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ACC Football This Week - 9/17/05

Posted Friday, September 16, 2005

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Two conference matchups, involving four ranked teams, head up a 10-game schedule in Week Three ... No. 20 Clemson hosts 13th-ranked Miami and No. 8 Florida State visits 17th-ranked Boston College ... ESPN’s Game Day will make its first ever appearance on the Boston College campus ... led by fourthranked Virginia Tech, seven ACC teams are ranked in both polls ... the ACC is 7-3 in non-league play, including two wins over ranked opponents ... with four teams in the top 10 and 10 in the top 50, the ACC is the top-ranked conference in the Sagarin Computer rankings ... four of the first five league games have been decided by six points or less, including three by four points or less ... Maryland’s D’Qwell Jackson is second nationally in tackles per game (17.0) ... with 353 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 I-A coaches with 179 wins ... Clemson’s Charlie Whitehurst is 12th on the ACC career passing list (7,545) and 14th in total offense (7,612) ... Wake Forest’s Chris Barclay is 26th among ACC career rushing leaders with 2,965 yards ... Virginia’s Wali Lundy IS 22nd on the league’s career scoring list with 246 points and Connor Hughes is tied for 24th with 240 points ... Georgia Tech’s P.J. Daniels has rushed for 100 or more yards in three straight games ... Clemson’s James Davis is third among freshmen nationally in rushing yards per game (91.5) ... 14 of the league’s first 15 games have been televised.

Saturday, September 17
VMI (1-1, 0-0 Big South)
at Duke (0-2, 0-1 ACC)

1:00 pm
Wallace Wade Stadium (33,941)
THE GAME: For the first time since 1940 and just the eighth meeting overall, Duke hosts Virginia Military Institute on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm...the Blue Devils lead the all-time series 6-1-0 including a string of six straight victories after VMI won the series opener back in 1892...Duke is 2-0-0 on its home turf outscoring VMI 36-0 during that span...in the seven previous games, a combined five shutouts have been posted including four by Duke and one by VMI...in the six wins, the Blue Devils have tallied 183 points while the Duke defense has limited the Keydets to just 13...VMI is the only current member of the Big South Conference that Duke has faced...VMI snapped a 12-game losing streak with a 33-0 win over Davidson to open the 2005 season...it was the first shutout registered by the Keydets since a 14-0 win back in 1982...
LAST TIME OUT: In 1940, Duke tallied a 23-0 win over VMI in Durham...Duke’s second shutout at home vs. VMI and fourth all-time in the
series.
THE COACHES: Ted Roof is 4-14-0 in his third season at Duke...Cal McCombs is 17-53 entering his seventh season at VMI.
EXTRA: Duke opened its 2005 home schedule with a 45-0 loss to seventh-ranked Virginia Tech this past weekend ... the Blue Devils
will play the second of three straight games against teams from the Commonwealth of Virginia when they host VMI Saturday ... junior
QB Mike Schneider is 100 yards shy of becoming the 11th Duke QB to throw for 3,000 or more yards in his career ... sophomore linebacker Patrick Bailey has led the team in tackles in each of the first two games ... sophomore Ronnie Drummer is second in the ACC and 10th nationally in kickoff returns (33.3).

Eastern Kentucky (0-2, 0-0 Ohio Valley)
at NC State (0-1, 0-1 ACC)

6:00 pm
Carter-Finley Stadium (57,500)
THE GAME: NC State and Eastern Kentucky square-off for the first-time ever as the Wolfpack welcome the Colonels to Carter-Finley Stadium for a 6:00 pm kickoff...NC State had won 17 consective home non-conference games prior to last season’s 22-14 loss to then-No. 9 Ohio State...under Chuck Amato, the Wolfpack are 19-3-0 against nonconference foes...since 1996, NC State has posted a mark of 17-2 in home non-conference games...entering Saturday’s game against the Colonels, the Wolfpack have dropped four straight games at home dating back to a October 23, 2004 game vs. Miami...since 1953, NC State has registered a record of 4-11 in games following a season-opening loss...NC State has accumulated the most blocked kicks (35) since 2000 including 10 in 2002 when the Wolfpack blocked eight punts, one FG and one PAT
LAST TIME OUT: This is the first meeting between NC State and Eastern Kentucky.
THE COACHES: Chuck Amato is 39-24-0 in his sixth season at NC State...Danny Hope is 6-7-0 in two seasons with Eastern Kentucky.
EXTRA: The Wolfpack return to action Saturday hosting Ohio Valley foe Eastern Kentucky ... State has not allowed an opponent to total 300 yards in offense in five straight games and over that span are allowing only 210.2 yards per game ... over the last three games the Wolfpack have allowed opponents to complete only 39 percent of their passes (25-of-64) for 291 yards ... QB Jay Davis was 27-of-43 passing for a career-high 311 yards in the season opener against Virginia Tech ... Davis is 13th on State's career passing yardage list with 2,592 yards and has thrown for 200 yards or more in eight of his last nine games.

East Carolina (1-0, 0-0 CUSA)
at Wake Forest (0-2, 0-0 ACC)

6:30 pm
Groves Stadium (31,500)
THE GAME: In the fifth consecutive meeting between these two teams, East Carolina travels to Winston-Salem to take on Wake Forest at Groves Stadium in a game slated to start at 6:30 pm...the Demon Deacons lead the all-time series 5-2-0 and are perfect at home in three meetings...Wake Forest has won four straight in the series with a margin of victory totaling less than 10 points a game during that four-game span (9.8)...in the seven prior meetings, the winner has scored 20 points or more in each game, an average of 25.9 points per contest.
LAST TIME OUT: Last year, behind a career outing by QB Cory Randolph, Wake Forest downed East Carolina 31-17...Randolph became the first Wake and third ACC player ever to total more than 300 yards passing and 100 yards rushing in a game...WR Nate Morton made five catches for a career-high 142 yards, while the Deacs accumulated 584 yards of total offense, the most since 1979.
THE COACHES: Jim Grobe is 22-27-0 in five seasons at Wake Forest and 55-60-1 in 11 seasons combined...Skip Holtz is 1-0 in his first season at East Carolina and 35-23-0 in six years overall.
EXTRA: In Saturday’s 31-3 loss to Nebraska, the Demon Deacons started four freshmen, four sophomores, one junior and two seniors on defense ... sophomore tailback Micah Andrews leads the ACC and is fourth nationally in rushing yards per game (159.0) ... senior tailback Chris Barclay has nine career 100-yard games and is 26th on the ACC career rushing list with 2,965 yards ... senior P Ryan Plackemeier is third in the ACC in punting (42.5) and has 48 career punts of 50 or more yards ... freshman PK Sam Swank kicked a career-long 51-yard field goal against Nebraska.

Wisconsin (2-0, 0-0 Big 10)
at North Carolina (0-1, 0-1 ACC)

ESPN2; 7:00 pm
Kenan Stadium (60,000)
THE GAME: North Carolina and Wisconsin will face-off for just the second time on the gridiron in a game shown nationally on ESPN2 at 7:00 pm...the Tar Heels welcome the Badgers to Kenan Stadium for their first-ever visit...Wisconsin won the only other meeting between the two teams back in 2003...the game marks the home opener for the Tar Heels, who have posted a record of 2-2 under head coach John Bunting...over the last four years, North Carolina is 7-10 against non-conference opponents...five of the last eight games played by North Carolina have been decided by seven points or less with UNC winning four of the eight.
LAST TIME OUT: In 2003, Wisconsin defeated North Carolina 38-27 in Madison, Wisc.,...Booker Stanley rushed for three TDs en route to a game-high 119 yards on the ground to pace the Badgers...for UNC, Jarwarski Pollock made five catches for 67 yards and Michael Waddell took the opening kickoff 97 yards for a TD giving the Heels an early 7-0 lead.
THE COACHES: John Bunting is 19-31-0 in his fifth season at North Carolina and 57-45-2 in ten years combined...Barry Alvarez is 110-70-4 in his 16th season at Wisconsin.
EXTRA: The Tar Heels opened their 2005 season Saturday with a 27-21 loss at Georgia Tech ... senior QB Matt Baker threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns in his first collegiate start ... Baker is second in the ACC and 19th nationally in total offense (289.0) ... senior WR Jarwarski Pollock has caught at least three passes in 26 of his 36 career games and is tied for third among UNC career reception leaders (151) and eighth in receiving yardage (1,682) ... Pollock needs 15 catches and 766 yards to become the school’s career leader in both statistical categories ... UNC’s first eight opponents are a combined 10-2 (.833).

West Virginia (2-0, 1-0 Big East)
at Maryland (1-1, 0-1 ACC)

JP/Raycom; 12:00 pm
Byrd Stadium (51,500)
THE GAME: West Virginia travels to Maryland as the two teams square off for the 43rd time overall in the JP/Raycom ACC Game of the Week...the series is tied 20-20-2 while both teams hold identical records at home with a mark of 11-9-1...the Terrapins have won three in a row at home and four of their last five at Byrd Stadium...head coach Ralph Friedgen is 3-1 against West Virginia...Maryland has posted a margin of victory of 24.7 in its 11 home victories as opposed to the Mountaineers who have won by 10.6 points per game in nine victories.
LAST TIME OUT: Last year, Chris Henry caught a seven-yard scoring pass from Rasheed Marshall to lift West Virginia to a 19-16 home overtime win...both teams ran the ball well as West Virginia held the advantage 220-187...Nick Novak connected on three FGs including a 33-yarder in the first overtime...the Mountaineers forced five Terrapin turnovers in the win.
THE COACHES: Ralph Friedgen is 37-15-0 in his fifth season at Maryland...Rich Rodriguez is 30-21-0 in his fifth season at West Virginia and 74-57-2 in 13 years overall.
EXTRA: In his first two games senior QB Sam Hollenbach has completed 64 percent of his passes for 505 yards and three touchdowns ...
senior LB D’Qwell Jackson is second nationally in tackles per game (17.0) ... the Terps last three games have been decided by six points or less ... senior TB Mario Merrills is fifth in the ACC in rushing yards per game (85.0) ... junior TE Vernon Davis had six receptions for a career-high 140 yards and one TD in Saturday’s 28-24 loss to No. 25 Clemson ... Davis has gone over 100-yards in three of his last eight games and is averaging 16.7 yards per catch in his career.

#25 Virginia (1-0, 0-0 ACC)
at Syracuse (1-1, 0-1 Big East)

ESPN2; 12:00 pm
Carrier Dome (49,262)
THE GAME: Virginia travels to the Carrier Dome to face Syracuse in a nationally televised game at 12:00 pm on ESPN2...the Orange leads the all-time series 2-1-0 as Syracuse won the first two meetings before Virginia’s win in Charlottesville last year...Syracuse is 1-0 on its home turf winning the only other meeting, 6-3 in 1977...the Cavaliers have been ranked in the AP poll for 18 straight weeks dating back to the 2004 preseason poll...under Al Groh, Virginia is 5-2-0 when coming off a bye-week.
LAST TIME OUT: Last year, the Cavaliers concluded a perfect non-conference season with a 31-10 win over Syracuse at Scott Stadium...QB Marques Hagans led the Cavalier offense with two TD runs of 59 and 10 yards and a TD pass as he was 11 of 12 passing for 202 yards...after the Orange took an early 3-0 lead, UVa answered with 21 straight points to take a 21-3 halftime lead...TB Wali Lundy tallied 80 yards on the ground on 18 carries.
THE COACHES: Al Groh is 31-21-0 in his fifth season at Virginia and 57-61-0 in 11 years overall...Greg Robinson is 1-1 in his first season at Syracuse.
EXTRA: Over his last two games senior QB Marques Hagans is averaging 244.0 yards per game in total offense ...Hagans has had eight career games of 200 yards or more in total offense and has thrown a TD pass in nine of his last 13 games ... TB Cedric Peerman is first among freshmen nationally and 10th overall in all-purpose yardage (179.0) ... senior PK Connor Hughes is tied for 24th on the league career scoring list with 240 points ... senior TB Wali Lundy is 22nd among ACC career scoring leaders with 246 points ... Lundy is seventh among active I-A rushers with 2,648 yards.

Ohio (1-1, 0-0 MAC)
at #4 Virginia Tech (2-0, 2-0 ACC)

ESPNU; 3:30 pm
Lane Stadium (66,233)
THE GAME: Virginia Tech opens its 2005 home schedule as it welcomes Ohio to the friendly confines of Lane Stadium for a 3:30 pm kickoff on ESPNU...under head coach Frank Beamer, the Hokies are 16-2 in home openers including a streak of nine straight victories...Virginia Tech leads the overall series 2-0-0 including a 1-0 mark at home, winning the firstever game in the series 37-29 in Blacksburg...the Hokies have started the season with consecutive victores in 10 of the last 12 years and have started 3-0-0 in eight of the last nine...the Bobcats finished the 2004 season with a 4-7 ledger placing in a tie for fifth in the MAC’s east division...Ohio is coming off a Friday night, upset victory at home downing Pittsburgh 16-10 in overtime...the Hokies gave up just 35 yards of total offense to Duke last week.
LAST TIME OUT: Both teams last squared-off in Ohio as Virginia Tech posted a 53-21 win back in 1972.
THE COACHES: Frank Beamer is 137-77-2 in his 19th season at Virginia Tech and 179-100- 4 in 25 years combined...Frank Solich is 1-1 in his first season at Ohio and 59-20 in seven seasons combined.
EXTRA: The Hokies held Duke to just 35 total yards on 53 plays in Saturday’s 45-0 win in Durham ... Tech had 10 tackles-for-loss and held the Blue Devils to just 13 yards rushing on 35 attempts ... the Hokies have won eight straight ACC games and are 6-0 in league road
games since joining the ACC in 2004 ... Tech is ranked fourth in both major polls ... QB Marcus Vick completed 12 of 19 passes for 172 yards and a career-high three touchdowns against the Blue Devils ... Virginia Tech has won seven straight ACC games and nine regular season games in a row … Tech has scored in a schoolrecord 124 straight games.

#13 Miami (0-1, 0-1 ACC)
at #20 Clemson (2-0, 1-0 ACC)

ABC; 3:30 pm
Memorial Stadium (81,473)
THE GAME: In this the seventh meeting between Miami and Clemson, the Tigers will welcome the Hurricanes to Memorial Stadium for the first-time ever...Miami leads the all-time series 4-2-0...both teams find themselves ranked for the third time in the series...Clemson is 2-0 to start a season for the first time since 2001 and is looking to go 3-0 for only the eighth time since 1953...a 31-8 loss to UCLA in 1995 marked the last time Miami began a season 0-1...not since the Lou Saban era back in 1978 have the Hurricanes started a season 0-2.
LAST TIME OUT: Last year, Clemson defeated Miami 24-17 in overtime...after UM took a 17-3 halftime lead, Clemson scored 21 unanswered points and held the Canes scoreless in the second half to upset Miami...the win was Clemson’s third over a top-10 team in the past three seasons while improving to 5-0 all-time in OT games...Reggie Merriweather rushed for 114 yards and three TDs including the game-winner in OT...Frank Gore rushed for 105 yards and two TDs.
THE COACHES: Larry Coker is 44-7-0 in his fifth season at Miami...Tommy Bowden is 46-29-0 in seven years at Clemson and 64-33-0 in nine seasons combined.
EXTRA: Miami has won 20 of its last 25 games against AP-ranked opponents ... sophomore QB Kyle Wright completed 16-of-28 passes
for 232 yards and one touchdown in his first collegiate start against FSU in the season opener ... junior TB Tyrone Moss is third in the ACC and 28th nationally in rushing yards per game (102.0) ... sophomore TE Greg Olsen leads the ACC and is sixth nationally in receiving yards per game (137.0) ... since 1999, Miami has scored more touchdowns (54) on various returns (punts, kickoffs, fumbles or interceptions) than any team in the nation.
Over his last eight games Reggie Merriweather has rushed for 13 touchdowns ...the Tigers have won seven of their last eight games
and are 12-1 in their last 13 home games … senior QB Charlie Whitehurst completed 18 of 22 passes for 178 yards in Saturday’s win at Maryland and moved into 12th on the ACC career passing list with 7,545 yards … Whitehurst is also 14th among league career total offense leaders with 7,612 yards ... TB James Davis is fourth in the ACC and third among freshmen nationally in rushing yards per game, averaging 91.5 yards per game.

Connecticut (2-0, 0-0 Big East)
at #16 Georgia Tech (2-0, 1-0 ACC)

ESPNU; 6:45 pm
Bobby Dodd Stadium (53,800)
THE GAME: Georgia Tech and Connecticut will battle it out under the lights of Bobby Dodd Stadium in a game shown on ESPNU at 6:45 pm...the Yellow Jackets are 2-0-0 lifetime against the Huskies and unbeaten in the only meeting in Atlanta last year...in the two games against Connecticut, Georgia Tech has outscored the Huskies 61-24...a win by the Jackets this weekend will run their record to 3-0 for the first time since 2001 and for just the third time in the last 15 years...the No. 16 ranking in the AP poll marks the highest ranking under the tutelage of Chan Gailey.
LAST TIME OUT: Last year, QB Reggie Ball passed for a career-high 288 yards and two TDs and the Yellow Jacket special teams blocked a pair of punts to back another strong effort by the GT defense, as the Jackets posted a 30-10 victory over Connecticut...PK Travis Bell connected on three FGs (27, 34, 29), while the Huskies were limited to just 20 yards rushing on 24 carries.
THE COACHES: Chan Gailey is 23-17-0 in his fourth season at Georgia Tech and 47-28-0 in seven seasons combined...Randy Edsall is 34-37-0 in his seventh season at Connecticut.
EXTRA: QB Reggie Ball threw for a career-high 320 yards and two touchdowns in Saturtday’s 27-21 win over North Carolina ... Ball is fifth among school career leaders in passing yardage (4,637) and fourth in total offense (5,391) … Tech is tied with UAB for the lead nationally with seven interceptions ...the Jackets are second in the nation in turnover margin at +3.50 per game ... P.J. Daniels has run for 100 yards or more in three straight games and ranks fifth on Tech's career rushing list with 2,630 yards ...Travis Bell, a former walk-on, is 20-for-22 on field goals in his career and 36-for-36 on extra-point kicks.

#8 Florida State (2-0, 1-0 ACC)
at #17 Boston College (2-0, 0-0 ACC)

ESPN; 7:45 pm
Alumni Stadium (44,500)
THE GAME: ESPN’s College Game Day will make its first appearance on the Boston College campus this Saturday, as the Eagles play their inaugural ACC football game against Florida State on ESPN at 7:45 pm...the Seminoles lead the all-time series 2-1-0, as each team has split a pair in the two games played at Alumni Stadium...Bobby Bowden returns to the spot where he notched his first road victory as a head coach back in 1976...both defenses have allowed just 10 points through the first two games...Boston College has outscored its opponents 40-7 in the first half while Florida State has not allowed the opposition to score in the second half this year.
LAST TIME OUT: In 1980, Florida State posted a 41-7 victory over Boston College in the Eagles only trip to Tallahassee...PK Bill Capece made four FGs and LB Ron Hester returned a block punt for a TD as FSU ran out to an early 20-0 lead...BC’s only TD came on an 83-yard INT return by DB Rich Dyer.
THE COACHES: Bobby Bowden is 280-70-4 in his 30th season at Florida State and 353-102-4 in his 40th season overall...Tom O’Brien is 59-39-0 in his ninth year at Boston College.
EXTRA: The Eagles have won their last three games against APranked opponents ... QB Quinton Porter has completed 76 percent of his
passes (42-of-55) for 438 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions and is ranked 17th nationally in passing efficiency... LB Brian Toal rushed four times for 13 yards and two touchdowns and had five tackles in Saturday’s win over Army ... the Eagles have out-scored their opponents 40-7 in the first half this season ... Will Blackmon had a 41-yard TD reception against Army and now has scored a touchdown on a kickoff return, punt return and a reception in his career.
Freshman Drew Weatherford threw for 342 yards and two TDs in Saturday’s 62-10 win over The Citadel. Weatherford completed 26 of 37 passes with 11 different players catching at least one pass ... three Seminoles - Chris Davis (9-125), De’Cody Fagg (7-113) and Greg Carr (3-104) - went over the 100-yard mark in receiving yardage against the Citadel ... backup QB Xavier Lee threw for 143 yards and one TD against the Bulldogs ... with 353 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.

2005 ACC Football Attendance
School G Total Average
Boston College ... 1 ...... 40,166........ 40,166
Clemson ............. 1 ...... 80,000........ 80,000
Duke .................. 1 ...... 25,014........ 25,014
Florida State ...... 2 .... 163,499........ 81,750
Georgia Tech ...... 1 ...... 46,459........ 46,459
Maryland ........... 1 ...... 50,637........ 50,637
Miami ................ 0 .....................................
North Carolina ... 0 .....................................
NC State ............ 1 ...... 57,100........ 57,100
Virginia .............. 1 ...... 61,244........ 61,244
Virginia Tech ...... 0 .....................................
Wake Forest ....... 1 ...... 25,384........ 25,384
ACC Totals ..... 10 .... 549,503........ 54,950

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: 2 by three players
LONG RUN: 51 by Lorenzo Booker, Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
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: 47 by Reggie Ball, Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina, 9/10
PASSES COMPLETED: 27 by Quinton Porter, Boston College vs. BYU, 9/3 & by Jay Davis, NC State vs. Virginia Tech, 9/4
PASSING PCT (min. 10 comp.): 81.8 by Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson vs. Maryland, 9/10
TD PASSES: 3 by Marcus Vick, Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 9/10
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: 340 by Reggie Ball, Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina, 9/10
OFFENSIVE PLAYS: 54 by Reggie Ball, Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina, 9/10
TD RESPONSIBILITY: 3 by four players
LONG SCORING PLAY: 100 by Ronnie Drummer, Duke vs. East Carolina, 9/3
RECEIVING YARDAGE: 140 by Vernon Davis, Maryland vs. Clemson, 9/10
RECEPTIONS: 9 by Chris Davis, Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
TD RECEPTIONS: 2 by three players
PUNTING AVERAGE (min. 3 punts) 47.4 by Ben Arndt, Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina, 9/10
LONG PUNT: 61 by Adam Podlesh, Maryland vs. Navy, 9/3 & by Ryan Plackemeier, Wake Forest vs. Nebraska, 9/10
INTERCEPTION RETURN YARDS: 41 by Josh Gattis, Wake Forest vs. Nebraska, 9/10
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: 4 by five players
LONG PUNT RETURN: 47 by Chansi Stuckey, Clemson vs. Texas A&M, 9/3
KICKOFF RETURN YARDAGE: 101 by Cedric Peerman, Virginia vs. Western Michigan, 9/3
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: 19 by Jad Dean, Clemson vs. Texas A&M, 9/3
TOUCHDOWNS SCORED: 2 by six players
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: 81 by Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina, 9/10
POINTS SCORED: 62 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
FIRST DOWNS: 29 by Maryland vs. Navy, 9/3
RUSHING YARDAGE: 274 by Wake Forest vs. Vanderbilt, 9/1
RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 52 by Wake Forest vs. Nebraska, 9/10
RUSHING TDs: 5 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
PASSING YARDAGE: 485 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
PASSES ATTEMPTED: 48 by Georgia Tech vs. North Carolina, 9/10
PASSES COMPLETED: 31 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
PASSING TDs: 3 by Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 9/10 & by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
MOST PENALTIES: 12 by NC State vs. Virginia Tech, 9/4
MOST PENALTY YARDS: 105 by NC State vs. Virginia Tech, 9/4
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: 4 by Duke vs. Virginia Tech, 9/10 & by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
MOST FUMBLES RECOVERED: 2 by Duke vs. East Carolina, 9/10 & by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
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.: 69.2 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
LOWEST PCT. THIRD DOWN CONV. ALLOWED: 14.3 by Miami vs. Florida State, 9/5

Current ACC Scoring Streaks
School Streak Last Shutout Score
Florida State ... 212 Miami, 9/3/88 ......... 0-31
Virginia Tech ... 123 Cincinnati, 9/16/95 .. 0-16
NC State ......... 116 Baylor, 9/23/95 ....... 0-14
Georgia Tech ..... 95 Fla. St., 10/18/97 ..... 0-38
Miami .............. 94 Fla. St., 10/4/97 ....... 0-47
Wake Forest ...... 83 Air Force, 9/5/98 ...... 0-42
Boston College .. 82 Va. Tech, 10/8/98 ..... 0-17
Virginia ............ 45 NC State, 10/27/01 .. 0-24
Clemson ........... 25 Georgia, 8/30/03 ..... 0-30
North Carolina .... 9 Louisville, 9/25/04 ... 0-34
Maryland ........... 4 Virginia, 10/6/04 ..... 0-16
Duke .................. 0 Va. Tech, 9/10/05 .... 0-45

Top 5 ACC Scoring Streaks
1. Virginia ............... 1984-2000 195
2. Clemson .............. 1979-1993 162
3. Florida State ........... 1992-** +157
4. NC State .................. 1995-** 116
5. NC State .............. 1971-1980 112
+denotes since member of ACC

[b]By the Numbers{/b]
0 - Clemson has not turned the ball over in their first two games and has a plus-four turnover margin.

1 - The ACC is the top-ranked conference in the Sagarin Computer ratings.
1. ACC ................................... 82.27
2. SEC.................................... 78.69
3. Pac-10 .............................. 78.32
4. Big 12 ............................... 77.90
5. Big Ten .............................. 77.52

3 - Boston College has won its last three games against AP-ranked opponents ... three of the Eagles next four opponents are currently ranked - Florida State (8th), Clemson (20th) and Virginia (25th).

3 - Georgia Tech’s P.J. Daniels has rushed for 100 yards or more in three straight games ... Daniels leads all ACC running backs with 12 career 100-yard games.

3 - The ACC has three of the top eight active career rushers in Division I-A.
1. DeAngelo Williams, Memphis .... 4,147
2. DonTrell Moore, N. Mexico ........ 3,808
3. Marion Barber, Minnesota ......... 3,276
4. Brad Smith, Missouri ................. 3,248
5. Chris Barclay, Wake Forest ........ 2,965
6. Lawrence Maroney, Minnesota ... 2,805
7. Wali Lundy, Virginia ................... 2,648
8. P.J. Daniels, Georgia Tech .......... 2,630

4 - Four of the first five ACC games have been decided by six points or less, including three by four or fewer points.

6 - Virginia Tech is 6-0 in league road games since joining the league in 2004.

7 - Georgia Tech is tied with UAB for the lead nationally among Division I-A schools with seven interceptions.

11.8 - Florida State is second nationally in tackles for losses, averaging 11.8 TFLs per game ... Nebraska leads at 16.0 TFLs per contest.

14 - 14 of the league’s first 15 games have been televised.

17.0 - Maryland’s D’Qwell Jackson leads the ACC and is second nationally in tackles per game (17.0).

17.5 - Georgia Tech’s Calvin Johnson is averaging 17.5 yards per reception in his career ... the 6-4, 225-pound sophomore has 1,017 yards on 58 career receptions.

20 - Miami is 20-5 in their last 25 games against AP-ranked opponents.

35 - Wake Forest’s Chris Barclay is 35 yards shy of becoming the 25th player in ACC history to rush for 3,000 yards or more in his career.

54 - Since 1999, Miami has scored more touchdowns (54) on various returns (punts, kickoffs, fumbles or interceptions) than any team in the nation.

210.2 - NC State has not allowed an opponent to total 300 yards in offense in five straight games and over that span are allowing only 210.2 yards per game.

 
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