- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 22, 2009

No. 18 Clemson 34, Virginia 21: C.J. Spiller scored a touchdown Saturday in his final game at Death Valley, and the Tigers beat the Cavaliers on the day they wrapped up their first trip to the ACC title game.

The Tigers (8-3, 6-2 ACC) won their sixth straight game but had the Atlantic Division wrapped up as they kicked off thanks to North Carolina’s 31-13 victory against Boston College.

Clemson will face Coastal division winner Georgia Tech in two weeks at Tampa, Fla.

Spiller had a 4-yard touchdown run and set the ACC’s single-season all-purpose yardage mark, surpassing the 2,059 of Virginia’s Thomas Jones in 1999.

No. 21 Miami 34, Duke 16: Jacory Harris threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns, Darryl Sharpton capped his final home game with a 73-yard interception return for a score, and the host Hurricanes staved off a Blue Devils challenge for the fourth straight year.

UNC 31, BC 13: Cam Thomas and Kendric Burney each had defensive touchdowns as the visiting Tar Heels scored three times in a span of 2:19 to open a 21-point lead and hold on to beat the Eagles.

North Carolina (8-3, 4-3) forced six turnovers to win its fourth consecutive game.

Deunta Williams had three interceptions, returning one 39 yards to the BC 6-inch line with 4:42 left in the game. Ryan Houston ran it in from there for his second touchdown of the game to make it 28-13.


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