Hurricane Force, Duck Dynasty highlight Week 2 in ACC
In Week 1, Clemson stepped up in a big prime time match up against Georgia. In week two, there were two big opportunities to do the same for the conference.
On Saturday, Miami faced 12th ranked Florida while unranked Virginia hosted 2nd ranked Oregon. These two games highlighted ACC play in Week 2.
12)Florida 16 Miami 21
The Hurricanes forced 5 Gator turnovers while Stephen Morris threw two touchdown passes to lead Miami to the upset,
The Canes scored first on a Morris to Herb Waters 7 yard touchdown strike with 7:24 left in the first quarter and never trailed in the game.
Duke Johnson carried the ball 21 times for 59 yards and a touchdown to lead the Miami rushing attack.
But it was the Hurricane defense that was the story in this one, forcing 3 fumbles while picking off 2 Jeff Driskel passes in the game. Driskel threw for 291 yards and a touchdown to go with his interceptions in a losing cause.
The Gators racked up significantly more total yardage in the game, holding a 413 to 212 advantage over Miami. But it was not enough and the Gators fell to 1-1. With the victory, Miami improves to 2-0 on the young season.
2)Oregon 59 Virginia 10
It was Ducks, Ducks and more Ducks in this game as Oregon racked up 557 yards of offense against the Cavalier defense.
It was quarterback Marcus Mariota throwing for 199 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 122 yards and another touchdown, leading the Ducks.
De'Anthony Thomas rushed for 124 yards and 3 touchdowns on the afternoon. The Ducks racked up 350 yards on the ground in the game.
David Watford could not get things going for Virginia at quarterback. Watford threw for 161 yards and no touchdowns while throwing 3 interceptions.
Virginia drops to 1-1 on the season.
Boston College 24 Wake Forest 10
In the only conference game of the week, Boston College won their second game in as many weeks defeating the Deacs from Chestnut Hill.
The Eagles benefited from 3 Wake Forest turnovers and rode the coat tails of workhorse running back, Andre Williams. The senior carried the ball 35 times for 204 yards and a touchdown.
BC quarterback Chase Rettig had a pedestrian day, passing for 123 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception.
Tanner Price threw for 191 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception in the ball game for the Demon Deacons.
Wake Forest drops to 1-1 and will meet Louisiana-Monroe next.
North Carolina 40 Middle Tennessee State 20
Bryn Renner passed for 339 yards and a touchdown to lead the Tar Heels to the victory. Carolina came up with some timely turnovers in route to the victory. The Blue Raiders turned the ball over 4 times in the loss. Jordan Parker accrued 109 yards and a touchdown in the loss.
Clemson 52 South Carolina State 13
The Tigers rolled up 512 yards of total offense in a balanced attack. 10 different players rushed the football and 14 different receivers made catches in the game for Clemson. Tyler McDonald was the one bright spot for the Bulldogs, scoring twice will gaining 138 receiving yards in the game.
Virginia Tech 45 Western Carolina 3
The Hokies put the Alabama loss in their rear view mirror rolling past the Catamounts in Blacksburg, Va. Virginia Tech received production from 4 different running backs, scoring 4 times in the game. Their defense held Western Carolina to 162 total yards.
Maryland 47 Old Dominion 10
C.J. Brown threw for 275 yards and 2 touchdowns while Brandon Ross rushed for 149 yards and a touchdown leading the Terps to the victory.
Duke 28 Memphis 14
The Blue Devils opened up a tie game with two 4th quarter scores. Brandon Connette threw for 2 touchdown passes and Jamison Crowder caught 11 passes for 140 yards and the Blue Devils move to 2-0 on the season.
19)Northwestern 48 Syracuse 27
Trevor Siemian threw for 259 yards and three touchdown passes for the Wildcats. Meanwhile the Northwestern defense picked off the Orange 4 times in the game. The 19th ranked team racked up 581 total yards in the game. Syracuse drops to 0-2 in their first season in the ACC.
N.C. State 23 Richmond 21
Niklas Slade kicked a 48 yard field goal with 33 seconds left in the game to lead the Wolfpack to the victory. State trailed for the majority of the game and the entire second half until the game winning field goal. Pete Thomas struggled from under the center for the Wolfpack throwing two interceptions and no touchdowns. The Pack moves to 2-0 on the season.