Boston College (3-3, 1-2 ACC)
Next game: at North Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26, FSSO
Huddle up: Boston College recovered two fumbles against Clemson and has 10 takeaways this season. … Alex Amidon is the ACC WR of the week with six catches for 121 yards and a TD. He's seventh in the ACC at 91.2 yards per game. … RB Andre Williams leads the ACC in rushing (139.7), but the Eagles are 108th in the FBS in passing (180.5). … Nate Freese has made all six of his field-goal attempts.
Tweetable fact: Myles Willis (Marist) scored his first career rushing TD on a 38-yard run.
Clemson (6-0, 4-0)
Next game: vs. Florida State, 8 p.m. Saturday, ABC
Huddle up: ESPN's "College GameDay" is broadcasting from Clemson for the second time this season. It's the first time since 2007 that the show has gone to the same campus twice in one season. … Clemson has won 11 consecutive ACC games, its longest streak since winning 20 consecutive from 1981-84. … QB Tajh Boyd has 10,788 yards of offense, and trails only former N.C. State QB Philip Rivers on the ACC's career list.
Tweetable fact: DE Vic Beasley (Adairsville) leads the ACC with nine sacks and has 15 in his past 12 games.
Duke (4-2, 0-2)
Next game: at Virginia, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, FSSO
Huddle up: QB Anthony Boone is the ACC offensive back of the week, and OT Perry Simmons is the offensive lineman of the week. Boone was 31-of-38 for 295 yards and three TD passes in his first game since fracturing his collarbone Sept. 7, setting career highs in attempts, completions and yards. … DeVon Edwards (Alcovy) averaged 30 yards on two kick returns. … Simmons on Virginia: "We don't like Virginia, and I have a suspicion they don't like us very much."
Tweetable fact: DE Kenny Anunike has 12 career sacks, eighth on Duke's career list.
Florida State (5-0, 3-0)
Next game: at Clemson, 8 p.m. Saturday, ABC
Huddle up: Two FSU players — OT Cameron Erving (Colquitt County) and TE Nick O'Leary — are on ESPN's Midseason All-American team. Erving is a converted DT, and O'Leary has scored five TDs. … QB Jameis Winston, who leads the ACC with 17 TD passes, threw a half-court pass to basketball player Aaron Thomas, who caught the ball and dunked it at last week's Seminole Madness, according to the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel. … FSU ranks third nationally in scoring (53.6) and fourth in total offense (549).
Tweetable fact: Winston's completion percentage of 73.2 ranks third in the nation.
Maryland (5-1, 1-1)
Next game: at Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU
Huddle up: QB C.J. Brown should start after missing the past game with a concussion. … LB Yannick Cudjoe-Virgil, who had three sacks, will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle, adding to the problems at the position. Matt Robinson will miss three to four weeks with a rotator-cuff injury. … RB Brandon Ross had a career-high 169 yards, including 88 rushing and 81 receiving. … Sophomore CB Alvin Hill (Luella) has six tackles in five games.
Tweetable fact: Maryland can become bowl eligible with a win over Wake Forest.
Miami (5-0, 1-0)
Next game: vs. Wake Forest, noon Oct. 26, ESPNU
Huddle up: RB Duke Johnson is the only player in school history with at least three kickoff returns of 95 or more yards. Entering Thursday's game at North Carolina, Johnson had 3,014 career all-purpose yards. Santana Moss holds the school record with 4,394 all-purpose yards. … Thirteen players had 18 sacks before Thursday night's game. … At No. 10, Miami returned to the top 10 of the AP poll this week for the first time since Oct. 18, 2009.
Tweetable fact: TE Clive Walford had caught 22 passes, 20 of which have resulted in either a touchdown or first down.
North Carolina (1-4, 0-2)
Next game: vs. Boston College, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26, FSSO
Huddle up: ESPN named TE Eric Ebron as North Carolina's offensive MVP and LB Jeff Schoettmer as the defensive MVP for the first half of the season. Schoettmer, a former walk-on, had 44 tackles before Thursday night's game against Miami. … North Carolina wanted to hire Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer to replace Carl Torbush in 2000, he wrote in his new book, "Let Me Be Frank: My Life at Virginia Tech."
Tweetable fact: North Carolina was No. 101 out of 123 FBS teams in rushing defense before Thursday, allowing 197.2 yard per game.
N.C. State (3-3, 0-3)
Next game: at Florida State, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26, TBD
Huddle up: CB Jack Tocho intercepted two passes in his first career start Saturday. He's the first N.C. State freshman to start a game this season. … OT Joe Thuney had played every offensive snap this season before leaving Saturday's loss with an injury. … Starting S Jarvis Byrd will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. … DT T.Y. McGill (Wayne County) and WR Rashard Smith (Dublin) were injured in the loss to Syracuse.
Tweetable fact: Five different players have led the Wolfpack in rushing this season.
Pittsburgh (3-2, 2-2)
Next game: vs. Old Dominion, 7 p.m. Saturday, FSSO
Huddle up: Pitt gave up 55 points to Duke on Sept. 21, but has allowed only one TD in its past two games, a 14-3 victory over Virginia and a 19-9 loss to Virginia Tech. … DT Aaron Donald leads the nation in sacks with 1.6 a game (eight in five games) and in tackles for loss (2.4). … Old Dominion QB Taylor Heinicke (Collins Hill) threw for 5,076 yards to win the Walter Payton Award in 2012.
Tweetable fact: Pitt rushed for only 122 yards and averaged 2.8 yards per carry in the past nine quarters.
Syracuse (3-3, 1-1)
Next game: at Georgia Tech, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, WUPA
Huddle up: Syracuse has rushed for more than 300 yards in two consecutive games. The Orange had 362 in the win over N.C. State. LB Cameron Lynch (Brookwood) had 14 tackles against N.C. State and has averaged 6 1/2 per game. … Syracuse has lost only one fumble this season, in the second quarter of the opener against Penn State. … DT Jay Bromley has six sacks, third in the ACC behind Clemson's Vic Beasley and Pitt's Aaron Donald.
Tweetable fact: Syracuse hasn't fumbled in 417 snaps, a streak that stretches more than five games.
Virginia (2-4, 0-2)
Next game: vs. Duke, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, FSSO
Huddle up: DE Eli Harold, who forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and had two sacks in the loss to Ball State, heard grumbling from fans. "It causes a cancer in your mind," he told the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press. "It causes you to think negatively about yourself and your team." … TE Jake McGee had 114 yards receiving Saturday, the first time a Virginia TE has surpassed 100 yards receiving since Tom Santi on Dec. 30, 2005.
Tweetable fact: Virginia committed 13 penalties against Ball State, most in the ACC this season.
Virginia Tech (6-1, 3-0)
Next game: vs. Duke, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26, ESPNU
Huddle up: Dadi Nicolas, who was born in Haiti, moved from DE to OLB before the win over Pitt, responded with career highs of seven tackles and three sacks. Virginia Tech finished with eight sacks. … K Cody Journell is the ACC's specialist of the week after he kicked a career-high four field goals. … Virginia Tech could make $4 million if it sells 40,000 tickets to the game against Tennessee that will be played at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016.
Tweetable fact: The Hokies are bowl eligible for the 21st consecutive season.
Wake Forest (3-3, 1-2)
Next game: vs. Maryland, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU
Huddle up: Coach Jim Grobe said his players were refreshed after they returned from the off week. He can tie Peahead Walker for most career wins at Wake Forest. Grobe has 76, one behind Walker's 77. … Wake Forest ranks 109th in the FBS in rushing (110.2 yards) and 106th in points (20 per game). … S Anthony Wooding (Charlton County), who sat out last season after transferring from Air Force, has eight tackles in four games.
Tweetable fact: WR Michael Campanaro has 206 career receptions and needs 11 more to become Wake Forest's career leader.
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