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Tag: ACC football
Virginia football player Anthony Harris was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) football first team, announced by the league on Monday. Running back Kevin Parks was named to the second team, offensive tackle Morgan Moses was named to the third team and defensive tackle Brent Urban was an honorable mention selection.
Three quarterbacks – Duke’s Anthony Boone, Florida State’s Jameis Winston and Maryland’s C.J. Brown – were selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Backs of the Week in the final 2013 ACC Football Players of the Week announced on Monday.
You want to see something positive from Virginia’s 16-6 loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday. You want to because moral victories are all you can try to conjure up if you’re on the UVa. side, and your program has just lost its 10th straight to its in-state rival.
Virginia Tech scored on four first-half possessions, and then won a war of attrition in a scoreless second half to take down Virginia, 16-6, on Saturday in Scott Stadium, extending the Hokies’ winning streak in the series to 10 games.
Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham is live at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville for today’s ACC football matchup between UVa. and Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech (7-4, 4-3 ACC) enters the game with a nine-game winning streak agaiust their in-state rival. Virginia (2-9, 0-7 ACC) has lost eight straight in 2013 and is wrapping its sixth losing season in its last eight, including its third in four season under coach Mike London.
Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer talks with the news media in advance of his team’s game at Virginia on Saturday. Virginia Tech (7-4, 4-3 ACC) has a chance to win the ACC Coastal Division title with a win over UVa. (2-9, 0-7 ACC) and a loss by Duke at North Carolina.
Boston College running back Andre Williams and Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald lead a group of nine Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week announced on Monday. The ACC Offensive Back of the Week honor is Williams’ second straight and third of the season.
ODU football fell to North Carolina 80-20 in the season finale Saturday afternoon at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill. ODU (8-4) trailed 14-13 after the first quarter, but UNC (6-5) followed by scoring 42 straight points to build a 56-14 lead.
Virginia Tech and Duke each placed three players on the list of Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week honorees after their teams won important ACC games on Saturday.
Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas was named the ACC Offensive Back of the Week after leading the Hokies to a Coastal Division road win at 14th-ranked Miami.
The Clemson quarterback-receiver duo of Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins has earned Atlantic Coast Conference football weekly honors, and Boston College offensive tackle Ian White and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis were also among the eight student-athletes cited by the ACC on Monday.
Augusta Free Press provides full coverage of #8 Clemson’s 59-10 win at Virginia on Saturday. AFP editor Chris Graham’s live in-game blog, plus pregame and postgame notes, offer the most complete picture of the game that you can imagine.
Earlier this week, I laid out the argument for how the ACC had not one, but three national-title contenders. Florida State is the obvious one, at #2 in the BCS rankings after its 51-14 demolition of then-third-ranked Clemson last week. But Miami came into the week ranked seventh, with a game at FSU next week and a game at home against #14 Virginia Tech, the other contender in my argument.
Why did Mike London flub the end-half scenario that left at least three points on the field after a Virginia drive that got stopped at the Georgia Tech 1 as the first-half clock expired?
An inexplicable sequence that left Virginia without points at the Georgia Tech 1 to close the first half said it all. The Yellow Jackets maintained a tenuous 14-10 lead despite committing four first-half turnovers, and pulled away in the fourth quarter to post a 35-25 win over the hapless Cavs Saturday in Charlottesville.
The endhalf sequence Saturday against Georgia Tech is why Mike London is not the right coach for Virginia.