ACC weekend rewind: Week 1


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From Heather Dinich of ESPN:

Here’s a look back at Week 1 in the ACC:

The good: Clemson’s offense against Auburn. The Tigers were able to win without suspended superstar Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
So. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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, as the trio of quarterback Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Jr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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, running back Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Sr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 195
Moncks Corner, SC

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, and receiver DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
Jr. Wide Receiver
#6 6-2, 205
Central, SC

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all made highlight-reel worthy plays against a decent Auburn defense. More importantly, though, the once-suspect offensive line paved the way for them to do it.

The stat: Andre Ellington ran for 231 yards in Clemson's win against Auburn. According to ESPN’s Stats & Info department, Ellington is only the third ACC player since 2004 with multiple 200-yard rushing games. Seven ACC teams don't even have multiple 200-yard rushing games by an individual in that period.

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