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ACC Football This Week - Week 8 10/20/05

Posted Thursday, October 20, 2005

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Five conference games highlight a sixgame Week 8 schedule ... five ACC teams are ranked in this week’s polls ... the ACC has four teams - Virginia Tech (3), Miami (6), Florida State (11), Boston College (13) - ranked among the top 13 teams in the AP poll for the first time ever ... the ACC is 22-7 in nonleague play, including a 2-1 mark against ranked opponents ... 42 of the league’s first 56 games have been televised ... Maryland LB D’Qwell Jackson leads the nation in tackles per game (14.4) ... Clemson’s Charlie Whitehurst is 10th among ACC career passing (8,394) and total offense (8,296) leaders ... Wake Forest’s Chris Barclay is 13th among ACC career rushing leaders (3,582), Georgia Tech’s P.J. Daniels is 29th (2,910) ... Virginia’s Connor Hughes has made 58 of 70 career field goal attempts and is 14th on the league’s career scoring list with 291 points, teammate Wali Lundy is 22nd with 252 points ... Boston College’s Will Blackmon leads all active Division IA players in kickoff return yardage (2,458) and is 46 yards shy of totaling 3,000 career yards in kickoff and punt returns ... Wake Forest’s Ryan Plackemeier is the ACC’s all-time leading punter (44.7), Maryland’s Adam Podlesh is seventh (43.5) ... Florida State’s Drew Weatherford has thrown for over 300 yards three times this season and leads all freshmen nationally in passing yardage (1,602) and TD passes (11) ... Miami has been ranked in 96 consecutive AP polls ... the Hurricanes lead the nation in total
defense (227.2), pass defense (127.2) and passing efficiency defense (75.4) ... Virginia Tech is first in scoring defense (9.0) while NC State leads in kickoff returns (35.6).

Thursday, October 20
#3 Virginia Tech (6-0, 3-0 ACC)
at Maryland (4-2, 2-1 ACC)

ESPN; 7:30 pm
Byrd Stadium (51,500)
The Series: Maryland leads 15-12-0
Maryland leads 4-2-0 in College Park, Md.
The Coaches: Frank Beamer: 141-77-2 (19) at Va. Tech; 183-100-4 overall (25) Ralph Friedgen: 40-16-0 (5) at Maryland; 40-16-0 overall (5)
Game Preview: Virginia Tech and Maryland square-off for the second straight year in ESPN’s Thursday night football...the Hokies have won two straight in the series with both victories coming in Blacksburg, while Maryland has won nine of the last 12...this is only the second meeting between the two teams in the last 12 years...in 23 of the 27 meetings, the losing team has been held to nine points or less...Virginia Tech is looking to go 7-0 for the first time since 2002 when the Hokies started 8-0...Maryland as won three straight - its longest streak since winning five in a row to close the 2003 season...Virginia Tech has allowed just one TD in the last 11 quarters of ACC play...the Terps have recorded two straight 200+ yard rushing games.
Last Time Out: Last year, Virginia Tech posted a 55-6 victory outrushing the Terrapins 239 to 56 in Blacksburg...the Hokies used four first half turnovers to take a 41-3 halftime lead...Cedric Humes led all rushers with 85 yards, while Mike Imoh tallied a pair of rushing TDs...the Terps’ Sam Hollenbach went 5-for-8 for 53 yards.
EXTRA: The Hokies have won 14 straight regular season games and are ranked third in both the AP and coaches polls ... Marcus Vick has completed 68 percent of his passes for 1,043 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Tech has turned the ball over only twice this season and is second nationally in turnover margin (+2.00) … Brandon Pace has made 32 of 39 career field goal attempts (82.1) ... Tech is 6-0 in league road games since joining the league in 2004 ... the Hokies have out-scored their opponents 236-to-54 ... TE Jeff King has
scored four touchdowns on 15 receptions this season.
Maryland has won three in a row and is averaging 210.7 yards rushing over that span … QB Sam Hollenbach has thrown for 215-or-more yards in five of his six games and leads the ACC in total offense (264.3), is third in passing efficiency (144.0) and is averaging 7.5 yards per play - the top figure among ACC quarterbacks … TE Vernon Davis has had 13 receptions of 20 yards or more and is averaging 20.4
yards per catch ... sophomore Lance Ball leads the team in rushing with 346 yards and is averaging 5.3 yards per carry ... LB D'Qwell Jackson is the nation’s leading tackler, averaging 14.4 tackles per game.

Saturday, October 22
#23 Virginia (4-2, 2-2 ACC)
at North Carolina (2-3, 1-1 ACC)

JP/Raycom Sports; 12:00 pm
Kenan Stadium (60,000)
The Series: North Carolina leads 55-50-4
North Carolina leads 28-10-3 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The Coaches: Al Groh: 34-23-0 (5) at Virginia; 60-63-0 overall (11) John Bunting: 21-33-0 (5) at North Carolina; 59-47-2 overall (10)
Game Preview: North Carolina welcomes 23rd-ranked Virginia to Kenan Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the JP/Raycom ACC Game of the Week...in the South’s oldest rivalry, the Tar Heels and Cavaliers are meeting for the 110th time, the most played series in the ACC...Virginia has won three in a row and 15 of the last 20 in the series...North Carolina is unbeaten in six of the last 10 games vs. the Cavs at home...both teams have averaged 879.8 yards of total offense over the last four games...Virginia has posted back-to-back games of 500+ yards of total offense, while registering three straight 200+ rushing games...the Tar Heels are looking for consecutive home victories for just the fourth time in the last four years.
Last Time Out: Last year, UVa downed UNC 56-24, tallying the most points against an ACC opponent since 1996...the Cavs scored on their first six offensive possessions as TB Wali Lundy scored the first three TDs...Marquis Weeks tied an ACC record with a 100-yard kickoff return...Matt Baker was 8-of-9 for 171 yards and a TD to pace UNC.
EXTRA: Virginia Marques Hagans completed 27-of-36 passes for a career-high 306 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 26-21 victory over fourth-ranked Florida State 26-21 … TE Jonathan Stupar caught five passes against FSU for 66 yards and a score … over his last seven games Hagans is averaging 253.7 yards per game in total offense and has accounted for 15 touchdowns … Hagans has a career completion percentage of 62.4 and is ranked 12th among ACC career passing efficiency leaders (136.93) … PK Connor Hughes has made 58 of 70 career field goal attempts (82.9) and is 14th on the ACC career scoring list with 291 points.
Four of the Tar Heels' next five games are in Kenan Stadium … UNC's schedule is ranked as the nation's sixth toughest by the Sagarin Computer and their next four games are against opponents who are a combined 19-6 … senior QB Matt Baker has passed for 220 or more yards in four of his first five starts and is third in the ACC in passing yards per game (245.8) and first in yards per completion (15.0) … freshman Brandon Tate is third in the ACC and sixth nationally in kickoff returns (32.2) … the Tar Heels are second in the ACC and tied for 14th nationally in QB sacks (3.2) …WR Jarwarski Pollock is second among UNC career reception leaders (160).

#11 Florida State (5-1, 3-1 ACC)
at Duke (1-6, 0-4 ACC)

ESPNU; 3:30 pm
Wallace Wade Stadium (33,941)
The Series: Florida State leads 13-0-0
Florida State leads 4-0-0 in Durham, N.C.
The Coaches: Bobby Bowden: 283-71-4 (30) at FSU; 356-103-4 overall (40) Ted Roof: 5-18-0 (3) at Duke; 5-18-0 overall (3)
Game Preview: 11th-ranked Florida State makes the trek to Durham, N.C. to face Duke in a game televised on ESPNU at 3:30 pm...the Seminoles have won all 13 games in the series, the second longest current winning streak in the ACC...Florida State has scored 44 or more points in 12 of the 13 games...the Seminoles have outscored Duke 207-54 in four games played at Duke...the Blue Devils rank third in the league in time of possession (32:02), while FSU ranks 12th (27:26)...Duke sits fourth in the ACC in pass defense averaging 182.3 yards per game...FSU has recorded three straight games of 300+ yards passing, while the Seminole defense has held the opposition to
under 100 yards rushing in four of their six games this season.
Last Time Out: Last year, FSU’s Gary Cismesia tied a school record with five FGs as the Seminoles posted a 29-7 win over Duke...QB Wyatt Sexton came off the bench and threw for 220 yards and a TD...Lorenzo Booker rushed for 130 yards on 15 carries...Duke’s Cedric Dargan scored a TD and Mike Schneider threw for 155 yards.
EXTRA: The Blue Devils have intercepted seven passes in their last six games … junior CB John Talley has 10 career interceptions - tops among active players in the ACC … Talley ranks fourth all-time in the ACC with 245 career interception return yards … TB Justin Boyle ran for 88 yards on 27 carries against Georgia Tech Saturday and leads the team in rushing with 365 yards … the Blue Devils are fourth in the ACC in passing yardage defense (182.5) … DT Clifford Respress made his first career start against Georgia Tech, becoming the fifth true freshman to start for Duke this season.
Florida State's Drew Weatherford completed 35-of-59 passes for 359 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 26-21 loss at Virginia …Weatherford leads the ACC in passing yardage (267.0) and leads all freshmen nationally in passing yards (1,602), touchdown passes
(11) and total offense (1,576) … over his last five games Weatherford has completed 62 percent of his passes and has averaged 307.0 yards passing per game … senior TB Leon Washington is 10th on FSU's career rushing list with 1,883 yards … the Seminoles lead the ACC in total offense (435.7), their highest per game average since a 549.0 mark in 2000.

NC State (2-3, 1-3 ACC)
at Wake Forest (2-5, 1-3 ACC)

3:30 pm
Groves Stadium (31,500)
The Series: NC State leads 60-32-6
NC State leads 21-12-1 in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The Coaches: Chuck Amato: 41-26-0 (6) at NC State; 41-26-0 overall (6) Jim Grobe: 24-30-0 (5) at Wake Forest; 57-63-1 overall (11)
Game Preview: Wake Forest welcomes NC State to Groves Stadium in the 99th meeting between both teams - the third most played series in the ACC...NC State has won four of the last five games, while the Deacs have tallied wins in three of the last four at home in the series...Wake Forest has rushed for 200+ yards in four of the last six games against NC State including back-to-back games of 202 yards...the Wolfpack are looking for consecutive road wins for the first time since 2002 when NC State opened the year with four straight road wins...since taking over at QB, Cory Randolph has posted the highest completion percentage (70.7) in the league...NC State leads the ACC in kickoff return yardage (35.4) and kickoff coverage allowing just 7.7 yards a return.
Last Time Out: Last year, NC State rallied from 14 points down at the half to garner a 27-21 OT victory over Wake...the Wolfpack’s T.A. McLendon finished with 139 yards on the ground and two TDs and Jay Davis threw for 244 yards...Micah Andrews rushed for two TDs and Marcus McGruder returned an INT for a TD to pace the Deacs.
EXTRA: Three of the Wolfpack’s next four games are on the road ...WR Brian Clark is averaging 22.5 yards per catch (10-for-225) ... Toney Baker is one of two ACC freshmen to lead his team in rushing (51.6) and has scored five of NC State’s 14 touchdowns this season ... QB Jay Davis has completed 61 percent of his passes for 1,165 yards and six TDs and is ninth on the school’s career passing list with 3,446 yards ... Darrell Blackman leads the nation in kickoff returns (41.6), is 23rd in all-purpose yardage (141.4) and has 10 plays of 20 or more yards, including five plays of 50+ yards.
Saturday's 35-30 loss at Boston College marked the 29th time over the last five years that the Deacons have been in a game decided by a touchdown or less … senior TB Chris Barclay is 13th on the ACC career rushing list (3,582) and 26th among career all-purpose yardage leaders (4,211) … Barclay is tied with FSU's Warrick Dunn (1993-96) for seventh place in ACC history with 37 rushing touchdowns … senior P Ryan Plackemeier is the ACC's all-time leading punter (44.66) … the Deacons are the only team in the ACC to rush for 200 or more yards per game and are 23rd nationally in rushing offense (205.4).

Georgia Tech (4-2, 2-2 ACC)
at #6 Miami (5-1, 2-1 ACC)

ABC; 12:00 pm
Orange Bowl (72,319)
The Series: Georgia Tech leads 6-4-0
Miami leads 1-0-0 in Miami, Fla.
The Coaches: Chan Gailey: 25-19-0 (4) at Georgia Tech; 49-30-0 overall (7) Larry Coker: 49-7-0 (5) at Miami; 49-7-0 overall (5)
Game Preview: Georgia Tech travels to the Orange Bowl to face sixth-ranked Miami for only the second time in a game shown regionally on ABC at 12:00 pm...the Hurricanes won the only other meeting on their home turf, 49-7 in 1967...this is just the third meeting between both teams since 1978...Georgia Tech had won four in a row in the series prior to Miami’s current two game-winning streak...the Canes have won five straight after dropping their season opener and have outscored the opposition 136-20 in the last four...the Yellow Jackets rushed for a seasonhigh 257 yards last weekend vs. Duke and have gained over 100 yards on the ground in five of six games in 2005...GT is second in the ACC in turnover margin (+7) and defensive TDs (2)...Miami is unbeaten at home this year (3-0).
Last Time Out: Last year, Miami posted a 27-3 victory as Brock Berlin threw for three TDs and TB Frank Gore rushed for 124 yards...Miami got out to a fast start taking a 20-3 halftime advantage...Kyle Wright was 4-of-6 for 24 yards...the Jackets’ Reggie Ball threw for 68 yards while Chris Woods rushed for 74...UM forced four GT turnovers.
EXTRA: Miami QB Kyle Wright threw four touchdown passes in the first 19 minutes as the Hurricanes extended their win streak to five in a row with a 34-3 victory over Temple Saturday … WR Sinorice Moss had three catches for 122 yards, including a 92-yard TD pass against the Owls and is fourth in the ACC in receiving yards per game (63.2) and second in yards per catch (21.1) … Miami is ranked sixth in both polls this week and has been ranked in 96 consecutive AP polls … in the last three games Miami has allowed opponents to complete only 35 percent of their passes (25-of-71) for 57.7 yards per outing.
Georgia Tech Reserve RB Tashard Choice rushed for a career-high 107 yards and two touchdowns as Tech snapped a two-game losing streak with a 35-10 victory over Duke Saturday … the Jackets lead the ACC and are second nationally with 14 passes intercepted
…TB P.J. Daniels is 29th among ACC career rushing leaders with 2,910 yards … QB Reggie Ball is fifth on Tech's all-time passing yardage list (5,203) and fourth in total offense (6,078) … WR Calvin Johnson has six career 100-yard games, leads the ACC in receiving yards per game (96.8) and is averaging 17.7 yards per catch in his career.

Temple (0-7)
at Clemson (3-3, 2-3 ACC)

Comcast; 12:40 pm
Memorial Stadium (81,473)
The Series: Clemson leads 1-0-0
Clemson leads 1-0-0 in Clemson, S.C.
The Coaches: Bobby Wallace: 19-67-0 (8) at Temple; 101-103-1 overall (18) Tommy Bowden: 47-32-0 (7) at Clemson; 65-36-0 overall (9)
Game Preview: Temple travels to Clemson on Saturday afternoon in a game slated to kickoff at 12:40 pm...the two teams meet for only the second time overall and for the first time since the 1991 season...this is the second non-conference opponent for the Tigers in 2005 having defeated Texas A&M at home to open the year...under Tommy Bowden at home vs. non-conference opponents, Clemson has posted a record of 13-2-0 including five straight wins...the Tigers recorded season-highs in rushing yards (243) and total offense (489) last week at NC State...five of the six games played by Clemson in 2005 have been decided by six points or less (2-3)...Temple faces an ACC opponent for the third consecutive week scoring just 10 points in the first two games (vs. MD & UM).
Last Time Out: In 1991, CU posted a 37-7 victory at home over the Owls...Temple had a 7-0 lead after the first quarter thanks to a 1-yard catch by Bryant Garvin, but the Tigers then rattled off 37 straight points...Clemson rushed for 222 yards while limiting the Owls to just 89...four Tiger defenders combined for 10 TFL and three sacks.
EXTRA: The Tigers are one of only two Division I-A teams to not have lost a fumble this season … PK Jad Dean has made 26 of 30 career field goal attempts ... James Davis ran for a career-high 143 yards in Thursday’s 31-10 win at NC State and is one of two ACC freshmen to lead his team in rushing (72.2) ... Davis has scored two touchdowns in each of his past two games ...QB Charlie Whitehurst has seven career 300-yard passing games and is eighth among ACC career passing leaders (8,532) and 10th in both total offense (8,659) ... Whitehurst has completed 29-of-46 (63.0) of his third down passes this season.

Not playing this week
Boston College
Matthew Ryan's 26-yard scoring pass to Kevin Challenger with 1:18 left in the game as the Eagles won their fourth-straight with a 35-30
win over Wake Forest Saturday … in two drives, Ryan completed 7-of-9 passes for 134 yards and two scores … LB/FB Brian Toal has scored six touchdowns this season on 20 carries and is third on the team with 36 tackles, including 5.5 TFLs … Will Blackmon leads all active Division-IA players in career kickoff return yardage (2,458) … BC leads the ACC and is ranked fifth nationally in rushing defense (77.7), their lowest rushing yield since a 70.3 per game average in 1990.

By the Numbers
0 - Virginia Tech and Clemson are the only two teams in Division I-A to not have lost a fumble this season.
2 - With Saturday’s 35-30 win over Wake Forest, Boston College became the second ACC team to become bowl eligible.
2 - Maryland’s Adam Podlesh is two punt attempts shy of leading the ACC and ranking fourth nationally in punting ... Podlesh is averaging an even 46 yards per punt this season.
3 - In five seasons under Ralph Friedgen, Maryland is 3-2 versus AP-ranked teams in Byrd Stadium ... in the prior 17 seasons to Friedgen’s arrival, the Terps were 0-32-2 vs. AP-ranked teams at home.
4 - For the first time ever, four ACC teams - Virginia Tech (3), Miami (Florida State (4), Miami (9) - are ranked in the Top 13 of the AP poll.
6 - Over the last six seasons, Georgia Tech is 6-4 versus AP-ranked opponents on the road.
6 - Virginia Tech is 6-0 in league road games since joining the league in 2004.
9.7 - Virginia Tech’s Marcus Vick is averaging 9.7 yards per pass attempt in 2005 - the third best mark in ACC history.
12 - Virginia quarterback Marques Hagans completed 27 of 36 passes for 306 yards in Saturday’s 26-21 win over No. 4 Florida State ...
Hagans is ranked 12th among ACC career passing efficiency leaders (136.93) and has a career completion percentage of 62.4.
14 - Georgia Tech leads the ACC and is second nationally with 14 interceptions.
14 - Virginia Tech has won 14 straight regular season games.
14.4 - Maryland’s D’Qwell Jackson leads all Division I-A players in tackles per game (14.4).
15.0 - North Carolina QB Matt Baker has thrown for 220 yards or more in four of his first five starts and leads the ACC in yards per completion (15.0).
17.2 - Career punt return average of Miami’s Devin Hester (32-for-551) ... the current ACC career record is 17.1 yards per return set by South Carolina’s Bobby Bryant (1964-66).
35.0 - Over its last three games Miami has allowed opponents to complete only 35 percent of their passes (25-of-71) for 57.7 yards per outing.
46 - Yards needed by Boston College’s Will Blackmon to reach the 3,000-yard mark in career kickoff and punt return yardage ... Blackmon leads all active Division IA players in kickoff return yardage (2,458).
49 - Miami’s Larry Coker is 49-7 (.875 in his fifth season as the Hurricanes head coach.
55 - Since 1999, Miami has scored more touchdowns (55) on various returns (punts, kickoffs, fumbles or interceptions) than any team in the nation.
61 - Yards needed by Wake Forest’s Chris Barclay to move past NC State’s Joe McIntosh (1981-84) and into 12th place on the ACC career rushing list ... Barclay is currently 13th with 3,582 yards.
96.8 - Georgia Tech’s Calvin Johnson is averaging 5.3 receptions and 96.8 receiving yards per game and is bidding to become the first Yellow Jacket to lead the ACC in receiving since Harvey Middleton did so in 1996.
177.2 - Virginia Tech’s Marcus Vick leads the ACC and is second nationally in passing efficiency (177.2) and has thrown a league-high 10 TD passes ... the ACC single-season passing efficiency record is 170.5 set by NC State’s Phillip Rivers in 2003.
245 - Duke junior CB John Talley is fourth on the ACC's all-time interception return yardage list with 245 yards ... Talley leads active ACC players with 10 career interceptions.
264.3 - Maryland QB Sam Hollenbach has thrown for 215-or-more yards in five of his six starts in 2005 and leads the ACC in total offense (264.3).
1,602 - Florida State QB Drew Weatherford leads all freshmen nationally with 1,602 yards passing and 11 TD passes.
4,211 - Wake Forest’s Chris Barclay is 26th among ACC career all-purpose yardage leaders with 4,211 yards.

2005 ACC Football Attendance
School G Total Average
Boston College ... 5 .... 193,746........ 38,749
Clemson ............. 3 .... 238,000........ 79,333
Duke .................. 4 ...... 67,837........ 16,959
Florida State ...... 4 .... 329,805........ 82,451
Georgia Tech ...... 3 .... 146,661........ 48,887
Maryland ........... 3 .... 155,706........ 51,902
Miami ................ 3 .... 149,851........ 49,950
North Carolina ... 2 .... 110,000........ 55,000
NC State ............ 4 .... 228,447........ 57,112
Virginia .............. 3 .... 185,371........ 61,790
Virginia Tech ...... 3 .... 195,345........ 65,115
Wake Forest ....... 4 .... 113,122........ 28,281
ACC Totals ..... 41 . 2,113,891 ........ 51,558

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: 81 by Ronnie Drummer, Duke vs. Miami, 10/8
LONG SCORING RUN: 100 by Ronnie Drummer, Duke vs. East Carolina, 9/3
YARDS PASSING: 377 by Drew Weatherford, Florida State vs. Virginia, 10/15
PASSES ATTEMPTED: 59 by Drew Weatherford, Florida State vs. Virginia, 10/15
PASSES COMPLETED: 35 by Drew Weatherford, Florida State vs. Virginia, 10/15
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 & by Kyle Wright, Miami vs. Temple, 10/15
LONG PASS: 92 by Kyle Wright, Miami vs. Temple, 10/15
LONG SCORING PASS: 92 by Kyle Wright, Miami vs. Temple, 10/15
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS: 382 by Drew Weatherford, Florida State vs. Virginia, 10/15
OFFENSIVE PLAYS: 65 by Reggie Ball, Georgia Tech vs. NC State, 10/6
TD RESPONSIBILITY: 4 on six occasions
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: 10 by Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech vs. NC State, 10/6
TD RECEPTIONS: 2 on seven 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: 101 by Devin Hester, Miami vs. Duke, 10/8
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: 48 by Devin Hester, Miami vs. Temple, 10/15
KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGE: 161 by Darrell Blackman, NC State vs. Clemson, 10/13
KICKOFF RETURNS 5 on four occasions
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 & by Jon Peattie, Miami vs. Duke, 10/8
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: 91 by Georgia Tech vs. NC State, 10/6
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 & by Maryland vs. Temple, 10/8
PASSING YARDAGE: 485 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
PASSES ATTEMPTED: 35 by Florida State vs. Virginia, 10/15
PASSING TDs: 5 by Miami vs. Duke, 10/8
MOST PENALTIES: 14 by Miami vs. Clemson, 9/17
MOST PENALTY YARDS: 123 by Florida State vs. Virginia, 10/15
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: 8 by Miami vs. Duke, 10/8
FEWEST FIRST DOWNS ALLOWED: 5 on three occasions
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
382 Drew Weatherford, Florida State vs. UVa ... O15
367 Drew Weatherford, Florida State vs. WF ...... O8
367 Reggie Ball, Georgia Tech vs. NC State ........ O6
346 Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson vs. Miami ...... S17
343 Sam Hollenbach, Maryland vs. Virginia ...... O1
340 Reggie Ball, Georgia Tech vs. UNC ............. S10
325 Marques Hagans, Virginia vs. Maryland ..... O1
315 Drew Weatherford, FSU vs. The Citadel ...... S10
305 Quinton Porter, Boston College vs. Virginia . O8
302 Marques Hagans, Virginia vs. Florida St. .. O15
302 Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson vs. WF ............ O1
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
146 Branden Ore, Virginia Tech vs. Marshall ..... O8
143 James Davis, Clemson vs. NC State ........... O13
142 Micah Andrews, WF vs. East Carolina ........ S17
139 Tyrone Moss, Miami vs. Clemson ................ S17
129 Barrington Edwards, UNC vs. NC State ...... S24
125 Chris Barclay, Wake Forest vs. Florida State O8
Passing Yardage
377 Drew Weatherford, Florida State vs. UVa ... O15
351 Drew Weatherford, Florida State vs. WF ...... O8
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
306 Marques Hagans, Virginia vs. Florida St. .. O15
304 Charlie Whitehurst, Clem. vs. Wake Forest ... O1
301 Quinton Porter, Boston College vs. Virginia . O8
291 Sam Hollenbach, Md. vs. West Virginia ...... S17
Receiving Yardage
158 Vernon Davis, Maryland vs. West Virginia .. S17
148 Brian Clark, NC State vs. Georgia Tech ........ O6
140 Vernon Davis, Maryland vs. Clemson ......... S10
137 Greg Olsen, Miami vs. Florida State ............. S5
131 Damarius Bilbo, Georgia Tech vs. UNC ....... S10
130 Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech vs. NC State .. O6
129 Greg Carr, Florida State vs. Wake Forest ...... O8
125 Danny Melendez, Md. vs. Virginia .............. O1
125 Chris Davis, Florida State vs. The Citadel ... S10
123 Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech vs. VaTech .... S24
All-Purpose Yardage
287 Michah Andrews, WF vs. Vanderbilt ............. S1
232 Darrell Blackman, NC State vs. Clemson ... O13
210 Chris Barclay, WF vs. East Carolina ............ S17
179 Leon Washington, Florida State vs. WF ....... O8
179 Cedric Peerman, UVa vs. W. Michigan .......... S3
173 Kevin Marion, Wake Forest vs. Florida St. ... O8
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
Pass Receptions
10 Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech vs. NC State .. O8
9 Danny Melendez, Maryland vs. Virginia ..... O1
9 Chris Davis, FSU vs. The Citadel ................. S10
8 Chansi Stuckey, Clemson vs. NC State ....... O13
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 Willie Reid, Florida State vs. Virginia ........ O15
7 Larry Lester, Boston College vs. Virginia ...... O8
7 Ryan Moore, Miami vs. Duke ...................... O8
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
587 Florida State vs. Wake Forest ...................... O8
570 Maryland vs. Virginia ................................. O1
557 Miami vs. Duke .......................................... O8
512 Florida State vs. Syracuse .......................... O1
Rushing Yardage
407 Wake Forest vs. East Carolina .................... S17
274 Wake Forest vs. Vanderbilt ........................... S1
271 Virginia vs. Syracuse ................................. S17
257 Georgia Tech vs. Duke .............................. O15
255 Miami vs. Duke .......................................... O8
Passing Yardage
485 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
396 Florida State vs. Syracuse .......................... O1
395 Florida State vs. Wake Forest ...................... O8
377 Florida State vs. Virginia .......................... O15
353 Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina ................ S10
Points Scored
62 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
54 NC State vs. Eastern Kentucky .................. S17
52 Miami vs. Duke .......................................... O8
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 Georgia Tech vs. NC State ........................... O6
29 Boston College vs. Ball State ...................... O1
29 Maryland vs. Navy ...................................... S3
28 Clemson vs. Wake Forest ............................ O1
Total Defense
35 Virginia Tech vs. Duke ............................... S10
91 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
128 Miami vs. Duke .......................................... O8
159 Boston College vs. Ball State ...................... O1
170 Miami vs. Florida State ............................... S5
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
20 Florida State vs. Virginia .......................... O15
Passing Defense
8 Miami vs. Duke .......................................... O8
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
Punt Return Yards
115 Virginia Tech vs. Duke ............................... S10
114 Miami vs. Duke .......................................... O8
79 Florida State vs. The Citadel ...................... S10
74 North Carolina vs. NC State ....................... S24
65 Miami vs. Temple ..................................... O15
Kickoff Return Yards
174 NC State vs. Clemson ................................ O13
159 North Carolina vs. Louisville ....................... O8
150 Virginia vs. Maryland ................................. O1
149 North Carolina vs. Utah .............................. O1
138 NC State vs. North Carolina ....................... S24

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
O3 Marcus Vick .................................... Virginia Tech
Cory Randolph .................................. Wake Forest
O10 Quinton Porter ............................. Boston College
Brian Clark ............................................. NC State
OFFENSIVE LINE
S6 Brad Honeycutt ................................ Georgia Tech
S12 Will Montgomery ............................ Virginia Tech
S19 Vernon Davis ......................................... Maryland
S26 Jeff King .......................................... Virginia Tech
O3 Ryan McDonald .................................... Maryland
O10 Eric Winston ............................................... Miami
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
O3 Jon Abbate ........................................ Wake Forest
O10 Vince Hall ....................................... Virginia Tech
DEFENSIVE BACK
S6 Aaron Rouse .................................... Virginia Tech
S12 Roland Minor .................................. Virginia Tech
S19 A.J. Nicholson .................................. Florida State
S26 Brandon Meriweather ................................ Miami
O3 Larry Edwards .............................. North Carolina
O10 Garland Heath ....................................... NC State
SPECIALIST
S6 Jad Dean ................................................. Clemson
S12 Nick Watkins ........................................... Clemson
S19 Connor Hughes ........................................ Virginia
S26 Adam Podlesh ....................................... Maryland
O3 Brandon Tate ................................ North Carolina
O10 Devin Hester .............................................. Miami
ROOKIE
S6 James Davis ............................................ Clemson
S12 Drew Weatherford ............................ Florida State
S19 Kenny Phillips ........................................... Miami
S26 Trey Covington ...................................... Maryland
Branden Albert ........................................ Virginia
O3 Drew Weatherford ............................ Florida State
O10 Greg Carr .......................................... Florida State

 
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