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ACC Football This Week - 9/24/05

Posted Friday, September 23, 2005

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Five conference games highlight a sixgame Week 4 schedule ... led by fourth-ranked Virginia Tech, six ACC teams are ranked in the Coaches poll, five by the AP ... the ACC is 13-5 in non-league play, including a 2-0 mark against ranked opponents ... with four teams in the top eight and nine in the top 50, the ACC is the top-ranked conference in the Sagarin Computer rankings ... five of the first seven league games have been decided by six points or less, including three by four points or less and one in overtime ... 25 of the league’s first 31 games have been televised ... Maryland LB D’Qwell Jackson is tied for the lead nationally in tackles per game (17.3) ... with 354 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 180 wins ... Clemson’s Charlie Whitehurst is 12th among ACC career passing (7,833) and total offense (7,958) leaders ... Wake Forest’s Chris Barclay rushes for 210 yards and four TDs against East Carolina and moved into 20th place among ACC career rushing leaders with 3,175 yards ... Virginia’s Connor Hughes is 21st on the league’s career scoring list with 249 points while teammate Wali Lundy is 23rd with 240 points ... Georgia Tech’s P.J. Daniels has rushed for 100 or more yards in four straight games ... Boston College’s Will Blackmon leads all active Division IA players in kickoff return yardage (2,268) ... Virginia Tech leads the
nation in scoring defense (5.3) ... Georgia Tech is No. 1 in turnover margin (+3.00) while NC State is tops in pass efficiency defense (109.8) ... FSU’s A.J. Nicholson named the Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week.

Saturday, September 24
North Carolina (0-2, 0-1 ACC)
at NC State (1-1, 0-1 ACC)

JP/Raycom; 12:00 pm
Carter-Finley Stadium (57,500)
THE GAME: In this the fourth most played series in ACC history, North Carolina and NC State will square-off on the gridiron for the 95th time in the JP/Raycom ACC Game of the Week...the Tar Heels hold the series lead at 61-27-6, while maintaining a mark of 27-11-4 away from home...North Carolina has won 9 of the 12 meetings including a string of seven straight from 1993-1999...NC State won the last
meeting at Carter-Finley, 47-34...the Tar Heels are 7-3 in the last 10 games played on NC State’s home turf.
LAST TIME OUT: Last year, North Carolina won 30-24 in Chapel Hill marking the first time in the last 13 meetings that the team with the fewest yards rushing won the game - NC State outrushed UNC 304-164...Darian Durant threw for 3 TDs and Connor Barth kicked 3 FGs as UNC used a 17-point fourth quarter to hang on to a six-point victory...QB Jay Davis completed 22-of-28 passes for 273 yards to pace the Wolfpack...NC State tallied a season high 577 yards of total offense in the loss.
THE COACHES: John Bunting is 19-32-0 in his fifth season at North Carolina and 57-46-2 in 10 years combined...Chuck Amato is 40-24-0 in his sixth season at NC State.
EXTRA: NC State Freshman TB Toney Baker ran for two touchdowns and caught a scoring pass as the Wolfpack scored 31 first quarter points en route to a 54-10 win over Eastern Kentucky Saturday, snapping a four-game home losing streak … NC State has not allowed an opponent to total 300 yards in offense in six straight games and over that span is allowing only 213.2 yards per game ... over its last four games, the Wolfpack has allowed opponents to complete only 35 percent of their passes (35-of-101) for 471 yards ... QB Jay Davis has passed for 200 yards or more in nine of his last 10 games and over that span has thrown for 2,318 yards and 12 TDs.
In his first two career starts, North Carolina QB Matt Baker has thrown for 280 yards (Georgia Tech) and 281 yards (Wisconsin) … Baker leads the ACC in total offense (286.0), passing yardage (280.5) and yards per completion (16.5) … WR Jesse Holley had five catches for
a career-high 90 yards in Saturday's loss to Wisconsin and has had at least four catches in four straight games … senior WR Jarwarski Pollock is second among UNC career reception leaders (152) and eighth in receiving yardage (1,691) ... Pollock is four catches shy of becoming UNC's all-time reception leader … UNC's schedule is ranked as the nation's fourth-toughest by the Sagarin Computer.
NORTH CAROLINA
Score Off ..... (104) ... 13.00
Rush Off ...... (112) ... 59.00
Pass Off ......... (21) ... 280.5
Total Off ......... (80) ... 339.5
Score Def ....... (47) ..... 20.5
Rush Def ........ (65) ... 144.0
Pass Def ........ (83) ... 245.5
Total Def ........ (74) ... 389.5
TO Margin .. (104) .... -1.50
NC STATE
Score Off ........ (24) ... 35.00
Rush Off ......... (52) ... 158.0
Pass Off ......... (14) ... 298.5
Total Off ......... (18) ... 456.5
Score Def ....... (27) ... 15.00
Rush Def ........ (25) ... 86.00
Pass Def ........ (14) ... 144.0
Total Def .......... (7) ... 230.0
TO Margin . (T-89) .... -1.00

Duke (1-2, 0-1 ACC)
at #19 Virginia (2-0, 0-0 ACC)

ESPN360; 3:30 pm
Scott Stadium (61,500)
THE GAME: Duke travels to Scott Stadium on Saturday to face Virginia in a game slated to kickoff at 3:30 pm, broadcasted live on ESPN360 radio...the Cavaliers lead the all-time series 29-27-0 as Virginia has won five in a row and 14 of the last 16 overall...Virginia is 15-10-0 at home winning two in a row and 10 of the last 11 games in Charlottesville...the winning team in the series has scored 24 or more points in 22 of the last 24 games dating back to 1981...UVa is 3-1-0 in home openers under Al Groh...Duke is looking to win back-to-back games since beating Western Carolina and Rice in weeks two and three of 2003.
LASTTIME OUT: Last year, Virginia TB Alvin Pearman had a career day rushing for 223 yards, one-yard shy of the UVa school record, in Virginia’s 37-16 win over Duke in Durham...the Cavs’ posted 511 yards of total offense, 348 yards on the ground...Marques Hagans was 11-of-20 passing for 163 yards and a TD...Duke’s Cedric Dargen tallied his first career 100-yard rushing game with 108 yards on 21 carries.
THE COACHES: Ted Roof is 5-14-0 in his third season at Duke...Al Groh is 32-21-0 in his fifth season at Virginia and 58-61-0 in 11 years overall.
EXTRA: Duke TB Justin Boyle rushed for a career-high 113 yards and two TDs to lead Duke to a 40-14 win over VMI Saturday … the 40 points were the most by the Blue Devils since a 41-17 victory over Georgia Tech in 2003 … CB John Talley had his second interception of the season and the eighth in his career against the Keydets and is third all-time at Duke with 207 career interception return yards … freshman QB Zach Asack threw his first career TD pass, a six-yarder to freshman Marcus Jones in the third quarter ... Mike Schneider
is 31 yards shy of becoming the 11th Duke QB to throw for 3,000 or more yards in his career.
Virginia QB Marques Hagans rushed for a career-high 110 yards, including a 26-yard dash on the Cavaliers' final drive, as 25th-ranked
Virginia defeated Syracuse, 27-24 … over his last three games, Hagans is averaging 247.7 yards per game in total offense … junior WR Deyon Williams had a career-high seven receptions for 61 yards against the Orange … freshman Cedric Peerman leads the Cavaliers in rushing (132 yards) and is tied for the league lead in touchdowns (3) … PK Connor Hughes has made 48 of 59 career field goal attempts (.814) … UVa will host Duke Saturday in the first of five straight conference games for the Cavaliers.
DUKE
Score Off ........ (86) ... 20.33
Rush Off ......... (64) ... 136.7
Pass Off ...... (115) ... 92.33
Total Off ...... (113) ... 229.0
Score Def ....... (76) ... 27.67
Rush Def ........ (46) ... 117.7
Pass Def ........ (31) ... 175.3
Total Def ........ (30) ... 293.0
TO Margin ..... (82) .... -0.67
VIRGINIA
Score Off ........ (47) ... 29.00
Rush Off ......... (19) ... 229.5
Pass Off ......... (75) ... 198.5
Total Off ......... (32) ... 428.0
Score Def ....... (49) ... 21.50
Rush Def ........ (23) ... 83.00
Pass Def ........ (59) ... 221.5
Total Def ........ (34) ... 304.5
TO Margin .. (114) .... -2.00

Maryland (1-2, 0-1 ACC)
at Wake Forest (1-2, 0-0 ACC)

ESPNU; 3:30 pm
Groves Stadium (31,500)
THE GAME: Wake Forest welcomes Maryland to Groves Stadium for a 3:30 pm kickoff on ESPNU...the Terps are 39-13-1 all-time and 20-6-1 on Wake’s home field...Maryland enters the series winners of six in a row and 11 of the last 12 played in Winston-Salem including three in a row...this marks the third of four home games in five weeks to begin the season for Wake Forest...Maryland starts the season 1-2 for the third time in the last four years...under Friedgen, the Terps are 3-1in their first league road game...the Deacs are 1-3 in ACC openers at home under Grobe with all three losses decided by seven points or less.
LAST TIME OUT: Last year, Maryland downed Wake Forest 13-7 in College Park...the Terps’ Sam Hollenback made his first collegiate start as he completed 16-of-27 passes for 164 yards in the win...the Terp defense forced a crucial turnover in the fourth quarter as WF drove to the Maryland 10 before Chris Kelley forced a fumble and recovered wth 8:25 remaining...Wake’s Chris Barclay rushed for a game-high 103 yards and a TD.
THE COACHES: Ralph Friedgen is 37-16-0 in his fifth season at Maryland...Jim Grobe is 23-27-0 in five seasons at Wake Forest and 56-60-1 in 11 seasons combined.
EXTRA: Wake Forest senior TB Chris Barclay ran for 210 yards and tied a school record with four rushing TDs in Saturday’s 44-34 win over East Carolina … sophomore TB Micah Andrews added 142 yards as the Deacons rushed for 407 yards … Wake Forest leads the ACC and is eighth nationally in rushing offense (270.3) … Barclay is 20th on the ACC career rushing list with 3,175 yards while Andrews leads the ACC and ranks fourth nationally in rushing yards per game (153.3) … Barclay and Andrews have combined to rush for 752 yards on 111 carries in 2005 and are averaging 6.8 yards per attempt.
Maryland QB Sam Hollenbach completed 20-for-31 for 291 yards and two scores in Saturday's loss to West Virginia … on the year, Hollenbach has completed 64 percent of his passes for a league-high 796 yards and five touchdowns … over his last two games junior TE Vernon Davis has caught 11 passes for 298 yards and two scores … Davis has gone over the 100-yard mark in four of his last nine games
and leads the ACC in receiving yards per game (108.0) … senior LB D'Qwell Jackson is tied for the lead nationally in tackles per game (16.3) ... junior PK Dan Ennis has made all six of his career field goal attempts.
MARYLAND
Score Off ........ (77) ... 22.00
Rush Off ......... (88) ... 105.3
Pass Off ......... (30) ... 265.3
Total Off ......... (65) ... 370.7
Score Def ....... (71) ... 26.33
Rush Def ..... (105) ... 220.3
Pass Def .......... (6) ... 120.3
Total Def ........ (48) ... 340.7
TO Margin . (T-89) .... -1.00
WAKE FOREST
Score Off ........ (76) ... 22.33
Rush Off ........... (8) ... 270.3
Pass Off ...... (111) ... 128.0
Total Off ......... (51) ... 398.3
Score Def ....... (85) ... 29.67
Rush Def ........ (54) ... 128.0
Pass Def ........ (65) ... 227.3
Total Def ........ (56) ... 355.3
TO Margin .. (101) .... -1.33

#25 Boston College (2-1, 0-1 ACC)
at Clemson (2-1, 1-1 ACC)

JP/Raycom; 12:00 pm
Memorial Stadium (79,000)
THE GAME: Boston College travels to Clemson for its first league road contest of the season in the JP/Raycom ACC Game of the Week at 12:00 pm...Clemson leads the overall series 7-5-2 and has maintained a ledger of 2-1-1 at Memorial Stadium...the Eagles are unbeaten in the last three games of the series, while the Tigers are unbeaten in their last three games at home...both teams played to a 17-17 tie last time in Death Valley in 1982...BC went 3-0 following a loss last season...Clemson has won 7 of their last nine games dating back to last season.
LAST TIME OUT: In 1983, Boston College claimed its largest margin of victory in the series with a 31-16 win in Chestnut Hill...Clemson jumped out to a 16-3 lead with 25 minutes remaining before BC answered with 28 straight points to close out the game...QB Doug Flutie went 7-of-12 in the second half for 95 yards and 2 TDs...the Eagles outgained the Tigers 504-214 in total yards as the BC defense allowed just 21 yards passing.
THE COACHES: Tommy Bowden is 46-30 in seven years at Clemson and 64-34-0 in nine seasons combined...Tom O’Brien is 59-40-1 in his ninth year at Boston College.
EXTRA: Boston College QB Quinton Porter has completed 72 percent of his passes for 589 yards and five touchdowns and is ranked 33rd nationally in passing efficiency (144.2) ... tailback L.V. Whitworth has rushed for a team-high 238 yards and has scored six touchdowns in his last seven games … Will Blackmon has a TD reception in each of the last two games and leads all active Division-IA players in career kickoff return yardage (2,371) … Blackmon has 2,841 yards via returns (kick/punt/interception) in his career … the Eagles lead the ACC and are third nationally in rushing defense (39.0).
Clemson senior QB Charlie Whitehurst completed 31 of 55 passes for 288 yards and two TDs in Saturday's 36-30 triple overtime loss to Miami … Whitehurst accounted for 346 yards of total offense against the Hurricanes and is 12th among ACC career leaders in both total offense (7,958) and passing yardage (7,833) … PK Jad Dean has made nine of 10 field goal attempts and leads the ACC in scoring (11.7) … Dean has converted 21 of 25 career field goal attempts … after finishing 100th a year ago nationally in turnover margin (-0.73), the Tigers have only had one turnover in the first three games of 2005.
BOSTON COLLEGE
Score Off ........ (59) ... 27.00
Rush Off ......... (57) ... 149.3
Pass Off ......... (38) ... 253.6
Total Off ......... (48) ... 403.0
Score Def .... a(15) ..... 12.7
Rush Def .......... (3) ... 39.00
Pass Def ........ (79) ... 242.3
Total Def ........ (22) ... 281.3
TO Margin . (T-19) ..... 1.00
CLEMSON
Score Off ........ (53) ... 27.67
Rush Off ......... (74) ... 129.0
Pass Off ......... (60) ... 226.3
Total Off ......... (77) ... 355.3
Score Def ....... (78) ... 28.00
Rush Def ........ (76) ... 166.3
Pass Def ........ (36) ... 183.3
Total Def ........ (53) ... 349.6
TO Margin . (T-19) ..... 1.00

Colorado (2-0, 0-0 Big 12)
at #12 Miami (1-1, 1-1 ACC)

ABC; 12:00 pm
Orange Bowl (72,319)
THE GAME: For just the third time in eight meetings, Miami welcomes Colorado to the Orange Bowl for a noon kick-off on ABC...Colorado leads the all-time series 5-2-0 with the last three meetings coming on the Buffaloes home turf...Colorado has not lost to Miami in the Orange Bowl in two previous tries...the Hurricanes have won seven straight home openers and 18 of their last 19...over the last ten
years, Miami has posted a non-conference home record of 20-6 with only one loss being registered in the last five years, a span of 14 games...the Hurricanes have averaged 28.5 points per game in their two wins against Colorado.
LAST TIME OUT: In 1993, Miami defeated Colorado 35-29 in front of 52,391 fans at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo.,...QB Frank Costa threw for 246 yards and 2 TDs while teammate Donnell Bennett rushed for 123 yards on 20 carries scoring Miami’s first two TDs of the
game...Kordell Stewart led the Buffaloes with 252 yards passing and a TD in the loss.
THE COACHES: Larry Coker is 45-7-0 in his fifth season at Miami...Gary Barnett is 44-33-0 in his seventh season at Colorado and 87-89-2 in 16 seasons combined.
EXTRA: Miami's Tyrone Moss ran 31 times for 139 yards and three touchdowns including a 25-yard scoring run in the third overtime lifting No. 13 Miami to a 36-30 victory over 20th-ranked Clemson Saturday … Moss is second in the ACC and 12th nationally in rushing yards per game (120.5) … the Hurricanes have won 21 of their last 26 games against AP-ranked opponents ... since 1990, Miami is 104-9 against unranked opponents … Larry Coker is 45-7 (.865) in his fifth season as the Hurricanes' head coach … since 1999, Miami has scored more touchdowns (54) on various returns (punts, kickoffs, fumbles or interceptions) than any team in the nation.
COLORADO
Score Off ........ (24) ... 35.00
Rush Off ......... (41) ... 175.5
Pass Off ......... (34) ... 258.0
Total Off ......... (27) ... 433.5
Score Def ....... (22) ... 14.00
Rush Def .......... (8) ... 50.00
Pass Def ........ (77) ... 233.5
Total Def ........ (23) ... 283.5
TO Margin .. (T19) ..... 1.00
MIAMI
Score Off ........ (79) ... 21.50
Rush Off ......... (63) ... 138.0
Pass Off ......... (78) ... 192.0
Total Off ......... (85) ... 330.0
Score Def ....... (44) ... 20.00
Rush Def ........ (28) ... 93.00
Pass Def ........ (34) ... 181.0
Total Def ........ (17) ... 274.0
TO Margin ..... (55) ..... 0.00

#15 Georgia Tech (3-0, 1-0 ACC)
at #4 Virginia Tech (3-0, 2-0 ACC)

ABC; 3:30 pm
Lane Stadium (66,233)
THE GAME: Virginia Tech opens its 2005 conference home schedule as they welcome Georgia Tech to Lane Stadium in a game shown regionally on ABC at 3:30 pm...in just the third meeting between the two teams, both will face each other for the first time as ranked opponents...this will be the first meeting in Blacksburg as the two teams were scheduled to play at Lane Stadium in 2000 but was cancelled due to severe lightning...the series is tied at 1-1-0...this is the second ranked opponent GT will face on the road in as many
games...the Hokies are 3-1 in league play at home.
LAST TIME OUT: Last year, Bryan Randall passed for 304 yards and 3 TDs to lead VT to 25, fourth-quarter points and a 34-20 victory over GT in an ESPN, Thursday night telecast...GT led 20-12 with 5:44 remaining but a pair of long TD passes capped off with a Josh Minor 64-yard INT return gave the Hokies the win...Reggie Ball paced the Jackets with 179 yards in the air and a team-high 60 yards on the ground.
THE COACHES: Chan Gailey is 24-17-0 in his fourth season at GT and 48-28-0 in seven seasons combined...Frank Beamer is 138-78-2 in his 19th season at VT and 180-100-4 in 25 years combined.
EXTRA: Georgia Tech freshman QB Taylor Bennett threw a touchdown on his first college pass and backup TB Tashard Choice scored twice in Saturday's 28-13 win over Connecticut … Tech is 3-0 for the first time since 2001 … the Jackets lead the nation with 10 interceptions in their first three games and rank first nationally in turnover margin (+3.00) … Tech had 10 interceptions in 12 games a year ago … CB Kenny Scott has scored a TD on each of his two career interceptions … tailback P.J. Daniels is 18th nationally in rushing (109.3), has rushed for 100 yards or more in four straight games, and ranks fourth on Tech's career rushing list with 2,744 yards.
Virginia Tech QB Marcus Vick completed 12-of-16 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 45-0 victory over visiting Ohio … Vick accounted for 238 of Tech's 475 yards of total offense against the Bobcats and on the season has thrown for an ACC-best six touchdowns in only 56 passing attempts … the Hokies have won 20 straight non-conference games at home … Tech has posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time since the 2001 season … the Hokies have yielded only 224 total yards in the past two games - the fewest ever in a two-game span in Frank Beamer's 18-plus seasons as head coach - and rank fifth nationally in total defense (220.7).
GEORGIA TECH
Score Off ........ (67) ... 26.00
Rush Off ......... (61) ... 142.0
Pass Off ......... (63) ... 223.0
Total Off ......... (70) ... 365.0
Score Def ....... (32) ... 16.00
Rush Def ........ (17) ... 80.00
Pass Def ........ (70) ... 229.7
Total Def ........ (36) ... 309.7
TO Margin ....... (1) ..... 3.00
VIRGINIA TECH
Score Off ........ (20) ... 36.67
Rush Off ......... (42) ... 174.0
Pass Off ......... (86) ... 182.3
Total Off ......... (74) ... 356.3
Score Def ......... (1) ..... 5.33
Rush Def ........ (13) ... 75.67
Pass Def ........ (16) ... 145.0
Total Def .......... (5) ... 220.7
TO Margin ....... (7) ..... 2.00


By the Numbers
0 - Points allowed by Virginia Tech over its last two games ... the Hokies shutouts of Duke and Ohio are the first back-to-back shutouts in the ACC since Clemson blanked East Tennessee State (27-0) and Maryland (29-0) during the 1993 season.
1 - Clemson and Virginia Tech have only had one turnover in their first three games.
1 - with four teams in the top eight and nine in the top 50, the ACC is the topranked conference in the Sagarin Computer ratings.
1. ACC ................................... 80.62
2. Big Ten .............................. 80.39
3. Pac-10 .............................. 79.22
4. SEC.................................... 78.00
5. Big 12 ............................... 77.17
1 - Career pass attempts needed by Georgia Tech freshman QB Taylor Bennett to complete his first career touchdown pass in Saturday’s 28-13 win over Connecticut.
2 - Florida State freshman WR Greg Carr has two touchdown receptions in each of his past two games.
2 - Georgia Tech junior CB Kenny Scott has scored a touchdown on each of his two career interceptions.
4 - Georgia Tech’s P.J. Daniels has rushed for 100 yards or more in four straight games ... Daniels leads all active ACC players with 13 career 100-yard games.
5 - Five of the first seven league games have been decided by six points or less, including three by four points or less and one in overtime .
6 - Virginia Tech is 6-0 in league road games since joining the league in 2004.
10 - Georgia Tech leads the nation with 10 interceptions ... the Yellow Jackets had 10 interceptions in 12 games all of last year.
10 - NC State freshman tailback Toney Baker has rushed for 90 yards on nine attempts and leads all ACC running backs in yards gained per carry (10.0).
10.2 - Florida State is fourth nationally in tackles for losses, averaging 10.2 TFLs per game.
16.3 - Maryland’s D’Qwell Jackson is tied for lead nationally in tackles per game (16.3).
21 - Miami’s Hurricanes are 21-5 in their last 26 games against AP-ranked foes.
25 - 25 of the league’s first 31 games have been televised.
31 - Duke’s Mike Schneider is 31 yards shy of becoming the 11th Duke QB to throw for 3,000 or more yards in his career.
42 - Yards needed by Clemson’s Charlie Whitehurst to become only the 12th player in ACC history to reach the 8,000-yard mark in career total offense ... Whitehurst is currently 12th on the ACC career list with 7,958 yards.
45 - Miami’s Larry Coker is 45-7 (.865) 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.
80.6 - Through the first three weeks of the 2005 season, ACC placekickers have made good on 80 percent of their field goal attempts (50 of 62).
213.2 - NC State has not allowed an opponent to total 300 yards in offense in six straight games and over that span are allowing only 213.2 yards per game.
286.0 - North Carolina QB Matt Baker leads the ACC in total offense (286.0), passing yardage (280.5) and yards per completion (16.5).
531 - Career punt return yardage of Virginia quarterback Marques Hagans which still ranks 13th among active Division I-A players in career punt return yardage.
2,268 - Boston College’s Will Blackmon leads all active Division IA players in kickoff return yardage (2,268).
3,175 - Wake Forest’s Chris Barclay rushed for 25 times for 210 yards and four TDs against East Carolina and moved from 26th to 20th on the ACC’s career rushing list with 3,175 yards

2005 ACC Football Attendance
School G Total Average
Boston College ... 2 ...... 84,666........ 42,333
Clemson ............. 2 .... 159,000........ 79,500
Duke .................. 2 ...... 35,140........ 17,570
Florida State ...... 2 .... 163,499........ 81,750
Georgia Tech ...... 2 ...... 95,229........ 47,615
Maryland ........... 2 .... 103,050........ 51,525
Miami ................ 0 .....................................
North Carolina ... 1 ...... 60,000........ 60,000
NC State ............ 2 .... 113,847........ 56,924
Virginia .............. 1 ...... 61,244........ 61,244
Virginia Tech ...... 1 ...... 65,115........ 65,115
Wake Forest ....... 2 ...... 54,947........ 27,474
ACC Totals ..... 19 .... 995,737........ 52,407

Superlatives
INDIVIDUAL
YARDS RUSHING 254 by Micah Andrews, Wake Forest vs. Vanderbilt, 9/1
RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 34 by Micah Andrews, Wake Forest vs. Vanderbilt, 9/1
RUSHING TDs: 4 by Chris Barclay, Wake Forest vs. East Carolina, 9/17
LONG RUN: 70 by Michael Johnson, Virginia vs. Syracuse, 9/17
LONG SCORING RUN: 100 by Ronnie Drummer, Duke vs. East Carolina, 9/3
YARDS PASSING: 342 by Drew Weatherford, Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
PASSES ATTEMPTED: 55 by Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson vs. Miami, 9/17
PASSES COMPLETED: 31 by Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson vs. Miami, 9/17
PASSING PCT (min. 10 comp.): 81.8 by Charlie Whitehurst, Clemson vs. Maryland, 9/10
TD PASSES: 3 by Marcus Vick, Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 9/10 & by Jay Davis, NC State vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/17
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
LONG SCORING PLAY: 100 by Ronnie Drummer, Duke vs. East Carolina, 9/3
RECEIVING YARDAGE: 158 by Vernon Davis, Maryland vs. West Virginia, 9/17
RECEPTIONS: 9 by Chris Davis, Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
TD RECEPTIONS: 2 by four players
PUNTING AVERAGE (min. 3 punts) 48.0 by John Deraney, NC State vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/17
LONG PUNT: 61 on three occasions
INTERCEPTION RETURN YARDS: 59 by A.J. Nicholson, Florida State vs. Boston College, 9/17
LONG INTERCEPTION RETURN: 41 by Josh Gattis, Wake Forest vs. Nebraska, 9/10
PUNT RETURN YARDAGE: 81 by Josh Morgan, Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 9/10
PUNT RETURNS: 6 by Willie Idlette, Wake Forest vs. East Carolina, 9/17
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: 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
POINTS SCORED: 62 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
FIRST DOWNS: 29 by Maryland vs. Navy, 9/3
RUSHING YARDAGE: 407 by Wake Forest vs. East Carolina, 9/17
RUSHING ATTEMPTS: 65 by Wake Forest vs. East Carolina, 9/17
RUSHING TDs: 5 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
PASSING YARDAGE: 485 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
PASSES ATTEMPTED: 55 by Clemson vs. Miami, 9/17
PASSES COMPLETED: 31 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10 & Clemson vs. Miami, 9/17
PASSING TDs: 4 by NC State vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/17
MOST PENALTIES: 14 by Miami vs. Clemson, 9/17
MOST PENALTY YARDS: 117 by Miami vs. Clemson, 9/17
MOST SACKS: 9 by Florida State vs. Miami, 9/5
MOST SACK YARDAGE: 61 by Florida State vs. Miami, 9/5
MOST FUMBLES CAUSED BY OPPONENTS: 6 by Duke vs. VMI, 9/17
MOST FUMBLES RECOVERED: 3 by NC State vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/17
MOST INTERCEPTIONS: 4 by Georgia Tech vs. Auburn, 9/3
FEWEST TOTAL YARDS ALLOWED: 35 by Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 9/10
FEWEST YARDS RUSHING ALLOWED: 8 by Boston College vs. BYU, 9/3
FEWEST YARDS PASSING ALLOWED: 22 by Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 9/10
FEWEST FIRST DOWNS ALLOWED: . 5 by Virginia Tech vs. Duke, 9/10 & by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
HIGHEST PCT. THIRD DOWN CONV.: 69.2 by Florida State vs. The Citadel, 9/10
LOWEST PCT. THIRD DOWN CONV. ALLOWED: .071 by NC State vs. Eastern Kentucky, 9/17

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

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

Players of the Week
OFFENSIVE BACK
S6 Micah Andrews ................................. Wake Forest
S13 Reggie Ball ...................................... Georgia Tech
OFFENSIVE LINE
S6 Brad Honeycutt ................................ Georgia Tech
S13 Will Montgomery ............................ Virginia Tech
DEFENSIVE LINE
S6 Kamerion Wimbley .......................... Florida State
D’Qwell Jackson ................................... Maryland
S13 Gaines Adams ......................................... Clemson
DEFENSIVE BACK
S6 Aaron Rouse .................................... Virginia Tech
S13 Roland Minor .................................. Virginia Tech
SPECIALIST
S6 Jad Dean ................................................. Clemson
S13 Nick Watkins ........................................... Clemson
ROOKIE
S6 James Davis ............................................ Clemson
S13 Drew Weatherford ............................ Florida State

 
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