2013 ACC Week 14
Week 14 Conference Roundup
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Boston College … Syracuse
at Syracuse 34, Boston College 31
Basically … Syracuse got an eight-yard Josh Parris touchdown catch with six seconds remaining to finally pull ahead for good in a seesaw game. BC started out the scoring with a 26-yard Andre Williams touchdown run, but the Orange scored the next 21 points on short touchdown runs from Josh Parris, George Morris and Terrel Hunt after the D came up with a few key stops. BC swung back with Chase Rettig threw two nine-yard touchdown passes and ran for a score, but after the two teams traded field goals, Hunt went to work on the game-winning drive in the final two minutes.
- Boston College RB Andre Williams ran nine times for 29 yards before getting hurt in the third quarter
- Syracuse QB Terrel Hunt completed 29-of-43 passes for 270 yards and two scores with a pick, and he led the team with 90 yards and a score on 17 carries.
- Syracuse converted 12-of-18 third down chances, BC converted 3-of-10
- Boston College QB Chase Rettig completed 11-of-19 passes for 168 yards and two scores with a pick
at South Carolina 31, Clemson 17
Basically … Mike Davis broke open a 17-17 tie with a two-yard run, and Brandon Wilds caught a 26-yard touchdown pass as South Carolina pulled away to end a turnover-plagued night from the Tigers. Clemson turned it over six times with Tajh Boyd throwing two picks, but running for an eight-yard score. Connor Shaw started out the scoring for the Gamecocks with a three-yard run and hit Shaq Roland on a nine-yard touchdown pass on the way to a 17-7 lead, but the Tigers came back with a Chandler Catanzaro field goal at the end of the first half and a four-yard Roderick McDowell run to tie it in the third. But the turnovers were too much to overcome, and South Carolina took advantage.
- Turnovers: Clemson 6 – South Carolina 0
- South Carolina QB Connor Shaw completed 14-of-26 passes for 152 yards and a score, and he led the team with 94 yards and a score on 22 carries.
- Clemson QB Tajh Boyd completed 19-of-27 passes for 225 yards and two picks, and he ran for 16 yards and a score.
- Clemson RB Roderick McDowell ran 14 times for 111 yards and a score.
Duke … North Carolina
at Duke 27, North Carolina 25
Basically … Duke took the Coastal title and is on to the ACC championship after Ross Martin hit a 27-yard field goal for a 27-25 lead, and DeVon Edwards intercepted a Marquise Williams pass to snuff out North Carolina’s final drive. The Blue Devils held a 24-15 lead after Edwards returned a kickoff for a score and Jamison Crowder caught his second touchdown pass of the day, but the Tar Heels controlled most of the second half with Williams finding Quinshad Davis for a 23-yard score and Thomas Moore giving them the lead on a 37-yard field goal.
- Duke QB Anthony Boone completed 23-of-34 passes for 274 yards and two scores.
- North Carolina QB Marquise Williams completed 17-of-36 passes for 223 yards and a score with two picks, and he led the team with 104 rushing yards and two scores on 16 carries.
- North Carolina TE Eric Ebron caught five passes for 121 yards
- Duke held the ball for 35:23 and outgained UNC 461 yards to 448
Florida State 37, at Florida 7
Basically … Florida State took care of business without a problem as Jameis Winston and Kelvin Benjamin connected on touchdown passes from 45 and 29 yards in the second quarter and on a four-yard play in the third. Devonta Freeman added an 11-yard touchdown run and Robert Aguayo nailed field goals from 49 and 28 yards away. Florida didn’t have any offensive punch, managing just 193 yards and a five-yard Hunter Joyer touchdown in the fourth.
- Florida State QB Jameis Winston completed 19-of-31 passes for 327 yards and three scores with a pick
- Florida QB Skyler Mornhinweg completed 20-of-25 passes for 115 yards and a score.
- Florida converted one of 11 third down plays with just eight first downs.
- Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin caught nine passes for 212 yards and three scores.
Maryland 41, at NC State 21
Basically … Maryland roared out to a 34-7 lead on 34 straight points with C.J. Brown finding Nigel King on a 53-yard touchdown pass and running for scores from 49,, two and three yards out. NC State got two Brandon Mitchell touchdown passes and a short scoring run, but Brown added a 27-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to stay well ahead.
- Maryland QB C.J. Brown completed 13-of-25 passes for 259 yards and two scores, and he ran 15 times for 138 yards and three scores.
- NC State QB Brandon Mitchell completed 21-of-31 passes for 200 yards and two scores, and ran 30 times for 72 yards and a score.
- Maryland WR Amba Etta-Tawo caught four passes for 101 yards
- NC State WR Shadrach Thornton ran 18 times for 96 yards
Georgia 41, at Georgia Tech 34 2OT
Basically … Todd Gurley ran for three scores, with two in overtime including a 25-yarder in the third frame, and the Georgia D held as the Bulldogs pulled out a comeback win. The Yellow Jackets got up 20-0 on two Harrison Butker field goals and helped by a three-yard Vad Lee touchdown run and a 26-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Smelter, but Georgia started the comeback with a nine-yard Gurley touchdown catch and a Michael Bennett scoring grab, but Smelter answered with a seven-yard touchdown catch. Morgan’s third field goal forced overtime as part of a 10-0 Georgia run to close out regulation.
- Georgia QB Hutson Mason completed 22-of-36 passes for 299 yards and two scores with a pick
- Georgia Tech RB David Sims ran 21 times for 100 yards
- Georgia Tech DE Jeremiah Attaochu made eight tackles and four sacks.
- Georgia RB Todd Gurley ran 20 times for 122 yards and three scores
Miami … Pittsburgh
Miami 41, at Pitt 31
Basically … Miami jumped up early and got out to a commanding 31-10 halftime lead highlighted by Stacy Coley touchdown catches from 32 and 34 yards out and took off on a scoring run from 73 yards away. Pitt tried to push back in the second half, getting to within ten on a 23-yard Rachid Ibrahim catch, but Asante Cleveland caught Stephen Morris’s third touchdown pass of the day on a five-yard play to put it well out of reach.
- Miami’s Stacy Coley caught three passes for 73 yards and two scores, and ran once for a 73-yard touchdown.
- Pitt RB Isaac Bennett ran 21 times for 141 yards and a score and caught a 19-yard pass.
- Pitt QB Tom Savage completed 24-of-43 passes for 281 yards and two scores with a pick.
- Miami WR Allen Hurns caught nine passes for 173 yards.
Virginia Tech 16, at Virginia 6
Basically … Eric Kristensen hit three field goals and Trey Edmunds took a pass 26 yards for a touchdown as Virginia Tech took 16-6 lead in the first half. Virginia came up with two Alec Vozenilek field goals, but that was it for a sputtering offense that couldn’t take advantage of two takeaways.
- Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas completed 13-of-29 passes for 229 yards and a score with a pick.
- Virginia QB David Watford completed 13-of-13 passes for 122 yards, and Greyson Lambert completed 4-of-16 passes for 54 yards with a pick.
- Virginia Tech outgained Virginia 364 yards to 285
- Virginia RB Kevin Parks ran 17 times for 105 yards
at Vanderbilt 23, Wake Forest 21
Basically … Vanderbilt’s Carey Spear hit a 38-yard field goal with 39 seconds remaining for the win after hitting a 25-yard kick with just under seven minutes to play and a 41-yarder at the end of the first half. Wake Forest’s offense struggled, but Justin Jackson returned an interception 63 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter and Tanner Price and Dominique Gibson each ran for short scores in the first half to keep up the pace.
- Vanderbilt outgained Wake Forest 403 yards to 266
- Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews caught 11 passes for 125 yards
- Vanderbilt QB Austyn Carta-Samuels completed 24-of-33 passes for 231 yards and a score with a pick, and he ran ten times for 28 yards.
- Wake Forest QB Tanner Price completed 16-of-32 passes for 155 yards with a pick, and he led the team with 47 yards and a score on 12 carries.