Friday, November 2, 2012
ACC Week 10: Did you know?
By Andrea Adelson
Thanks as always to the sports information directors throughout the league, and ESPN's Stats & Information department for this week's notes.
BOSTON COLLEGE: Receiver Alex Amidon had his fifth 100-yard receiving game of the season last week against Maryland, passing offensive graduate assistant coach Rich Gunnell (four 100-yard games in 2009) and Darren Flutie (four 100-yard games in 1987) for second place on the school’s all-time single-season list. Brian Brennan holds the school record with six 100-yard receiving games, set in 1983.
CLEMSON: Andre Ellington has gained 47.1 percent of his rush yards after contact this season. Ellington has been slowed in conference play, gaining just 36.6 percent of his yards after contact against ACC opponents. Against nonconference opponents, Ellington gained 60.7 percent of his yards after contact.
DUKE: The Blue Devils are 5-0 at Wallace Wade Stadium this year, matching the school record. ... The Blue Devils’ last victory over a ranked team was a 28-25 victory over No. 13 Virginia on Nov. 5, 1994.
FLORIDA STATE: Florida State has gone over 200 yards rushing six times this season -- five times against ACC opponents. This marks the first time since 2002 the Seminoles have rushed for 200 or more yards six times in a season. This also is only the fourth time an FSU team has rushed for 200 yards five times in a season against ACC competition, with the 2012 team joining the 1992, 1993 and 1995 squads. The Seminoles have won 21 consecutive games when rushing for 200 or more yards.
GEORGIA TECH: Georgia Tech is 2-3 in ACC play, but the Yellow Jackets have held fourth-quarter leads in all five conference games. The past three Tech-Maryland games have been decided by a combined 11 points.
MARYLAND: The Terps are holding opponents to 2.31 yards per carry, which ranks third nationally. Of the opponents’ 269 rushing attempts this season, 186 (69.1 percent) have been for 3 yards or less.
MIAMI: The Hurricanes converted 1 of 12 third-down attempts but still beat Virginia Tech 30-12.
NC STATE: Coach Tom O’Brien will face another one of his former assistants Saturday -- Virginia coach Mike London. London served on the Boston College staff as defensive-line coach from 1997-2000. This will mark the eighth time that O’Brien has faced one of his former assistants, and the second of three times this season. O'Brien already squared off against Miami coach Al Golden, and later faces Boston College coach Frank Spaziani.
NORTH CAROLINA: Carolina has scored 40 or more points four times this year and 30 or more on six occasions. The Tar Heels also have compiled more than 500 yards of total offense four times this season.
VIRGINIA: Steve Greer has taken the lead among active ACC players with 330 career tackles. Greer is one ahead of Maryland’s Demetrius Hartsfield. A preseason All-ACC pick, Greer leads Virginia with 76 tackles this season.
VIRGINIA TECH: Though Logan Thomas had a game to forget in Thursday's 30-12 loss to Miami, he did become the first Virginia Tech quarterback to rush and pass for 100 yards in a game since Tyrod Taylor against Central Michigan in 2010 (127 rush, 163 pass).
WAKE FOREST: Since Boston College and Wake Forest renewed their rivalry in 2003, each of the nine games played has been decided by 10 points or fewer. BC holds a 5-4 edge in those nine games, and has outscored Wake Forest 222-213.