2014 ACC Roundup - Week 14

Posted Nov 30, 2014

ACC 2014 Fearless Predictions, Game Stories, Game of the Week, Roundup & Standings

Atlantic BC | ClemsonFlorida St | Louisville | NC St | Syracuse | W Forest
Coastal Duke | Ga Tech | Miami | No Carolina | Pitt | Virginia | Virginia Tech


ATLANTIC Conf Overall
  W L W L
Florida State 8 0 12 0
Clemson 6 2 9 3
Louisville 5 3 9 3
Boston Coll 4 4 7 5
NC State 3 5 7 5
Syracuse 1 7 3 9
Wake Forest 1 7 3 9
COASTAL Conf Overall
  W L W L
Georgia Tech 6 2 10 2
N Carolina 4 4 6 6
Duke 5 3 9 3
Pitt 4 4 6 6
Miami 3 5 6 6
Virginia Tech 3 5 6 6
Virginia 3 5 5 7
Nov. 29 Georgia Tech 30, at Georgia 24 OT
And You Care Because … Georgia Tech forced overtime on a 53-yard bomb of a field goal from Harrison Butker as time ran out, and Zach Laskey came up with a two-yard touchdown run in the extra frame for the lead. However, the extra point was blocked, giving Georgia the chance for the win, but Hutson Mason was intercepted and the Yellow Jackets came away with the win. The two teams traded scores all game long, but Georgia helped the cause with two early fumbles inside the five. Georgia Tech returned the favor, losing a fumble returned by Damian Swann for a 99-yard score, but the offense answered with a four-yard Laskey scoring run – he ran for three on the day. Georgia took the lead late on a three-yard Malcolm Mitchell catch with 18 seconds to play, but the Yellow Jackets were able to get 21 yards in three plays to set up Butker’s kick.
What Else? Georgia Tech RB Zach Laskey ran 26 times for 140 yards and three scores
- Georgia LBs Ramik Wilson and Amarlo Herrera each made 19 tackles
- Time of possession: Georgia Tech 36:23 – Georgia 23:37
- Georgia RB Nick Chubb ran 25 times for 129 yards and a score
Game Rating: A

Nov. 29 at Florida State 24, Florida 19
And You Care Because … Jameis Winston was awful – throwing four interceptions – but he came up with two second quarter touchdown passes to Nick O’Leary from ten and six yards out, and the defense came through with a gamechanging interception return for a score in the first to slow down a Gator roll. Florida took advantage of Winston mistakes early, but settled for three Austin Hardin field goals for a 9-0 lead. Just when it appeared that the Gators were going to score again, FSU’s Terrance Smith picked off Treon Harris and went 94 yards for a touchdown. The Noles took a 21-9 lead on Winston’s two scoring passes, but Florida fought back to pull within nine on a fourth Hardin field goal and a 15-yard Clay Burton touchdown catch. But that was as close as it would get with FSU’s Roberto Aguayo coming up with a 37-yard field goal. The Gators stalled on their final drive, with Harris missing a wide open Demarcus Robinson on fourth down.
What Else? Florida State QB Jameis Winston completed 12-of-24 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns with four interceptions, and ran seven times for 16 yards
- Florida QB Treon Harris completed 13-of-32 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions, and ran nine times for a team-high 41 yards
- Florida State RB Dalvin Cook ran 24 times for 144 yards and caught two passes for 28 yards
- Penalties: 10 for 105 yards – Florida State 8 for 63 yards
Game Rating: B+

Nov. 29 at Louisville 44, Kentucky 40
And You Care Because … A wild shootout turned crazy in the fourth quarter after Kentucky’s Mike Douglas returned a fumble 30 yards for a 33-28 lead. Louisville answered right back with a 45-yard DeVante Parker catch, and John Wallace added a 36-yard field goal, but UK took the lead right back with a 14-yard Stanley Williams run. The Cardinals took the lead for good on a four-yard Brandon Radcliff run, and then the defense held as safety Gerod Holliman sealed it with his 14th interception of the season.
What Else? Louisville QB Kyle Bolin completed 21-of-31 passes for 381 yards and three touchdowns with a pick, and DeVante Parker caught six passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns
- Kentucky RB Stanley Williams ran 18 times for 126 yards and two scores
- Kentucky PK Austin MacGinnis hit all four field goals from 22, 45, 40 and 27 yards out
- Turnovers: Louisville 4 (UK scored on two of them) – Kentucky 2
Game Rating: B+

Nov. 28 at Virginia Tech 24, Virginia 20
And You Care Because … It was a hard-hitting defensive slugfest with Virginia Tech getting a blocked punt in the second quarter and David Dean picking off a pass for a score for the Cavaliers. Things picked up in the final few minutes as Zachary Swanson came up with a 20-yard touchdown catch to give Virginia a 20-17 lead with just under three minutes to play, but Virginia Tech QB Michael Brewer answered with a three play drive in just over a minute, finishing up with a nine-yard scoring pass to Bucky Hodges for the game-winner. Virginia couldn’t answer on its final drive.
What Else? Virginia Tech RB J.C. Coleman ran 18 times for 118 yards
- Virginia QB Greyson Lambert completed 15-of-32 passes for 211 yards and a score with a pick
- Virginia Tech QB Michael Brewer completed 15-of-33 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns with a pick and ran three times for 11 yards
- Total yards: Virginia 433 – Virginia 314
Game Rating: B

Nov. 29 at Duke 41, Wake Forest 21
And You Care Because … The Blue Devils took over the game in the second half with a fumble recovery for a score and an 18-yard David Reeves touchdown catch from RB Thomas Sirk to put away a game Demon Deacon team. Duke got up 24-7 highlighted by a 52-yard Jamison Crowder touchdown catch. Wake Forest fought back on John Wolford touchdown passes from 17 yards out to Cam Serigne and 40 yards away to Brandon Terry to pull within four, but it was all Duke the rest of the way.
What Else? Duke WR Issac Blakeney caught seven passes for 107 yards, and Jamison Crowder caught eight passes for 102 yards and a score
- Wake Forest QB John Wolford completed 24-of-36 passes for 251 yards and three scores
- Third down conversions: Duke 11-of-18 – Wake Forest 3-of-11
- Total yards: Duke 439 – Wake Forest 315
Game Rating: C+

Nov. 29 at Clemson 35, South Carolina 17
And You Care Because … Deshaun Watson ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more, hitting Artavis Scott for a scored from 53 and 70 yards out, with the second scoring play helping Clemson pull away in the third quarter. South Carolina scored first on a 20-yard Pharoh Cooper run, but the Tigers went on a run as Watson ran for a one-yard score and Wayne Gallman ran for a five-yard score. The Gamecocks only managed a 47-yard Elliott Fry field goal and a 12-yard Damiere Byrd touchdown catch the rest of the way.
What Else? Clemson QB Deshaun Watson completed 14-of-19 passes for 269 yards and two scores, and ran five times for 13 yards and two touchdowns
- South Carolina QB Dylan Thompson completed 21-of-39 passes for 249 yards and a score
- Clemson RB Wayne Gallman ran 27 times for 191 yards and a touchdown
- Clemson WR Artavis Scott caught seven passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns
Game Rating: C

Nov. 29 Pitt 34, at Miami 23
And You Care Because … Pitt got the win it needed to become bowl eligible as James Conner ran for two scores – starting it off with a 13-yard score and barreling in from two yards out in the second - and Chad Voytik threw a touchdown pass and ran for another. Duke Johnson caught a 17-yard touchdown pass to pull Miami within one in the third quarter, and then Pitt pulled away with a 15-yard Chris James touchdown run and closed out with Voytik’s one-yard run.
What Else? Pitt QB Chad Voytik completed 8-of-12 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown, and ran four times for 26 yards and a score
- Miami QB Brad Kaaya completed 22-of-45 passes for 296 yards and two touchdowns
- Pitt RB James Conner ran 16 times for 75 yards and two scores, and caught a 40-yard pass.
- Miami RB Duke Johnson ran 18 times for 89 yards, and caught three passes for 16 yards and a score
Game Rating: C

Nov. 29 NC State 35, at North Carolina 7
And You Care Because … NC State ran wild, blowing out to a 35-0 lead as Jacoby Brissett ran for a 17-yard score, threw three touchdown passes, and Shadrach Thornton ran for a four-yard score while the defense came up with stop after stop. North Carolina didn’t get into the end zone until the final minutes on a 14-yard Quinshad Davis catch, but it was way too late.
What Else? NC State QB Jacoby Brissett completed 9-of-11 passes for 66 yards and three scores, and ran 15 times for 167 yards and a touchdown
- North Carolina ran 28 times for 30 yards
- NC State RB Shadrach Thornton ran 28 times for 161 yards and a score
- Time of possession: NC State 38:49 – North Carolina 21:11
Game Rating: D+

Nov. 29 at Boston College 28, Syracuse 7
And You Care Because … Boston College got a touchdown in each quarter, starting out with a Myles Willis return for a score on the opening kickoff. Syracuse tied it on a four-yard A.J. Long run in the first, but that was it, as BC scored 21 unanswered points on a 26-yard Sherman Alston catch in the second, a seven-yard Jon Hilliman run in the third, and sealing it with a 42-yard Tyler Rouse run in the fourth.
What Else? Third down conversions: Boston College 5-of-14 – Syracuse 1-of-11
- Boston College QB Tyler Murphy completed 13-of-17 passes for 160 yards and a score, and ran 11 times for 20 yards
- Syracuse QBs combined to complete 8-of-20 passes for 66 yards and two picks
- Time of possession: Boston College 38:17 – Syracuse 21:43
Game Rating: D+

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