Notes from around the ACC:
- Dabo Swinney enters the Wake Forest game with a 16-2 home record against ACC teams (.889). Only Clemson's Ken Hatfield, who was 12-1-1 in ACC home games, has a higher winning percentage (.893) among ACC coaches. FSU's Bobby Bowden ranks third on the list at .861, followed by Maryland's Jerry Claiborne at .857.
Swinney's overall ACC record (28-12, .700) ranks seventh in league history. Bobby Bowden tops the list at .813, and is followed by Maryland's Claiborne (.802), Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer (.779), Duke's Bill Murray (.775), Clemson's Danny Ford (.754), and N.C. State's Lou Holtz (.739).
- For the first time in league history, five ACC teams have started their seasons 3-0 or better, led by Maryland, which is 4-0 after sweep its nonconference schedule. Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech and Miami are each 3-0.
- Players from Pittsburgh and Maryland swept Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors for their performances last weekend. Pitt quarterback Tom Savage claimed the offensive award after passing for 424 yards and throwing six touchdown passes in the Panthers' 58-55 shootout win over Duke. Maryland safety A.J. Hendy recovered two fumbles and returned an interception for a touchdown in the Terps' 37-0 rout of West Virginia.
- Pittsburgh freshman wide receiver Tyler Boyd, who haad eight catches for 154 yards and two touchdowns, and teammate James Conner, who rushed for 176 yards, were honored as Athlon national freshmen of the week. Also honored by Athlon was Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Ted Roof.
- Wake Forest's Michael Campanaro leads the ACC in receptions per game with an 8.3 average.
- The 55 points scored by Duke against Pittsburgh were the most ever by an ACC team in a loss.
- Miami running back Duke Johnson had the third 95-yard kickoff return of his career in the Hurricanes' victory over Savannah State.