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2011 CFN Midseason ACC Rundown
Boston College LB Luke Kuechly
Boston College LB Luke Kuechly
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Oct 21, 2011


The top players, games, surprises and disappointments of the first half of the ACC season.

2011 ACC Midseason Roundup

2011 Midseason Roundups All-America Team | ACC | Big Ten | Big East | Big 12
CUSA | Ind | MAC | M-West | Pac-12 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

Atlantic Boston Coll | ClemsonFlorida St | Maryland | NC State | Wake Forest
Coastal Duke | Georgia Tech | Miami | North Carolina | Virginia | Virginia Tech
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ATLANTIC

Boston College
2011 Prediction: 1-11
2011 Record:
1-5
Oct. 22 at Virginia Tech L
Oct. 29 at Maryland L
Nov. 3 Florida State L
Nov. 12 NC State L
Nov. 19 at Notre Dame L
Nov. 26 at Miami L

Clemson

2011 Prediction: 11-1
2011 Record:
7-0
Oct. 22 North Carolina W
Oct. 29 at Georgia Tech L
Nov. 5 OPEN DATE
Nov. 12 Wake Forest W
Nov. 19 at NC State W
Nov. 26 at South Carolina W

Florida State

2011 Prediction: 9-3
2011 Record: 3-3
Oct. 22 Maryland W
Oct. 29 NC State W
Nov. 3 at Boston Coll. W
Nov. 12 Miami W
Nov. 19 Virginia W
Nov. 26 at Florida W

Maryland

2011 Prediction: 4-8
2011 Record:
2-4
Oct. 22 at Florida State L
Oct. 29 Boston Coll. W
Nov. 5 Virginia W
Nov. 12 Notre Dame L
Nov. 19 at Wake Forest L
Nov. 26 at NC State L

NC State

2011 Prediction: 5-7
2011 Record:
3-3
Oct. 22 at Virginia L
Oct. 29 at Florida State L
Nov. 5 North Carolina L
Nov. 12 at Boston College W
Nov. 19 Clemson L
Nov. 26 Maryland W

Wake Forest

2011 Prediction: 7-5
2011 Record:
4-2
Oct. 22 at Duke W
Oct. 29 at North Carolina L
Nov. 5 Notre Dame L
Nov. 12 at Clemson L
Nov. 19 Maryland W
Nov. 26 Vanderbilt W

COASTAL

Duke

2011 Prediction: 3-9
2011 Record:
3-3
Oct. 22 Wake Forest L
Oct. 29 Virginia Tech L
Nov. 5 at Miami L
Nov. 12 at Virginia L
Nov. 19 Georgia Tech L
Nov. 26 at North Carolina L

Georgia Tech

2011 Prediction: 10-2
2011 Record:
6-1
Oct. 22 at Miami L
Oct. 29 Clemson W
Nov. 5 OPEN DATE
Nov. 10 Virginia Tech L
Nov. 19 at Duke W
Nov. 26 Georgia W

Miami

2011 Prediction: 7-5
2011 Record:
3-3
Oct. 22 Georgia Tech W
Oct. 27 Virginia W
Nov. 5 Duke W
Nov. 12 at Florida State L
Nov. 19 at South Florida L
Nov. 26 Boston Coll. W

North Carolina

2011 Prediction: 8-4
2011 Record:
5-2
Oct. 22 at Clemson L
Oct. 29 Wake Forest W
Nov. 5 at NC State W
Nov. 12 OPEN DATE
Nov. 17 at Virginia Tech L
Nov. 26 Duke W

Virginia
2011 Prediction: 6-6
2011 Record:
4-2
Oct. 22 NC State W
Oct. 27 at Miami L
Nov. 5 at Maryland L
Nov. 12 Duke W
Nov. 19 at Florida State L
Nov. 26 Virginia Tech L

Virginia Tech

2011 Prediction: 11-1
2011 Record:
6-1
Oct. 22 Boston Coll. W
Oct. 29 at Duke W
Nov. 5 OPEN DATE
Nov. 10 at Georgia Tech W
Nov. 17 North Carolina W
Nov. 26 at Virginia W
Offensive Player of the Midseason
Tajh Boyd, QB Clemson

Defensive Player of the Midseason

Luke Kuechly, LB Boston College

Ten Best ACC Players of the Midseason
1. LB Luke Kuechly, Jr. Boston College
2. QB Tajh Boyd, Soph. Clemson
3. WR Sammy Watkins, Fr. Clemson
4. RB Lamar Miller, Soph. Miami
5. RB David Wilson, Jr. Virginia Tech
6. CB Jayron Hosley, Jr. Virginia Tech
7. RB Giovani Bernard, Fr. North Carolina
8. LB Sean Spence, Sr. Miami
9. WR Dwight Jones, Sr. North Carolina
10. QB Tevin Washington, Jr. Georgia Tech

2011 CFN Midseason Offense

QB - Tajh Boyd, Soph. Clemson
RB - Lamar Miller, Soph. Miami
RB - David Wilson, Jr. Virginia Tech
WR - Dwight Jones, Sr. North Carolina
WR - Sammy Watkins, Fr. Clemson
TE - Dwayne Allen, Jr. Clemson
OL - Blake DeChristoper, Sr. VT
OL - Joe Looney, Sr. Wake Forest
OL - Omoregie Uzzi, Jr. Ga Tech
OL - Landon Walker, Sr. Clemson
OL - Brandon Washington, Jr. Miami
PK – Jimmy Newman, Jr. Wake Forest
KR - Sammy Watkins, Fr. Clemson

2011 CFN Midseason Defense

DL – Andre Branch, Sr. Clemson
DL - Brandon Jenkins, Jr. FSU
DL - Brandon Thompson, Sr. Clemson
DL - Joe Vellano, Jr. Maryland
LB – Demetrius Hartsfield, Jr. Maryland
LB - Luke Kuechly, Jr. Boston College
LB - Sean Spence, Sr. Miami
DB – David Amerson, Soph. NC State
DB - Matt Daniels, Sr. Duke
DB - Jayron Hosley, Jr. Virginia Tech
DB - Chase Minnifield, Sr., Virginia
P – Alex King, Sr. Duke
PR – T.J. Graham, Sr. NC State

3 Biggest Surprises

1. Clemson
2. Georgia Tech
3. Wake Forest

3 Biggest Disappointments

1. Florida State
2. North Carolina DE Quinton Coples
3. Maryland QB Danny O’Brien

The ACC Champion Will Be
... Clemson over Georgia Tech

Best Game of the First Half

Sept. 24 - Clemson 35, Florida State 30 OT

Worst Game of the First Half

Sept. 10 – UCF 30, Boston College 3

Coach of the Midseason

Dabo Swinney, Clemson

Best Performance So Far

Clemson’s three straight wins over ranked opponents (Auburn, Florida State and Virginia Tech) in three weekends, the first school in ACC history to pull off that hat trick.

Top Freshman

Sammy Watkins, WR Clemson

3 Big Calls For The Second Half

1. Wake Forest will win a game as a double-digit underdog, paving the way for a return to the postseason.
2. Florida State will channel 2010 Virginia Tech, and not lose another game in the regular season.
3. No offense will evolve faster than the one in Chapel Hill, which has an emerging set of triplets in QB Bryn Renner, RB Giovani Bernard and WR Dwight Jones.

Best Remaining Conference Game

Clemson at Georgia Tech, Oct. 29

Week 7 Game Recaps & Analysis
Miami at North Carolina
Florida State at Duke
Georgia Tech at Virginia
Virginia Tech at Wake Forest
Clemson at Maryland

Week 6 Game Recaps & Analysis  
Maryland at Georgia Tech
Louisville at North Carolina
Florida State at Wake Forest
Boston College at Clemson
Miami at Virginia Tech
Central Michigan at NC State

Week 5 Game Recaps & Analysis
Wake Forest at Boston College
Georgia Tech at NC State
Towson at Maryland
Idaho at Virginia
Bethune-Cookman at Miami
North Carolina at East Carolina
Clemson at Virginia Tech
Duke at FIU

Week 4 Game Recaps & Analysis
- North Carolina at Georgia Tech 
- NC State at Cincinnati
- Temple at Maryland
- Massachusetts at Boston College
- Tulane at Duke
- Southern Miss at Virginia
- Virginia Tech at Marshall
- Kansas State at Miami
- Florida State at Clemson

Week 3 Game Recaps & Analysis
- West Virginia at Maryland
- Auburn at Clemson
- Kansas at Georgia Tech
- Duke at Boston College
- Virginia at North Carolina
- Arkansas State at Virginia Tech
- South Alabama at NC State
- Gardner-Webb at Wake Forest
- Ohio State at Miami
- Oklahoma at Florida State

Week 2 Game Recaps & Analysis
Rutgers at North Carolina -10.5
NC State -2 at Wake Forest
Stanford -21 at Duke
Charl. Southern at Florida State
Wofford at Clemson
Virginia -6.5 at Indiana
Virginia Tech -20.5 at East Carolina
Boston College at UCF -6.5
Georgia Tech -11 at Middle Tenn

Week 1 Game Recaps & Analysis  
Western Carolina at Georgia Tech
Wake Forest at Syracuse
-Northwestern at Boston College
Appalachian State at Virginia Tech 
ULM at Florida State
ames Madison at North Carolina
William & Mary at Virginia
Troy at Clemson
Liberty at NC State
Richmond at Duke
Maryland at Miami