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ACC Daily Links - Oct. 11

Friday, October 11, 2013 12:12am
By: Brian Geisinger

Boston College
Running back Andre Williams is averaging 153.6 rushing yards per game, which leads the nation. Can he continue his strong play at Clemson this weekend? Boston College linebacker/tackling machine Steele Divitto and his family have a unique tie with Clemson. On the ice, the Eagles hockey team dropped their season-opener last night at Michigan.

QB Tajh Boyd decided to return this fall for one last go-round at Clemson, and so far, his senior season has been brilliant - he's the face of the program. Death Valley is the place to be this Saturday, when Clemson takes on the Fighting Dudes of Boston College; here's everything you need to know about the matchup.

Junior QB Anthony Boone, who started the first two games of 2013, is hoping to return this week after injuring his collarbone back on Sept. 7 at Memphis; he will be a game-time decision. Under coach/QB guru David Cutcliffe, the Blue Devils have primarily earned their milk money by airing the ball out on offense, but this season is slightly different: their rushing attack has been effective, vital to their success. Duke vs. Navy: tomorrow, Wallace-Wade Stadium, 12:30 p.m.

Florida State
Within the past few weeks, the national media has really started to take notice of QB Jameis Winston, but the freshmen signal-caller refuses to let the hype negatively impact his game. The FSU men's basketball team has its first practice open to the public - Seminole Madness - tonight.

Georgia Tech
It's critical that Tech find a way to bottle-up Cougar QB Taysom Hill, when the Yellow Jackets take on BYU in Provo tomorrow. After dropping two straight, can Paul Johnson's squad get its offense - rushing attack, in particular - going against BYU?

C.J. Brown suffered a concussion on an absolutely brutal hit last week against FSU, and he's being listed as doubtful for tomorrow's game versus UVa, which means it's unlikely the senior QB will see any action. Well, this is random, but apparently former Terp hoopster Juan Dixon told incoming freshmen Roddy Peters to not wear the No. 3 jersey, which he wore when he played at Maryland, this season. So ... um, why did he do that?

The Cleveland Cavaliers like what they're seeing from rookie big man Kenny Kadji, who has had a very strong preseason.

North Carolina
A series of emails released last week show that UNC AD Bubba Cunningham was very concerned with the long-term finances of competing in the ACC. If Matt Schaub has another clunker this weekend, then T.J. Yates could very well be named the Houston Texans starting QB.

N.C. State
The Wolfpack welcomes Syracuse to Carter-Finley Stadium this weekend, and it's better be prepared to slow down RB Jerome Smith. QB Brandon Mitchell really impressed Dave Doeren in yesterday's practice; he will be a game-time decision tomorrow.

Notre Dame
Going against Louis Nix and Sheldon Day in practice has given offensive lineman Steve Elmers the experience he needs to produce on Saturdays.

Wideout Devin Street enters this week's game against VT with 172 receptions, which put him only six catches away from tying the school record set by Latef Grim. Stopping the Hokies on offense starts and ends with containing QB Logan Thomas.

The Orange take on N.C. State in Raleigh tomorrow, but they will be without backup tailback and kick returner George Morris II, who is out with an upper-body injury. Sophomore big man Dajuan Coleman is expected to make a leap in production this season for Jim Boeheim's squad.

After leaving the Wolfpack last winter, Tom O'Brien returned to his old stomping grounds - UVa - where he's hoping to help turn the program around as an associate head coach to Mike London. The Hoos and Terrapins clash as ACC opponents one last time tomorrow, Mid-Atlantic style.

Virginia Tech
Lane Stadium at high noon will be the site tomorrow when old Big East rivals (wait, what's the Big East?) meet up, with a lot on the line for both teams. Here's what to keep an eye on tomorrow when the Hokies play host to Pitt.

Wake Forest
Wake Forest basketball royalty Randolph Childress - now an assistant on Jeff Bzdelik's staff - weighed in on up-and-coming sophomore guard Codi Miller-McIntyre.