There's no doubt who's tops in the Atlantic Coast Conference right now.
James Davis ran for a career-high 216 yards, C.J. Spiller scored two 50-yard touchdowns, and No. 12 Clemson held Georgia Tech star Calvin Johnson without a catch for the first time in his career in a surprisingly easy 31-7 victory over the 13th-ranked Yellow Jackets last night in Clemson, S.C.
Davis, the ACC's leading rusher, got the Tigers (7-1, 4-1) started with a 2-yard TD run and finished with his seventh career 100-yard rushing game. Spiller added a 50-yard scoring run in the third quarter and answered the only score by the Yellow Jackets (5-2, 3-1) with a 50-yard catch and run to help Clemson to its sixth straight victory.
Miami 20, Duke 15 -- Willie Cooper intercepted Thad Lewis's pass at the goal line as time expired, and the shorthanded Hurricanes held off the upset-minded Blue Devils at Durham, N.C., in the Hurricanes' first game since last week's ugly on-field fight.
Kyle Wright had two touchdown passes to Sam Shields for Miami (5-2, 2-1), which nearly blew an 18-point lead and was without 13 players suspended for taking part in last week's nasty brawl with Florida International.
Duke (0-7, 0-5) had 380 total yards to Miami's 329 and nearly pulled off the huge upset after rallying from a 20-2 deficit with two touchdowns in the fourth quarter -- an 11-yard TD pass from Lewis to Raphael Chestnut, and a 7-yard TD run by Re'quan Boyette.
Virginia Tech 36, Southern Miss. 6 -- Branden Ore rushed for a career-high 207 yards and scored two touchdowns as the host Hokies (5-2) blasted the Eagles.
Maryland 26, N.C. State 20 -- Dan Ennis kicked four field goals and the host Terrapins (5-2, 2-1) converted two consecutive turnovers into 14 third-quarter points, then held off the Wolfpack (3-4, 2-2).