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2008 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary

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Record*: 90-66, .577 W-L% (4th of 12) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 82-66 by NCAA.

SRS: 5.41 (3rd of 12) ▪ SOS: 2.96 (4th of 12)

Division Champions: Boston College (Atlantic) and Virginia Tech (Coastal)
Conference Champion: Virginia Tech (Won Championship Game 30-12)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Clemson, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida State, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
Atlantic W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Florida State 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 33.4 20.2 10.67 2.67
Boston College 9 5 .643 5 3 .625 24.7 18.4 6.72 2.15
Maryland 8 5 .615 4 4 .500 21.8 22.5 2.96 1.73
Wake Forest 8 5 .615 4 4 .500 21.0 18.3 7.45 4.68
Clemson 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 25.2 17.3 6.97 2.51
North Carolina State 6 7 .462 4 4 .500 23.5 26.3 1.41 3.57
Coastal W L Pct W L Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Virginia Tech 10 4 .714 5 3 .625 22.1 16.7 8.14 2.43
Georgia Tech 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 24.4 20.3 6.78 1.70
North Carolina 8 5 .615 4 4 .500 27.7 21.2 7.90 2.67 W-L-T adjusted to 0-5 by NCAA.
Miami (FL) 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 27.1 24.2 4.85 3.62
Virginia 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 16.1 21.7 1.40 4.57
Duke 4 8 .333 1 7 .125 20.1 23.4 -0.39 3.28

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/2 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 12/7 Final
Virginia Tech 17         20 18 17               21 15
Florida State       24         24 16 24 20   23     21
Georgia Tech                 21   22     18 15 14 22
Boston College                 23         20 18    
Clemson 9     23 20                        
Maryland                   25 23   22        
Miami (FL)                         23        
North Carolina             22 18   21 19 17 25        
Wake Forest 23 20 20 18 16 25 21 21                  

10 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2009-01-01 Gator Bowl Nebraska 26 Clemson 21 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
2009-01-01 Orange Bowl Virginia Tech 20 Cincinnati 7 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
2008-12-31 Chick-fil-A Bowl Louisiana State 38 Georgia Tech 3 Chick-Fil-A Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
2008-12-31 Music City Bowl Vanderbilt 16 Boston College 14 Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN)
2008-12-30 Humanitarian Bowl Maryland 42 Nevada 35 Humanitarian Bowl (Boise, ID)
2008-12-29 PapaJohns.com Bowl Rutgers 29 North Carolina State 23 PapaJohns.com Bowl (Birmingham, AL)
2008-12-27 Champs Sports Bowl Florida State 42 Wisconsin 13 Champs Sports Bowl (Orlando, FL)
2008-12-27 Emerald Bowl California 24 Miami (FL) 17 Emerald Bowl (San Francisco, CA)
2008-12-27 Meineke Car Care Bowl West Virginia 31 North Carolina 30 Meineke Car Care Bowl (Charlotte, NC)
2008-12-20 EagleBank Bowl Wake Forest 29 Navy 19 EagleBank Bowl (Washington, DC)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Riley Skinner* (WAKE) 232
2. Marc Verica (VA) 226
3. Thaddeus Lewis (DUKE) 224
4. Cullen Harper* (CLEM) 221
5. Chris Turner* (MD) 214
6. Christian Ponder* (FLST) 177
7. Chris Crane* (BC) 169
8. Russell Wilson* (NCST) 150
9. Jacory Harris* (MIAFL) 118
10. Robert Marve* (MIAFL) 116

Pass Attempts

1. Chris Turner* (MD) 374
2. Riley Skinner* (WAKE) 363
3. Thaddeus Lewis (DUKE) 361
4. Cullen Harper* (CLEM) 360
5. Marc Verica (VA) 354
6. Christian Ponder* (FLST) 318
7. Chris Crane* (BC) 307
8. Russell Wilson* (NCST) 275
9. Robert Marve* (MIAFL) 213
10. Jacory Harris* (MIAFL) 194

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Riley Skinner* (WAKE) 63.9
2. Marc Verica (VA) 63.8
3. Thaddeus Lewis (DUKE) 62.0
4. Cullen Harper* (CLEM) 61.4
5. Jacory Harris* (MIAFL) 60.8
6. Chris Turner* (MD) 57.2
7. Christian Ponder* (FLST) 55.7
8. Chris Crane* (BC) 55.0
9. Russell Wilson* (NCST) 54.5
10. Robert Marve* (MIAFL) 54.5

Passing Yards

1. Cullen Harper* (CLEM) 2601
2. Chris Turner* (MD) 2516
3. Riley Skinner* (WAKE) 2347
4. Thaddeus Lewis (DUKE) 2171
5. Marc Verica (VA) 2037
6. Christian Ponder* (FLST) 2006
7. Russell Wilson* (NCST) 1955
8. Chris Crane* (BC) 1721
9. Robert Marve* (MIAFL) 1293
10. Cameron Sexton* (NC) 1261

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Cullen Harper* (CLEM) 7.2
2. Russell Wilson* (NCST) 7.1
3. Chris Turner* (MD) 6.7
4. Riley Skinner* (WAKE) 6.5
5. Christian Ponder* (FLST) 6.3
6. Jacory Harris* (MIAFL) 6.2
7. Robert Marve* (MIAFL) 6.1
8. Thaddeus Lewis (DUKE) 6.0
9. Marc Verica (VA) 5.8
10. Chris Crane* (BC) 5.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Russell Wilson* (NCST) 8.2
2. Riley Skinner* (WAKE) 6.3
3. Cullen Harper* (CLEM) 6.2
4. Chris Turner* (MD) 6.1
5. Thaddeus Lewis (DUKE) 6.1
6. Jacory Harris* (MIAFL) 5.8
7. Christian Ponder* (FLST) 5.3
8. Chris Crane* (BC) 4.4
9. Marc Verica (VA) 4.2
10. Robert Marve* (MIAFL) 4.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Russell Wilson* (NCST) 17
2. Thaddeus Lewis (DUKE) 15
3. Christian Ponder* (FLST) 14
4. Cullen Harper* (CLEM) 13
  Chris Turner* (MD) 13
  Riley Skinner* (WAKE) 13
7. Jacory Harris* (MIAFL) 12
8. T.J. Yates* (NC) 11
9. Chris Crane* (BC) 10
10. Cameron Sexton* (NC) 9
  Robert Marve* (MIAFL) 9

Passing Interceptions

1. Marc Verica (VA) 16
2. Cullen Harper* (CLEM) 14
3. Chris Crane* (BC) 13
  Robert Marve* (MIAFL) 13
  Christian Ponder* (FLST) 13
6. Chris Turner* (MD) 11
7. Harrison Beck* (NCST) 7
  Tyrod Taylor* (VATECH) 7
  Riley Skinner* (WAKE) 7
  Jacory Harris* (MIAFL) 7
  Harrison Beck* (NCST) 7

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Russell Wilson* (NCST) 133.9
2. Cullen Harper* (CLEM) 126.2
3. Riley Skinner* (WAKE) 126.2
4. Jacory Harris* (MIAFL) 125.8
5. Thaddeus Lewis (DUKE) 123.0
6. Chris Turner* (MD) 119.3
7. Christian Ponder* (FLST) 115.0
8. Marc Verica (VA) 110.6
9. Robert Marve* (MIAFL) 107.2
10. Chris Crane* (BC) 104.4

Rush Attempts

1. Darren Evans* (VATECH) 287
2. Da'Rel Scott* (MD) 209
3. Jonathan Dwyer* (GATECH) 200
4. Shaun Draughn* (NC) 198
5. Montel Harris* (BC) 179
6. Antone Smith* (FLST) 177
7. Andre Brown* (NCST) 175
8. Josh Nesbitt* (GATECH) 172
  Joshua Nesbitt* (GATECH) 172
10. Graig Cooper* (MIAFL) 171
  James Davis* (CLEM) 171

Rushing Yards

1. Jonathan Dwyer* (GATECH) 1395
2. Darren Evans* (VATECH) 1265
3. Da'Rel Scott* (MD) 1133
4. Montel Harris* (BC) 900
5. Shaun Draughn* (NC) 866
6. Graig Cooper* (MIAFL) 841
7. Antone Smith* (FLST) 792
8. Cedric Peerman (VA) 774
9. Andre Brown* (NCST) 767
10. James Davis* (CLEM) 751

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jonathan Dwyer* (GATECH) 7.0
2. C.J. Spiller* (CLEM) 5.4
3. Da'Rel Scott* (MD) 5.4
4. Davin Meggett* (MD) 5.1
5. Cedric Peerman (VA) 5.1
6. Montel Harris* (BC) 5.0
7. Tyrod Taylor* (VATECH) 5.0
8. Graig Cooper* (MIAFL) 4.9
9. Jamelle Eugene* (NCST) 4.7
10. Antone Smith* (FLST) 4.5

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Antone Smith* (FLST) 15
2. Jonathan Dwyer* (GATECH) 12
3. Darren Evans* (VATECH) 11
  James Davis* (CLEM) 11
5. Ryan Houston* (NC) 8
  Da'Rel Scott* (MD) 8
7. Andre Brown* (NCST) 7
  Chris Crane* (BC) 7
  Josh Nesbitt* (GATECH) 7
  Cedric Peerman (VA) 7
  C.J. Spiller* (CLEM) 7
  Tyrod Taylor* (VATECH) 7
  Joshua Nesbitt* (GATECH) 7

Receptions

1. Demir Boldin* (WAKE) 81
2. Hakeem Nicks* (NC) 68
3. Aaron Kelly* (CLEM) 67
4. Eron Riley (DUKE) 61
5. Kevin Ogletree (VA) 58
6. Jacoby Ford* (CLEM) 55
7. Rich Gunnell* (BC) 49
8. John Phillips (VA) 48
  John M. Phillips (VA) 48
10. Cedric Peerman (VA) 44

Receiving Yards

1. Hakeem Nicks* (NC) 1222
2. Demir Boldin* (WAKE) 848
3. Kevin Ogletree (VA) 723
4. Aaron Kelly* (CLEM) 722
5. Jacoby Ford* (CLEM) 710
6. Eron Riley (DUKE) 693
7. Owen Spencer* (NCST) 691
8. Brandon Robinson* (BC) 646
9. Demaryius Thomas* (GATECH) 627
10. Darrius Heyward-Bey* (MD) 609

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Owen Spencer* (NCST) 22.3
2. Hakeem Nicks* (NC) 18.0
3. Jarvis Williams* (NCST) 16.6
4. Demaryius Thomas* (GATECH) 16.1
5. Brandon Robinson* (BC) 15.4
6. Marshall Williams* (WAKE) 15.0
7. Jarrett Boykin* (VATECH) 14.7
8. Darrius Heyward-Bey* (MD) 14.5
9. Greg Carr* (FLST) 13.9
10. Jacoby Ford* (CLEM) 12.9

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Hakeem Nicks* (NC) 12
2. Eron Riley (DUKE) 8
3. Owen Spencer* (NCST) 5
  Darrius Heyward-Bey* (MD) 5
  Kevin Ogletree (VA) 5
6. George Bryan* (NCST) 4
  Anthony Hill* (NCST) 4
  Jarvis Williams* (NCST) 4
  Greg Carr* (FLST) 4
  Aaron Kelly* (CLEM) 4
  Laron Byrd* (MIAFL) 4
  Rich Gunnell* (BC) 4
  Jacoby Ford* (CLEM) 4
  Corey Surrency* (FLST) 4

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Darren Evans* (VATECH) 304
2. Da'Rel Scott* (MD) 230
3. Shaun Draughn* (NC) 214
4. Jonathan Dwyer* (GATECH) 208
5. Andre Brown* (NCST) 204
6. Graig Cooper* (MIAFL) 200
7. Montel Harris* (BC) 199
8. Cedric Peerman (VA) 197
9. Antone Smith* (FLST) 187
10. James Davis* (CLEM) 185

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Jonathan Dwyer* (GATECH) 1604
2. Darren Evans* (VATECH) 1382
3. Da'Rel Scott* (MD) 1304
4. Hakeem Nicks* (NC) 1256
5. Andre Brown* (NCST) 1076
6. C.J. Spiller* (CLEM) 1065
7. Montel Harris* (BC) 1060
8. Cedric Peerman (VA) 967
9. Graig Cooper* (MIAFL) 954
10. Shaun Draughn* (NC) 947

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Antone Smith* (FLST) 16
2. Jonathan Dwyer* (GATECH) 13
  Hakeem Nicks* (NC) 13
4. Darren Evans* (VATECH) 11
  James Davis* (CLEM) 11
6. C.J. Spiller* (CLEM) 10
7. Andre Brown* (NCST) 9
8. Ryan Houston* (NC) 8
  Da'Rel Scott* (MD) 8
  Eron Riley (DUKE) 8

Total Plays

1. Riley Skinner* (WAKE) 467
2. Christian Ponder* (FLST) 437
3. Thaddeus Lewis (DUKE) 430
4. Chris Turner* (MD) 417
5. Cullen Harper* (CLEM) 414
6. Russell Wilson* (NCST) 391
7. Chris Crane* (BC) 389
8. Marc Verica (VA) 386
9. Tyrod Taylor* (VATECH) 320
10. Josh Nesbitt* (GATECH) 295
  Joshua Nesbitt* (GATECH) 295

Total Yards

1. Riley Skinner* (WAKE) 2491
2. Cullen Harper* (CLEM) 2461
3. Christian Ponder* (FLST) 2429
4. Chris Turner* (MD) 2362
5. Russell Wilson* (NCST) 2343
6. Thaddeus Lewis (DUKE) 2267
7. Marc Verica (VA) 1966
8. Chris Crane* (BC) 1940
9. Tyrod Taylor* (VATECH) 1774
10. Josh Nesbitt* (GATECH) 1501
  Joshua Nesbitt* (GATECH) 1501

Total Touchdowns

1. Russell Wilson* (NCST) 21
2. Christian Ponder* (FLST) 18
3. Chris Crane* (BC) 17
  Thaddeus Lewis (DUKE) 17
5. Antone Smith* (FLST) 15
  Cullen Harper* (CLEM) 15
7. Chris Turner* (MD) 14
  Riley Skinner* (WAKE) 14
  Jacory Harris* (MIAFL) 14
10. Jonathan Dwyer* (GATECH) 12
  T.J. Yates* (NC) 12

Touchdowns

1. Antone Smith* (FLST) 16
2. Jonathan Dwyer* (GATECH) 13
  Hakeem Nicks* (NC) 13
4. C.J. Spiller* (CLEM) 11
  Darren Evans* (VATECH) 11
  James Davis* (CLEM) 11
7. Andre Brown* (NCST) 9
8. Da'Rel Scott* (MD) 8
  Ryan Houston* (NC) 8
  Eron Riley (DUKE) 8

Points

1. Joshua Nesbitt* (GATECH) 46
2. Rich Belton* (WAKE) 18
3. Derek Nicholson* (FLST) 12
  John M. Phillips (VA) 12
  Tielor Robinson (DUKE) 12
6. Ed Imeokparia* (FLST) 9
7. Kyle Wilber* (WAKE) 6
  Josh Portis* (MD) 6
  James Arnold* (NC) 6
  Glenn Cook* (MIAFL) 6

Extra Point Attempts

1. Steve Aponavicius* (BC) 41
2. Mark Buchholz* (CLEM) 40
  Matt Bosher* (MIAFL) 40
4. Scott Blair* (GATECH) 35
5. Josh Czajkowski* (NCST) 34
  Graham Gano* (FLST) 34
  Dustin Keys* (VATECH) 34
8. Casey Barth* (NC) 33
  Obi Egekeze* (MD) 33
10. Nick Maggio (DUKE) 28

Extra Points Made

1. Steve Aponavicius* (BC) 41
2. Mark Buchholz* (CLEM) 40
  Matt Bosher* (MIAFL) 40
4. Casey Barth* (NC) 33
  Scott Blair* (GATECH) 33
  Josh Czajkowski* (NCST) 33
  Graham Gano* (FLST) 33
8. Dustin Keys* (VATECH) 32
  Obi Egekeze* (MD) 32
10. Nick Maggio (DUKE) 28

Field Goal Attempts

1. Dustin Keys* (VATECH) 29
2. Graham Gano* (FLST) 26
3. Obi Egekeze* (MD) 24
4. Steve Aponavicius* (BC) 21
  Mark Buchholz* (CLEM) 21
6. Matt Bosher* (MIAFL) 20
7. Scott Blair* (GATECH) 19
  Josh Czajkowski* (NCST) 19
9. Sam Swank* (WAKE) 17
10. Casey Barth* (NC) 15

Field Goals Made

1. Graham Gano* (FLST) 24
2. Dustin Keys* (VATECH) 23
3. Matt Bosher* (MIAFL) 18
4. Josh Czajkowski* (NCST) 16
5. Mark Buchholz* (CLEM) 15
  Obi Egekeze* (MD) 15
7. Steve Aponavicius* (BC) 14
8. Scott Blair* (GATECH) 12
9. Sam Swank* (WAKE) 11
  Nick Maggio (DUKE) 11

Punts

1. Kevin Jones (DUKE) 71
2. Brent Bowden* (VATECH) 69
3. Matt Bosher* (MIAFL) 66
4. Jimmy Howell (VA) 64
5. Bradley Pierson* (NCST) 61
  Travis Baltz* (MD) 61
7. Ryan Quigley* (BC) 59
  Terrence Brown* (NC) 59
9. Shane Popham* (WAKE) 54
10. Jimmy Maners* (CLEM) 49

Punting Yards

1. Kevin Jones (DUKE) 2899
2. Brent Bowden* (VATECH) 2785
3. Matt Bosher* (MIAFL) 2659
4. Travis Baltz* (MD) 2506
5. Jimmy Howell (VA) 2494
6. Bradley Pierson* (NCST) 2369
7. Ryan Quigley* (BC) 2334
8. Terrence Brown* (NC) 2331
9. Shane Popham* (WAKE) 2115
10. Jimmy Maners* (CLEM) 1985

Punt Returns

1. Victor Harris* (VATECH) 25
2. Alphonso Smith* (WAKE) 21
3. Danny Oquendo* (MD) 20
4. C.J. Spiller* (CLEM) 18
5. Travis Benjamin* (MIAFL) 16
  Vic Hall (VA) 16
7. T.J. Graham* (NCST) 15
  Tyler Melton* (GATECH) 15
  Rich Gunnell* (BC) 15
10. Jacoby Ford* (CLEM) 12

Punt Return Yards

1. Victor Harris* (VATECH) 233
2. C.J. Spiller* (CLEM) 189
3. Travis Benjamin* (MIAFL) 181
4. Brandon Tate* (NC) 158
5. Rich Gunnell* (BC) 149
6. T.J. Graham* (NCST) 123
7. Tony Carter* (FLST) 113
8. Alphonso Smith* (WAKE) 108
9. Danny Oquendo* (MD) 104
10. Vic Hall (VA) 102

Kickoff Returns

1. Torrey Smith* (MD) 42
2. T.J. Graham* (NCST) 41
3. Jabari Marshall (DUKE) 31
4. Jeff Smith* (BC) 25
5. Travis Benjamin* (MIAFL) 22
  Michael Ray Garvin* (FLST) 22
  Dyrell Roberts* (VATECH) 22
8. Chase Minnifield (VA) 21
9. Montel Harris* (BC) 20
10. C.J. Spiller* (CLEM) 19

Kickoff Return Yards

1. Torrey Smith* (MD) 1089
2. T.J. Graham* (NCST) 1028
3. Jabari Marshall (DUKE) 744
4. Michael Ray Garvin* (FLST) 662
5. Dyrell Roberts* (VATECH) 545
6. C.J. Spiller* (CLEM) 516
7. Jeff Smith* (BC) 502
8. Travis Benjamin* (MIAFL) 496
9. Chase Minnifield (VA) 490
10. Montel Harris* (BC) 413

Solo Tackles

1. Quan Sturdivant* (NC) 87
2. Mark Herzlich* (BC) 81
3. Aaron Curry* (WAKE) 66
4. Mark Paschal* (NC) 65
5. Kendric Burney* (NC) 62
  Morgan Burnett* (GATECH) 62
7. Jeremy Gray* (NCST) 61
8. Michael Tauiliili (DUKE) 60
9. Chip Vaughn* (WAKE) 59
  Vincent Rey (DUKE) 59

Assisted Tackles

1. Michael Tauiliili (DUKE) 80
2. Alex Wujciak* (MD) 77
3. Kavell Conner* (CLEM) 62
4. Purnell Sturdivant* (VATECH) 56
5. Dave Philistin* (MD) 53
6. Brandon Maye* (CLEM) 50
  Vincent Rey (DUKE) 50
8. Brett Warren* (VATECH) 49
9. Ray Michel* (NCST) 46
10. Jon Copper (VA) 43

Total Tackles

1. Michael Tauiliili (DUKE) 140
2. Alex Wujciak* (MD) 133
3. Quan Sturdivant* (NC) 122
4. Mark Herzlich* (BC) 110
5. Vincent Rey (DUKE) 109
6. Aaron Curry* (WAKE) 105
7. Mark Paschal* (NC) 103
8. Jon Copper (VA) 101
9. Purnell Sturdivant* (VATECH) 99
10. Michael Hamlin* (CLEM) 97
  Kavell Conner* (CLEM) 97

Tackles for Loss

1. Everette Brown* (FLST) 22
2. Jason Worilds* (VATECH) 18
3. Michael Johnson* (GATECH) 18
4. Aaron Curry* (WAKE) 16
5. Greg Akinbiyi (DUKE) 15
  Derek Nicholson* (FLST) 15
7. Cody Grimm* (VATECH) 14
  B.J. Raji* (BC) 14
9. Michael Tauiliili (DUKE) 13
  Orion Martin* (VATECH) 13

Interception Return Yards

1. Marcellus Bowman* (BC) 157
2. Trimane Goddard* (NC) 156
3. Paul Anderson* (BC) 149
4. Crezdon Butler* (CLEM) 142
  Victor Harris* (VATECH) 142
6. Mark Herzlich* (BC) 121
7. Michael Hamlin* (CLEM) 111
8. Jabari Marshall (DUKE) 109
9. Kevin Patterson* (WAKE) 107
10. Morgan Burnett* (GATECH) 95

Interception Return Touchdowns

1. Victor Harris* (VATECH) 2
  Mark Herzlich* (BC) 2

Passes Defended

1. Alphonso Smith* (WAKE) 20
2. Morgan Burnett* (GATECH) 15
3. Mark Herzlich* (BC) 14
  Michael Hamlin* (CLEM) 14
  Victor Harris* (VATECH) 14
  Ras-I Dowling (VA) 14
7. Deandre Morgan* (NCST) 12
  Trimane Goddard* (NC) 12
9. Anthony Wiseman* (MD) 10
  Stephan Virgil* (VATECH) 10