reggie Ball, Georgia Tech vs. UNC ............. S10
325 Marques Hagans, UVa vs. Maryland ........... O1
315 Drew Weatherford, FSU vs. The Citadel ...... S10
302 Charlie Whitehurst, Clem. vs. Wake Forest ... O1
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
Rushing Yardage
254 Micah Andrews, WF vs. Vanderbilt ............... S1
210 Chris Barclay, WF vs. East Carolina ............ S17
163 Lance Ball, Maryland vs. Virginia ............... O1
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
Passing Yardage
342 Drew Weatherford, FSU vs. The Citadel ...... S10
320 Sam Hollenbach, Md. vs. Virginia ............... O1
320 Reggie Ball, Georgia Tech vs. UNC ............. S10
311 Jay Davis, NC State vs. Virginia Tech ............ S4
304 Charlie Whitehurst, Clem. vs. Wake Forest ... O1
291 Sam Hollenbach, Md. vs. West Virginia ...... S17
288 Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson vs. Miami ...... S17
288 Sam Hollenbach, Maryland vs. Clemson .... S10
281 Matt Baker, UNC vs. Wisconsin ................... S17
280 Matt Baker, UNC vs. Georgia Tech .............. S10
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 Danny Melendez, Md. vs. Virginia .............. O1
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
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
167 Lance Ball, Maryland vs. Virginia ............... O1
158 Vernon Davis, Maryland vs. West Virginia .. S17
152 Brandon Tate, North Carolina vs. Utah ........ O1
151 Darrell Blackman, NCS vs. Virginia Tech ...... S4
Pass Receptions
9 Danny Melendez, Maryland vs. Virginia ..... O1
9 Chris Davis, FSU vs. The Citadel ................. S10
8 Damarius Bilbo, Georgia Tech vs. UNC ....... S10
8 Greg Olsen, Miami vs. Florida State ............. S5
8 Tramain Hall, NC State vs. Virginia Tech ...... S4
8 Will Blackmon, BC vs. Brigham Young ......... S3
7 Chansi Stuckey, Clemson vs. Wake Forest .... O1
7 Chansi Stuckey, Clemson vs. Miami ........... S17
7 Deyon Williams, Virginia vs. Syracuse ....... S17
7 De’Cody Fagg, FSU vs. The Citadel ............. S10

Top Games - Teams
Total Offense
629 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
570 Maryland vs. Virginia ................................. O1
512 Florida State vs. Syracuse .......................... O1
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
250 Maryland vs. Virginia ................................. O1
235 Duke vs. VMI ............................................. S17
Passing Yardage
485 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
396 Florida State vs. Syracuse .......................... O1
353 Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina ................ S10
320 Maryland vs. Virginia ................................. O1
311 NC State vs. Virginia Tech ............................ S4
Points Scored
62 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
54 NC State vs. Eastern Kentucky .................. S17
51 Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Tech ................... S24
45 Maryland vs. Virginia ................................. O1
45 Virginia Tech vs. Ohio ................................ S17
45 Virginia Tech vs. Duke ............................... S10
First Downs
33 Maryland vs. Virginia ................................. O1
29 Boston College vs. Ball State ...................... O1
29 Maryland vs. Navy ...................................... S3
28 Clemson vs. Wake Forest ............................ O1
27 Boston College vs. Army ............................ S10
Total Defense
35 Virginia Tech vs. Duke ............................... S10
91 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
159 Boston College vs. Ball State ...................... O1
170 Miami vs. Florida State ............................... S5
174 Miami vs. South Florida ............................. O1
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
69 Miami vs. South Florida ............................. O1
74 Miami vs. Florida State ............................... S5
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
150 Virginia vs. Maryland ................................. O1
149 North Carolina vs. Utah .............................. O1
138 NC State vs. North Carolina ....................... S24
127 Wake Forest vs. Maryland .......................... S24
112 Duke vs. East Carolina ................................. S3

Players of the Week
OFFENSIVE BACK
S6 Micah Andrews ................................. Wake Forest
S12 Reggie Ball ...................................... Georgia Tech
S19 Tyrone Moss ............................................... Miami
S26 Barrington Edwards ...................... North Carolina
OFFENSIVE LINE
S6 Brad Honeycutt ................................ Georgia Tech
S12 Will Montgomery ............................ Virginia Tech
S19 Vernon Davis ......................................... Maryland
S26 Jeff King .......................................... Virginia Tech
DEFENSIVE LINE
S6 Kamerion Wimbley .......................... Florida State
D’Qwell Jackson ................................... Maryland
S12 Gaines Adams ......................................... Clemson
S19 Kai Parham .............................................. Virginia
S26 Kai Parham .............................................. Virginia
Brian Toal ..................................... Boston College
DEFENSIVE BACK
S6 Aaron Rouse .................................... Virginia Tech
S12 Roland Minor .................................. Virginia Tech
S19 A.J. Nicholson .................................. Florida State
S26 Brandon Meriweather ................................ Miami
SPECIALIST
S6 Jad Dean ................................................. Clemson
S12 Nick Watkins ........................................... Clemson
S19 Connor Hughes ........................................ Virginia
S26 Adam Podlesh ....................................... Maryland
ROOKIE
S6 James Davis ............................................ Clemson
S12 Drew Weatherford ............................ Florida State
S19 Kenny Phillips ........................................... Miami
S26 Trey Covington ...................................... Maryland
Branden Albert ........................................ Virginia

 
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