Maryland’s Stefon Diggs was a star depite the loss. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

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 farewell party.



Saturday, Nov. 24

No. 3 Georgia 42, Georgia Tech 10

No. 4 Florida 37, No. 10 Florida State 26

No. 12 South Carolina 27, No. 11 Clemson 17

Virginia Tech 17, Virginia 14

Miami 52, Duke 45

North Carolina State 27, Boston College 10

North Carolina 45, Maryland 38

Vanderbilt 55, Wake Forest 21


Miami Fr. RB Duke Johnson: 16 carries, 176 yards, 3 TDs, 277 all-purpose yards.

North Carolina Sr. QB Bryn Renner: 28/39, 305 yards, 5 TDs.

Duke So. WR Jamison Crowder: 8 catches, 203 yards, 2 TDs.

Maryland Fr. WR Stefon Diggs: 1/1, 8 yards, TD, 248 all-purpose yards, 99-yard kick return TD.

Virginia Tech. Jr. QB Logan Thomas: 18/38, 129 yards, 1 TD, 9 carries, 89 yards, 1 TD.

Duke Sr. QB Sean Renfree: 36/59, 432 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs.

North Carolina State Sr. QB Mike Glennon: 27/41, 245 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs.

North Carolina Fr. WR Quinshad Davis: 9 catches, 135 yards, 2 TDs.


A late field goal gave Virginia Tech the Commonwealth Cup in an edition far closer than years’ past.

Even if the Tar Heels aren’t bowl eligible, they viewed themselves as Coastal Division champs nonetheless.

Three interceptions by the Wolfpack defense led them over Boston College.

A furious Duke rally went nowhere against Miami, which clinched a share of its first ACC Coastal Division title.

The Eagles finished 2-10, left to wonder where it all went wrong.


“As I just told the team, it was such an emotional week. If you think about the range of emotions on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. And then when [the Blue Devils] came storming back with a 99-yard play. I felt like, ‘Oh man, now we’ve got to respond. Do we have enough in the tank? I’m proud of them.” – Miami Coach Al Golden.

“I wouldn’t be stating it right now for public laundry. I do have a case.” – Boston College Coach Frank Spaziani, whose job might be in jeopardy.

“We don’t want to be ‘those guys.’ We don’t want to be that team that doesn’t make a bowl and we don’t want to be that team that breaks the streak against U-Va.” – Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas.

“We just had to handle our own business. We controlled our own destiny and we won the Coastal Division.” – North Carolina wide receiver Erik Highsmith.



Florida State: 10-2 overall (7-1 ACC)

Clemson: 10-2 (7-1)

North Carolina State: 7-5 (4-4)

Wake Forest: 5-7 (3-5)

Maryland: 4-8 (2-6)

Boston College: 2-10 (1-7)


North Carolina: 8-4 overall (5-3 ACC)

Miami: 7-5 (5-3)

Georgia Tech: 6-6 (5-3)

Virginia Tech: 6-6 (4-4)

Duke: 6-6 (3-5)

Virginia: 4-8 (2-6)


Saturday, Dec. 1

ACC Championship Game: No. 10 Florida State vs. Georgia Tech (8 p.m.)