A Recap of Week 7 in the ACC
Week 7 saw movement in conference positioning as ACC teams battled each other in a number of games on Saturday. Here is a look back at Saturday action:
Virginia Tech 19 Pittsburgh 9
The Hokies continued their hot play winning their 6th game in a row. Logan Thomas has been a common denominator in the Virginia Tech success since their opening loss to Alabama.
Thomas was sound, once again, passing for 239 yards and a touchdown in the win.
But, the Hokies defense played a huge part in the victory, holding Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage to just 187 yards passing and the team to just 210 total yards.
The victory moves Virginia Tech to 3-0 in the Coastal Division where they stand alone. Pitt drops to 2-2 in conference play.
Duke 35 Navy 7
For the second week in a row, the Blue Devils stepped out of conference and came away with a victory.
Anthony Boone returned at quarterback in a big way, passing for 295 yards and 3 touchdowns in the game.
Jamison Crowder caught 10 passes for 88 yards in the victory.
The Blue Devils held the Navy running attack in check for most of the game, neutralizing their strength.
Duke goes to 4-2 on the season.
Maryland 27 Virginia 26
Caleb Rowe passed for 332 yards and a touchdown pass filling in for injured C.J. Brown. The one touchdown pass was a big one, the game winner coming with just over 5 minutes left.
With the Terps moving to the Big Ten, this long time rivalry will suffer after many years of great games.
Maryland overcame 3 turnovers forced by Virginia in the ball game.
The Terps improved to 1-1 in conference play while Virginia fell to 0-2.
Syracuse 24 N.C. State 10
The Orangemen opened up a tie game with two late touchdowns to seal the conference victory.
Syracuse rushed for 362 yards against the Wolfpack who had no answer for running backs Jerome Smith and Prince-Tyson Gulley who ran for 132 and 140 yards respectively. Each back rushed for a touchdown on the day.
Quarterback Terrel Hunt chipped in 92 rushing yards and a touchdown, as well.
N.C. State falls to 0-3 in the Atlantic Division while the Orange improve to 1-1 in the Atlantic.
Clemson 24 Boston College 14
The third ranked Tigers finally shook a scrappy Eagle team who may have benefited from the fact that Clemson faces Florida State in Week 8. It appeared to be the classic case of "looking ahead" by Clemson early.
Boston College led the game 14-10 going into the 4th quarter but a Tajh Boyd touchdown run and a defensive score sealed the game for Clemson.
Boyd finished with 334 yards passing and a touchdown in the game. Sammy Watkins caught 7 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers.
Clemson remains unbeaten and will face Florida State on Saturday in a game with huge national and conference implications. Boston College fell to 1-2 in conference play.
BYU 38 Georgia Tech 20
The Yellow Jackets traveled to Provo in an out of conference game and could never solve the Cougars, failing to ever lead in the game.
Taysom Hill passed for 244 yards and a touchdown and the Cougar defense forced two big turnovers to help lead BYU to victory.
Vad Lee struggled at quarterback for Georgia Tech passing for only 133 yards with no touchdowns and tossed an interception.
The Yellow Jackets fall to 3-3 overall on the season with the loss.