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ACC Heisman update

10/18/2011

It's going to take a lot for an ACC player to crack a Heisman lineup that currently includes Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, Kellen Moore, Trent Richardson, and Robert Griffin III.

If Clemson remains undefeated, though, the Tigers could be the league's best hope. The question is who will get the most attention: true freshman receiver Sammy Watkins or quarterback Tajh Boyd? Here's a look at how both of them stack up nationally after seven games:

BOYD

National rankings: No. 31 in passing, No. 16 in passing yards per game, No. 7 in total passing yards, and No. 13 in passing efficiency, No. 13 total offense, (tie) No. 5 points responsible for.

Stat line: 145-of-232 passing (62.5 percent), 19 touchdowns, three interceptions, 2012 yards, 159.79 rating

Notable: He is the first quarterback in school history to win his first seven games as a starter.

WATKINS

National rankings: (tie) No. 27 receptions per game, No. 18 receiving yards per game, No. 8 total receiving yards, No. 10 all-purpose yards, No. 6 in kickoff returns.

Stat line: 127 rushing yards, 46 catches, 728 yards, eight receiving touchdowns, 11 kickoff returns for 338 yards and a touchdown.

Notable: He has already set 11 school records for a freshman.