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BOSTON COLLEGE: The Eagles put on an impressive display on both sides of the football in their ACC opener this past weekend against Wake Forest, getting a balanced effort offensively (191 yards rushing and 223 yards passing), while limiting the Demon Deacons to just 246 yards of offense and recording three turnovers. Tailback Andre Williams was a workhorse in the win, carrying the ball 35 times for a career-high 204 yards and one touchdown. Wideout Alex Amidon continued his torrid pace to the 2013 campaign, posting five catches, for 93 yards and one score. Quarterback Chase Rettig didn't need to do much, completing just 7-of-14 passes, for 123 yards and two TDs. Cornerback Bryce Jones had a big day as well, recording both an interception and a fumble recovery. Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis had 11 tackles to lead the team, while Steele Divitto and Steven Daniels had 10 stops apiece. The 2-0 Eagles will take aim at a third straight victory this weekend, as they hit the road for the first time in 2013, heading across the country to take on USC.

CLEMSON: Tajh Boyd's early exit paved the way for junior QB Cole Stoudt to have a record-setting performance, as the Tigers made light work of FCS foe South Carolina State this past weekend, 52-13. Stoudt was a ridiculous 19- of-20 passing, for 143 yards and three touchdowns. His .950 completion percentage set a single-game school record. Boyd left in the second quarter when Clemson was up 24-7, as he had the wind knocked out of him. Clemson dominated SCSU in just about every facet of the game, churning out 512 yards of offense, while allowing just 241. On a day when most of Clemson's offensive stars were used sparingly, it was Germone Hopper, who led the team in both receptions (6), receiving yards (66) and TD catches (2). The Tigers also returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the lopsided win. Clemson is now 27-0 all-time against FCS opponents. The Tigers will be idle this week, with their ACC-opener next on the docket on the road at NC State on Sept. 19.

FLORIDA STATE: After routing Pittsburgh in the season-opener and ACC-opener on Labor Day (41-13), the Seminoles were idle this past weekend. The hype machine has started in Tallahassee around freshman signal caller Jameis Winston and his run at the Heisman. It is hard to argue against his candidacy following his ultra-productive debut against the Panthers. He will get a chance to build on that this weekend, when FSU gets back to work in its home opener on Saturday against Nevada.

MARYLAND: Quarterback C.J. Brown continued his fast start to the 2013 campaign, as the dual-threat playmaker threw for two touchdowns and ran for another two scores, leading the Terrapins to a 47-10 rout of Old Dominion. Maryland jumped out to a big lead, taking a 31-3 lead into halftime, while churning out 392 yards and 20 first downs in the first 30 minutes of action. Sophomore wideout Stefon Diggs hauled in six passes, for 179 yards and a touchdown in the lopsided win. ODU is in its last year in the FCS and will make the jump to the FBS next season, playing in the Conference USA. The Terps, who are coming off a disappointing 2012, are now off to a 2-0 start for the third time in the last four years. The Terps have also eclipsed the 40- point mark in each of their first two games, the first time in school history that that has happened. Maryland will attempt to ride its current wave of momentum this weekend, when the team hits the road for the first time in 2013, taking on Connecticut in East Hartford.

NC STATE: It wasn't pretty, but in the end, Dave Doeren's Wolfpack remained unbeaten on the young season, moving to 2-0, with a 23-21 victory over FCS foe Richmond. The Wolfpack overcame an 11-point deficit thanks in large part to the play of quarterback Pete Thomas late and freshman fullback Bryant Shirreffs. Thomas got the start in place of injured QB Brandon Mitchell, and completed 24-of-31 passes, for 237 yards, although he did throw a pair of interceptions. Shirreffs rushed for a touchdown and threw a TD pass in the win. However, it was PK Niklas Sade's 48-yard field goal with 33 seconds left that gave NC State the victory. NC State gets this week off, as it prepares for its ACC opener on Sept. 19 against Clemson in Raleigh.

SYRACUSE: For the second week in a row, Syracuse went up against a very good Big Ten squad and for the second week in a row, the Orange came up short. With a 48-27 loss to nationally-ranked Northwestern this past weekend, new head coach Scott Shafer is still in search of his first win with the school. The Orange trailed at the half 34-7, but were much more competitive in the second half. Syracuse was able to amass 434 yards of total offense, but relinquished a whopping 581 yards to the Wildcats. Quarterback Drew Allen was 27-of-41 passing, for 279 yards, but threw an unforgiving four interceptions in the loss. Strong safety Durell Eskridge set a career-high with 10 tackles in the game. The Orange will take aim at their first win of the season this weekend in their home-opener at the Carrier Dome, when they play host to Wagner.

WAKE FOREST: A couple of early turnovers put the Demon Deacons in a hole against Boston College in the ACC opener for both teams last weekend. Wake was unable to recover and fell to BC in Chestnut Hill, 24-10. Wake (1-1) was led in defeat by quarterback Tanner Price, who was 18-of-30 passing, for 191 yards and one TD. Wideout Michael Campanaro led the team with five catches, for 86 yards and a score. There weren't many offensive highlights in the game, as Wake managed just 246 yards total. Wake Forest will step out of ACC action this weekend as the team plays host to ULM at BB&T Field.


DUKE: For the first time since 1998, the Duke Blue Devils have started a season 2-0, thanks to a 28-14 victory over the Memphis Tigers this past weekend. Brandon Connette, in for injured starter Anthony Boone, completed 14- of-21 passes after coming in the second quarter, for 198 yards and two touchdowns. Duke got another solid performance from its backfield, which accounted for 173 yards rushing in the win. Tailback Juwan Thompson led the way with 14 carries, for 67 yards and one score. Standout receiver Jamison Crowder had a huge game in the win, catching 11 balls, for 140 yards. Boone suffered a collarbone injury and did not return to the game. He is listed as out indefinitely. Duke opens up its ACC schedule this weekend at home against a dangerous Georgia Tech squad.

GEORGIA TECH: After posting an impressive 70-0 shutout of Elon in the season opener on Aug. 31, the Yellow Jackets enjoyed a well-earned bye this past weekend. Paul Johnson's squad will get back to work this weekend and open ACC play in Durham against the undefeated Duke Blue Devils.

MIAMI-FLORIDA: The Hurricanes pulled off a huge upset this past weekend at home, topping then 12th-ranked Florida, 21-16 to remain undefeated on the season. Quarterback Stephen Morris threw a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes, but the UM offense managed a mere 212 yards of total offense, while allowing the Gators to amass 413 yards. However, four turnovers in the red zone by Florida proved to be the difference. Talented sophomore tailback Duke Johnson, coming off a career-high in the season opener, was held to just 59 yards on a meager 2.8 yards per carry. However, Johnson was able to score a late rushing TD to provide the team with a lead they would not give up. With the victory, Miami has moved into the Top-25 for the first time since 2010, now sitting at No.15. The Hurricanes have now won four straight games (including last season) for the first time since 2008. The 'Canes are idle this weekend, but will seek their fifth straight win on Sept. 21 at home against Savannah State.

NORTH CAROLINA: The Tar Heels were able to even up their 2013 record this past weekend, topping Middle Tennessee 40-20, following a tough loss against South Carolina in the season opener. UNC amassed a whopping 511 yards in the win, thanks in large part to quarterback Bryn Renner, who completed 23-of-34 passes, for 339 yards and one touchdown. However, his career-best streak of pass attempts without an interception came to an end in the second quarter at 140. Romar Morris led all UNC rushers with only 46 yards, but he did score two TDs in the win. The 500+ yards of offense is the fifth time under Larry Fedora (14 games coached) that the team has reached that mark and the 40 points scored is the seventh time under Fedora that the team has eclipsed 40 points. North Carolina will enjoy a bye this weekend before getting back to action on Sept. 21 on the road against Georgia Tech in UNC's ACC opener.

PITTSBURGH: The Panthers found out the hard way just how difficult competing for an ACC championship will be, as they were routed at home in the season opener by the defending ACC champion Florida State Seminoles on Labor Day, 41-13. Paul Chryst's squad was idle this past weekend as a result and will get back to work this weekend at home against New Mexico.

VIRGINIA: It was a near capacity crowd at Scott Stadium this past weekend, but unfortunately, the Cavaliers were simply unable to keep pace with the second- ranked Oregon Ducks, falling hard, 59-10. Virginia suffered four turnovers in the game and the unforgiving Ducks made them pay the price, as the Cavs gave up 557 yards of total offense, including a whopping 350 yards rushing. Quarterback David Watford struggled, completing 29-of-41 passes, for just 161 yards, with three interceptions. The 1-1 Cavaliers will head into this week's bye with some things to work on. The hope is that they can solve some of those issues prior to the Sept. 21 matchup at home against VMI.

VIRGINIA TECH: After showing very little in a loss to defending national champion Alabama in the season opener, the Hokies found an offensive rhythm this past weekend against Western Carolina, as Virginia Tech cruised to a 45-3 victory. Tech churned out 462 yards of offense. Quarterback Logan Thomas was 17-of-31 passing, for 200 yards and one TD, while throwing two interceptions. Chris Mangus (84 yards, one TD) and Trey Edmunds (68 yards, two TDs) led the way on the ground. Meanwhile, the Hokies put on another strong display on defense, limiting the Catamounts to just 162 yards of total offense, while recording three turnovers, including two interceptions by Detrick Bonner, one he returned for a touchdown. Tech will hit the road this weekend for a non- conference clash with East Carolina in Greenville.

09/09 11:36:02 ET

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