The Sunday ACC football wrap: Week 12

November 18, 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 realignment.

THE SCORES

Thursday, Nov. 15

North Carolina 37, Virginia 13

Saturday, Nov. 17

No. 11 Clemson 62, North Carolina State 48

No. 10 Florida State 41, Maryland 14

Virginia Tech 30, Boston College 23

No. 3 Notre Dame 38, Wake Forest 0

Miami 40, South Florida 9

Georgia Tech 42, Duke 24

 

THE STARS

Clemson Jr. QB Tajh Boyd: 30/44, 426 yards, 5 TDs, 2 INTs, 18 rushes, 103 yards, 3 TDs.

North Carolina State Sr. WR Tobias Palmer: 7 catches, 219 yards, 3 TDs, 8 kickoff returns, 277 yards.

North Carolina State Sr. QB Mike Glennon: 29/53, 493 yards, 5 TDs, INT.

Florida State So. RB Devonta Freeman: 16 rushes, 148 yards, 2 TDs.

Maryland Sr. LB Kenneth Tate: 3 sacks.

Miami Jr. QB Stephen Morris: 21/32, 413 yards, 3 TDs.

Georgia Tech Sr. B Tevin Washington: 6/10, 102 yards, 3 TDs, 19 carries, 62 yards, TD.

 

THE STORIES

Duke never recovered from Georgia Tech’s opening drive in the second half, and fell out of ACC Coastal Division contention.

North Carolina State just couldn’t stop Clemson in a shootout.

Miami is bowl eligible. Now the Hurricanes need to decide whether they’ll actually go to one.

Frank Spaziani elected to run out the clock, and paid the price with a loss and boos from the Boston College crowd.

Florida State routed Maryland and clinched the ACC Atlantic Division title.

 

THE QUOTABLES

“It’s a pretty dang good football team we just played.” – North Carolina State Coach Tom O’Brien.

“I don’t know what the president knows or our legal counsel or what [athletic director] Blake James knows. I’m sure there will be some discussions [Saturday night] and [Sunday], and we’ll go from there.” – Miami Coach Al Golden.

“We didn’t want to give the game away there. Yeah, we could have done some positive stuff. We were backed against some odds there. We felt our better chance was to go into overtime.” – Spaziani.

 

THE STANDINGS

Atlantic

Florida State: 10-1 overall (7-1 ACC)

Clemson: 10-1 (7-1)

North Carolina State: 6-5 (3-4)

Wake Forest: 5-6 (3-5)

Maryland: 4-7 (2-5)

Boston College: 2-9 (1-6)

Coastal

Georgia Tech: 6-5 overall (5-3 ACC)

North Carolina: 7-4 (4-3)

Miami: 6-5 (4-3)

Duke: 6-5 (3-4)

Virginia Tech: 5-6 (3-4)

Virginia: 4-7 (2-5)

 

THE FUTURE

Saturday, Nov. 24

Georgia Tech at Georgia (Noon)

Virginia at Virginia Tech (Noon)

Miami at Duke (12:30 p.m.)

Boston College at North Carolina State (3 p.m.)

Maryland at North Carolina (3 p.m.)

Florida at Florida State (3:30 p.m.)

Vanderbilt at Wake Forest (3:30 p.m.)

South Carolina at Clemson (7 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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