The Sunday ACC football wrap: Week 6

October 7, 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 salsa.

THE SCORES

Saturday

North Carolina State 17, No. 3 Florida State 16
No. 15 Clemson  47, Georgia Tech 31
No. 9 Notre Dame 41, Miami 3
Duke 42, Virginia 17
Maryland 19, Wake Forest 14
North Carolina 48, Virginia Tech 34
Army 34, Boston College 31

THE STARS

North Carolina State Sr. QB Mike Glennon: 30 of 55, 259 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, game-winning touchdown pass.
Clemson Jr. WR DeAndre Hopkins: 7 catches, 173 yards,  2 TDs.
North Carolina So. RB Giovani Bernard: 23 carries, 262 yards, 1 TD.
Boston College Jr. RB Andre Williams: 21 carries, 191 yards, 2 TDs.
Duke Sr. WR Conner Vernon: 7 catches, 93 yards, 2 TDs, set all-time ACC receptions record.

THE STORIES

North Carolina State shocked college football, but comebacks are no new thing for the Wolfpack.

Florida State’s defeat is another black mark on the ACC’s record.

The Hokies have hit a new low in their loss to North Carolina.

A gutsy gamble from Larry Fedora paid off for the Tar Heels.

Self-destructive habits surfaced again for Georgia Tech, which allowed 600 yards to Clemson in a loss.

The Blue Devils needed a late-game stop, and cornerback Walt Canty obliged.

Notre Dame’s defense dominated the Hurricanes in Chicago.

Miami still has miles to go.

Boston College got suckered into Army’s shell game, and came away with another loss.

THE QUOTABLES

“It’s not like we haven’t done it before. It’s a composure that we have. There’s no panic and we just kept playing.” – Glennon.

“It wasn’t much of a conversation. The entire offensive line was just yelling – ‘Just run the ball, run the ball. Let’s go for it.’ I’m pretty sure he called the punt group out, but we were like, ‘No, come on, just let us run it.’ ” – North Carolina senior left guard Jonathan Cooper.

“A lot of us are let down. I feel like it’s probably the worst [thing] that could have happened, in the way it happened. It’s very frustrating. I came to Virginia Tech because we know how to play great defense. I feel like today we let the team down.” – Virginia Tech defensive end James Gayle.

“That was a team that didn’t need much help and we gave them some. We didn’t play well enough in this environment and that’s my fault. We had drops, penalties. We lost our poise at times.”—Miami Coach Al Golden

THE STANDINGS

 

Atlantic

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

Coastal

Miami: 4-2 overall (3-0 ACC)
Duke: 5-1 (2-0)
North Carolina: 4-2 (1-1)
Virginia Tech: 3-3 (1-1)
Georgia Tech: 2-4 (1-3)
Virginia: 2-4 (0-2)

THE FUTURE

Saturday, Sept. 29

Duke at Virginia Tech (12:30 p.m.)
North Carolina at Miami (2:30 p.m.)
Maryland at Virginia (3 p.m.)
Boston College at No. 3 Florida State (5:30 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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