Virginia quarterback Marques Hagans went 27-of-36 for 306 yards and
two touchdowns in the Cavaliers' 26-21 win over then-No. 4 Florida
State on Saturday. The senior from Hampton, Va., set career highs in
yardage, completions and attempts and completed 75 percent of his
passes for the fifth time in his career. Hagans also carried the ball
five times and helped Virginia average five yards per play.
Clemson offensive lineman Barry Richardson graded out at 82 percent
on 69 plays in Clemson's 31-10 victory over NC State on Thursday. The
Mount Pleasant, S.C., sophomore also had five knockdown blocks,
including an intimidation block, and had the key block on James
Davis' 12-yard touchdown run in the second period that gave the
Tigers a 21-0 lead. Richardson helped Clemson gain 489 yards of total
offense, its best total in two years, and a season-best 243 yards of
rushing offense. Clemson averaged 6.8 yards per play for the game,
including six yards per rushing play.
Virginia linebacker Kai Parham led the Cavaliers with nine tackles,
four of which were solo stops, in UVa's 26-21 win over Florida State
on Saturday. The junior from Virginia Beach, Va., also had two
tackles for loss, a sack, a pass break-up and two quarterback
hurries. Parham's sack in the second quarter was his seventh on the
season, tying him for sixth-most in one season by a UVa linebacker.
Boston College free safety Jamie Silva had 11 total tackles,
including nine solo stops, in the Eagles' 35-30 win over Wake Forest
on Saturday. The sophomore from East Providence, R.I., also had
one-half of a tackle for loss for one yard and led the team in
tackles for the second consecutive week.
Virginia placekicker Conner Hughes accounted for 14 points in the
Cavaliers' 26-21 win over Florida State on Saturday, kicking four
field goals and adding two extra points. The senior from
Williamsburg, Va., had field goals of 35, 37, 45 and a season-long 50
yards on the night as he pushed his career total to 291 points, 14th
in ACC history and just two shy of the Virginia school record, set by
Gene Mayer from 1912-15. Hughes also matched the Virginia record of
58 career field goals.
Clemson running back James Davis rushed 12 times for 143 yards and
two touchdowns despite missing most of the second half with an injury
in Clemson's 31-10 victory at NC State on Thursday. The freshman from
Atlanta, Ga., had six different runs of at least 10 yards against NC
State's front line that was ranked best in the nation by many
preseason publications. Davis' total was the fifth-most in Clemson
history for a Tiger freshman. He averaged 11.9 yards per carry even
though he did not have a run over 30 yards. It marked his second
100-yard game of the year.