Around the ACC: Tigers' Catanzaro on 28-of-29 streak; Wolfpack's Sade 7-of-7

ACC teams have played almost as many ranked opponents (6) as SEC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 combined (7)

Chandler Catanzaro lines up for a PAT in the first quarter

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Chandler Catanzaro lines up for a PAT in the first quarter

Around the ACC...

- Clemson senior placekicker Chandler Catanzaro has made 28 of his last 29 field goal attempts - a .966 success rate. He had a school-record string of 20 straight field goals last season.

- So far this season, ACC teams have played a total of six ranked opponents. That's almost as many as teams from the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12 have played combined (7). After the first two weeks of the season, ACC teams are 16-5 against nonconference opponents.

- Duke is 2-0 for the first time since 1998.

- NC State placekicker Niklas Sade is 7-for-7 on field goal attempts this season, including the game-winning 48-yarder in the Wolfpack's 23-21 win over Richmond last week.

- Georgia Tech enters this weekend with a nine-game winning streak over Duke.

- Boston College linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis leads the ACC in tackles with 11.5 per game.

- In 14 games under coach Larry Fedora, North Carolina has topped the 40-point mark seven times.

- The under-capacity crowd on hand at Lane Stadium for Virginia Tech's game against Western Carolina snapped a string of 93 consecutive sellouts dating back to 1998.

- Georgia Tech has scored in 199 straight games, the eighth longest active streak in the nation.

- Subbing for Tajh Boyd in Clemson's victory over South Carolina State, Cole Stoudt earned Tiger offensive player of the game honors and had a passing efficiency rating of 204.56 (19-of-20, 143 yards, 3 TDs).

- Games on tap for ACC teams this Saturday include Virginia Tech at East Carolina, New Mexico at Pittsburgh, Louisiana-Monroe at Wake Forest, Boston College at Southern California, Georgia Tech at Duke, Nevada at Florida State, Wagner at Syracuse, and Maryland at Connecticut.

- Duke starting quarterback Anthony Boone suffered a broken collarbone last week against Memphis and will be sidelined indefinitely.

- Boston College's Andre Williams ranks fourth nationally with his 159-yard rushing average.

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