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The Sunday ACC football wrap: Week 2

Recapping the week that was in the ACC each Sunday, all in one place. The scores, the stars, the stories, the quotables, the standings, the future. It’s all here. Everything except the cheesesteaks. I ate those.


No. 6 Florida State 55, Savannah State 0

No. 12 Clemson 52, Ball St. 27

No. 15 Virginia Tech, Austin Peay 7

No. 21 Kansas State 52, Miami 13

Boston College 34, Maine 3

Georgia Tech 59, Presbyterian 3

Maryland 36, Temple 27

North Carolina State 10, Connecticut 7

Stanford 50, Duke 13

Virginia 17, Penn St. 16

Wake Forest 38, North Carolina 27

Clemson Jr. WR DeAndre Hopkins: 6 receptions, 105 yards, 3 TDs.

Wake Forest Jr. QB Tanner Price: 27/38, 327 yards, 1 INT, game-winning 1-yard rush TD.

Boston College Jr. QB Chase Rettig: 16/32, 219 yards, 3 TDs.

Florida St. Sr. QB E.J. Manuel: 11/13, 161 yards, 3 TDs.

Clemson Sr. K Spencer Benton: ACC-record 61-yard FG

Georgia Tech Fr. QB Vad Lee: 1/3 82 yards, TD; 8 carries, 101 yards, TD.

Wake Forest Jr. WR Michael Campanaro: 13 catches, 164 yards, both career-highs.

Maryland Fr. QB Perry Hills: 11/21, 190 yards, 2 TDs; 15 carries, 14 yards, TD.

Cavs quarterback Michael Rocco took his benching in stride, and U-Va. pulled off the win over Penn State at home.

Miami got annihilated by Kansas State in its most lopsided loss since 2007.

Weather won the day in Tallahassee, but not before the Seminoles went up 55-0 on Savannah St.

Bettors who played the record 70.5-point line in that game will get their money refunded.

At the end of a short week, Georgia Tech followed up its loss to Virginia Tech with a cupcake rout.

Frustrating at times, Boston College got its act together against Maine.

Too many mistakes doomed the Tar Heels against their in-state foe.

A false start. A punt return for a touchdown. And suddenly, the Blue Devils were blown out.

“Well, that’s a first. I’ve never had that occur in my career.” -- Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher on the cancellation.

“I guess for Michael, if it’s just smooth sailing all the time, it wouldn’t feel like Virginia football. Sometimes it’s his doing and he’d tell you. And sometimes it’s nothing to do with him. . . . You’re the quarterback, that’s what you have to shoulder. It’s the burden. It’s why it takes a special guy, and Mike’s a special guy.” – U-Va. Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor on Rocco.

“It hurts really bad. I felt like we were really prepared and motivated, and they just stuck it to us. Even when we needed momentum we didn’t get it. We failed to do our assignments. We failed to play at a high level. We just failed all around.” – Miami senior safety Vaughn Telemaque.

“I have a new bald spot in the back of my head. It was an inauspicious start. Those things are there. They need to be corrected. We are not going to be able to go the rest of the season, playing the schedule that we play, doing that. [After the first quarter] we tried to let our players know it’s a football game. It’s 60 minutes and you’ve got to keep playing.” – BC coach Frank Spaziani.

“Oh, man. It’s going to get ugly.”—Boyd, on when Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins returns from injury.


Wake Forest: 2-0 overall (1-0 ACC)

Clemson: 2-0 (0-0)

Florida State: 2-0 (0-0)

Maryland: 2-0 (0-0)

N.C. State 1-1 (0-0)

Boston College: 1-1 (0-1)


Virginia Tech: 2-0 (1-0 ACC)

Miami: 1-1 (1-0)

Virginia: 2-0 (0-0)

Duke: 1-0 (0-0)

North Carolina: 1-1 (0-1)

Georgia Tech: 1-1 (0-1)


Saturday, Sept. 15
Wake Forest at No. 5 Florida St. (Noon)

No. 13 Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh (Noon)

Bethune-Cookman at Miami (Noon)

Connecticut at Maryland (12:30 p.m.)

Furman at No. 11 Clemson (3 p.m.)

Virginia at Georgia Tech (3:30 p.m.)

Boston College at Northwestern (3:30 p.m.)

North Carolina at No. 19 Louisville (3:30 p.m.)

South Alabama at N.C. State (6 p.m.)

North Carolina Central at Duke (7 p.m.)


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