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!
The Blue Devils keep on winning. David Cutcliffe has people in Durham looking at football as well as basketball these days. Duke defeated Wake Forest 28-21 and now sits at 9-2 this season including 5-2 in the ACC. The Blue Devils trailed 14-0 midway through the second quarter and then came back courtesy of Anthony Boone’s three touchdown passes. The nine wins match a school record. Here are those seasons and their points for and against in those seasons (games were a little different back then as you can tell.)
- 1933: 9-1 record (181 points for, 42 points against)
- 1936: 9-1 record (208 points for, 28 points against)
- 1938: 9-1 record (117 points for, 7 points against)
- 1941: 9-1 record (327 points for, 68 points against)
- 2013: 9-2 record (377 points for, 251 points against)
Does it seem strange that I am writing an ACC football article and the first two teams I mention are Duke and North Carolina? Even though the game was shortened due to an agreement between both teams. North Carolina scored at will in an 80-20 win over Old Dominion. The 80 points were the second most ever by a team as a member of the ACC (some scored more prior to joining the conference). The record is 82 by Clemson in 1981 over Wake Forest. All 11 Tar Heel touchdowns in this game were scored by either freshmen or sophomores. Nine of these 11 touchdowns occurred in drives of less than two minutes. Here are all of the touchdown scoring drives.
- 1 Play, 71 yards - 0:15
- 4 Plays, 65 yards - 0:33
- 10 Plays, 60 yards - 2:31
- 4 Plays, 64 yards - 1:43
- 4 Plays, 94 yards - 1:15
- 12 Plays, 84 yards - 3:35
- 2 Plays, 18 yards - 0:34
- 5 Plays, 75 yards - 1:29
- 2 Plays, 65 yards - 0:57
North Carolina also scored on a touchdown on a kickoff return and a punt return.
Since North Carolina scored 80, let me tell you, so did Florida State. FSU broke a school record by tallying 80 points in an 80-14 win over Idaho. The Seminoles now have scored a conference record 607 points this season due to a record-tying 11 straight games with at least 40 (Texas did it also in 2005). Florida State still has a duel with in-state rival Florida and then the ACC Championship and then its bowl game, so they can certainly add to this total. Here is a list of the top five teams with the most points in the FBS since the 2000 season. Let’s see how far the Seminoles can climb.
- Oklahoma (2008): 716 points
- Houston (2011): 690 points
- Tulsa (2008): 661 points
- Hawaii (2006): 656 points
- Texas (2005): 652 points
Tajh Boyd did what he does best last weekend in the 52-6 win over The Citadel. Well, one of the things his does best. Boyd who is already the all-time leader in the ACC with the most career touchdown passes added to his total throwing five more in the victory. He now has 102 touchdown strikes in his career. It was the sixth time he has thrown five in a game. Here are those six games.
- 2011 vs. North Carolina
- 2012 vs. Wake Forest
- 2012 vs. Duke
- 2012 vs. North Carolina State
- 2013 vs. Syracuse
- 2013 vs. The Citadel