Cream Rises to the Top: ACC Week 6 Recap
Florida State, Clemson and Miami appeared to separate themselves from the pack in week 6 of the ACC. All three teams remain unbeaten and poised to fight for an ACC Championship.
8)Florida State 63 25)Maryland 0
Maryland came into Week 6 undefeated and one of the more intriguing teams in the conference. Despite their start, many still questioned the team's strength. Plenty of answers came out of this game after the Seminoles manhandled the Terps.
Jameis Winston passed for 393 yards and 5 touchdown passes on the day, shredding the Terrapin defense.
Things started to head in the wrong direction for Maryland when starting quarterback C.J. Brown went down with a concussion in the second quarter. With the absence of Brown, the Seminole defense was able to smother the Terps holding them to just 234 total yards.
Kelvin Benjamin and Nick O'Leary each caught two touchdown passes for Florida State.
The Seminoles move to 5-0 on the season and are tied with Clemson at 3-0 in the Atlantic Division. Meanwhile, the Terps lose their first game of the season and drop to 0-1 in the conference.
3)Clemson 49 Syracuse 14
Tajh Boyd passed for 455 yards and 5 touchdowns to lead the Tigers past the Orangemen on Saturday.
Clemson rolled up 624 total yards in the game. Adam Humphries grabbed two touchdown passes and joined Sammy Watkins with over 100 yards receiving in the game.
Clemson jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back as Syracuse never threatened the Tiger lead.
The Tigers remain undefeated on the season and 3-0 in the ACC. Syracuse drops to 2-3 overall and lost their first conference game as a member of the conference.
14)Miami 45 Georgia Tech 30
The Canes remained unbeaten after breaking a 17-17 halftime tie to grab the conference win against the Yellow Jackets.
Duke Johnson rushed for 184 yards while Stephen Morris passed for 3 touchdowns in the game to lead Miami.
The game was filled with turnovers with Miami coughing up the football 4 times and the Jackets three. But Miami rolled up the offense despite the turnovers, gaining 551 yards in the game.
Georgia Tech scored with 10:38 left in the game to cut the lead to 1 but Miami countered with 3 straight touchdowns to break the game open.
The Hurricanes are 1-0 in the Coastal Division after the win, a half game behind Virginia Tech. Georgia Tech falls to 3-2 overall and 2-2 in conference play.
Virginia Tech 27 North Carolina 17
The Hokies won their fifth straight game fueled by a defense who forced 3 Tar Heel turnovers. Virginia Tech picked off two Marquise Williams passes, who played in place of injured Bryn Renner.
Logan Thomas continued to improve at quarterrback passing for 3 touchdowns and no interceptions. Willie Byrn caught 4 passes for 123 yards on the day.
Quinshad Davis and Eric Ebron, two steady receivers all season for North Carollina, each caught a touchdown pass in the losing effort.
The Hokies moved to the top of the Coastal Division with the win. Carolina continues to struggle, dropping to 1-4, still looking for a conference win.
Ball State 48 Virginia 27
Keith Wenning passed for 346 yards and 2 touchdowns and the Cardiinals broke open a close game with two late touchdowns to earn the win.
Jordan Williams racked up 159 yards on 9 receptions and scored a touchdown to help lead the quick striking offense.
The Cavaliers failed to take care of the football, turning it over 4 times in the game, 3 being fumbles.
Virginia falls to 2-3 overall and suffered their first conference loss going to 0-1 in the Coastal.
Boston College 48 Army 27
Andre Williams came up huge, rushing for 263 yards and 5 touchdowns for the Eagles. Williams has accrued 768 yards on the ground in just 5 ball games.
Army came out strong in the game and held a 17-14 lead early in the second quarter when BC turned it on scoring 3 times in the quarter taking a solid halftime lead.
The Black Knights cut the lead to 4 in the 3rd quarter but Boston College scored 17 unanswered points to finish the ball game.
Boston College improved to 3-2 after the non conference win.
Wake Forest 28 N.C. State 13
The Demon Deacons overcame a 10-7 deficit and took the win in an Atlantic Division game.
Tanner Price passed for 268 yards and 3 touchdowns leading Wake Forest to the victory. Michael Campanaro caught 12 of Price's passes, racking up 153 yards and two touchdowns on the day.
Pete Thomas threw 2 interceptions to only 1 touchdown for the Wolfpack in the loss.
Wake Forest evened up their record at 3-3 while State fell to 3-2 and 0-2 in conference play. They currently sit at the bottom of the Atlantic Division.