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ACC football by the numbers after week 3

Posted Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Greensboro, NC - Here's a rundown of Atlantic Coast Conference football by the numbers after week 3.


.844 - The non-conference winning percentage for the ACC after the first three weeks of the season. ACC teams have compiled a 27-5 record, an .844 winning percentage including wins over three teams ranked inthe AP Top 25, two wins against teams inthe Top Ten.

.964 - The career field goal percentage for Florida State’s All-American sophomore placekicker Roberto Aguayo. Aguayo, who captured the 2013 Lou Groza Award as the nation’s top kicker as a redshirt freshman, has made 27 of the first 28 field goal attempts of his career.

1.75 -Syracuse LB Cameron Lynch ranks 4th nationally in sacks per game, averaging 1.75 a contest. He leads the ACC in tackles per game (11.5) and is 15th nationally.

2 - When Boston College QB Tyler Murphy rushed for 191 yards in the Eagles’ dramatic upset win over 9th-ranked Southern California, it was the second-highest rushing total by an ACC quarterback in history. Clemson’s Woodrow Dantzler holds the record with 220 yards against Virginia in 2000.

3 - Virginia Tech ranks 3rd nationally this week in third-down conversion percentage defense, allowing its foes to successfully convert only 23.3 percent of the time on third down. Georgia Tech is 2nd nationally in third down conversion offense, successfully converting 63.9 percent of the time. The two teams meet this Saturday in Blacksburg, Va.

3 - Also the number of quarterbacks in the ACC who rushed for more than 100 yards in their games last weekend. Boston College’s Tyler Murphy led the way with 191 yards against 9th-ranked USC, and he was joined by Pitt QB Chad Voytik (114) and GeorgiaTech’s Justin Thomas (137).

4 - When Duke true freshman RB Shaun Wilson ran for 245 yards on just 12 carries -- an explosive 20.4 per carry average with TD runs of 69, 68 and 45 yards. It was the fourth highest single-game rushing total in ACC history. Wilson’s total was bettered only by UNC’s Amos Lawrence (286, 1978 vs. Virginia), Virginia Tech’s Darren Evans (253, 2008 vs. Maryland) and Wake Forest’s James McDougald (249, 1976 vs. Clemson).

8.37 - The average yards-per-carry for Boston College’s rushing offense in the Eagles’ 37-31 defeat of No. 9 USC. BC ran the football 54 times for 452 net yards, an average of 8.37 yards per game. The week before, USC gave up just 128 rushing yards and a 3.4 per-carry average to then 13th-ranked Stanford.

15 - Florida State sophomore PK Roberto Aguayo has been successful on his last 15 field goal attempts., dating back to the Wake Forest game of last year. The ACC record is 27, set by NC State’s Marc Primanti during the 1995-96 seasons. Aguayo’s current streak already ties for 10th-best in league history.

17 - Wake Forest is ranked 17th nationally in total defense this week. The Demon Deacons, led by SS Ryan Janvion and LBs Josh Banks and Brandon Chubb, have allowed an average of just 291.3 yards per game and have returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns.

18 - Florida State has won 18 consecutive games, the nation’s longest current winning streak. The streak is also the ACC’s longest winning streak, breaking a mark set by the Seminoles during the 1999 and 2000 seasons.

23.0 - The number of career sacks for Clemson All-American DE Vic Beasley. He leads the nation among all active FBS players in career QB sacks.

47 - The number of victories to which Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has led the Seminoles in just over four seasons as head coach in Tallahassee. His winning percentage of .825 is the best of any ACC coach with three or more seasons.

50.25 - The average number of yards per catch for Miami senior WR Phillip Dorsett in the Canes’ 41-20 win over Arkansas State. Dorsett had only four catches, but carried them a career-high 201 yards including two 63-yard scoring plays. He is averaging 35.5 yards per catch on his eight receptions of the year.

70.4 - The completion percentage for NC State QB Jacoby Brissett for the first three weeks of the season. Brissett leads all of the ACC’s passing leaders in completion percentage and is second in pass efficiency (161.4).

84.7 - The number of rushing yards yielded per game by Virginia’s defensive unit. Coordinator Jon Tenuta’s unit has improved over 60 yards per game since 2013.The Cavaliers rank 17th nationally in defense against the run.

177.7 - The pass efficiency rating for Georgia Tech sophomore QB Justin Thomas. Thomas leads the ACC and is ranked 10th nationally.

193.3 - The average number of rushing yards for Pitt running back James Conner in his last four games. Conner ended the 2013 season with 229 yards rushing against Bowling Green in the Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl and added 153 yards against Delaware on Aug. 30 in Pitt’s season opener, then rushed for 214 against Boston College and 177 vs. FIU. He has rushed for 773 yards in his last 106 carries--a 7.3 per carry average.

214 - The number of career receptions for Duke senior WR Jamison Crowder. Crowder is currently sixth on the ACC career receptions list and is two behind fifth-place Desmond Clark of Wake Forest (216, 1995-98) and 15 behind Michael Campanaro, also of Wake Forest (229, 2010-13).

268 - Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer, is the leader among active FBS coaches with 268 career victories and ranks 6th all-time. He is the NCAA’s FBS active leader in career wins. He is 30 wins behind 5th-place Joe Paterno.

283 - The number of yards against the run which Boston College’s defense improved from week two to week three. On Friday, Sept. 5, the Eagles gave up 303 rushing yards to Pitt in a 30-20 loss. Just eight days later, BC’s stop troops allowed 9th-ranked Southern California just 20 rushing yards in handing the Trojans a 37-31 defeat.

1981 - The last time two unranked ACC teams upset Top 10 teams in the same season. Thirty-four years ago unranked Georgia Tech defeated No. 1 Alabama and Clemson downed 4th-ranked Georgia. That matches the feat turned in this year as then unranked Virginia Tech defeated No. 8 Ohio State on Sept. 7 and Boston College downed No. 9 Southern California on Sept. 14

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ACC football by the numbers after week 3
Duke true freshman RB Shaun Wilson ran for 245 yards on just 12 carries -- an explosive 20.4 per carry average with TD runs of 69, 68 and 45 yardsphoto by Gene Galin