ACC Football Roundup
The ACC roundup …
MIAMI ó Before every game, Miami safety JoJo Nicholas reaches into his gym bag and pulls out a blanket, then rubs it on his hands while saying a quick prayer.
He prays to his son, who died a few weeks ago after being prematurely born.
It’s these moments that make him savor days like Saturday so much more.
Nicholas recovered a fumbled punt for a touchdown plus added an interception, Lamar Miller ran for 93 yards and a score and Miami’s banged-up defense was dominant as the Hurricanes topped No. 20 Georgia Tech 24-7 on Saturday ó holding the high-octane Yellow Jackets more than 300 yards and nearly 36 points below their season averages entering the game.
No. 16 Va. Tech 30, BC 14
BLACKSBURG, Va. ó David Wilson got Virginia Tech’s offense untracked with a long touchdown run in the third quarter and Logan Thomas threw for a touchdown and ran for another as the Hokies won their third straight.
The Hokies (7-1, 3-1 ACC) trailed 7-6 at halftime, but Wilson broke off a 42-yard touchdown run on their first possession of the third quarter, and Thomas then led consecutive scoring drives, waking up a Lane Stadium crowd that had had little to cheer about.
Fla. State 41, Maryland 16
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. ó
Freshman Devonta Freeman ran for 100 yards a second straight week and veteran Jermaine Thomas added 86 more as the Seminoles piled up 218 yards rushing on their way to a 41-16 victory over Maryland.