Boston College (2-1, 1-0 ACC)
Next game: vs. Florida State, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28, ABC/ESPN2/ESPNU
Huddle up: RB Andre Williams, who was held to 38 yards on 17 carries in a loss to USC, leads the ACC with 356 yards rushing, but ranks second to Miami’s Duke Johnson with 118.7 yards per game. … Boston College will play host to USC next year as part of the schools’ home-and-home deal. … LB Josh Keyes and DE Kasim Edebali each have 2 1/2 sacks, tied for seventh in the ACC.
Tweetable fact: Boston College had two sacks against USC and has nine this season, surpassing 2012’s total of six.
Next game: vs. Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28, ABC/ESPN2/ESPNU
Huddle up: WR Adam Humphries was expected to take over for WR Charone Peake, Clemson’s second-leading receiver, who will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL. He had eight catches for 84 yards and a TD in two games. … RB Tyson Dye (Elbert County) is out with a back injury. … K Chandler Catanzaro, a former walk-on, went into Thursday’s game against N.C. State needing eight points to become Clemson’s career scoring leader. He entered the game with 322 career points.
Tweetable fact: Backup QB Cole Stoudt is the son of former NFL QB Cliff Stoudt.
Duke (2-1, 0-1)
Next game: vs. Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, WUPA
Huddle up: OT Perry Simmons became the first Duke player with 3,000 career snaps when he started his 40th consecutive game last week. … Brandon Braxton started eight games at safety last season, but is back at WR, where he played in 2011. He has seven receptions for 66 yards and a TD. … WR Jamison Crowder leads the ACC in catches per game (7.7) and punt-return average (14.9 yards).
Tweetable fact: Play-by-play man Bob Harris hasn’t missed a Duke football game since 1975, a streak of 421 consecutive games.
Florida State (2-0, 1-0)
Next game: vs. Bethune-Cookman, 6 p.m. Saturday
Huddle up: Former S Karlos Williams added energy to FSU’s “Wild and Free” backfield of Devonta Freeman and James Wilder Jr., with eight carries for 110 yards, including a 65-yard TD run. … Freshman QB Jameis Winston ranks second in the nation in passing efficiency with a QB rating of 234.8, behind Baylor’s Bryce Petty at 249.5. … RG Tre Jackson (Wayne County) is practicing after missing last week’s game with an ankle injury.
Tweetable fact: Winston has more TD passes (six) than incompletions (five) in 45 attempts.
Next game: vs. West Virginia (Baltimore), 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU
Huddle up: CB Dexter McDougle, the ACC’s DB of the week, will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. He had two interceptions in the win over UConn. … WR Deon Long will face one of his former schools. He began at West Virginia and then played at Hargrave Military, New Mexico and Iowa Western before transferring to Maryland. He has 15 receptions for 173 yards this season.
Tweetable fact: C.J. Brown has five career 100-yard rushing games and five of the top 12 rushing performances by a QB in school history.
Next game: vs. Savannah State, 7 p.m. Saturday
Huddle up: Miami was a 60-point favorite over Savannah State as of Wednesday, only the third recorded 60-plus spread in college football since 1980, The Miami Herald reported. … Savannah State is 4-32 since 2010 and lost its first two games by a combined 143-12 before defeating Division II Fort Valley State. … Miami has allowed two sacks in two games. … Sophomore RB Duke Johnson is the 39th Miami player with 1,000 career rushing yards. He has 1,191.
Tweetable fact: Miami has allowed three TDs in its past four home games, dating to Nov. 1, 2012.
North Carolina (1-1)
Next game: at Georgia Tech, noon Saturday, ESPN
Huddle up: Coach Larry Fedora said mistakes are what he remembers from last year’s 68-50 loss to Tech, referring to turnovers, a failed fake punt and allowing a kick return for a TD. … North Carolina has eclipsed 500 yards of offense five times in 14 games under Fedora. The Tar Heels have gained at least 400 yards in 13 of those 14 games. … WR Quinshad Davis has caught both of QB Bryn Renner’s TD passes, one in each game.
Tweetable fact: North Carolina has won one ACC opener (2011) since 2000.
N.C. State (2-0)
Next game: vs. Central Michigan, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28
Huddle up: K Nik Sade (@SuperSade32) gained more than 500 new Twitter followers after his game-winning FG against Richmond. He led the ACC in scoring with 27 points entering Thursday’s game against Clemson. … Coach Dave Doeren said this about Clemson’s defense before the game: “No matter what the down and distance is, they pin their ears back. They really aren’t a max-blitz team as much as they are bringing five from all over the place.” … Doeren led Northern Illinois to a 23-4 record in two seasons.
Tweetable fact: As a head coach, Doeren’s teams were 14-0 in home games in two-plus seasons.
Pittsburgh (1-1, 0-1)
Next game: at Duke, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, WUPA
Huddle up: Freshman WR Tyler Boyd is the ACC WR of the week after he caught six passes for 134 yards in the win over New Mexico. He also scored on a 33-yard run. … Boyd and TB James Conner (119 yards last week) are two of 12 freshmen and seven redshirt freshmen to play for Pitt. … WR Devin Street needs 17 catches to become Pitt’s all-time leading receiver. He has 162 career catches. Latef Grim set the record from 1998-2000.
Tweetable fact: DT Aaron Donald has three sacks in two games.
Next game: vs. Tulane, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, FSSO
Huddle up: Terrel Hunt will start at QB after coming off the bench to go 15-of-18 for 265 yards and three TDs in a blowout of Wagner. Coach Scott Shafer also plans to play former starter Drew Allen. … Tulane QB Nick Montana is the son of NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana. He has 706 yards passing with seven TDs and two interceptions this season. … Syracuse hadn’t scored 50 or more points since 2002.
Tweetable fact: Syracuse can reach 700 all-time victories with a win against Tulane. The Orangemen are 699-498-49.
Next game: vs. Virginia Military, 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Huddle up: WR Dominique Terrell has caught at least one pass in 16 consecutive games, WR Darius Jennings has at least one in 15 and TE Jake McGee has a streak of five consecutive games with a catch. He had eight receptions against Oregon. … One of VMI’s two losses was to Division II North Greenville. Its lone win was against Glenville State, also a Division II program. … DT Brent Urban, who is 6-7, has broken up four passes.
Tweetable fact: Eight seniors will dress against VMI, which is tied for second-fewest in the nation behind South Carolina’s five.
Virginia Tech (2-1)
Next game: vs. Marshall, noon Saturday, ESPNU
Huddle up: Freshman DB Brandon Facyson (Northgate) had two interceptions in the win over East Carolina and has three in three games. … WR Demitri Knowles, who had eight catches for 99 yards Saturday, grew up in the Bahamas and is still learning about football after picking it up at age 14. He grew up as a swimmer and sprinter. … The Hokies will wear orange camouflage helmets and white military-themed jerseys Saturday in their Military Appreciation game.
Tweetable fact: Virginia Tech can reach 700 all-time victories with a win against Marshall. The Hokies are 699-441-46.
Wake Forest (1-2, 0-1)
Next game: at Army, noon Saturday, CBS Sports Network
Huddle up: Wake Forest ranks 112th of 123 FBS teams in rushing. The Demon Deacons have averaged 91 yards per game and rank 120th, with 2.4 yards per carry. … LB Brandon Chubb (Hillgrove) and Ryan Janvion each set career highs with 10 tackles in the loss to Louisiana-Monroe. … WR Michael Campanaro tied an ACC single-game record with 16 catches last week. He also tied the mark with 16 catches in game against Boston College last year.
Tweetable fact: Wake Forest has not played at West Point since 1999.
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