The Sunday ACC football wrap: Week 5

September 30, 2012

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 dipping sauce.

THE SCORES

Saturday
No. 4 Florida State 30, South Florida 17
No. 17 Clemson, Boston College 31
Duke 34, Wake Forest 27
Cincinnati 27, Virginia Tech 24
North Carolina 66, Idaho 0
Middle Tennessee 49, Georgia Tech 28
Miami 44, North Carolina State 37

THE STARS
Miami Jr. QB Stephen Morris: 26 of 49, ACC-record 566 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT
Clemson Jr. WR DeAndre Hopkins: 11 catches, school-record 197 yards,1 TD.
Miami So. WR Phillip Dorsett: 7 catches, 191 yards, 2 TDs, game-winning score with 19 seconds left.
Georgia Tech Sr. QB Tevin Washington: School record-tying 4 rushing TDs.
Boston College Jr. WR Alex Amidon: 8 catches, 193 yards, 2 TDs.

THE STORIES
– Memories of a FedEx meltdown returned when Virginia Tech’s defense just couldn’t close things out against Cincinnati

– Morris stands alone with his stellar, record-setting performance for the Hurricanes.

– Florida State’s defense got a much-needed wakeup call from South Florida.

– Boston College just couldn’t keep up with Clemson’s vaunted offense.

– Duke beat Wake Forest. Finally.

– The Wolfpack are searching for answers after a last-minute loss to Miami.

– Can Clemson’s offense be compared to a ‘chart-topping band’? Sure, why not.

– The Yellow Jackets were embarrassed by … Middle Tennessee State.

THE QUOTABLES

“I just made the biggest mistake I could ever make. That’s letting the receiver get behind me. That’s what happened. I take responsibility.” – Virginia Tech defensive back Kyle Fuller.

“People dream about it, but it’s kind of crazy when you’re actually in the moment. I’m speechless about it. I don’t know what to say. I don’t know how many more I have in me.” – Morris

“We knew we had to score some points. They were tough to stop. Who knows, 45 [points]? Maybe they would have had 50 if they weren’t so nice to us at the end.” – BC coach Frank Spaziani

“Just finally ending that streak is huge. Right now, it’s kind of like you’re on cloud nine a little bit, just finally getting over that hump.” – Duke Sr. WR Conner Vernon

THE STANDINGS

Atlantic
Florida State: 5-0 overall (2-0 ACC)
Clemson: 4-1 (1-1)
Wake Forest: 3-2 (1-2)
Maryland: 2-2 (0-0)
North Carolina State: 3-2 (0-1)
Boston College: 1-3 (0-2)

Coastal
Miami: 4-1 overall (3-0 ACC)
Duke: 4-1 (1-0)
Virginia Tech: 3-2 (1-0)
Georgia Tech: 2-3 (1-2)
North Carolina: 3-2 (0-1)
Virginia: 2-3 (0-1)

THE FUTURE

Saturday, Sept. 29
Boston College at Army (Noon)
Virginia Tech at North Carolina (12:30 p.m.)
Virginia at Duke (3 p.m.)
Wake Forest at Maryland (3:30 p.m.)
Georgia Tech at No. 17 Clemson (3:30 p.m.)
Miami at No. 10 Notre Dame (7:30 p.m.)
No. 4 Florida State at North Carolina State (8 p.m.)

Alex Prewitt covers the Washington Capitals. Follow him on Twitter @alex_prewitt or email him at alex.prewitt@washpost.com.
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