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 potato skins.



No. 5 Florida State 52, Wake Forest 0

No. 11 Clemson 41, Furman 7

Pittsburgh 35, No. 13 Virginia Tech 17

No. 19 Louisville, North Carolina 34

Miami 38, Bethune-Cookman 10

Connecticut 24, Maryland 21

Georgia Tech 56, Virginia 20

Northwestern 22, Boston College 13

North Carolina State 31, South Alabama 7

Duke 54, North Carolina Central 17


Georgia Tech Sr. QB Tevin Washington: 6 of 8, 125 yards, 1 TD; 11 carries, 93 yards, 3 TDs.

North Carolina Jr. QB Bryn Renner: 26 of 41, 363 yards, 5 TDs, 1 INT.

Miami Fr. RB Duke Johnson: 14 carries, 94 yards, 2 TDs; 3 receptions, 57 yards, TD.

Duke Jr. CB Ross Cockrell: 2 INTs, 32-yard INT return for TD.

Florida State Sr. RB Chris Thompson: 9 carries, 197 yards, 2 TDs (74 and 80 yards).

Clemson Jr. QB Tajh Boyd: 20 of 29, 310 yards, 2 TDs.

North Carolina State Sr. QB Mike Glennon: 24 of 34, 257 yards, 3 TDs.


Georgia Tech used ‘big pyrotechnics’ to batter Virginia

The Cavaliers knew the wheel route was coming, but still couldn’t stop an early barrage from the Yellow Jackets.

North Carolina was left without words to describe how its comeback against Louisville fell short.

Miami’s Johnson is the first Hurricane to score four touchdowns in a game since 2005, finishing plays hard according to his coach.

Florida State’s Thompson thought his career might be over one year ago. Instead, he had a career day against Wake Forest.

The Wolfpack got what they needed – an easy win.

Duke romped over neighbor N.C. Central, the biggest win of Coach David Cutcliffe’s tenure with the Blue Devils.

Virginia Tech’s offense kept stalling, and the Hokies walked away with a loss to unranked Pitt.

After a devastating accident in July, Duke’s Blair Holliday returned to Durham.


“He has a standard of excellence and an approach that is really something for a lot of guys to emulate. From Day 1, he’s not really silly, he listens, he studies, he watches film, he prepares. He doesn’t make a lot of mental errors. A lot of freshmen make mental errors. And he finishes plays hard.” – Miami Coach Al Golden on Johnson.

“I actually meant to hit the punter. I missed him and actually heard the crowd screaming, so I knew Kyshoen had broke [free]. I turned around and saw 87 and another number. I just knew if I hit them clean, Kyshoen going to score.” – Virginia Tech’s Ronny VanDyke, on this block.

“I challenged those guys, man to man. Who’s going to back down? Who’s going to step up? And they answered the call.” – Georgia Tech Coach Paul Johnson.

“I really don’t know. I really don’t know what was going on.” – North Carolina receiver Erik Highsmith.



Florida State: 3-0 overall (1-0 ACC)

Wake Forest: 2-1 (1-1)

Clemson: 3-0 (0-0)

Maryland: 2-1 (0-0)

North Carolina State: 2-1 (0-0)

Boston College: 1-2 (0-1)


Miami: 2-1 overall (1-0 ACC)

Virginia Tech: 2-1 (1-0)

Georgia Tech: 2-1 (1-1)

Duke: 2-1 (0-0)

Virginia: 2-1 (0-1)

North Carolina: 1-2 (0-1)


Saturday, Sept. 22

No. 5 Florida State at No. 11 Clemson (8 p.m.)

Maryland at No. 9 West Virginia (Noon)

Bowling Green at No. 13 Virginia Tech (Noon)

Virginia at No. 16 TCU (Noon)

Army at Wake Forest (12:30 p.m.)

Miami at Georgia Tech (3 p.m.)

East Carolina at North Carolina (3:30 p.m.)

Memphis at Duke (6 p.m.)

Citadel at North Carolina State (6 p.m.)