The Atlantic Coast Conference changed significantly last season with Pitt winning the league title, Wake Forest taking the Atlantic Division and conference powerhouse Clemson largely out of the mix by mid-October.
Newly crowned Atlantic Coast Conference champion Pittsburgh headlines The Associated Press All-ACC teams and individual awards for the 2021 season.
The 13th-ranked Panthers had a league-best seven selections in results released Monday after voting by 14 sports writers who cover the conference.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said the NCAA needs to review its rules on whether quarterbacks should be allowed to “fake slide” after escaping the pocket.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Dave Clawson needed eight seasons to build a successful football program at Wake Forest and turn the Demon Deacons into Atlantic Coast Conference division winners.
Pat Narduzzi needed a little less time to do it at Pittsburgh, though the Panthers seemed poised to take another big step in Year 7 of his tenure.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has named Wake Forest's Dave Clawson as its coach of the year and Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett as its player of the year.
The league released its individual awards this week.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has extended drives all year with a tempo-controlling offense that regularly responds with precision when it’s time to move the chains.
Pittsburgh’s defense keeps getting off the field with a knack for timely stops.
Wake Forest has signed football coach Dave Clawson to what it calls a long-term contract extension as Clawson guides the No. 21 Demon Deacons through a historically successful season.
The school announced the deal Friday night, a day before Wake Forest plays at Boston College to clinch the Atlantic Coast Conference's Atlantic Division title and a trip to the league championship game.
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 12:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 13 Wake Forest at Clemson. The Demon Deacons (9-1, 6-0) took a big step toward winning the league’s Atlantic Division race by beating No.
Both Wake Forest and North Carolina State entered the season with ambitions of dethroning six-time reigning Atlantic Coast Conference champion Clemson, first by knocking the Tigers from atop the league’s Atlantic Division standings.
The Atlantic Coast Conference divisional races are far from decided and several schools still have a shot at winning the league crown.
Virginia defensive lineman Mandy Alonso is enjoying the journey.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest's offense has spent the past two weeks moving briskly up and down the field. The good news is the defense came along for the ride with a strong performance of its own after a rough few weeks.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The offense is moving the ball with big plays and efficient drives. The goal now for Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson is to clean up recurring defensive mistakes for a team chasing an Atlantic Coast Conference division title.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — When it was over, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson used one word to describe it: “Wow!”
Sam Hartman threw for a career-high 458 yards and five touchdowns in a big-play display and ran for another score, and No.
Wake Forest has turned years of steady winning into a potential breakthrough moment in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while Pittsburgh has made a leap behind the rise of quarterback Kenny Pickett.
They headline Wednesday's list of midseason honorees in the league from The Associated Press.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Justice Ellison knows the deal. Every time he gets a carry in a practice or a game for No. 19 Wake Forest, he had better be “chinning” the football or he’ll won’t get the next one.
Wake Forest is again off to a fast start under coach Dave Clawson and has the best record in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
He wants the 24th-ranked Demon Deacons to keep building off of that, too, something Wake Forest has been unable to do in past years.
Virginia is eager to get back on the field after allowing 59 points and 699 yards in a 59-39 loss against No. 21 North Carolina.
The problem for the Cavaliers (2-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) is that the opportunity comes against Wake Forest, which has won four straight in the series.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Sam Hartman passed for 244 yards and a touchdown, Christian Turner rushed for two scores and Wake Forest beat Norfolk State 41-16 on Saturday.
Wake Forest scored 20 straight points, spanning halftime, to take control.
Wake Forest opened the season with a lopsided win featuring statistical balance between its rushing and passing games.
Yet coach Dave Clawson wants to see better offensive execution after an “uneven” performance when his Demon Deacons host Norfolk State on Saturday in their second straight home nonconference game.
Wake Forest has veterans back playing under an established coach who has guided the Demon Deacons to the first run of five straight bowl games in program history. The challenge is to keep taking new steps despite the challenges in their own Atlantic Coast Conference division.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Jamie Newman and Wake Forest had gone from dominant to hanging on, with North Carolina on the verge of yet another fourth-quarter comeback in a suddenly tense finish.
Yet these Demon Deacons have proven they can come up with big late-game plays, too.
Staff writer Brant Wilkerson-New, after N.C. State's important football victory over Louisville, sets you up for the remainder of the ACC weekend.
Five things to know
Wake Forest’s response this week will be a window into Coach Dave Clawson’s program.
It’s a routine sight already to see Greg Dortch burn a defensive back, three games into his Wake Forest career. The redshirt freshman provides the Deacons with top-level speed in the slot, and his 14 catches for 179 yards are the best marks on the team.