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2002 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record: 66-53, .555 W-L% (2nd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 5.56 (5th of 12) ▪ SOS: 3.67 (2nd of 12)

Conference Champion: Florida State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State and Maryland)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina State and Virginia)

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Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Florida State 9 5 .643 7 1 .875 30.6 21.5 14.86 7.15
Maryland 11 3 .786 6 2 .750 32.2 16.3 12.73 0.94
Virginia 9 5 .643 6 2 .750 28.7 24.9 8.60 5.10
North Carolina State 11 3 .786 5 3 .625 32.9 17.0 12.86 0.22
Clemson 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 25.4 26.8 4.16 4.23
Georgia Tech 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 21.5 20.5 4.56 3.86
Wake Forest 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 27.4 25.2 4.81 2.89
North Carolina 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 18.6 35.1 -5.52 6.15
Duke 2 10 .167 0 8 .000 18.9 29.4 -7.05 2.54

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 8/26 9/2 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
North Carolina State   25 21 19 17 17 16 14 13 12 10 14 22   21 17 17 12
Maryland 21 21                     19 18 25 21 20 13
Florida State 3 5 5 5 5 4 11 9 12 11 18 17 15 14 23 16 16 21
Virginia                                   22

7 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2003-01-01 Gator Bowl North Carolina State 28 Notre Dame 6 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
2003-01-01 Sugar Bowl Georgia 26 Florida State 13 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
2002-12-31 Peach Bowl Maryland 30 Tennessee 3 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
2002-12-31 Silicon Valley Bowl Fresno State 30 Georgia Tech 21 Silicon Valley Bowl (San Jose, CA)
2002-12-30 Seattle Bowl Wake Forest 38 Oregon 17 Seattle Bowl (Seattle, WA)
2002-12-28 Continental Tire Bowl Virginia 48 West Virginia 22 Continental Tire Bowl (Charlotte, NC)
2002-12-23 Tangerine Bowl II Texas Tech 55 Clemson 15 Tangerine Bowl II (Orlando, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Matt Schaub* (VA) 288
2. Philip Rivers* (NCST) 262
3. A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 208
  A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 208
5. Adam Smith (DUKE) 174
6. Scott McBrien* (MD) 162
7. Darian Durant (NC) 147
8. Willie Simmons* (CLEM) 142
9. Charlie Whitehurst* (CLEM) 123
  James MacPherson* (WAKE) 123

Pass Attempts

1. Matt Schaub* (VA) 418
  Philip Rivers* (NCST) 418
3. A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 363
  A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 363
5. Adam Smith (DUKE) 308
6. Scott McBrien* (MD) 284
7. Darian Durant (NC) 248
8. Willie Simmons* (CLEM) 244
9. Chris Rix* (FLST) 225
10. James MacPherson* (WAKE) 223

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Matt Schaub* (VA) 68.9
2. Philip Rivers* (NCST) 62.7
3. Darian Durant (NC) 59.3
4. Willie Simmons* (CLEM) 58.2
5. Charlie Whitehurst* (CLEM) 57.5
6. A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 57.3
  A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 57.3
8. Scott McBrien* (MD) 57.0
9. Adam Smith (DUKE) 56.5
10. James MacPherson* (WAKE) 55.2

Passing Yards

1. Philip Rivers* (NCST) 3353
2. Matt Schaub* (VA) 2976
3. Scott McBrien* (MD) 2497
4. A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 2242
  A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 2242
6. Darian Durant (NC) 2122
7. Adam Smith (DUKE) 2031
8. James MacPherson* (WAKE) 1837
9. Chris Rix* (FLST) 1684
10. Willie Simmons* (CLEM) 1559

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Scott McBrien* (MD) 8.8
2. Darian Durant (NC) 8.6
3. James MacPherson* (WAKE) 8.2
4. Philip Rivers* (NCST) 8.0
5. Chris Rix* (FLST) 7.5
6. Charlie Whitehurst* (CLEM) 7.3
7. Matt Schaub* (VA) 7.1
8. Adam Smith (DUKE) 6.6
9. Willie Simmons* (CLEM) 6.4
10. A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 6.2
  A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 6.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Scott McBrien* (MD) 8.3
2. Darian Durant (NC) 8.2
3. James MacPherson* (WAKE) 8.1
4. Philip Rivers* (NCST) 7.9
5. Matt Schaub* (VA) 7.7
6. Chris Rix* (FLST) 7.2
7. Charlie Whitehurst* (CLEM) 6.9
8. Adam Smith (DUKE) 6.1
9. Willie Simmons* (CLEM) 5.6
10. A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 5.0
  A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 5.0

Passing Touchdowns

1. Matt Schaub* (VA) 28
2. Philip Rivers* (NCST) 20
3. Darian Durant (NC) 16
4. Scott McBrien* (MD) 15
5. Chris Rix* (FLST) 13
6. A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 12
  Adrian McPherson* (FLST) 12
  Adam Smith (DUKE) 12
  A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 12
10. Charlie Whitehurst* (CLEM) 10

Passing Interceptions

1. A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 15
  A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 15
3. Scott McBrien* (MD) 10
  Philip Rivers* (NCST) 10
5. Darian Durant (NC) 9
  Adam Smith (DUKE) 9
7. Chris Rix* (FLST) 7
  Matt Schaub* (VA) 7
  Willie Simmons* (CLEM) 7
10. Charlie Whitehurst* (CLEM) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Matt Schaub* (VA) 147.5
2. Darian Durant (NC) 145.2
3. Scott McBrien* (MD) 141.3
4. Philip Rivers* (NCST) 141.1
5. James MacPherson* (WAKE) 132.6
6. Charlie Whitehurst* (CLEM) 128.3
7. Chris Rix* (FLST) 128.2
8. Adam Smith (DUKE) 118.9
9. Willie Simmons* (CLEM) 114.2
10. A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 111.8
  A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 111.8

Rush Attempts

1. T.A. McLendon* (NCST) 245
2. Chris Downs* (MD) 208
3. Alex Wade (DUKE) 201
4. Wali Lundy* (VA) 196
5. Tarence Williams* (WAKE) 186
6. Greg Jones* (FLST) 161
7. Chris Barclay* (WAKE) 144
8. Chris Douglas (DUKE) 131
9. Jacque Lewis (NC) 130
10. Yusef Kelly* (CLEM) 125

Rushing Yards

1. Chris Downs* (MD) 1154
2. T.A. McLendon* (NCST) 1101
3. Alex Wade (DUKE) 979
4. Greg Jones* (FLST) 938
5. Tarence Williams* (WAKE) 852
6. Wali Lundy* (VA) 826
7. Chris Barclay* (WAKE) 703
8. Chris Douglas (DUKE) 640
9. Tony Hollings* (GATECH) 633
10. Nick Maddox* (FLST) 602

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Tony Hollings* (GATECH) 6.9
2. Greg Jones* (FLST) 5.8
3. Nick Maddox* (FLST) 5.7
4. Chris Downs* (MD) 5.5
5. Nick Burney* (WAKE) 4.9
6. Chris Douglas (DUKE) 4.9
7. Chris Barclay* (WAKE) 4.9
8. Alex Wade (DUKE) 4.9
9. Tarence Williams* (WAKE) 4.6
10. T.A. McLendon* (NCST) 4.5

Rushing Touchdowns

1. T.A. McLendon* (NCST) 18
2. Chris Downs* (MD) 13
3. Ovie Mughelli* (WAKE) 12
4. Tony Hollings* (GATECH) 11
5. Philip Rivers* (NCST) 10
6. Chris Barclay* (WAKE) 9
7. Greg Jones* (FLST) 8
  Yusef Kelly* (CLEM) 8
  Josh Allen* (MD) 8
10. Scott McBrien* (MD) 7

Receptions

1. Kerry Watkins* (GATECH) 71
2. Billy McMullen* (VA) 69
3. Sam Aiken (NC) 68
4. Jerricho Cotchery* (NCST) 67
5. Anquan Boldin* (FLST) 65
6. Kevin Youngblood* (CLEM) 59
7. Wali Lundy* (VA) 58
8. J.J. McKelvey* (CLEM) 52
  Derrick Hamilton* (CLEM) 52
10. Will Glover* (GATECH) 47

Receiving Yards

1. Jerricho Cotchery* (NCST) 1192
2. Kerry Watkins* (GATECH) 1050
3. Anquan Boldin* (FLST) 1011
4. Sam Aiken (NC) 990
5. Billy McMullen* (VA) 894
6. J.J. McKelvey* (CLEM) 785
7. Talman Gardner* (FLST) 625
8. Scooter Monroe* (MD) 614
9. Derrick Hamilton* (CLEM) 602
10. Kevin Youngblood* (CLEM) 591

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Jafar Williams* (MD) 20.1
2. Jerricho Cotchery* (NCST) 17.8
3. Scooter Monroe* (MD) 16.6
4. Talman Gardner* (FLST) 16.4
5. Michael McGrew* (VA) 15.9
6. Bobby Blizzard (NC) 15.7
7. Bobby Blizzard (NC) 15.7
8. Chesley Borders (NC) 15.6
9. Anquan Boldin* (FLST) 15.6
10. Fabian Davis* (WAKE) 15.5

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Anquan Boldin* (FLST) 13
2. Heath Miller* (VA) 9
3. Talman Gardner* (FLST) 8
4. Jerricho Cotchery* (NCST) 7
5. Khary Sharpe (DUKE) 6
  Bryan Peterson* (NCST) 6
  Jason Anderson* (WAKE) 6
8. Kerry Watkins* (GATECH) 5
  Chesley Borders (NC) 5
  Bobby Blizzard (NC) 5
  Bobby Blizzard (NC) 5

Plays From Scrimmage

1. T.A. McLendon* (NCST) 287
2. Wali Lundy* (VA) 254
3. Chris Downs* (MD) 226
4. Alex Wade (DUKE) 221
5. Tarence Williams* (WAKE) 186
6. Greg Jones* (FLST) 171
7. Chris Douglas (DUKE) 152
8. Chris Barclay* (WAKE) 148
9. Jacque Lewis (NC) 144
10. Yusef Kelly* (CLEM) 143

Yards From Scrimmage

1. T.A. McLendon* (NCST) 1455
2. Chris Downs* (MD) 1319
3. Wali Lundy* (VA) 1261
4. Jerricho Cotchery* (NCST) 1200
5. Alex Wade (DUKE) 1138
6. Anquan Boldin* (FLST) 1097
7. Kerry Watkins* (GATECH) 1089
8. Fabian Davis* (WAKE) 1021
9. Greg Jones* (FLST) 1012
10. Sam Aiken (NC) 990

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. T.A. McLendon* (NCST) 18
2. Chris Downs* (MD) 15
3. Anquan Boldin* (FLST) 13
4. Ovie Mughelli* (WAKE) 12
5. Tony Hollings* (GATECH) 11
6. Philip Rivers* (NCST) 10
  Wali Lundy* (VA) 10
8. Heath Miller* (VA) 9
  Chris Barclay* (WAKE) 9
10. Greg Jones* (FLST) 8
  Yusef Kelly* (CLEM) 8
  Josh Allen* (MD) 8
  Talman Gardner* (FLST) 8

Total Plays

1. Matt Schaub* (VA) 488
2. Philip Rivers* (NCST) 475
3. A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 415
  A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 415
5. Scott McBrien* (MD) 372
6. Adam Smith (DUKE) 370
7. Darian Durant (NC) 334
8. Chris Rix* (FLST) 311
9. Willie Simmons* (CLEM) 303
10. James MacPherson* (WAKE) 291

Total Yards

1. Philip Rivers* (NCST) 3453
2. Matt Schaub* (VA) 3071
3. Scott McBrien* (MD) 2781
4. Darian Durant (NC) 2285
5. A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 2263
  A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 2263
7. James MacPherson* (WAKE) 2014
8. Chris Rix* (FLST) 1973
9. Adam Smith (DUKE) 1912
10. Willie Simmons* (CLEM) 1608

Total Yards Per Play

1. Philip Rivers* (NCST) 7.3
2. Matt Schaub* (VA) 6.3

Total Touchdowns

1. Philip Rivers* (NCST) 30
  Matt Schaub* (VA) 30
3. Scott McBrien* (MD) 22
4. Darian Durant (NC) 18
  T.A. McLendon* (NCST) 18
6. Chris Rix* (FLST) 16
7. Chris Downs* (MD) 13
8. A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 12
  Ovie Mughelli* (WAKE) 12
  Adrian McPherson* (FLST) 12
  A.J. Suggs* (GATECH) 12
  Adam Smith (DUKE) 12
  Charlie Whitehurst* (CLEM) 12

Touchdowns

1. T.A. McLendon* (NCST) 18
2. Chris Downs* (MD) 15
3. Anquan Boldin* (FLST) 13
4. Ovie Mughelli* (WAKE) 12
5. Tony Hollings* (GATECH) 11
6. Wali Lundy* (VA) 10
  Philip Rivers* (NCST) 10
8. Heath Miller* (VA) 9
  Chris Barclay* (WAKE) 9
10. Greg Jones* (FLST) 8
  Josh Allen* (MD) 8
  Jerricho Cotchery* (NCST) 8
  Yusef Kelly* (CLEM) 8
  Talman Gardner* (FLST) 8

Points

1. Nick Novak* (MD) 125
2. T.A. McLendon* (NCST) 108
  Xavier Beitia* (FLST) 108
4. Chris Downs* (MD) 90
5. Aaron Hunt* (CLEM) 88
6. Matt Wisnosky* (WAKE) 84
7. Anquan Boldin* (FLST) 78
8. Ovie Mughelli* (WAKE) 72
9. Tony Hollings* (GATECH) 66
10. Luke Manget* (GATECH) 65

Extra Point Attempts

1. Nick Novak* (MD) 54
2. Xavier Beitia* (FLST) 51
3. Austin Herbert* (NCST) 43
4. Aaron Hunt* (CLEM) 38
5. Matt Wisnosky* (WAKE) 36
6. Luke Manget* (GATECH) 29
7. Dan Orner (NC) 27
8. Kurt Smith* (VA) 24
9. Brent Garber (DUKE) 23
10. Connor Hughes* (VA) 17

Extra Points Made

1. Nick Novak* (MD) 53
2. Xavier Beitia* (FLST) 51
3. Austin Herbert* (NCST) 38
4. Aaron Hunt* (CLEM) 37
5. Matt Wisnosky* (WAKE) 33
6. Luke Manget* (GATECH) 29
7. Dan Orner (NC) 26
8. Kurt Smith* (VA) 22
9. Brent Garber (DUKE) 21
10. Connor Hughes* (VA) 16

Field Goal Attempts

1. Xavier Beitia* (FLST) 28
  Nick Novak* (MD) 28
3. Brent Garber (DUKE) 26
4. Matt Wisnosky* (WAKE) 25
5. Aaron Hunt* (CLEM) 22
6. Luke Manget* (GATECH) 17
7. Dan Orner (NC) 14
8. Kurt Smith* (VA) 12
9. Austin Herbert* (NCST) 9
10. Adam Kiker* (NCST) 7

Field Goals Made

1. Nick Novak* (MD) 24
2. Xavier Beitia* (FLST) 19
3. Matt Wisnosky* (WAKE) 17
  Aaron Hunt* (CLEM) 17
5. Brent Garber (DUKE) 14
6. Luke Manget* (GATECH) 12
7. Dan Orner (NC) 9
8. Kurt Smith* (VA) 7
9. Austin Herbert* (NCST) 5
  Connor Hughes* (VA) 5
  Adam Kiker* (NCST) 5

Field Goal Percentage

1. Nick Novak* (MD) 85.7
2. Aaron Hunt* (CLEM) 77.3
3. Luke Manget* (GATECH) 70.6
4. Matt Wisnosky* (WAKE) 68.0
5. Xavier Beitia* (FLST) 67.9
6. Dan Orner (NC) 64.3
7. Brent Garber (DUKE) 53.8

Punts

1. Chance Gwaltney* (FLST) 72
2. Wynn Kopp* (CLEM) 63
3. Tom Hagan* (VA) 62
4. John Lafferty (NC) 61
  Austin Herbert* (NCST) 61
6. Brooks Barnard* (MD) 55
7. Trey McDonald (DUKE) 49
8. Dan Dyke* (GATECH) 39
9. Chris Morehouse* (GATECH) 33
10. Ryan Plackemeier* (WAKE) 32

Punting Yards

1. Chance Gwaltney* (FLST) 2862
2. Brooks Barnard* (MD) 2373
3. Wynn Kopp* (CLEM) 2340
4. Tom Hagan* (VA) 2273
5. Austin Herbert* (NCST) 2268
6. John Lafferty (NC) 2235
7. Trey McDonald (DUKE) 1923
8. Dan Dyke* (GATECH) 1531
9. Chris Morehouse* (GATECH) 1396
10. Ryan Plackemeier* (WAKE) 1383

Punting Yards Per Punt

1. Brooks Barnard* (MD) 43.1
2. Chris Morehouse* (GATECH) 42.3
3. Chance Gwaltney* (FLST) 39.8
4. Dan Dyke* (GATECH) 39.3
5. Trey McDonald (DUKE) 39.2
6. Austin Herbert* (NCST) 37.2
7. Wynn Kopp* (CLEM) 37.1
8. Tom Hagan* (VA) 36.7
9. John Lafferty (NC) 36.6

Punt Return Yards

1. Steve Suter* (MD) 771
2. Kelley Rhino* (GATECH) 447
3. Leon Washington* (FLST) 392
4. Derrick Hamilton* (CLEM) 377
5. Fabian Davis* (WAKE) 363
6. Marques Hagans* (VA) 262
7. Khary Sharpe (DUKE) 162
8. Jerricho Cotchery* (NCST) 109
9. Terrence Holt* (NCST) 82
10. Jonathan Smith* (GATECH) 78

Punt Return Yards Per Return

1. Steve Suter* (MD) 13.8
2. Leon Washington* (FLST) 11.5
3. Derrick Hamilton* (CLEM) 10.8
4. Kelley Rhino* (GATECH) 9.9
5. Fabian Davis* (WAKE) 9.3
6. Marques Hagans* (VA) 9.0
7. Khary Sharpe (DUKE) 6.2
8. Jerricho Cotchery* (NCST) 5.5
9. Michael Waddell (NC) 4.2

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Steve Suter* (MD) 4

Kickoff Returns

1. Derrick Hamilton* (CLEM) 32
2. Wallace Wright (NC) 28
3. Kerry Watkins* (GATECH) 23
4. Steve Suter* (MD) 22
5. Ronnie Elliott (DUKE) 17
  Wali Lundy* (VA) 17
  Fabian Davis* (WAKE) 17
8. Greg Golden* (NCST) 16
9. Lamont Reid* (NCST) 14
10. Justin Miller* (CLEM) 13
  Leon Washington* (FLST) 13
  Marquis Weeks* (VA) 13

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Derrick Hamilton* (CLEM) 696
2. Wallace Wright (NC) 610
3. Steve Suter* (MD) 546
4. Kerry Watkins* (GATECH) 481
5. Justin Miller* (CLEM) 456
6. Lamont Reid* (NCST) 424
7. Wali Lundy* (VA) 409
8. Marquis Weeks* (VA) 396
9. Leon Washington* (FLST) 368
10. Fabian Davis* (WAKE) 363

Kickoff Return Yards Per Return

1. Justin Miller* (CLEM) 35.1
2. Lamont Reid* (NCST) 30.3
3. Steve Suter* (MD) 24.8
4. Wali Lundy* (VA) 24.1
5. Greg Golden* (NCST) 22.4
6. Wallace Wright (NC) 21.8
7. Derrick Hamilton* (CLEM) 21.8
8. Fabian Davis* (WAKE) 21.4
9. Kerry Watkins* (GATECH) 20.9
10. Senterrio Landrum (DUKE) 19.5

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Lamont Reid* (NCST) 2

Interception Return Yards

1. Stanford Samuels* (FLST) 91
2. Curome Cox* (MD) 80
3. Justin Miller* (CLEM) 70
4. Rod Johnson* (NCST) 67
5. Domonique Foxworth* (MD) 64
6. Quintin Williams* (WAKE) 49
7. Alonzo Jackson* (FLST) 48
8. Maurice Fountain* (CLEM) 43
9. Art Thomas* (VA) 42
10. Jeremy Muyres* (GATECH) 37

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Curome Cox* (MD) 2