Thanks as always to the sports information directors throughout the league, and ESPN's Stats & Information department for this week's notes.
BOSTON COLLEGE: When Boston College takes the field against Maryland on Saturday, it will do so in custom Under Armour “Freedom Jerseys” to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. BC’s uniforms will feature white jerseys and pants emblazoned with images of the American flag and a specially designed helmet. The jerseys will be auctioned after the game, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.
CLEMSON: Clemson did not score in the third quarter against Wake Forest on Thursday night -- just the second quarter all year in which the Tigers did not score. The only previous quarter in which Clemson did not score was the third against Ball State on Sept. 8 -- though it did score 32 points in the second quarter of that game. Clemson scored 28 points in the second Thursday before the scoreless third. Indeed, the past four times Clemson scored 28 or more points in a quarter, the Tigers did not score in the following quarter.
DUKE: Quarterback Sean Renfree is one of two players nationally -– joined by Alabama’s Barrett Jones -– to receive the National Football Foundation’s Scholar-Athlete Award (one of 15), earn a spot on the AFCA’s Good Works Team (one of 11) and be a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award (one of 10). Renfree is the only player from the ACC to be honored with the 2012 NFF Scholar-Athlete Award.
FLORIDA STATE: Duke is the only ACC team that has not defeated FSU in its 21 seasons of conference membership. A victory would give the Seminoles the second-longest winning streak among ACC teams. Clemson’s 29 consecutive victories over Virginia is the longest winning streak among league opponents.
GEORGIA TECH: Georgia Tech’s time of possession Saturday against Boston College was 43 minutes, 37 seconds -- the most since at least 1975, which is as far back as Tech’s records for this category go. This week, Tech jumped all the way from 45th to 10th nationally in average time of possession (32:54).
MARYLAND: Maryland is one of just six FBS schools with no upperclassmen on the depth chart at quarterback (joining Auburn, Indiana, Marshall, Nevada and Oregon).
MIAMI: Thirteen of Miami’s 30 scoring drives this season have needed less than two minutes, including ﬁve that took less than 60 seconds.
NORTH CAROLINA: Eric Ebron has 467 yards receiving and has moved past Mike Chatham (448 in 1979) as the UNC single-season record holder in receiving yards by a tight end. He currently has 31 receptions and needs five catches to tie Ryan Taylor for most receptions by a tight end (36 in 2010).
NC STATE: Bryan Underwood is the only wide receiver in the NCAA who has a touchdown reception in every game this season. Underwood has set a new school record with a touchdown catch in seven consecutive games, two behind the ACC record (Herman Moore, Virginia, 1990). He is one of only two non-kickers in the ACC to lead their team in scoring (Georgia Tech’s Tevin Washington is the other).
VIRGINIA: Despite having lost six consecutive games, the defense has stepped up. The Cavaliers have held seven of eight opponents below their season average for total offense. UVa has held its last two opponents to less than 240 yards of total offense and has played four consecutive games without surrendering 400 yards of total offense.
VIRGINIA TECH: Sophomore defensive tackle Luther Maddy had two sacks for the second week in a row and is now tied with teammate James Gayle for sixth in the ACC in sacks, averaging 0.50 per game. He's one of only two defensive tackles listed in the ACC’s top 10 for sacks.
WAKE FOREST: Looking ahead to next week, Wake Forest snapped a four-game losing streak against Boston College last season with a 27-19 victory in Chestnut Hill. The Eagles hold a 10-7-2 all-time lead in the series. After a 50-year break, the teams resumed the series in 2003 and have met each of the last nine years. All nine of those games have been decided by 10 points or fewer.