C.J. Spiller, Clemson Crush Wake Forest, 38-3
Sunday, October 18, 2009
C.J. Spiller ran for two touchdowns, and Clemson put aside two weeks of turmoil to get back in the ACC's Atlantic Division race with a 38-3 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday in Clemson, S.C.
Spiller had scoring runs of 66 and 14 yards for the Tigers (3-3, 2-2), who were coming off a 24-21 loss to Maryland on Oct. 3.
The team held a players-only meeting when it returned to campus, and an anonymous blog report during the bye week detailed a shouting match at practice between Coach Dabo Swinney and offensive coordinator Billy Napier.
Against Wake Forest (4-3, 2-2), though, Clemson showed its resiliency with its best performance of the season.
-- BOSTON COLLEGE 52, N.C. STATE 20: Montel Harris set two school records with 264 yards rushing and five touchdowns to lead the Eagles to a win over the Wolfpack.
Harris set the yardage record with a nine-yard run early in the final quarter, surpassing the previous mark of 253, set by Phil Bennett in 1972.
Harris had one more run before leaving for good.
The Eagles (5-2, 3-2) improved to 5-0 at home this season. North Carolina State (3-4, 0-3) dropped its third straight game following conference losses to Wake Forest and Duke.
-- MIAMI 27, CENTRAL FLORIDA 7: Jacory Harris completed 20 of 26 passes for 293 yards and a touchdown, Javarris James rushed for another score on the way to topping the 2,000-yard mark for his career, and the No. 9 Hurricanes (5-1) pulled away to beat the Golden Knights (3-3) in Orlando.
Damien Berry added a fourth-quarter touchdown run for Miami, which matched its best start since 2005.