Duke topped Virginia at Wallace Wade this weekend, but there were plenty more interesting story lines in the ACC. Here’s a recap of Week 6 in the ACC, including a big win for NC State and North Carolina knocking off the Blue Devils’ next foe.
Army 34, Boston College 31
Army and its traditional ground-based attack produced three 100-yard rushers, with Raymond Maples leading the way en route to 184 yards. Trent Steelman added 141 rushing yards along with three touchdowns, including the game winning 29-yard run with 45 seconds remaining. Andre Williams notched 191 yards on the ground, including a 99-yard touchdown, in the defeat for the Eagles.
North Carolina 48, Virginia Tech 34
The Tar Heels picked up their fourth win of the season with the victory in this high-scoring affair. Giovani Benard registered a career-high 262 yards on 23 carries, while Bryn Renner added 194 yards and a touchdown in the air. Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas produced 354 yards and three total touchdowns in the loss. The Hokies will look to turn around their so-far-disappointing season when they host Duke next week.
Maryland 19, Wake Forest 14
Maryland opened its ACC schedule with a home victory against the Demon Deacons. Terrapin wide receiver Stefon Diggs took a pass 63 yards late in the fourth quarter to set up the game-winning one-yard touchdown run by Justus Pickett. Perry Hills had 191 yards at quarterback for the Terrapins in this defensive-oriented game. The two teams combined for 15 punts.
Clemson 47, Georgia Tech 31
Tajh Boyd went off for 397 yards and two touchdowns at quarterback for the Tigers, with both of those touchdowns going to star wideout DeAndre Hopkins. Boyd also added 62 yards and a score on the ground. Georgia Tech took a 31-30 lead early in the fourth quarter on a field goal before yielding 17 unanswered points. Georgia Tech’s loss drops them to 2-4—their worst start since 1994.
N.C. State 17, Florida State 16
In the nation’s biggest upset of the week, the Wolfpack came back from a 16-0 halftime deficit to shock then-No. 3 Florida State. Quarterback Mike Glennon engineered two fourth quarter touchdown drives, including a dramatic fourth down touchdown pass to Bryan Underwood with just 16 seconds to play. The N.C. State defense held the explosive Florida State offense to only 16 points and 3-of-15 on third down tries. The Seminoles’ once promising national title hopes now seem like an impossibility.