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!
Clemson had a huge victory this weekend as the Tigers defeated Georgia in a battle of two top-10 teams. It was the second time Clemson defeated Georgia when the Bulldogs were ranked in the top 5. The other time was in 1981 and all Tiger fans remember what happened at the end of that season!
Tajh Boyd had a big game as he threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more. It was the second time in his career that he has put up those numbers, with a game against North Carolina State last season being the other. The senior is also climbing up an important chart as well. He is now tied for fourth for most career wins by a Clemson starting quarterback. Here are the top five.
- Rodney Williams (1985-88): 32 wins
- Charlie Whitehurst (2002-05): 25 wins
- Nealon Greene (1994-97): 24 wins
- Homer Jordan (1979-82): 22 wins
- Tajh Boyd (2010-present): 22 wins
If you want to talk offense explosions, then look to the Flats. Georgia Tech rambled their way and put up 70 points against Elon last Saturday. The Yellow Jackets scored 28 in the first quarter, 14 in the second, 21 in the third quarter and finished it out with seven in the final 15 minutes. Scoring lots of points is nothing new for them. Since 2000 that total is tied for the most points scored by an ACC team. Here are the top 6.
- Georgia Tech: 70 points vs. Elon in 2013
- Georgia Tech: 70 points vs. Navy in 2001
- Clemson: 70 points vs. Central Michigan in 2007
- Georgia Tech: 69 points vs. Samford in 2007
- Florida State: 69 points vs. Western Carolina in 2008
- Florida State: 69 points vs. Murray State in 2012
Freshman sensation Jameis Winston had an incredible debut for Florida State. The quarterback was almost flawless against new Atlantic Coast Conference foe Pittsburgh. Winston’s final numbers were 25-for-27, 356 pass yards and 4 touchdown passes. He also added a touchdown run. FSU used to be a place where quarterbacks shined and many were rewarded as ACC Offensive Player of the Year. Four former Seminole quarterbacks have been honored in the past. It is still way too early to project him to be at that level, but the way he began on Monday makes you wonder. Here are those four players.
- 1993: Charlie Ward
- 1995: Danny Kanell
- 1997: Thad Busby
- 2000: Chris Weinke
Most of you know this, but Winston also plays for Mike Martin’s Seminole baseball team. Let’s just say he had a better debut for Jimbo Fisher. The starting left fielder was 0-for-3 with a walk and strikeout against Rhode Island in his first baseball game on campus.
The Terrapins moved fast and moved often as they scored 40 of their 43 points in the first half en route to a 43-10 victory over Florida International. Senior quarterback C.J. Brown led the way with three touchdown passes and two more on the ground. The five total touchdowns he accounted for were the most since Scott McBrien had six in a 2003 game against North Carolina. Two seasons later in 2005 in a game against the same Tar Heels, Maryland put up 524 yards in total offense. Last Saturday was the first time the Terrapins totaled over 500 yards since. They ended up with 576 with 325 of those yards coming through the air and 251 were on the ground.
Boss Hogg used the hate the Dukes of Hazzard County and I guess fans of North Carolina Central hate the Dukes of Durham, N.C. Duke posted a 45-0 shutout win over NC Central on Saturday which gave the Blue Devils their first shutout victory since 1989 when Steve Spurrier was in charge. In fact Duke has only had three games since that last shutout that they allowed three or less counting last Saturday. Here are those three times.
- 0 points allowed: 2013 vs. NC Central
- 3 points allowed: 2003 vs. Western Carolina
- 3 points allowed: 2008 vs. Virginia