Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 10/14/12
Randy Edsall's Maryland Terrapins are the last remaining unbeaten team in ACC play after picking up a 27-20 win at Virginia on Saturday. The Terps improved to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the ACC and have clearly exceeded expectations for this season. Many pundits picked the Terps to win maybe two games, and after a season-opening 7-6 victory over FCS member Williams & Mary, few observers expected Maryland to win again. Half of the season remains, but so far Edsalls team is the biggest positive surprise in the conference. Here is this weeks report card: Boston College Playing at Florida State a week after the Seminoles suffered a shocking loss wasnt exactly an enviable task the Eagles adopted. And the result was rather predictable: FSU 51. BC 7. The Eagles amassed just 225 yards whole allowing FSU 649 yards. Grade: F. Clemson Did not play. Duke At 5-1, Duke led Virginia Tech 20-0 late in the first quarter in Blacksburg. Thats as good as it has been for the Blue Devils program in 18 years. From that point on, the Hokies reeled off 41 unanswered points and cruised to a 41-10 victory. Many lessons learned for Duke, but the greater one will come this week in how the Devils respond. Grade: C-. Florida State E.J. Manuel had a sensational game completing 27 of 34 pass attempts for 439 yards and four touchdowns in a 51-7 rout of visiting Boston College. Manuel was intercepted twice, but it didnt much matter given that FSU opened an early big lead and cruised. FSU finished with 649 total yards to BCs 225. Grade: A. Georgia Tech Did not play. Maryland Its not always about winning the stat sheet for the Terrapins, which was the case in Saturdays 27-20 win at Virginia. The Wahoos had 386 yards and 20 first downs to Marylands 235 and 10. But forcing two turnovers, getting a kickoff returned for a touchdown to start the game, and making other plays keyed the victory. Grade: B. Miami The Hurricanes had their chances. UNC miscues in the red zone and 15 penalties for 140 yards gave the Canes chances, but they simply didnt take enough advantage. Miami rushed for 180 yards, but struggled late, and Stephen Morris tossed a pair of interceptions to stymie itself. This young club has now dropped consecutive games and is no longer unbeaten in ACC play. Grade: C-. North Carolina UNC had 484 total yards and 30 first downs, yet still managed just 18 points in a four-point win at Miami. The Tar Heels moved the ball at will until they got to the red zone. They missed two field goals and turned over the ball in the red zone, leaving points on the field. Gio Bernard was sensational again, picking up 177 yards on 27 carries. Grade: B- N.C. State Did not play. Virginia Well, at least the Cavaliers were competitive in falling 27-20 at home to Maryland. Virginia had been blown out a few times, so this was progress. That said, Virginia has now lost seven of its last eight games versus FBS teams with the one victory by one point at home over a Penn State team that missed four field goal attempts. Grade: C. Virginia Tech Sometimes a team needs to hit rock bottom in order to spring forward, and that may be what happened when the Hokies fell behind Duke 20-0 in the first quarter at home. But Frank Beamers team came to life and outscored the Blue Devils 41-0 to close out the game. Tech finished with 525 yards, 269 on the ground and 256 by Logan Thomas through the air. Huge win for the Hokies. Could be a major springboard moving forward. Grade: A. Wake Forest Did not play.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Klay Thompson can't go home unless he beats Steph Curry in 3-Point Contest

Star players are hurting Houston Rockets

Emmitt Smith: Adrian Peterson only current player who could break rushing record

Coach K gets buzzer-beater win over Virginia for his birthday

Baylor approves new measures to deal with sexual assault

Joe Mauer: Concussions blurred vision, affected hitting

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

LeBron James says Kevin Love-Celtics trade rumor is false

Michael Jordan gifts Kobe Bryant full set of Air Jordans

Bethune-Cookman football player killed at party

Former UFC heavyweight Kevin Randleman dead at 44

WATCH: Chelsea scores three goals in less than 20 minutes

Broncos safety Shiloh Keo arrested for DUI

Earl Campbell ‘disappointed’ in Johnny Manziel, wants to help

Big man Karl-Anthony Towns wins NBA Skills Challenge

MLB commish: Cubs will host All-Star Game in near future

WATCH: Memphis forward recreates Vince Carter's elbow dunk in game

Bruins forward is goal scoring machine after suspension

Michael Jordan gives Kobe Bryant complete set of Air Jordans

Drake has Kentucky edition of custom ‘OVO’ Air Jordan 8s

QUIZ: Name every NBA All-Star Game MVP

Watch rare footage of Stephen Curry from 2001-02 emerges

Check out this custom camouflage Oregon helmet

Ejected John Calipari tweets “they don’t need me and I love it”

Popovich would 'buy ticket' to watch Warriors play

Jamal Murray destroyed South Carolina defender with dunk

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ranking the ten best free agent pitcher signings

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

The winners and losers of the 2016 MLB offseason

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker