In a conference where anything can happen and the only thing that is consistent is the unpredictable, everything went according to plan on Saturday. Every favorite won, and teams managed to stay away from the huge swings in the division standings.
North Carolina State 38, Wake Forest 3
N.C. State stayed in the driver's seat for a trip to Charlotte with an easy 38-3 win over a disappointing Wake Forest team Saturday in Raleigh.
Russell Wilson led the Wolfpack with a huge game in the air today, completing 24 for 35 for 300 yards and 2 touchdowns.
N.C. State struggled running the ball, only getting 59 yards on 22 carries.
Next up for N.C. State is a trip to North Carolina, while Wake Forest hosts Clemson.
Maryland 42, Virginia 23
Somehow, someway, Maryland is still alive for the chance to play for a conference championship. The Terrapins, winners of only two games a year ago, are now 7-3 and 4-2 in the ACC. They control their destiny, and can earn a trip to Charlotte by beating FSU and N.C. State the next two weeks.
Danny O'Brien had a big game for Maryland, completing 17 of 28 for 289 yards and two touchdowns and running for another score. Marc Verica threw for 265 yards a week after setting Virginia's all-time single game throwing record.
Maryland has FSU next week and Virginia heads to Boston College.
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The Duke Blue Devils managed only 4 yards on the ground Saturday, but were on the 4-yard line with 46 seconds remaining and the chance to win the game. Boston College's Max Holloway knocked Sean Renfree's fourth-down pass out of the air, and Boston College managed to hold on for the win.
Sean Renfree had another of his typical high-throwing days, completing 35 of 49 for 285 yards. Duke's leading rusher Desmond Scott had 20 yards. The Blue Devils managed to have 3 players with negative yards on the ground.
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