North Carolina Shocks Virginia Tech; Duke Beats Virginia
Army had the week off, so let’s get straight to all the week nine scores in the ACC and Conference USA.
In the ACC, North Carolina upset Virginia Tech, 20-17. Florida State squeaked by N.C. State in a shoot-out, 45-42. Clemson destroyed Coastal Carolina, 49-3. Boston College whipped Central Michigan, 31-10.
Duke beat Virginia, 28-17, while Miami stormed back against 2008 EagleBank Bowl champion Wake Forest, winning 28-27. Georgia Tech easily defeated Vanderbilt, 56-31.
In Conference USA action, East Carolina doubled up on Memphis, 38-19. Houston put up another big offensive display, racking up 50 points in a seven-point win over Southern Mississippi, which hung tough throughout the game.
SMU handled Tulsa, 27-13, while UAB beat UTEP in a close contest, 38-33. Tulane was no match for nationally ranked LSU, losing 42-0. In a nail-bitter, UCF inched past Marshall, 21-20.
Week 9 Player of the Week
This week featured three standout quarterback performances, so rather than choose one, we’re going to honor them all. Houston QB Case Keenum racked up some ridiculous stats, throwing for 559 yards and five touchdowns in a win against Southern Mississippi. Miami QB Jacory Harris had 330 yards passing and three touchdowns, including the game-winner with about a minute left against Wake Forest. And Duke QB Thaddeus Lewis rallied Duke past Virginia, 28-17, as he compiled 343 yards passing and one touchdown.
Week 9 Upset of the Week
North Carolina pulled off the shocker in week nine, defeating nationally ranked Virginia Tech by a field goal, 20-17.
ACC Record in Week 9 Non-Conference Play
3-0. A perfect week, as Boston College, Clemson and Georgia Tech won by large margins in their non-conference games.
C-USA Record in Week 9 Non-Conference Play
0-1. The only non-conference match up was not a close contest, as LSU smashed Tulane, 42-0.
ACC Standings (Conference Play, then Overall)
Boston College: 3-2, 6-3
Clemson: 3-2, 5-3
Florida State: 2-3, 4-4
Wake Forest: 2-3, 4-5
Maryland: 1-3, 2-6
N.C. State: 0-4, 3-5
Georgia Tech: 5-1, 8-1
Duke: 3-1, 5-3
Miami: 3-2, 6-2
Virginia Tech: 3-2, 5-3
Virginia: 2-2, 3-5
North Carolina: 1-3, 5-3
C-USA Standings (Conference Play, then Overall)
East Carolina: 4-1, 5-3
UCF: 3-2, 5-3
Marshall: 3-2, 5-4
Southern Mississippi: 3-2, 5-4
UAB: 3-2, 3-5
Memphis: 1-4, 2-6
Houston: 3-1, 7-1
SMU: 3-1, 4-4
UTEP: 2-2, 3-5
Tulsa: 2-2, 4-4
Tulane: 0-4, 2-6
Rice: 0-4, 0-8