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Atlantic Coast Conference News and Notes

10:15 AM, Sep 30, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTIC DIVISION

BOSTON COLLEGE: Chase Rettig threw a career-high four touchdown passes, but it wasn't enough, as Boston College lost a shootout with the Florida State Seminoles this past weekend in Chestnut Hill, 48-34. Rettig, who was 19-of-29 passing for 197 yards, led a unit that churned out a balanced 397 yards of total offense, with 200 on the ground. Leading the way for BC in the ground game was tailback Andre Williams, who rushed for 149 yards on 5.3 yards per carry. With his performance, Williams eclipsed the 2,000-yard mark for career rushing, with 2,067 yards. Unfortunately, the Boston College defense was gashed for 484 total yards. The 34 points scored by the Eagles were the most in 12 total matchups with the Seminoles. The 2-2 Eagles will attempt to go back over .500 on the season when they play host to Army this weekend.

CLEMSON: The third-ranked Tigers made light work of Wake Forest this past weekend in Death Valley, moving to 4-0 on the season with a 56-7 drubbing of the Demon Deacons. All-American Tahj Boyd led a Clemson offense that amassed 567 yards, as he completed 17-of-24 passes, for 311 yards and three TDs, while rushing for 69 yards and one more score. Wideout Sammy Watkins had a strong game as well, finishing with six receptions, for 113 yards and one touchdown. The Clemson defense made its fair share of plays also, holding Wake to just 222 total yards. The Tigers have now won five straight against Wake Forest and the 49-point difference marked the largest margin against an ACC foe in Clemson history. The Tigers hit the road this weekend for an ACC showdown with newcomer Syracuse.

FLORIDA STATE: Freshman phenom Jameis Winston added to his early season lore, as he led the Seminoles to a 48-34 victory over Boston College on the road this past weekend. Winston, who was 17-of-27 passing, f TDs) had a career-high in receiving yards while Breshad Perriman (three receptions, 109 yards) also topped the century mark in receiving yards. Both Hall and Perriman each had a reception of over 70 yards. Storm Johnson rushed for 64 yards on 16 carries to account for the bulk of the Knights' rushing output (69 yards). UCF allowed 490 yards of offense to the Gamecocks and allowed them to convert on 10-of-18 third down attempts. Terrance Plummer led the team with 14 tackles and a forced fumble. UCF forced four total turnovers. UCF faces former Conference USA opponent Memphis in its American Athletic Conference opener next weekend.

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