Boston College (5-3, 2-2 ACC)
Next game: at Virginia Tech, 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Huddle up: Three kickers have each missed at least one PAT attempt, and the team has missed five this season. They’ve converted 81.5 percent, worst in the FBS. … Boston College has had a freshman run for at least 100 yards in six of its eight games after Jon Hilliman gained 101 yards on 20 carries in the win over Wake Forest. … Tyler Murphy ranks third in the ACC in rushing (105.4). He ranks second in the FBS in rushing among QBs.
Tweetable fact: Boston College has outrushed its opponents 1,715-153 in its five wins.
Clemson (6-2, 5-1)
Next game: at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, ESPN
Huddle up: Syracuse rushed for 88 yards, the fifth time that Clemson has held an opponent to less than 100 yards in a game this season. Opponents have averaged 69 yards rushing the past seven games. … RB Wayne Gallman (Grayson) is the ACC newcomer of the week, with 101 yards rushing on 28 carries. … Ammon Lakip (Chattahoochee) is the ACC specialist of the week by making field goals of 38, 18 and 41 yards in the 16-6 win over Syracuse. He’s 15-of-19 this season. … Clemson has at least three sacks in seven consecutive games.
Tweetable fact: Clemson averages 9.8 tackles for loss and leads the FBS in tackles for loss.
Duke (6-1, 2-1)
Next game: at Pittsburgh, noon Saturday, ESPNU
Huddle up: David Cutcliffe is still looking for consistency, something he stressed last week. “The thing that we’ve got to do, starting with this Saturday — and November is when you do it — is be a consistent football team.” … Duke is 14-1 in its past 15 regular-season games. The Blue Devils have held 14 of those opponents to 30 or fewer points. … WR Jamison Crowder (238 receptions) can pass Sammy Watkins (240) for second on the ACC’s career list. … LB David Helton leads Duke with 69 tackles.
Tweetable fact: Duke debuted at No. 24 in the College Football Playoff rankings released Tuesday night.
Florida State (7-0, 4-0)
Next game: at Louisville, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, ESPN
Huddle up: Jimbo Fisher knows who to blame for the negative attention FSU receives. “One, ESPN has money in the SEC, and two, we were so dominant last year,” Fisher said. … WR Rashad Greene (Westover) leads the ACC in receptions (7.4) and yards per game (113) per game. Greene has 3,256 career receiving yards, sixth in ACC history. … FSU has won 19 consecutive ACC games, its longest streak since winning 24 consecutive from 1998-2001.
Tweetable fact: Jameis Winston is the first FBS QB since 2000 to win the first 20 games of his career.
Louisville (6-2, 4-2)
Next game: vs. Florida State, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, ESPN
Huddle up: LB Lorenzo Mauldin (Jackson-Atlanta), who has a hamstring injury, and WR James Quick (ankle) are expected to play against FSU. … WR DeVante Parker (toe) had nine catches for 132 yards in his season debut last week. … Louisville is 26-1 at home under coach Bobby Petrino. … RB Michael Dyer had his best game at Louisville, with 173 yards and a TD on 24 carries last week. The Auburn transfer has been injured much of the past two seasons.
Tweetable fact: Louisville has scored in 180 consecutive games, dating to 2000.
Miami (5-3, 2-2)
Next game: vs. North Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, WUPA
Huddle up: LT Ereck Flowers will miss one game, and possibly the rest of the season, with a knee injury he suffered against Virginia Tech. He’s the third OL to go down this year. … Duke Johnson has rushed for least 100 yards in each of the past four games and ranks second in the ACC with 1,036 yards. … QB Brad Kaaya is tied for the ACC lead with 17 TD passes. … Miami ranks 15th in the FCS in total defense (319.3 yards).
Tweetable fact: Miami has 31 plays of at least 25 yards this season.
North Carolina (4-4, 2-2)
Next game: at Miami, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, WUPA
Huddle up: Coach Larry Fedora on Mack Hollins, the ACC WR of the week, who caught TD passes of 57 and 63 yards, recovered an onside kick and downed two punts inside the 2: “Believe me, Mack doesn’t lack for confidence, and never has, from the day he set foot on campus.” Hollins leads the ACC with seven receiving TDs. … North Carolina has returned three interceptions for TDs, tied for first in the FCS.
Tweetable fact: UNC is the only team with five players who have thrown at least one TD pass this season.
North Carolina State (4-4, 0-4)
Next game: at Syracuse, 3 p.m. Saturday, FSSO
Huddle up: QB Jacoby Brissett has completed 45 percent of his attempts and has five turnovers (three fumbles and two interceptions) and three TD passes in losses to Clemson, Boston College and Louisville. … N.C. State hasn’t scored more than 18 points in any of its past three games. … TE Cole Cook (Carrollton) has started once, one of seven first-year freshmen to start at least one game this season. … N.C. State averages 6.8 yards on first down.
Tweetable fact: N.C. State is second in the ACC on third down conversions at 46.2 percent.
Pittsburgh (4-4, 2-2)
Next game: vs. Duke, noon Saturday, ESPNU
Huddle up: RB James Conner leads the ACC and is No. 7 in the FCS with 1,079 yards rushing. He leads the ACC and is fifth nationally with 14 TDs rushing. … At minus-6, Pittsburgh ranks last in the ACC in turnover ratio after losing six fumbles in the loss to Georgia Tech. … QB Chad Voytik has recovered from an injury that forced him to miss the final two series. … Pittsburgh leads the ACC — sixth in the FBS — with 165.6 passing yards allowed. … LB Todd Thomas leads Pittsburgh with 49 tackles.
Tweetable fact: Pitt has eight interceptions, equaling the number it had in 2013.
Syracuse (3-5, 1-3)
Next game: vs. N.C. State, 3 p.m. Saturday, FSSO
Huddle up: Prince-Tyson Gulley (two) and Terrel Hunt, Adonis Ameen-Moore and Devante McFarlane (one each) have rushed for at least 100 yards in a game this season. … WR Ashton Broyld (lower leg) isn’t 100 percent despite his four catches for 49 yards in Saturday’s loss to Clemson. … Scott Shafer doesn’t know when Hunt (broken leg) will return. Hunt started at QB before the injury.
Tweetable fact: Syracuse is the only team in the top 10 of the FBS for fumbles recovered (tied for fourth, 11) and fumbles lost (tied for seventh, two).
Virginia (4-4, 2-2)
Next game: at Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU
Huddle up: WR Miles Gooch (Towers), who has 24 catches and a team-leading 371 yards, will miss time with a leg injury. … RB Kevin Parks has 355 yards the past three games. … Virginia and Georgia Tech each have eight different players with at least one interception, tied for second in the FCS. … S Anthony Harris had two interceptions against Georgia Tech in 2013. … QB Greyson Lambert (Wayne County) threw for a career high 261 yards and two TDs on Saturday.
Tweetable fact: Virginia has averaged 458.6 yards of offense the past four games.
Virginia Tech (4-4, 1-3)
Next game: vs. Boston College, 12:30 p.m. Saturday
Huddle up: Michael Brewer will start at QB, but, “We’re going to give Mark Leal some more snaps this week, and we’re going to see if we can get him in the game,” coach Frank Beamer said. Brewer has 11 TDs and 11 interceptions. … Virginia Tech has four losses heading into its ninth game for only the second time in 21 seasons. … S Detrick Bonner (Luella), who has played in 47 career games, ranks fifth on the team with 39 tackles.
Tweetable fact: Virginia Tech is 4-0 when scoring first and 0-4 when it doesn’t.
Wake Forest (2-6, 0-4)
Next game: vs. Clemson, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, ESPN
Huddle up: WR Jonathan Williams (Mays) had one catch for 46 yards Saturday, the longest play from scrimmage for Wake Forest this season. … Wake Forest finished with 261 yards of offense after being held to 6 yards in the first half against Boston College. … Wake Forest is averaging 1.1 yards a carry, the lowest average for a Power 5 team in the past 10 years. … Mike Weaver is 9-for-9 on FG attempts, tied for sixth in school history.
Tweetable fact: Wake Forest is on pace to rush for 414 yards this season.