2003 ACC Football Summary


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                Conference  Points          Overall   Points      
Team            W  L  T  For Opp   Pct    W  L  T  For Opp   Pct
Florida State...7  1  0  269 138  .875   10  3  0  419 217  .769
Maryland........6  2  0  220 159  .750   10  3  0  406 206  .769
Clemson.........5  3  0  210 158  .625    9  4  0  365 250  .692
NC State........4  4  0  256 250  .500    8  5  0  489 385  .615
Virginia........4  4  0  216 181  .500    8  5  0  364 265  .615
Georgia Tech....4  4  0  151 178  .500    7  6  0  274 266  .538
Wake Forest.....3  5  0  242 236  .375    5  7  0  335 347  .417
Duke............2  6  0  139 265  .250    4  8  0  211 343  .333
North Carolina..1  7  0  184 322  .125    2 10  0  317 459  .167
 



The ACC continues recent bowl success, posting a 5-1 mark with Clemson, Georgia Tech, Maryland, NC State and Virginia recording Bowl wins.


The ACC is the only conference in the country to have a winning bowl record in each of the past three seasons.


Over the past three years, the ACC is 13-6 in post-season play and has the best bowl game winning percentage (.684) among any BCS conference.


The ACC, with seven of its nine teams listed in the top 50, finished the 2003 season as the top-ranked conference in the Sagarin Computer Poll.


Over the past two years, the ACC is 26-21 versus other BCS conferences, including a 10-7 mark against the SEC and 5-2 record vs. the Big 12.


The ACC remains the nation’s all-time winningest conference in bowl play with a 97-83-5 record (.538). The SEC and Pac-10 are tied for second with winning percentages of .518.


Over the past two years, the ACC is 26-21 against other BCS conferences, including a 10-7 mark against the SEC, 5-2 vs. the Big 12, 8-4 vs. the Big East and a 2-1 mark versus Pac-10 teams.


For the first time ever, the ACC surpassed 3,000,000 in total attendance in 2003 and for the fourth-straight year, the league set a new per game average record averaging 51,842 per contest.


The ACC was 13-12 (.520) against BCS conference foes in 2003 ... seven different ACC teams - Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, NC State, Virginia and Wake Forest - had BCS wins during the season ... Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, NC State and Virginia each posted two wins against BCS foes in 2003.


Over the past two years, the ACC is 26-21 (.553) versus other BCS conferences and along with the Big Ten, are the only two conferences with winning records in intra-BCS conference play.


The ACC played a greater percentage of BCS teams in their 2003 non-conference schedule (60%) than any other conference.


Tale of the Talented Toes

Maryland junior Nick Novak led all active ACC field goal kickers in 2003 with 64 career field goals ... Virginia sophomore Connor Hughes has made good on 28 of 31 career field goals (90%) ... on the year, league placekickers made 146 of 195 attempts (.749) ... led by Novak (7), four ACC placekickers made a total of 20 field goals from 50 yards or more.
Career Field Goals Made
(10 or more FGs)
 
Player, School            FG-Att   Pct.
Nick Novak, Jr., Md.      64-84    .762
Aaron Hunt, Sr., Clem.    53-73    .726
Xavier Beitia, Jr., FSU   49-67    .731
Brent Garber, Sr., Duke   34-59    .576
Adam Kiker, Sr., NCS      30-38    .789
Connor Hughes, So., UVa   28-31    .903
Dan Orner, Sr., UNC       21-30    .700
Matt Wisnosky, So., WF    20-31    .645
Dan Burnett, Sr., GaT     17-25    .680
 


Whitehurst 2nd among ACC sophomore QB leaders

With 246 yards passing in Clemson’s 27-14 win over sixth-ranked Tennessee in the 36th annual Peach Bowl, Clemson’s Charlie Whitehurst joined NC State’s Philip Rivers as only the second sophomore in ACC history to reach the 5,000-yard plateau ... has thrown for over 200 yards in 15 of his 18 career starts.

ACC Sophomore Passing Leaders
through sophomore seasons
 
Player, Team                      Years     Yards
1.      Philip Rivers, NCS        2000-01   5,640
2.      Charlie Whitehurst, CU    2002-**   5,115
3.      Chris Rix, FSU            2001-02   4,421
4.      Spence Fisher, Duke       1992-93   4,068
5.      Jamie Barnette, NCS       1996-97   3,972
6.      Darian Durant, UNC        2001-02   3,966
7.      Shawn Jones, GaT          1989-90   3,756
8.      Scott Milanovich, Md.     1992-93   3,731
9.      Joe Hamilton, GaT         1996-97   3,656
10.     Ben Bennett, Duke         1980-81   3,495


Rix second, Durant fifth ACC junior QB leaders

Florida State’s Chris Rix and North Carolina’s Darian Durant are both listed on the ACC junior passing yardage list ... Rix, with 7,525 yards is second only to NC State’s Philip Rivers ... Durant is fifth with 6,517 yards.

ACC Career Passing Yardage Leaders 
through junior seasons
 
1.      Philip Rivers, NCS        2000-02   8,993
2.      Chris Rix, FSU            2001-**   7,525
3.      Jamie Barnette, NCS       1996-99   7,141
4.      Ben Bennett, Duke         1980-83   6,528
5.      Darian Durant, UNC        2001-**   6,517
6.      Spence Fisher, Duke       1992-95   6,353
7.      Scott Milanovich, Md.     1992-95   6,125
8.      Shawn Jones, GaT          1989-92   6,044
9.      Joe Hamilton, GaT         1996-99   5,822



UVa’s Miller sets ACC records

Virginia sophomore Heath Miller had four catches for 84 yards and one TD in the Cavaliers’ 23-16 win over Pittsburgh in the Continental Tire Bowl and extended his ACC record for receptions by a tight end to 70 for the season ... a first-team All-ACC selection this year, Miller has had at least one reception in 21 straight games.
ACC Season Tight End Receptions 
 
Heath Miller, Virginia, 2003          70
Steve Young, Wake Forest, 1977        51
Phil Denfeld, Wake Forest, 1981       51
John Henry Mills, Wake Forest, 1991   51
 
ACC Season Tight End Yardage
 
Heath Miller, Virginia, 2003          835
Bruce McGonnigal, Virginia, 1989      634
John Henry Mills, Wake Forest, 1990   623
 
ACC Career Tight End TD Reception
                                     
Heath Miller, Virginia (02-**)        15
Ed Carrington, Virginia (64-66)       12
Bruce McGonnigal, Virginia (87-90)    12
John McMakin, Clemson (69-71)         12



Six QBs ranked among ACC career passing leaders

Six of the nine starting ACC quarterbacks in 2003 finished the season ranked among the league’s all-time passing efficiency leaders ... NC State’s Philip Rivers is ranked fourth, followed by Florida State’s Chris Rix (8th), Maryland’s Scott McBrien (9th), Virginia’s Matt Schaub (11th), North Carolina’s Darian Durant (13th) and Clemson’s Charlie Whitehurst (18th).
ACC Career Passing Efficiency Leaders   
     (minimum 375 pass attempts)
 
Player, School                          TDs  Rating
1.   Chris Weinke, FSU       1997-00    79   151.15
2.   Joe Hamilton, GaT       1996-99    65   148.19
3.   Thad Busby, FSU         1994-97    46   144.89
4.   Philip Rivers, NCS      2000-03    95   144.16
5.   Shawn Moore, UVa        1987-90    55   143.74
6.   George Godsey, GaT      1998-01    41   143.64
7.   Charlie Ward, FSU       1992-93    49   142.92
8.   Chris Rix, FSU          2001-**    60   142.56
9.   Scott McBrien, Md.      2002-03    34   142.04
10. Danny Kanell, FSU        1992-95    57   141.05
11. Matt Schaub, UVa         2000-03    56   138.35
12. Scott Milanovich, Md.    1992-95    49   137.98
13. Darian Durant, UNC       2001-**    51   137.29
14. Dan Ellis, UVa           1997-00    28   135.15
15. Billy Ray, Duke          1989-90    23   134.15
16. Dave Buckey, NCS         1972-75    25   133.24
17. Woodrow Dantzler, Clem.  1998-01    36   132.93
18. Charlie Whitehurst, Clm. 2002-**    30   132.79
 


Friedgen, Amato, Bowden climb ACC coaching lists

Maryland’s 41-7 win over West Virginia in the Gator Bowl was the 31st career win for Terp head coach Ralph Friedgen - the most ever by a third-year coach in ACC history.


NC State’s 56-26 win over Kanasas in the Mazda Tangerine Bowl marked the 34th career win for Wolfpack coach Chuck Amato, tying him with Bobby Ross for second place for wins by a fourth-year head coach in the ACC.


Clemson’s 27-14 win over sixth-ranked Tennessee in the Peach Bowl was the 38th for Tommy Bowden in his five seasons with the Tigers ... Bowden is the fifth-winningest fifth-year coach in ACC annals.
Career Wins in Third Year
 
Ralph Friedgen, Md. (01-03)    31-8-0
Lou Holtz, NCS (72-74)         26-8-2
Danny Ford, Clem. (79-81)      26-9-0
Bobby Ross, Md. (82-84)        25-11-0
Chuck Amato, NCS (00-02)       25-12-0
Dick Crum, UNC (78-80)         24-10-1
Ken Hatfield, Clem. (90-92)    24-10-1
Tommy Bowden, Clem. (99-01)    22-14-0
Jerry Claiborne, Md. (72-74)   21-13-1
Steve Spurrier, Duke (87-89)   20-13-1
Dick Sheridan, NCS (86-88)     20-13-2
 
Career Wins in Fourth Year
 
Danny Ford, Clem. (79-82)      35-10-1
Bobby Ross, Md. (82-85)        34-14-0
Chuck Amato, NCS (00-03)       34-17-0
Lou Holtz, NCS (72-75)         33-12-3
Dick Crum, UNC (78-81)         32-12-0
Ken Hatfield, Clem (90-93)     32-13-1
Jerry Claiborne, Md. (72-75)   30-15-2
Tommy Bowden, Clem. (99-02)    29-20-0
George O’Leary, GaT (95-98)    28-21-0
Dick Sheridan, NCS (86-89)     27-18-2
Tom Nugent, Md. (59-62)        24-16-0
 
Career Wins in Fifth Year
 
Danny Ford, Clem. (79-83)      44-11-2
Jerry Claiborne, Md. (72-76)   41-16-2
Dick Crum, UNC (78-81)         40-16-1
Bobby Ross, Md. (82-86)        39-19-1
Tommy Bowden, Clem. (99-03)    38-24-0
George O’Leary, GaT (95-99)    36-25-0
Dick Sheridan, NCS (86-90)     34-23-2
Tommy West, Clem. (94-98)      31-28-0
Mike O’Cain, NCS (93-97)       28-29-0
Tom Nugent, Md. (59-63)        27-23-0
Bill Dooley, UNC (67-71)       27-27-0


Reggie Ball

Georgia Tech QB Reggie Ball’s 2,380 yards of total offense was the third-best single season total in ACC history while his 1,996 yards passing ranked fourth..

ACC Freshmen Season Passing Yardage
 
Player, Team                     Year   Yards
1.      Philip Rivers, NCS       2000   3,054
2.      Chris Rix, FSU           2001   2,734
3.      Ben Bennett, Duke        1980   2,050
4.      Reggie Ball, GaT         2003   1,996
5.      Darian Durant, UNC       2001   1,843
6.      Shawn Jones, GaT         1989   1,748
7.      Jamie Barnette, NCS      1996   1,594
8.      Charlie Whitehurst, Cl.  2002   1,554
9.      Spence Fisher, Duke      1992   1,505
10.    Joe Hamilton, GaT         1996   1,342
 
ACC Freshmen Season Total Offense 
                                  
Player, Team                     Year   Yards
1.      Chris Rix, FSU           2001   3,123
2.      Philip Rivers, NCS       2000   2,969
3.      Reggie Ball, GaT         2003   2,380
4.      Shawn Jones, GaT         1989   2,078
5.      Darian Durant, UNC       2001   1,971
6.      Ben Bennett, Duke        1980   1,840
7.      Jamie Barnette, NCS      1996   1,657
8.      Joe Hamilton, GaT        1996   1,590
9.      Charlie Whitehurst, Cl.  2002   1,534
10.    Calvin McCall, Md.        1999   1,520
11.    Spence Fisher, Duke       1992   1,447
12.    Mike Schneider, Duke      2003   1,401
 


ACC eclipses 3,000,000 mark; sets 2 new attendance records

For the first time in ACC history, league schools surpassed the 3,000,000 mark in total attendance and for the fourth-straight year, the ACC set new single season records in attendance ... in 58 home games, ACC teams drew 3,006,841 fans, breaking the existing record of 2,944,936 set during the 2002 season ... in its 51st season, the league eclipsed the 50,000 per game mark for the second-straight year, averaging 51,842 per game, bettering the previous per game mark of 50,775 set a year ago ... for the 11th-consecutive year Florida State led the ACC in attendance, averaging 81,149 fans per game.
2003 ACC Attendance
 
School          G    Total        Cap%     Avg
Florida State   6    498,895      100.1    83,149
Clemson         7    527,000      92.4     75,286
Virginia        6    362,545      98.3     60,424
No. Carolina    6    282,800      78.6     47,133
NC State        7    372,919      103.4    53,274
Maryland        6    307,418      106.6    51,236
Georgia Tech    6    317,712      96.1     52,862
Wake Forest     7    197,911      89.8     28,273
Duke            7    140,181      59.1     20,026
Total           58   3,006,841    90.8     51,842
 


Pearman 63 catches rank 3rd all-time among running backs
Over the last seven games of the 2003 season, Virginia junior tailback Alvin Pearman had 55 receptions for 390 yards ... Pearman finished the season eighth in the ACC in receptions (4.9) and rushing (49.5) ... Pearman’s 63 catches were the third most by an ACC running back while his 518 yards ranks fourth in ACC annals.
ACC Running Back
Single-Season Receptions
 
1. Roger Boone, Duke, 1988       73
2. Mike Grayson, Duke, 1983      66
3. Alvin Pearman, UVa, 2003      63
4. Roger Boone, Duke, 1987       62
5. Wali Lundy, UVa, 2002         58
6. Ray Robinson, NCS, 2001       52
7. Allen Williams, Md., 1994     51
8. Randy Cuthbert, Duke, 1989    50
9. Jerry Mays, GaT, 1988         46
   Randy Cuthbert, Duke, 1989    46
 
ACC Running Back 
Single Season Receiving Yardage
 
1.  Roger Boone, Duke, 1988       630
2.  Roger Boone, Duke, 1987       587
3.  Mike Grayson, Duke, 1983      582
4.  Alvin Pearman, UVa, 2003      518
5.  Randy Cuthbert, Duke, 1989    470
6.  Michael Ramseur, WF, 1985     450
7.  Wali Lundy, UVa, 2002         435
8.  Frank Quayle, UVa, 1968       426
9.  Frank Quayle, UVa, 1966       420
10. Travis Zachery, Clem., 2001   414
 


ACC vs. the BCS

The ACC was 13-12 (.520) against BCS conference foes in 2003 ... the Pac-10 with an 11-8 (.579) mark had the best intra-conference won-loss record ... seven different ACC teams - Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, NC State, Virginia and Wake Forest - had BCS wins during the season ... Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, NC State and Virginia each posted two wins against BCS foes in 2003.


The ACC played a greater percentage of BCS teams in their non-conference schedule (60%) than any
other conference.
 
BCS vs. BCS, 2003
 
Conference    W-L    Pct.
Pac-10        11-8   .579
Big Ten       15-12  .556
SEC           13-11  .542
ACC           13-12  .520
Big East      7-10   .412
Big 12        8-14   .364
 
BCS vs. BCS, 2002-03
 
Conference   2002   2003    Total    Pct.
Big Ten      13-7   15-12   28-19   .596
ACC          13-9   13-12   26-21   .553
Pac-10       8-13   11-8    19-21   .475
Big 12       13-10  8-14    21-24   .468
SEC          9-15   13-11   22-26   .458
Big East     8-10   7-10    15-20   .429
 


Fear the Turtle

Maryland’s 2003 Terrapins became the first team in ACC history to win 10 games after starting the season 0-2 ... on seven occasions in league annals, a team has won eight-or-more games after starting the season with two or more losses - the Terps have accomplished this feat four times since 1974.
 
Slow Starters, Fast Finishers
 
School           Year    Start    Finish
Maryland         2003    0-2      10-3
Maryland         1984    0-2      9-3
Virginia         2002    0-2      9-5
Maryland         1974    0-2      8-4
Maryland         1982    0-2      8-4
Virginia         1987    0-2      8-4
North Carolina   2001    0-3      8-5


Alex Barron, Jr., OT, Florida State
Associated Press            1st team
Football Writers            1st team
Walter Camp                 1st team     
CollegeFootballNews.com     1st team
CNNSI.com                   HM
 
Darnell Dockett, Sr., DT, Florida State
CollegeFootballNews.com     1st team
CNNSI.com                   2nd team
The Sporting News           2nd team
Associated Press            3rd team
 
Keyaron Fox, Sr., LB, Georgia Tech
CNNSI.com                   2nd team
CollegeFootballNews.com     HM
 
Connor Hughes, So., PK, Virginia 
CNNSI.com                   2nd team
CollegeFootballNews.com     HM
 
Heath Miller, So., TE, Virginia 
CollegeFootballNews.com     2nd team
CNNSI.com                   HM
 
Hugh Reilly, Sr., C, Georgia Tech
CNNSI.com                   2nd team
 
Randy Starks, Jr., DT, Maryland 
The Sporting News           2nd team

Philip Rivers, Sr., QB, NC State
CollegeFootballNews.com     3rd team
CNNSI.com                   HM
 
Michael Boulware, Sr., LB, Florida State
Associated Press            3rd team
 
C.J. Brooks, Jr., OG, Maryland
CollegeFootballNews.com     3rd team
 
Craphonso Thorpe, Sr., WR, Florida State
CollegeFootballNews.com     3rd team
 
Jerricho Cotchery, Sr., WR, NC State
CNNSI.com                   HM
CollegeFootballNews.com     HM
 
Leroy Hill, Jr., LB, Clemson
CNNSI.com                   HM
CollegeFootballNews.com     HM
 
Sentario Landrum, Jr., KR, Duke
CollegeFootballNews.com     HM
 
Michael Waddell, Sr., KR, North Carolina
CollegeFootballNews.com     HM


Lundy & Pearman

For the 2004 season, Virginia will return two running backs - Wali Lundy and Alvin Pearman - who have combined for 3,054 yards rushing, 196 receptions for 1,682 yards and 40 total touchdowns in their careers.
 
Rushing            Yards    TD
Wali Lundy, So.    1,697    16
Alvin Pearman, Jr. 1,357     9
 
Receiving          Rec.   Yards    TD
Wali Lundy, So.    87     688      8
Alvin Pearman, Jr. 109    994      7


Bowl Success

The ACC is the only conference in Division I-A to post a winning record in post-season in each of the past three seasons ... since 2001, ACC teams are 13-6 in post-season play and own the best bowl winning percentage (.684) among all BCS conferences.
Bowl Record by Conference, 2001-03
 
Conference       2001  2002   2003  Total   Pct.
Atlantic Coast   4-2   4-3    5-1   13-6    .684
Big East         4-1   3-2    2-3   9-6     .600
Southeastern     5-3   3-4    5-2   13-9    .591
Big Ten          2-4   5-2    3-5   10-11   .476
Pacific-10       2-3   2-5    4-2   8-10    .444
Big 12           3-5   5-3    2-6   10-14   .417
  Non-BCS
Mid-American     2-0   1-1    2-0   5-1     .833
Western Athletic 0-2   2-1    3-1   5-4     .556
Mountain West    2-1   0-3    1-2   3-6     .333
Sun Belt         0-1   1-0    0-1   1-2     .333
Conference USA   1-3   2-3    1-4   4-10    .286

Around the ACC

In Maryland’s 41-28 victory at Wake Forest (N29), the two teams combined for 655 rushing yards ... the Deacs’ Chris Barclay rushed for a career-high 243 yards on 28 carries while the Terps’ Bruce Perry totaled 237 yards on 25 carries, marking the first time in league history and only the fifth time in NCAA history that opposing backs had more than 200 rushing yards in the same game ... in two career games in Groves Stadium, Perry carried the ball 56 times for 513 yards and five TDs.


After failing to have a player rush for more than 175 yards in the first 10 weeks (56 games) of the 2003 season, the ACC has had six different players eclipse the 200-yard mark seven times over the season’s final four weeks and in post-season play.

ACC 200-Yard Rushers 2003
 
N8   Ronnie McGill, UNC vs. WF      244
N8   Chris Douglas, Duke vs. GaT    218
N13  Josh Allen, Md. vs. UVa        257
N15  P.J. Daniels, GaT vs. UNC      240
N29  Chris Barclay, WF vs. Md.      243
N29  Bruce Perry, Md. vs. WF        243
J3   P.J. Daniels, GaT cs. Tulsa    307


Daniels’ 307 yards rushing in Tech’s 52-10 win over Tulsa in the Humanitarian Bowl was the third-best single game total in ACC history.


NC State’s Philip Rivers led the ACC in touchdown respsonsibility (37) while Florida State’s Chris Rix was second (28) ... Rivers’ total of 37 is an ACC single-season record.

 
ACC Single-Season TD Responsibility
 
1.   Philip Rivers, NCS, 2003   37
2.   Joe Hamilton, GaT, 1999    35
3.   Chris Weinke, FSU, 2000    34
4.   Danny Kanell, FSU, 1995    32
5.   Charlie Ward, FSU, 1993    31



Virginia junior tailback Alvin Pearman tied an ACC single-game record with his 16 receptions in a 19-14 loss to Florida State on October 18 ... in addition, his 16 catches against the Seminoles were the most ever by an ACC running back in a game.


Georgia Tech sophomore P.J. Daniels set an NCAA bowl record with 307 yards rushing in the Jackets’ 52-10 Humanitarian Bowl win over Tulsa ... Daniels became the first Yellow Jacket to lead the ACC in rushing since Jerry Mays did so in 1989 and his 1,447 yards were the third-best single-season total in ACC annals.


Florida State junior B.J. Ward has blocked eight kicks in his career - four field goals and four punts.


Maryland’s Nick Novak finished his junior season tied for second on the ACC’s all-time scoring list with 324 points ... Novak is also third on the league’s all-time field goals made list with 64.

 
ACC Career Field Goals
 
Nelson Welch, Clem. (91-94)        70
Sebastian Janikowski, FSU (97-99)  66
Nick Novak, Md. (01-**)            64
Obed Ariri, Clem. (77-80)          60
Jess Atkinson, Md. (81-84)         60
Scott Sisson, GaT (89-92)          60


Duke senior TB Chris Douglas finished his collegiate career 80 yards shy of tying North Carolina’s Leon Johnson (5,828) for the top spot on the ACC career all-purpose yardage list.


Clemson junior Derrick Hamilton led the ACC in all-purpose yardage (133.5), was fourth in receiving yardage (78.9), eighth in receptions (4.8) and tied for second with 10 touchdown receptions ... Hamilton has the second-highest kickoff return average (26.6) in league annals.

 
ACC Career Kickoff Return Average
(minimum of 40 returns)
 
Dickie Harris, USC (69-70)         28.1
Derrick Hamilton, Clem. (01-**)    26.6
Ralph Stringer, NCS (73-77)        25.5
John Stone, WF (98-01)             25.4
Dez White, GaT (97-99)             24.7
Leroy Gallman, Duke (90-93)        24.7


Maryland quarterback Scott McBrien has thrown for 5,169 yards in his two years at College Park and ranked ninth among ACC career passing efficiency leaders ... McBrien finished as the second most prolific left-handed quarterback in ACC history.

ACC Left-Handed Passing Leaders
 
Boomer Esiason, Md. (81-83)  6,184
Scott McBrien, Md. (02-**)   5,169
Phil Barnhill, WF (87-90)    3,931
Mike Eppley, Clem. (81-84)   3,354
 


Clemson QB Charlie Whitehurst threw for 3,561 yards in his sophomore season, setting a sophomore passing record and recording the third-highest single season total in ACC history ... Whitehurst has thrown for over 200 yards in 15 of his 18 career starts and is already 31st on the ACC career passing yardage list with 5,115 yards.


For the first time ever, the ACC had five players with 70 or more receptions each in the same season.
Florida State’s Chris Rix finished the 2003 season as the active leading rusher among ACC quarterbacks in 2003 with 808 yards.
 
ACC Quarterback Rushing Yardage
 
Quarterback, School        2003    Career
Chris Rix, FSU              130      808
Darian Durant, UNC          396      687
Scott McBrien, Md.          259      543
Cory Randolph, WF           404      399
Reggie Ball, GaT            384      384
Mike Schneider, Duke        181      181
Chris Dapolito, Duke         85      173
Philip Rivers, NCS          109      98
Matt Schaub, UVa            -23      58
Charlie Whitehurst, Clem.    45      25


North Carolina’s Jacque Lewis finished third on the team in rushing with 374 yards on 61 carries ... Lewis’ 6.1 yards per carry average was tops among all ACC players who rushed for 200 yards or more in 2003.
ACC Rushing Yards Per Carry, 2003
(minimum of 200 yards)
 
Jacque Lewis, Jr., UNC      374     6.1
Willie Idlette, Fr., WF     234     5.7
Lorenzo Booker, Fr., FSU    334     5.4
Ronnie McGill, Fr., UNC     654     5.1
P.J. Daniels, So., GaT      1,447   5.1


Maryland senior Scott McBrien led all ACC quarterbacks in yards per completion in 2003 ... McBrien averaged 15.4 yards on 173 com-pletions in 2003.
 
ACC Yards per Completion, 2003
(minimum of 95 completions)
                                  
Scott McBrien, Sr., Maryland       15.4
Chris Rix, Jr., Florida State      14.4
Philip Rivers, Sr., NC State       12.9
Mike Schneider, Fr., Duke          12.6
Charlie Whitehurst, So., Clemson   12.4
 


Maryland placekicker Nick Novak became the first player to lead the ACC in scoring three years in a row (8.5) ... Novak finished his junior season tied for second on the ACC career scoring list with 324 points ... Novak needs only three points to become the ACC’s all-time leading scorer and 99 points to become the NCAA’s all-time kick scoring leader.


NC State’s Philip Rivers concluded his college career by setting-or-tying eight ACC single season marks in 2003, including total offense (4,600), passing yardage (4,497), touchdown passes (34), touchdown responsibility (37) and completion percentage (.720) ... Rivers joined former Virginia standout Shawn Moore as only the second ACC quarterback to lead the nation in passing efficiency.

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