Around the ACC

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Around the ACC

Boston College (1-3, 0-2 in ACC)

Next game: at Army, noon Saturday, CBS Sports

Huddle up: WR Alex Amidon is the ACC’s receiver of the week after he had eight catches for 193 yards and two TDs against Clemson. It was the most yards by a Boston College wide receiver since Gerard Phelan had 226 yards, including the famous Hail Mary catch, against Miami in 1984. … DL Bryan Davis (Lithia Springs), who has a leg injury, DE Kasim Edebali (shoulder), RB Tahj Kimble (leg), DT Kaleb Ramsey (leg), TE Mike Naples (back) are questionable for Army. “Ramsey’s an enigma wrapped up in a conundrum right now,” coach Frank Spaziani told Boston.com.

Tweetable fact: RB Rolandan Finch, the Eagles’ top rusher last season, is not on the three-deep depth chart.

Clemson (4-1, 1-1)

Next game: vs. Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN

Huddle up: Garry Peters (Heritage-Conyers) will start at CB ahead of Darius Robinson (Westlake). “We’ll start Garry this week. I think he earned it,” coach Dabo Swinney said. … WR Sammy Watkins is expected to play this week after missing last week’s game with an stomach virus. … FS Rashard Hall has 12 career interceptions and 15 career takeaways, tied for fourth all-time at Clemson. … G Kalon Davis (hamstring) is questionable this week. … DE Corey Crawford (Carver-Columbus) on Georgia Tech’s cut blocking: “It’s the worst thing ever. Words can’t really describe how much I dislike it.”

Tweetable fact: WR DeAndre Hopkins leads the ACC with 42 receptions for 609 yards and six TDs.

Duke (4-1, 1-0)

Next game: vs. Virginia, 3 p.m. Saturday, FSSO

Huddle up: Brandon Connette would start at QB if starter Sean Renfree (elbow) can’t play Saturday. Renfree was injured in Saturday’s win over Wake Forest. … S Jordan Byas is the ACC DB of the week after he had 11 tackles, a sack and an interception. … WR Conner Vernon has 232 career receptions, tying former Clemson WR Aaron Kelly for most career catches in the ACC. … S Chris Tavarez (Westlake) is out indefinitely after having knee surgery last week.

Tweetable fact: DE Kenny Anunike has had a sack in each of Duke’s first five games.

Florida State (5-0, 2-0)

Next game: at N.C. State, 8 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2

Huddle up: FSU is 5-0 for the first time since 2005, which was the final season of a 15-year streak of 5-0 starts. … This will be FSU’s first game outside Florida this season. … WR Rashad Greene (Westover) is the first FSU player since Peter Warrick in 1999 to score on a run, reception and punt return in the same season. … LB Ukeme Eligwe (Stone Mountain), who has a hand injury, is among the players listed as questionable.

Tweetable fact: This is the first time that FSU has been ranked in the top three since Nov. 4, 2003.

Maryland (2-2, 0-0)

Next game: vs. Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU

Huddle up: Freshman WR Stefon Diggs has averaged 21.6 yards — 12 receptions for 259 yards — and has returned 15 punts for 177 yards and seven kickoffs for 186 yards. He has averaged 160.5 all-purpose yards per game, which ranks 16th in the nation. … Freshman OL Nick Brigham (Marist) has withdrawn from the university for personal reasons, a team spokesman said. … Maryland ranks eighth in the nation in total defense, allowing an average of 261.3 yards.

Tweetable fact: Maryland is one of six FBS schools with no upperclassman on the depth chart at QB, joining Auburn, Indiana, Marshall, Nevada and Oregon.

Miami (4-1, 3-0)

Next game: vs. Notre Dame (Soldier Field, Chicago), 7:30 p.m. Saturday, NBC

Huddle up: LB Eddie Johnson (North Atlanta) is the ACC rookie of the week after he had seven tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, forced two fumbles and broke up a pass in the win over N.C. State. The redshirt freshman was the ACC’s linebacker of the week the previous week. … Gionni Paul is the ACC’s linebacker of the week after he had 11 tackles and forced a fumble in his first start at middle linebacker, but starter Denzel Perryman (ankle) is back, moving Paul back outside.

Tweetable fact: QB Stephen Morris’ 566 yards passing set an ACC record, breaking the mark of 545 yards set by Wake Forest’s Rusty LaRue in 1995.

North Carolina (3-2, 0-1)

Next game: vs. Virginia Tech, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, WUPA

Huddle up: QB Bryn Renner leads the ACC and is tied for fifth in the country with 14 TD passes. … The Tar Heels rank 16th in the nation in total defense (296 yards), 16th against the run, 19th in scoring defense and 25th in pass-efficiency defense. … North Carolina will wear white helmets Saturday for the first time since the 1960s as part of a “White Out.” … Backup QB Marquise Williams threw a TD pass and ran for two scores in the 66-0 win over Idaho.

Tweetable fact: The Tar Heels have outscored opponents 99-10 in the second half, including 66-0 in the third quarter.

North Carolina State (3-2, 0-1)

Next game: vs. Florida State, 8 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2

Huddle up: Only C Cam Wentz (Lassiter) and RG Zach Allen (Tift County) have started at the same position on the offensive line this season, although Allen (leg) is questionable this week. Wentz moved to RG when Allen left last week’s game with the injury. … Mike Glennon’s 441 yards passing was the most by a Wolfpack QB since Philip Rivers had 475 yards in the 2003 Tangerine Bowl. … RB Tony Creecy rushed for 100 yards for the first time in career, running for 120 on 19 carries.

Tweetable fact: WR Bryan Underwood has caught a TD pass in five consecutive games, tying a school record.

Virginia (2-3, 0-1)

Next game: at Duke, 3 p.m. Saturday, FSSO

Huddle up: Phillip Sims, who passed for a career-high 166 yards in Saturday’s loss to Louisiana Tech, will replace Michael Rocco as the starter against Duke, coach Mike London said, if he recovers from a lower leg injury. … Sims and Rocco combined for 480 yards passing Saturday to set a single-game school record. … RB Perry Jones is the 15th player in school history with 3,000 career all-purpose yards. … The Cavaliers rank 97th in the nation in rushing, at 119.5 yards per game.

Tweetable fact: At 6-foot-6, Zachary Swanson is the tallest fullback in the nation.

Virginia Tech (3-2, 1-0)

Next game: at North Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, WUPA

Huddle up: Virginia Tech has averaged 373.4 yards per game, 10th in the ACC and 85th in the country. … DB Kyshoen Jarrett leads the ACC and is third in the nation in punt returns, averaging 25.1 yards. … OG David Wang (ankle) and LB Tariq Edwards (knee/leg) hope to be able to return to the lineup this week. … LB Jack Tyler has averaged 10.6 tackles, tied for third in the ACC. … Virginia Tech is 13-0 in North Carolina since joining the ACC in 2004.

Tweetable fact: Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech are the only teams in the ACC without a 300-yard passer this season.

Wake Forest (3-2, 1-2)

Next game: at Maryland, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU

Huddle up: WR Michael Campanaro will be out three or four weeks after breaking a bone on the back of his right hand in the loss to Duke. He leads the ACC with 36 catches and will miss playing near his hometown of Clarksville, Md., on Saturday. … Terence Davis (Brookwood) had six catches for 100 yards, career highs in both categories Saturday. … LB Mike Olson had 13 tackles and LB Justin Jackson had 12 tackles, both career highs, in Saturday’s loss.

Tweetable fact: The Deacons lead the ACC in fewest penalty yards, committing 20 penalties for 158 yards, an average of 31.6.

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