Thanks, as always, to the sports information directors throughout the league for providing us with this week's nifty notes:
ACC: Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe needs one more career victory to become the fourth ACC head coach with 100 or more career wins. Grobe, now in his 17th season as a head coach, has a career 99-94-1 mark. Frank Beamer, Paul Johnson and Tom O'Brien have already reached the 100-win mark.
BOSTON COLLGE: At the midway point of the season, linebacker Luke Kuechly has 99 tackles and is on track to break the all-time NCAA single-season record for tackles (193, Lawrence Flugence, Texas Tech, 2002, 14 games). Kuechly is averaging an impressive 16.5 tackles per game, on track to break the NCAA single-season record for tackles per game (15.6, Rick Sherrod, West Virginia, 2001). The junior now has 440 career tackles (13.75 per game); the NCAA career record for total tackles is 545 and the career tackles-per-game record is 12.4. With 16 tackles at Clemson this past Saturday, Kuechly extended his streak of 10 or more tackles in a game to 28 consecutive contests, a streak that began against Florida State in 2009. - Chris Cameron
CLEMSON: Clemson freshman Sammy Watkins had his third receiving game of at least 140 yards in the win against Boston College. He had 152 yards in that game to go with 155 against Auburn and 142 against Florida State. Watkins is now second in Clemson history in terms of career receiving yardage games of 140 yards or more. The record is four by Perry Tuttle (1978-81), who had four such games in his 46-game career. Watkins ranks first or second in the nation among freshmen in reception yards per game, receptions per game and touchdown catches. - Tim Bourret
DUKE: With two touchdowns against both Tulane and FIU, sophomore RB Juwan Thompson became the first Duke back since 1995 to register multiple rushing scores in consecutive games. The last Blue Devil to accomplish the feat was Laymarr Marshall against NC State and Wake Forest during the 1995 season. The last Duke back to rush for multiple touchdowns in three straight contests was Larry Martinez in 1974 against N.C. State, South Carolina and Virginia. - Art Chase
FLORIDA STATE: In losing at Wake Forest, FSU became the first team in the history of major college football to drop consecutive games by a 35-30 score. - ACC game notes
GEORGIA TECH: The Jackets have rushed for 27 touchdowns at the regular-season’s midpoint. They set the ACC record with 47 in 2009, when they played 14 games. - ACC game notes
MARYLAND: Backup quarterback C.J. Brown’s 77-yard touchdown run at Georgia Tech is the longest by any FBS quarterback this season. - ACC game notes
MIAMI: Quarterback Jacory Harris passed former Virginia Tech standout Tyrod Taylor on the ACC’s career passing yardage list, taking 24th place with 7,177 yards. - ACC game notes
NORTH CAROLINA: A win over Miami would improve Carolina to 6-1 for the first time since 1997. That year, Carolina started 8-0 with the first (and only) loss of the season coming at home against Florida State. - UNC game notes
NC STATE: Cornerback David Amerson intercepted two more passes in Saturday’s win over Central Michigan, upping his total to six, one short of State’s single-season record, last achieved in 1998. He leads the country in interceptions per game. Amerson also had two picks in the season-opening win over Liberty and is the only player in the country with two multi-interception performances this season. - ACC game notes
VIRGINIA: Of the Cavaliers’ 15 touchdowns in 2011, eight have been scored by freshmen. - ACC game notes
VIRGINIA TECH: Offensive guard Courtney Prince moved to defensive line this past week to help offset injuries, and saw action on seven plays at defensive tackle and six plays on special teams against Miami. After playing 33 snaps at offensive guard earlier this year, Prince now joins former Tech players like Ike Charlton, Nick Sorensen, DeAngelo Hall and Macho Harris (all who went on to play in the NFL) who played offense, defense and special teams in the same season. - Bryan Johnston
WAKE FOREST: Wake Forest (4-1) is one of just three schools at the BCS level that has exceeded last year’s victory total (3-9). Both Vanderbilt and Washington State are off to 3-2 starts after posting 2-10 marks in 2010.