2009 Atlantic Coast Conference football season

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2009 ACC football season
League NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport football
Duration September 3, 2009 – January 5, 2010
Number of teams 12
Regular season
Season MVP C.J. Spiller
Atlantic champions Clemson
Coastal champions Georgia Tech
ACC Championship Game
Champions (vacated)
  Runners-up Clemson
ACC seasons
2009 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#24 Clemson x   6 2         9 5  
Boston College   5 3         8 5  
Florida State   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
NC State   2 6         5 7  
Maryland   1 7         2 10  
Coastal
#13 Georgia Tech* x   7 1         11 3  
#10 Virginia Tech   6 2         10 3  
#19 Miami   5 3         9 4  
North Carolina*   0 4         0 5  
Duke   3 5         5 7  
Virginia   2 6         3 9  
Championship: Georgia Tech 39, Clemson 34
December 5, 2009
(vacated)
† – BCS representative as conference champion
  • North Carolina vacated 8 wins, including 4 ACC wins.
    Also, Georgia Tech's ACC Championship Game victory was vacated by the NCAA on July 14, 2011.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 ACC football season was an NCAA football season that was played from September 3, 2009, to January 5, 2010. The Atlantic Coast Conference consists of 12 members in two divisions. The Atlantic division consists of Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina State and Wake Forest. The Coastal division consists of Duke, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. The division champions met in the 2009 ACC Championship Game, where Georgia Tech defeated Clemson by a score of 39–34. Georgia Tech represented the ACC in the BCS, being invited to the Fedex Orange Bowl where they lost to Iowa. The ACC had a total of seven teams play in a bowl game and finished the bowl season with a record of 3–4.

Previous season[edit]

Boston College and Florida State tied for the Atlantic division championship. Boston College beat Florida State during the regular season so they represented the Atlantic division in the 2008 ACC Championship Game. A similar situation occurred in the Coastal division where Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech tied. Virginia Tech won the regular season meeting so they represented the Coastal division in the championship game. Virginia Tech would win the ACC championship game 30-12 over Boston College and would represent the ACC in the Fedex Orange Bowl where they would defeat Cincinnati, the champions of the Big East Conference, 20-7.

The ACC would ultimately send 10 teams to bowl games, the most of any conference in 2008. Boston College (9-5) lost to Vanderbilt 16-14 in the Music City Bowl. Florida State (9-4) beat Wisconsin 42-13 in the Champs Sports Bowl. Georgia Tech (9-4) lost to LSU 38-3 in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Maryland (8-5) beat Nevada 42-35 in the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl. North Carolina (8-5) lost to West Virginia 31-30 in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Wake Forest (8-5) beat Navy 29-19 in the EagleBank Bowl. Miami (7-6) lost to California 24-17 in the Emerald Bowl. Clemson (7-6) lost to Nebraska 26-21 in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl. North Carolina State (6-7) lost to Rutgers 29-23 in the PapaJohns.com Bowl. The only two teams not to go to a bowl game were Virginia (5-7) and Duke (4-8).

Preseason[edit]

Preseason poll[edit]

The 2009 ACC Preseason Poll was announced at the ACC Football Kickoff meetings in Greensboro, NC on July 27.[1] Virginia Tech was voted to win Coastal division and the conference. Florida State was voted to win the Atlantic division. Jonathan Dwyer of Georgia Tech was voted the Preseason ACC Player of the Year.

Atlantic Division poll[edit]

  1. Florida State – 499 (56)
  2. Clemson – 387 (14)
  3. North Carolina State – 364 (10)
  4. Wake Forest – 295 (7)
  5. Maryland – 157
  6. Boston College – 145

Coastal Division poll[edit]

  1. Virginia Tech – 512 (78)
  2. Georgia Tech – 415 (9)
  3. North Carolina – 350
  4. Miami – 21
  5. Virginia – 148
  6. Duke – 120

Predicted ACC Championship Game Winner[edit]

  1. Virginia Tech–69
  2. Florida State–7
  3. Georgia Tech–7
  4. Clemson–2
  5. North Carolina State–2

Preseason All Conference Teams[2][edit]

Offense[edit]

QB Russell Wilson- NC State, RB Jonathan Dwyer- Georgia Tech, RB C.J. Spiller- Clemson, WR Demaryius Thomas- Georgia Tech, WR Jacoby Ford- Clemson, TE Greg Boone- Virginia Tech, OT Jason Fox- Miami, OT Anthony Castonzo- Boston College, OG Sergio Render- Virginia Tech, OG Rodney Hudson- Florida State, C Matt Tennant- Boston College, PK Matt Bosher- Miami.

Defense[edit]

DE Jason Worilds- Virginia Tech, DE Willie Young- NC State, DT Vince Oghobaase- Duke, DT Marvin Austin- North Carolina, LB Dekoda Watson- Florida State, LB Quan Sturdivant- North Carolina, LB Alex Wujciak- Maryland, CB Ras-I Dowling- Virginia, CB Kendric Burney- North Carolina, S Morgan Burnett- Georgia Tech, S Kam Chancellor- Virginia Tech, P Travis Baltz- Maryland, Specialist: C.J. Spiller- Clemson.

Award watch lists[edit]

Award School Player
Bronko Nagurski Trophy[3] Duke Vince Oghobaase
Georgia Tech Morgan Burnett
Maryland Alex Wujciak
North Carolina Quan Sturdivant
North Carolina Deunta Williams
NC State Willie Young
Virginia Ras-I Dowling
Virginia Tech Kam Chancellor
Wake Forest Boo Robinson
Dave Rimington Trophy[4] Boston College Matt Tennant
Duke Bryan Morgan
Florida State Ryan McMahon
North Carolina Lowell Dyer
NC State Ted Larsen
Lombardi Award[5] Boston College Anthony Castonzo
Boston College Matt Tennant
Duke Vince Oghobaase
Florida State Rodney Hudson
Florida State Dekoda Watson
Georgia Tech Derrick Morgan
Maryland Alex Wujciak
Miami Jason Fox
North Carolina Marvin Austin
North Carolina Quan Sturdivant
Virginia Tech Greg Boone
Virginia Tech Sergio Render
Virginia Tech Jason Worilds
Wake Forest Boo Robinson
Manning Award[6] Duke Thaddeus Lewis
North Carolina Landen Edwards
NC State Russell Wilson
Wake Forest Riley Skinner
Maxwell Award[7] Clemson C.J. Spiller
Georgia Tech Jonathan Dwyer
Maryland Da'Rel Scott
NC State Russell Wilson
Virginia Tech Darren Evans
Virginia Tech Tyrod Taylor
Lou Groza Award[8] Duke Nick Maggio
Miami Matt Bosher
NC State Josh Czajkowski
Outland Trophy[9] Boston College Matt Tennant
Duke Vince Oghobaase
Virginia Tech Sergio Render
Wake Forest Boo Robinson
Fred Biletnikoff Award[10] Clemson Jacoby Ford
Walter Camp Award[11] Clemson C.J. Spiller
Georgia Tech Jonathan Dwyer
Jim Thorpe Award[12] Clemson Crezdon Butler
Clemson Chris Chancellor
Georgia Tech Morgan Burnett
North Carolina Kendric Burey
North Carolina Deunta Williams
Virginia Ras-I Dowling]
Virginia Tech Kam Chancellor
Virginia Tech Stephen Virgil
Bednarik Award[7] Duke Vince Oghobaase
Georgia Tech Morgan Burnett
Maryland Alex Wujciak
North Carolina Marvin Austin
North Carolina Quan Sturdivant
NC State Willie Young
Virginia Tech Jason Worilds
Doak Walker Award[13] Clemson C.J. Spiller
Georgia Tech Jonathan Dwyer
Maryland Da'Rel Scott
North Carolina Shaun Draughn
NC State Jamelle Eugene
Virginia Tech Darren Evans
Davey O'Brien Award[14] Georgia Tech Josh Nesbitt
NC State Russell Wilson
Virginia Tech Tyrod Taylor
Wake Forest Riley Skinner

Regular season[edit]

Index to colors and formatting
ACC member won
ACC member lost
ACC member win vacated[15]
ACC teams in bold

All times Eastern time

Rankings reflect that of the USA Today Coaches poll until week eight when the BCS poll will be used.

Week One[edit]

ESPN's College GameDay broadcast from Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Virginia Tech and Alabama.

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 p.m. South Carolina NC State Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ESPN L 7–3 57,583
September 5 12:00 p.m. Baylor Wake Forest BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC ABC L 24–21 27,905
September 5 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville State #15 Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA W 37–17 46,131
September 5 2:00 p.m. Northeastern Huskies football Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 54–0 33,262
September 5 6:00 p.m. Middle Tennessee State Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 37–14 75,000
September 5 6:00 p.m. William & Mary Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA L 26–14 54,587
September 5 6:00 p.m. The Citadel #20 North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC V 40–6 (vacated) 58,500
September 5 7:00 p.m. Richmond Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC L 24–16 33,011
September 5 8:00 p.m. #5 Alabama #7 Virginia Tech Georgia Dome neutral site • Atlanta, GA ABC L 34–24 74,954
September 5 10:00 p.m. Maryland #12 California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA ESPN2 L 52–13 62,367
September 7 8:00 p.m. Miami #19 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL MIA 38–34 81,077

Players of the Week[16]

Offensive Back Offensive Lineman Defensive Lineman Defensive Back Specialist Rookie
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Jacory Harris Miami Alan Pelc North Carolina Brandon Maye Clemson Brandon Harris Miami C.J. Spiller Clemson Ryan Williams Virginia Tech

Week Two[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 7:30 p.m. Clemson #14 Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ESPN GT 30–27 52,029
September 12 12:00 p.m. Duke Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY CBS College Sports W 35–19 25,698
September 12 12:00 p.m. #19 North Carolina Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPNU V 12–10 (vacated) 38,087
September 12 12:00 p.m. Stanford Wake Forest BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC W 24–17 30,002
September 12 1:30 p.m. Marshall #15 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 52–10 66,233
September 12 2:00 p.m. Kent State Boston College Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA W 34–7 25,165
September 12 3:30 p.m. #16 Texas Christian Virginia Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA ESPNU L 30–14 48,336
September 12 6:00 p.m. James Madison Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 38–35 OT 46,485
September 12 6:00 p.m. Murray State NC State Carter-Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC W 65–7 55,510
September 12 6:00 p.m. Jacksonville State Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL W 19–9 71,420

Players of the Week[17]

Offensive Back Offensive Lineman Defensive Lineman Defensive Back Specialist Rookie
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Riley Skinner Wake Forest Caz Piurowski Florida State Derrick Morgan Georgia Tech Leon Wright Duke Scott Blair Georgia Tech Kyle Parker Clemson

Week Three[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 17 7:30 p.m. #14 Georgia Tech #20 Miami Land Shark StadiumMiami Gardens, FL ESPN MIA 33–17 45,329
September 19 12:00 p.m. Boston College Clemson Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC CLEM 25–7 77,000
September 19 12:00 p.m. Duke #23 Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS Versus L 44–16 50,101
September 19 12:00 p.m. East Carolina #19 North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ESPN2 V 31–17 (vacated) 58,000
September 19 12:00 p.m. Elon Wake Forest BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC W 35–7 31,451
September 19 3:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee State Maryland Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD L 32–31 43,167
September 19 3:30 p.m. Virginia Southern Mississippi M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS CBS College Sports L 38–34 31,170
September 19 3:30 p.m. Nebraska #14 Virginia Tech Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ABC W 16–15 66,233
September 19 6:00 p.m. Gardner-Webb NC State Carter-Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC W 45–14 53,452
September 19 7:00 p.m. Florida State #7 Brigham Young LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT Versus W 54–28 64,209

Players of the Week[18]

Offensive Back Offensive Lineman Defensive Lineman Defensive Back Specialist Rookie
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Jacory Harris Miami Rodney Hudson Florida State Ricky Sapp Clemson Greg Reid Florida State Richard Jackson Clemson Ryan Williams Virginia Tech

Week Four[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 26 12:00 p.m. South Florida #18 Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ESPNU L 17–7 83,524
September 26 12:00 p.m. #18 North Carolina Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA GT 24–7 50,114
September 26 2:00 p.m. Wake Forest Boston College Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA BC 27–24 OT 40,892
September 26 3:30 p.m. #14 Texas Christian Clemson Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC L 14–10 70,000
September 26 3:30 p.m. Rutgers Maryland Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD L 34–13 43,848
September 26 3:30 p.m. #9 Miami #12 Virginia Tech Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ABC VT 31–7 66,233
September 26 3:30 p.m. Pittsburgh NC State Carter-Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC ESPNU W 38–31 57,583
September 26 7:00 p.m. NC Central Duke Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC W 49–14 26,390

Players of the Week[19]

Offensive Back Offensive Lineman Defensive Lineman Defensive Back Specialist Rookie
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Russell Wilson NC State Blake DeChristopher/Sean Bedford Virginia Tech/Georgia Tech Jason Worilds Virginia Tech Morgan Burnett Georgia Tech Greg Reid Florida State Ryan Williams Virginia Tech

Week Five[edit]

ESPN's College Gameday broadcast from Chestnut Hill, MA for the Boston College vs Florida State game. Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, the 2008 ACC Defensive player of the year who earlier in the year was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, announced he was now cancer free.

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 3 12:00 p.m. Clemson Maryland Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD ESPNU MARY 24–21 46,243
October 3 12:00 p.m. #6 Virginia Tech Duke Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC VT 34–13 26,211
October 3 12:00 p.m. Virginia North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC UVA 16–3 57,800
October 3 3:30 p.m. NC State Wake Forest BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC ESPNU WAKE 30–24 33,921
October 3 3:30 p.m. Florida State Boston College Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA ABC BC 28–21 40,029
October 3 7:30 p.m. #25 Georgia Tech Mississippi Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS W 42–31 50,035
October 3 8:00 p.m. #8 Oklahoma #21 Miami LandShark Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL ABC W 21–20 61,790

Players of the Week[20]

Offensive Back Offensive Lineman Defensive Lineman Defensive Back Specialist Rookie
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Riley Skinner Wake Forest Jason Fox Miami Brad Jefferson/Matt Conrath Georgia Tech/Virginia Cody Grimm Virginia Tech Nick Ferrara/Robert Randolph Maryland/Virginia Demetrius Hartsfield Maryland

Week Six[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 10 12:00 p.m. Boston College #5 Virginia Tech Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA VT 48–14 66,233
October 10 3:30 p.m. Indiana Virginia Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA W 47–7 45,371
October 10 4:00 p.m. Duke NC State Carter-Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC ESPNU DUKE 49–28 56,452
October 10 6:30 p.m. Maryland Wake Forest BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC WAKE 42–32 32,780
October 10 7:00 p.m. Florida A&M #11 Miami LandShark Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL W 48–16 47,859
October 10 8:00 p.m. #23 Georgia Tech Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL ESPN2 GT 49–44 76,292
October 10 3:30 p.m. Georgia Southern North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ABC V 42–14 (vacated) 47,000

Players of the Week[21]

Offensive Back Offensive Lineman Defensive Lineman Defensive Back Specialist Rookie
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Thaddeus Lewis Duke Cord Howard Georgia Tech John Russell Wake Forest Ras-I Dowling Virginia Torrey Smith Maryland Ryan Williams Virginia Tech

Week Seven[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 17 12:00 p.m. Wake Forest Clemson Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC CLEM 38–3 72,000
October 17 3:30 p.m. NC State Boston College Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA ABC BC 52–20 35,261
October 17 4:00 p.m. Virginia Maryland Bryd Stadium • College Park, MD ESPNU UVA 20–9 44,864
October 17 6:00 p.m. #4 Virginia Tech #20 Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ESPN2 GT 28–23 54,405
October 17 7:30 p.m. #11 Miami Central Florida Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL CBS College Sports W 27–7 48,453

Players of the Week[22]

Offensive Back Offensive Lineman Defensive Lineman Defensive Back Specialist Rookie
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Montel Harris Boston College Sean Bedford Georgia Tech Nate Collins Virginia DeAndre McDaniel Clemson Matt Bosher Miami Ryan Williams Virginia Tech

Week Eight[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 22 8:00 p.m. Florida State North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ESPN FSU 30–27 58,000
October 24 12:00 p.m. #12 Georgia Tech Virginia Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA GT 34–9 43,016
October 24 1:30 p.m. Maryland Duke Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC DUKE 17–13 24,650
October 24 3:30 p.m. Boston College Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC L 20–16 80,795
October 24 3:30 p.m. Clemson #10 Miami Land Shark Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL ABC CLEM 40–37 in OT 43,778
October 24 3:30 p.m. Wake Forest Navy Navy-Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD CBS College Sports L 13–10 31,907

Players of the Week[23]

Offensive Back Offensive Lineman Defensive Lineman Defensive Back Specialist Rookie
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Christian Ponder Florida State Andrew Datko Florida State Vincent Rey/Nate Collins Duke/Virginia DeAndre McDaniel Clemson C.J. Spiller Clemson Kyle Parker Clemson

Week Nine[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 29 7:30 p.m. North Carolina #13 Virginia Tech Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPN V UNC 20–17 (vacated) 66,233
October 31 12:00 p.m. NC State Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL FSU 45–42 67,712
October 31 1:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina Clemson Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC W 49–3 71,500
October 31 3:30 p.m. Central Michigan Boston College Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA ESPNU W 31–10 34,128
October 31 3:30 p.m. #19 Miami Wake Forest BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC ABC MIA 28–27 30,011
October 31 3:30 p.m. Duke Virginia Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA DUKE 28–17 41,713
October 31 7:30 p.m. #11 Georgia Tech Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 56–31 30,262

Players of the Week[24]

Offensive Back Offensive Lineman Defensive Lineman Defensive Back Specialist Rookie
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Jacory Harris/Thaddeus Lewis Miami/Duke Rodney Hudson Florida State Tydreke Powell North Carolina Luke Kuechly Boston College Will Snyderwine Duke Conner Vernon Duke

Week Ten[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 5 7:30 p.m. #23 Virginia Tech East Carolina Dowdy-Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC ESPN W 16–3 43,569
November 7 12:00 p.m. Virginia #17 Miami Land Shark Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL MIA 52–17 48,350
November 7 1:00 p.m. Maryland NC State Carter-Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC NCST 38–31 55,631
November 7 3:30 p.m. Duke North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ESPNU V UNC 16–9 (vacated) 59,750
November 7 3:30 p.m. Wake Forest #10 Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ABC GT 30–27 in OT 51,415
November 7 7:45 p.m. Florida State Clemson Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ESPN CLEM 40–24 77,000

Players of the Week[25]

Offensive Back Offensive Lineman Defensive Lineman Defensive Back Specialist Rookie
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
C.J. Spiller Clemson Jason Fox Miami Robert Quinn North Carolina Cody Grimm Virginia Tech Torrey Smith Maryland Ryan Williams Virginia Tech

Week Eleven[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 14 12:00 p.m. Clemson NC State Carter-Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC CLEM 43–23 57,583
November 14 12:00 p.m #7 Georgia Tech Duke Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN2 GT 49–10 25,899
November 14 12:00 p.m. Florida State Wake Forest BB&T Field • Winston-Salem, NC ESPNU FSU 41–28 33,411
November 14 1:00 p.m. #21 Virginia Tech Maryland Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD VT 36–9 51,514
November 14 3:30 p.m. Boston College Virginia Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA BC 14–10 44,324
November 14 3:30 p.m. #14 Miami North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ABC V UNC 33–24 (vacated) 57,500

Players of the Week[26]

Offensive Back Offensive Lineman Defensive Lineman Defensive Back Specialist Rookie
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
C.J. Spiller Clemson Cord Howard Georgia Tech Ben Anderson Georgia Tech Kendric Burney North Carolina Casey Barth North Carolina EJ Manuel Florida State

Week Twelve[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 21 12:00 p.m. North Carolina Boston College Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA ESPN2 V UNC 31–13 (vacated) 41,272
November 21 12:00 p.m. Duke #20 Miami Land Shark Stadium • Miami Gardens, FL ESPNU MIA 34–16 38,200
November 21 12:00 p.m. Maryland Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium • Tallahassee, FL FSU 29–26 66,042
November 21 3:30 p.m. Virginia #23 Clemson Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC ABC CLEM 34–21 77,000
November 21 3:30 p.m. NC State #15 Virginia Tech Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPNU VT 38–10 66,233

Players of the Week[27]

Offensive Back Offensive Lineman Defensive Lineman Defensive Back Specialist Rookie
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Jacory Harris Miami Sergio Render Virginia Tech Darryl Sharpton Miami Cody Grimm Virginia Tech Greg Reid Florida State Luke Kuechly Boston College

Week Thirteen[edit]

ESPN's College Gameday broadcast from Gainesville, FL for the Florida vs Florida State game.

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 28 12:00 p.m. Wake Forest Duke Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC WAKE 45–34 21,420
November 28 12:00 p.m. #18 Clemson South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN L 34–17 80,574
November 28 12:00 p.m. #24 North Carolina NC State Carter-Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC ESPN2 NCST 28–27 57,583
November 28 3:30 p.m. #17 Miami South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ABC W 31–10 66,469
November 28 3:30 p.m. Florida State #1 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL CBS L 37–10 90,907
November 28 3:30 p.m. Boston College Maryland Byrd Stadium • College Park, MD ESPNU BC 19–17 35,042
November 28 3:30 p.m. #14 Virginia Tech Virginia Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA ESPN VT 42–13 58,555
November 28 8:00 p.m. Georgia #7 Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ABC/ESPN2 L 30–24 55,407

Players of the Week[28]

Offensive Back Offensive Lineman Defensive Lineman Defensive Back Specialist Rookie
Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team Player Team
Riley Skinner Wake Forest Orlando Franklin Miami Darryl Sharpton Miami Luke Kuechly Boston College Matt Bosher Miami Ryan Williams Virginia Tech

Week Fourteen- ACC Championship Game[edit]

Date Time Atlantic Division Champion Coastal Division Champion Site TV Result Attendance
December 5 8:00 p.m. Clemson #10 Georgia Tech Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN GT 39–34 57,227

Rankings[edit]

Legend
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  Not ranked previous week
RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
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Boston College AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
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BCS Not released  
Clemson AP RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 18 15 25 RV 24
C RV RV RV RV RV 19 16 RV RV RV
BCS Not released   23 18
Duke AP
C RV
BCS Not released  
Florida State AP 18 RV RV 18 RV
C 19 RV RV 25 RV RV
BCS Not released  
Georgia Tech AP 15 15 14 RV 25 22 19 11 11 10 7 7 7 12 9 13
C 15 13 13 RV RV 23 20 13 11 11 7 7 7 11 10 13
BCS Not released 12 11 10 7 7 7 10 9
Maryland AP
C RV
BCS Not released  
Miami AP RV 20 20 9 17 11 9 8 18 16 12 21 19 17 14 19
C RV 22 22 13 21 11 11 9 18 17 15 24 21 17 15 19
BCS Not released 10 19 17 14 20 17 17 15
North Carolina AP 21 19 24 22 RV RV 23 RV RV
C 20 19 19 18 RV RV RV RV RV 25 24 RV RV
BCS Not released   24
NC State AP RV
C RV RV
BCS Not released  
Virginia AP
C
BCS Not released
Virginia Tech AP 7 14 13 11 6 5 4 15 14 22 20 16 14 11 12 10
C 7 15 14 12 6 5 4 15 14 24 21 16 14 11 12 10
BCS Not released 14 13 23 21 15 14 12 11
Wake Forest AP
C RV
BCS Not released  

All-ACC Teams[29][edit]

First Team[edit]

Second Team[edit]

Player of the year[30][edit]

C.J. Spiller- Clemson

Bowl games[edit]

Bowl Game Date Stadium City Television Matchup/Results Attendance Payout (US$)
Meineke Car Care Bowl December 26, 2009 Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, NC ESPN Pittsburgh 19, North Carolina 17 50,389 $1,000,000
Emerald Bowl December 26, 2009 AT&T Park San Francisco, CA ESPN USC 24, Boston College 13 40,121 $750,000
Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl December 27, 2009 LP Field Nashville, TN ESPN Clemson 21, Kentucky 13 57,280 $1,700,000
Champs Sports Bowl December 29, 2009 Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium Orlando, FL ESPN Wisconsin 20, Miami 14 56,747 $2,250,000
Chick-fil-A Bowl December 31, 2009 Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA ESPN Virginia Tech 37, Tennessee 14 73,777 $3,250,000
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl January 1, 2009 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium Jacksonville, FL CBS Florida State 33, West Virginia 21 84,129 $2,500,000
Fedex Orange Bowl January 5, 2009 Landshark Stadium Miami Gardens, FL Fox Iowa 24, Georgia Tech 14 66,131 $17,500,000

Attendance[edit]

Team Stadium (Capacity) Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Game 8 Total Average % of Capacity
Boston College Alumni Stadium (44,500) 33,262 25,165 40,892 40,029 35,261 34,128 41,272 250,009 35,715 80.3
Clemson Memorial Stadium (80,301) 75,000 77,000 70,000 72,000 71,500 77,000 77,000 519,500 74,214 92.4
Duke Wallace Wade Stadium (33,941) 33,011 26,390 26,211 24,650 25,899 21,420 157,581 26,264 77.4
Florida State Doak Campbell Stadium (82,300) 81,077 71,420 83,524 76,292 67,712 66,042 446,067 74,345 90.3
Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd Stadium (55,000) 46,131 52,029 50,114 54,405 51,415 55,407 309,501 51,584 93.8
Maryland Byrd Stadium (54,000) 46,485 43,167 43,848 46,243 44,864 51,514 35,042 311,163 44,452 82.3
Miami Land Shark Stadium (76,500) 45,329 61,790 47,859 43,778 48,350 38,200 285,306 47,551 62.1
North Carolina Kenan Memorial Stadium (60,000) 58,500 58,000 57,800 47,000 58,000 59,750 57,500 396,550 56,650 94.4
NC State Carter-Finley Stadium (57,583) 57,583 55,510 53,452 57,583 56,452 55,631 57,583 57,583 451,377 56,422 98.0
Virginia Scott Stadium (61,500) 54,587 48,336 45,371 43,016 41,713 44,324 58,555 335,902 47,986 78.0
Virginia Tech Lane Stadium (66,233) 66,233 66,233 66,233 66,233 66,233 66,233 397,398 66,233 100
Wake Forest BB&T Field (31,500) 27,905 30,002 31,451 33,921 32,780 30,011 33,411 216,581 31,359 99.6

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