Friday, October 2, 2009

THE ACC.COM - THE HOT LIST

1) N.C. State leads the nation this week in total defense. The Wolfpack is allowing only 201.25 yards per game. Clemson's C.J. Spiller also leads the nation in punt returns this week, averaging 36.4 yards per return.

2) Duke senior CB Leon Wright helped seal the Blue Devils 35-19 win over Army by returning two pass interceptions for touchdowns on back-to-back plays from scrimmage on returns of 33 and 51 yards. It is believed to be the first time this has been accomplished in NCAA history.

3) Virginia Tech freshman TB Ryan Williams has rushed for 100 or more yards in three of his first four college games. Williams leads the ACC this week in rushing, averaging 123 yards per game.

4) Just three weeks into the 2009 season and ACC punt returners had already recorded more touchdowns on returns than were scored in all of the 2008 season. Four league returners matched that total on the first weekend of the season.

5) Georgia Tech's Jonathan Dwyer broke the 100-yard rushing mark for the 11th time in his career after rushing for 158 yards on 19 carries against North Carolina. Dwyer also topped the 2,000-yard mark for his career and now has 2,157 career rushing yards.

6) NC State quarterback Russell Wilson has thrown 12 touchdown passes in his last three games. Wilson has thrown four TD passes each in wins over Murray State, Gardner-Webb and Pittsburgh.

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