Clemson 62, NC State 48 You can go ahead and give Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd the ACC Player of the Year nod. Boyd accounted for 8 touchdowns 5 passing and 3 rushing, an ACC record. He passed for 426 yards and career-high 103 yards rushing. He also set a school record with 529 total yards, breaking the record set by Woodrow Dantzler in 2001 against N.C. State.
State’s Tobais Palmer also had a record-setting day with 496 all-purpose yards ( an ACC record), including 244 in kickoff returns. This was a game of runs with Clemson jumping out to a 13 point lead, NC State then scored the next 24 points, only to watch Clemson run off the next 42 points in the game. Clemson had 754 total yards, NC State had 597.
Clemson still has a shot at a BCS Bowl game, they will play state rival South Carolina next week. NC State (3-4 in the ACC) will try to finish up with a .500 conference record as they host Boston College.
Florida State 41, Maryland 14 Florida State wrapped up the Atlantic Division and a berth in the ACC title game as they rolled over Maryland and their fancy black uniforms 41-14. They next have the Florida Gators and a win over the Gators and a win in the ACC Championship could put them in the BCS Championship game. They will need a lot of help for that to happen though. That loss to NC State must really sting right now. The Seminoles will be going for their 13th ACC title on December 1 in Charlotte.
Georgia Tech 42 Duke 24 Georgia Tech won their third straight game and put themselves in position to play in the ACC Championship Game. They have a half game lead over Miami in the Coastal Division and now they need Duke to beat Miami since Miami holds the tiebreaker over Georgia Tech. Tevin Washington had two fourth quarter touchdown passes to put the game away for the Yellow Jackets.
Virginia Tech 30, Boston College 23 (OT) The Hokies can become bowl eligible with a win over Virginia
Miami 40, South Florida 9 Beat Duke and the Canes win the ACC Coastal.
Notre Dame 38, Wake Forest 0 Notre Dame is now the Number 1 team in the BCS Standings and only has one game left against long time rival USC. If they beat USC, the big question will be who will they play for the National Championship.
|Florida State (10)||7-1||10-1|
|North Carolina State||3-4||6-5|