The Sunday ACC football wrap: Week 10

November 4, 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 party balloons.

THE SCORES

Thursday, Nov. 1

Miami 30, Virginia Tech 12

Saturday, Nov. 3

No. 13 Clemson 56, Duke 20

Virginia 33, North Carolina State 6

Georgia Tech 31, Maryland 13

Wake Forest 28, Boston College 14

 

THE STARS

Clemson Jr. QB Tajh Boyd: 16 for 23, 344 yards, 5 TDs, 3 INT, 9 carries, 72 yards, 1 TD.

Clemson Jr. WR DeAndre Hopkins: 4 catches, 128 yards, 3 TDs.

Duke So. WR Jamison Crowder: 7 catches, 167 yards, 1 TD.

Wake Forest Sr. WR Michael Campanaro: 16 catches, 123 yards, 3 TDs.

Boston College Jr. WR Alex Amidon: 10 catches, 130 yards, 1 TD.

Miami Fr. RB Duke Johnson: 11 carries, 100 yards, 2 kick returns, 118 yards.

Maryland Fr. WR Stefon Diggs: 5 catches, 55 yards, 2 TDs, 220 all-purpose yards.

Georgia Tech Sr. RB Orwin Smith: 10 carries, 89 yards,1 TD.

Georgia Tech Fr. QB Vad Lee: 12 carries, 60 yards, 2 TDs.

Virginia Cavaliers defense: Five turnovers forced, six sacks.

Virginia So. QB Philip Sims: 8 for 10, 115 yards,1 TD, rush TD.

 

THE STORIES

If only the Cavaliers could play N.C. State every week.

Duke had no answer for Clemson’s potent offense. None.

All those mistakes killed the Wolfpack against Virginia.

Georgia Tech still couldn’t muster a four-quarter effort, but at least left College Park with a resounding win.

Turnovers were too much to overcome for the Eagles against Wake Forest.

 

THE QUOTABLES

“I mean, I beat him so many times. . . . I’m not trying to be cocky about it. I’m just telling you the facts. But the guy came up to me. He’s punching me in my face while I’m brushing him, but the ball’s all the way [downfield]. He’s talking trash to me. He’s losing. I win. You don’t win. You’re just wasting time.” – Virginia defensive end Eli Harold.

“They kept scoring and we couldn’t really stop them. It was just tough.” – Duke cornerback Lee Butler.

“It sure didn’t work out for us today.” – N.C. State coach Tom O’Brien.

 

THE STANDINGS

Atlantic

Florida State: 8-1 overall (5-1 ACC)

Clemson: 8-1 (5-1)

Wake Forest: 5-4 (3-4)

North Carolina State: 5-4 (2-3)

Maryland: 4-5 (2-3)

Boston College: 2-7 (1-5)

Coastal

Miaimi: 5-4 overall (4-2 ACC)

Duke: 6-4 (3-3)

North Carolina: 6-3 (3-2)

Georgia Tech: 4-5 (3-3)

Virginia Tech: 4-5 (2-3)

Virginia: 3-6 (1-4)

 

THE FUTURE

Thursday, Nov. 8

No. 9 Florida State at Virginia Tech (7:30 p.m.)

Saturday, Nov. 10

No. 3 Notre Dame at Boston College (8 p.m.)

Wake Forest at North Carolina State (3 p.m.)

Georgia Tech at North Carolina (12:30 p.m.)

Maryland at No. 13 Clemson (3:30 p.m.)

Miami at Virginia (Noon)

 

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