Inside the ACC

Destination / College Football

Atlantic Coast Conference / Maryland / Navy

November 16, 2005|By GARY LAMBRECHT

Game to watch

No. 23 Boston College (7-3, 4-3) at Maryland (5-4, 3-3)

When -- Saturday, noon

TV -- Ch. 13

Outlook -- To avoid having to win at North Carolina State next week to gain bowl eligibility, Maryland needs to improve on its 1-3 record at home - only Duke's is worse. The Terps are vulnerable against the run. Boston College averages 139.2 rushing yards and will try to keep Maryland's offense off the field by pounding the ball at the Terps.

Player to watch

Georgia Tech RB P.J. Daniels

The skinny -- If the Yellow Jackets are going to upset Miami on the road Saturday night, they will need a huge game from Daniels, a senior who has rushed for at least 100 yards in 15 of his past 28 efforts. The Hurricanes lead the nation in total defense and passing yardage defense.

Story lines

Clemson vs. South Carolina

The skinny -- This rivalry reached a disturbing level a year ago, when a bench-clearing brawl broke out in Death Valley. We're guessing self-control will win out in what promises to be an emotional 103rd meeting between the two schools Saturday night.

Virginia vs. Virginia Tech

The skinny -- The Cavaliers have been wildly inconsistent in 2005, although no one has beaten them in Charlottesville. A victory over visiting, in-state rival Virginia Tech would give the Cavs seven victories.

By the numbers

12 -- Points needed by Virginia senior TB Wali Lundy to make the Cavs the first team in ACC history to have two 300-point scorers on the same team. Kicker Connor Hughes has 315 points.

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