Boston College (2-1, 0-1)
Next game: vs. Maine, 1 p.m. Saturday
Huddle up: The ACC honored Tyler Murphy (QB of the week), Andy Gallik (OL of the week) and Josh Keyes (LB of the week) after the Eagles' upset of USC. … Murphy, who transferred from Florida, had a career-high 191 yards rushing and surpassed 100 yards for the second time this season. … An unranked BC team hadn't defeated a ranked team since the Eagles upset No. 4 Notre Dame in 2002.
Tweetable fact: Boston College averages 310.7 yards rushing (11th in the FBS) and 120.3 passing (121st in the FBS).
Clemson (1-1, 0-0)
Next game: at Florida State, 8 p.m. Saturday, ABC
Huddle up: The winner of the Clemson-FSU game has won the ACC in each of the past three years and finished first in the Atlantic Division each of the past five seasons. … CB Martin Jenkins (Centennial) is still battling an ankle injury, but could start. … Don't expect offensive coordinator Chad Morris to slow up against FSU. "No. No. No. No. No," he said. "I don't want to go slow."
Tweetable fact: This will be Clemson's fifth time playing at the No. 1 team in the nation, four of those against Florida State.
Duke (3-0, 0-0)
Next game: vs. Tulane, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, FSSO
Huddle up: Freshman Shaun Wilson, the ACC freshman of the week, has averaged 15.9 yards per carry after he set the school's single-game rushing record with 245 yards on 12 carries in the win over Kansas. He had TD runs of 45, 68 and 69 yards. Wilson has averaged 111.3 yards per game, fourth in the FBS among freshmen. … Anthony Boone is 13-2 as a starter; the school record for QB wins is 17.
Tweetable fact: Duke has outscored its opponents 55-10 in the second half this season.
Florida State (2-0, 0-0)
Next game: vs. Clemson, 8 p.m. Saturday, ABC
Huddle up: FSU quarterback Jameis Winston was suspended for the first half of this game … FSU hasn't trailed in a regular-season game in 631 minutes and 49 seconds, or since the second quarter against Boston College last September. … DL Eddie Goldman (ankle) is expected to play, but Justin Shanks (leg) and Nile Lawrence-Stample (leg) are questionable. … Roberto Aguayo has made 59 consecutive kicks (44 PATs, 15 FGs) and 99.2 percent of his career kicks.
Tweetable fact: FSU has won a school record 18 consecutive games, a streak that began in the ACC title game in 2012.
Louisville (2-1, 1-1)
Next game: at Florida International, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1
Huddle up: QB Reggie Bonnafon has missed practice after the death of his father. The team is unsure if Bonnafon will play this weekend. … Former Auburn RB Michael Dyer still hasn't played this season while recovering from a thigh bruise. … DT Sheldon Rankins (Eastside) recovered his first career fumble in the loss to Virginia.
Tweetable fact: The Cardinals haven't lost two games in a row since they lost to Syracuse and Connecticut in 2012.
Miami (2-1, 0-1)
Next game: at Nebraska, 8 p.m. Saturday, ESPN2
Huddle up: Miami moved FB Gray Crow to QB to replace Kevin Olsen, who left the program this week. Olsen, a redshirt freshman, was suspended for Miami's first two games and never played for the Hurricanes. The team plans to redshirt freshman Malik Rosier. … Nebraska ranks fifth nationally in offense (594.3) and 18th in defense (294.3). … Phillip Dorsett is the ACC WR of the week after he caught four passes for 201 yards and two TDs.
Tweetable fact: Duke Johnson ranks fifth in the ACC in rushing with 92.3 yards per game.
North Carolina (2-0, 0-0)
Next game: at East Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPNU
Huddle up: G Landon Turner will miss the game with an undisclosed injury. UNC's most experienced offensive lineman was hurt in the win over San Diego State. … East Carolina ran 101 plays, had 603 yards and scored 55 points in a win over UNC last year. … WR Bug Howard (Wilcox County) is third on the team with six catches, but for only 36 yards.
Tweetable fact: Former walk-on WR Mack Hollins has averaged 35.7 yards on four catches, two for TDs.
North Carolina State (3-0, 0-0)
Next game: vs. Presbyterian, 6 p.m. Saturday
Huddle up: The Wolfpack have 730 yards rushing and 818 passing for a 47/53 balance, the second-most balanced in the ACC. … N.C. State rushed for 312 yards Saturday, the most since 327 against Maryland in 1994. … The schedule turns tougher after Saturday with games against FSU (Sept. 20), at Clemson (Oct. 4), Boston College (Oct. 11), at Louisville (Oct. 18) and at Syracuse (Nov. 1). … RB Shadrach Thornton (Liberty County) ranks eighth in the ACC at 76.4 yards rushing per game.
Tweetable fact: N.C. State hasn't started 4-0 since 2010.
Pittsburgh (3-0, 1-0)
Next game: vs. Iowa, noon Saturday, ESPNU
Huddle up: RB James Conner leads FBS in rushing TDs (eight) and is second with 544 yards rushing. Coach Paul Chryst is still looking for improvement in the run game. … Iowa has given up only 65.7 rushing per game. "We can be cleaner," he told the media this week. … The Panthers haven't allowed a point in the second quarter this season, outscoring their opponents 52-0.
Tweetable fact: Pitt can improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2000.
Syracuse (2-0, 0-0)
Next game: vs. Maryland, 12:30 p.m. Saturday, WUPA
Huddle up: Cameron Lynch (Brookwood) leads the ACC with 11.5 tackles per game and he had a tackle for a safety in the win over Central Michigan. … Syracuse is one of four FBS teams that haven't allowed a sack. The others: Baylor, Texas Tech and New Mexico State. … QB Terrel Hunt had 267 of the Orangemen's 464 yards of offense Saturday. … Syracuse has scored on all nine of its red-zone possessions.
Tweetable fact: Syracuse can improve to 3-0 for the first time since 1991.
Virginia (2-1, 1-0)
Next game: at BYU, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, ESPN
Huddle up: S Anthony Harris is the ACC DB of the week with eight tackles and one interception in the upset of Louisville. K Ian Frye is the specialist of the week with three field goals, including a 42-yard with 3:42 to go for the winning margin. … BYU QB Taysom Hill is one of three FBS QBs who have rushed for at least 250 yards and thrown for at least 500 this season.
Tweetable fact: Virginia is the only FBS team to play three ranked opponents in the season's first four weeks.
Virginia Tech (2-1, 0-0)
Next game: vs. Georgia Tech, noon Saturday, ESPN
Huddle up: TE Ryan Malleck (knee, ankle) and DTs Corey Marshall (ankle) and Luther Maddy (undisclosed) fighting through injuries. … WR Josh Stanford (M.L. King), who had 40 catches in 2013, is taking a leave of absence for personal reasons. He had two third-down drops in the loss to East Carolina and has five catches in three games. … RB Trey Edmunds, who led the Hokies with 675 yards in 2013, continues to rehab the broken tibia he suffered in November.
Tweetable fact: Virginia Tech has won four consecutive games and five of six against Georgia Tech.
Wake Forest (1-2, 0-0)
Next game: vs. Army, 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Huddle up: Wake Forest scored 24 points against Utah State, the most against an FBS opponent since Oct. 19. … John Wolford has more attempts (110) than any freshman QB in the FBS. Miami's Brad Kaaya is second with 75. … LB Brandon Chubb (Hillgrove) ranks second in the ACC with 11.3 tackles per game, just behind Syracuse's Cameron Lynch (Brookwood), who is at 11.5.
Tweetable fact: Wake Forest has won seven consecutive against Army, which hasn't defeated the Demon Deacons since 1989.
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