For You Big-Time Stats Guys | ACC Week 11

For You Big-Time Stats Guys | ACC Week 11
November 6, 2013, 8:45 am
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For all you passionate fans, you big-time stats guys, you BTSG's. Here are some notes, nuggets and tidbits of all things College Football. Impress your friends it's time to kickoff!

FLORIDA STATE

The big game of the week between two of the ranked teams in the ACC did not turn out to be as close as some people thought. Florida State took an early lead over Miami in the first quarter and then extended it in the second quarter and then pulled away in the second half. When the game was over it was the Seminoles with a big 41-14 victory. It was the 12th-straight conference victory for Florida State. One of the heroes was tailback Devonta Freeman who had career-highs in all-purpose yards with 176 and total touchdowns with three. Since 2000, Freeman became one of four FSU players to have at least one touchdown run and one touchdown reception against a ranked team. Here are those players:

  • Jeff Chaney: 2000 vs. Clemson
  • Jermaine Thomas: 2009 vs. Georgia Tech
  • Jermaine Thomas: 2010 vs. Miami 
  • Devonta Freeman: 2013 vs. Miami

CLEMSON

Clemson was clicking all game in its 59-10 win over Virginia last week. The 59 points was the most this season and the 49-point margin was the largest on the road in a conference game since 1984. It all started early when Tajh Boyd hit Sammy Watkins for 96 yards. It was the second longest pass play in school history. The 97-yard pass play from Mark Fellers to Craig Brantley in 1974 was the only one that was longer. Boyd was 24-of-29 with 377 yards passing and three touchdown passes and added another touchdown rushing. Boyd now has 116 total touchdowns which is an ACC record. He wasn’t the only quarterback to be in action for the Tigers. Cole Stoudt was 5-of-9 for 31 yards and Chad Kelly was 5-of-7 for 27 yards. Clemson was the third team in the FBS this season that had three quarterbacks throw for at least five completions in the same game. Here they are:

  • Clemson - 11/2 vs. Virginia: Tajh Boyd (24), Chad Kelly (5), Cole Stoudt (5)
  • Hawaii - 9/21 vs. Nevada: Taylor Graham (9), Sean Schroeder (8), Jeremy Higgins (5)
  • Troy - 9/7 vs. Savannah State: Corey Robinson (17), Dallas Tidwell (6), Deon Anthony (5)

SYRACUSE

It has been a crazy season for Syracuse in its first season in the ACC. The Orange currently hold a 2-2 conference record and a 4-4 overall record. They have scored 201 points and allowed 203. So it looks like they are pretty even. Their last two games have been pretty even, too. Two weeks ago they were shut out by Georgia Tech and this past week they shutout Wake Forest. Syracuse is the third ACC team to be shut out one week in a conference game and then shut out a conference foe the following week. Here are those three teams.

  • 2008 Maryland: Lost to Virginia, defeated Wake Forest
  • 2011 North Carolina State: Lost to Florida State, defeated North Carolina
  • 2013 Syracuse: Lost to Georgia Tech, defeated Wake Forest


GEORGIA TECH

Under Paul Johnson, the Yellow Jackets have been great at running the ball. Against Pittsburgh this past week, they were great in stopping the run as well. The Panthers struggled on the ground. Their longest run in the game was just seven yards. Counting sacks, the final tally for Pitt was 21 carries for negative-five yards. Sacks count as yards lost so that total gets a little skewed, but the number is still impressive for Georgia Tech. It was the best run stopping performance for the Ramblin’ Wreck under Paul Johnson. Here are the top five best run defense performances for Tech under their current head coach:

  1. 2013 vs. Pittsburgh: -5 yards
  2. 2009 vs. North Carolina: 17 yards
  3. 2009 vs. Duke: 25 yards
  4. 2009 vs. Wake Forest: 28 yards
  5. 2009 vs. Virginia: 30 yards

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