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Atlantic Coast Conference teams are getting it done with some of the top defenses in the country. Cordarrelle Patterson Jersey .Four league teams rank in the top 11 in FBS total defense this week with Boston College (292.9 yards allowed per game) leading the pack at No. 7 just ahead of Clemson (298.6) at No. 8. Louisville (301.3) and Virginia Tech (302.0) are close behind at 10th and 11th respectively.All but BC have winning records, are in the Top 25 and have chance to win their respective divisions.How stingy their defenses play will likely determine how far they go.Every week you come in and its like, `OK, its the No. 1 defense, its the No. 8 defense, its the No. 10, Clemson co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott said of what he faces each week. But I dont think our guys would have it any other way. ... As a coach youre like, `Man, when are you going to get one not ranked in the top 10? but at the same time, thats what really motivates your guys to perform.Stout defenses are not new in the ACC. Six teams ranked in the top 20 this time last season and five in the top 15 just last week.Former NFL Pro Bowl linebacker and current ESPN analyst Jonathan Vilma believes the defensive success is the result of schools finding recruits who can play right away and develop through experience. He also believes the ACC plays a more wide-open style that dictates having versatile athletes.You look at how North Carolina and Clemson like to open it up, Vilma said, so the style of defense is about having athletes can cover men and play good man defense on the outside with slot corners or (linebackers). Theyre physical at the point, can run sideline to sideline and can cover and/or tight ends.Continuity also helps.A key move by first-year Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente was convincing defensive coordinator Bud Foster to stay on staff and help rebuild a unit that ranked 42nd at this point last year.Opponents have converted less than 25 percent on third down this season against the Hokies, tops in the ACC, and they are second in the league in pass defense efficiency and red zone conversions. Take away a 31-17 loss at Syracuse and theyve outscored four recent opponents 174-36, including a 34-3 win at North Carolina.Any time youre together that long with a group of guys that youve recruited and really built a defense around what you want to do, youll be pretty good, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said of Fosters defense.Yards might be hard to come by Thursday night in Pittsburgh when the Hokies visit to face the Panthers, who rank fifth against the run (96.6 yards).No matter where teams are ranked, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson expects ACC foes to make it challenging to score points and gain yardage.Its getting harder and harder, Johnson said. Its like Ive said all along, this is the best the league has been defensively, I think, from top to bottom. There have been good teams in the past but overall top to bottom, this is the best its been defensively -- at least the teams weve played so far.The stinginess displayed by Clemson and Louisville has demonstrated there is much more to the Tigers and Cardinals than their respective dynamic quarterbacks Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson.Practicing against those dual-threat players every day has helped the teams defenses.I think our defensive players understand the attention on Jackson, said Louisville coach Bobby Petrino, whose team has held Duke and North Carolina State to 489 combined yards the past two weeks.I tell them every day that we score points because our defense gets turnovers and gets short fields and scores, (along with) our special teams. Its all about the team and when you score points, its the team that scores points.But numbers only tell part of the story.Timely defensive stops have decided several big ACC matchups this season, few bigger than Clemsons overtime interception against N.C. State two weeks ago that sealed a 24-17 win . The Tigers committed four turnovers and had one converted into a touchdown before getting the takeaway that kept them unbeaten.That game capped a challenging stretch in which Clemson faced Louisville, BC and N.C. State, which ranked 26th at the time. The Tigers return from a bye to face another hurdle Saturday night at No. 12 Florida State, which is 55th defensively nationally but doesnt give ground in Doak Campbell Stadium.These days, not many ACC teams are giving up much of anything.---AP Sports Writers Hank Kurz Jr. in Blacksburg, Virginia, Pete Iacobelli in Clemson, South Carolina, and Charles Odum in Atlanta contributed to this report.---The APs college football page: collegefootball.ap.org Malcom Brown Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. James Harrison Jersey . "Theyve both been real good," said Babcock. "Havent changed our minds." A decision has seemingly been made - Sundays Group B-deciding tilt against Finland ahead - but it could not have been an easy one. Price opened the tournament with a sturdy 19-save performance against the Norwegians, yielding just one goal. http://www.patriotsauthenticshop.com/Patriots-Devin-Mccourty-Draft-Jersey/ . Canada is now down to its 22-player limit, although but players wont be registered until Christmas Day. Changes could still be made as a result of a suspension or injury. RIO DE JANEIRO -- It was a special Monday night in Brazil for Ole Miss alum Sam Kendricks, who captured a bronze medal in the mens pole vault at the 2016 Olympic Games.In a dramatic competition that came down to three final vaulters, Kendricks rose to the occasion by clearing 5.85 meters (19-2.25) on his first try. He had three very close attempts at 5.93m/19-5.5, while Brazils Thiago Braz da Silva claimed gold with an Olympic record mark of 6.03m and defending champion Renaud Lavillenie of France won silver with a clearance at 5.98m.Kendricks is the first American man to win an Olympic medal in the pole vault since 2004, and hes the third Ole Miss track & field representative to medal at the Olympics. Brittney Reese, who will compete Tuesday, was the womens long jump gold medalist in 2012. Tony Dees was the silver medalist in the 110-meter hurdles in 1992.Before Mondays competition began, Kendricks dedicated his performance to the six Oxford citizens who died in a plane crash over the weekend, and the children and families they left behind. By many accounts, his performance in Rio was a healing balm the town of Oxford needed after such a tragic occurrence.The hundreds of fans that watched him from the Square in his hometown of Oxford, Mississippi, cheered him on with fervor as each bar was raised a bit higher. He is the first Olympian from the small town in which he grew up, graduated from both high school and college, and still lives and trains.Kendricks was lauded by NBC commentators and across the social media landscape for his great sportsmanship and class, as he was seen congratulating his opponents and cheering for each competitor throughout the night.I know that the Olympics is like a high tide, it raises all boaats and it brings the best out of all of us, Kendricks said. Duke Dawson Jersey. I was so happy to watch my friend Thiago [Braz] set his personal best in his home country in front of his home crowd, and I think that I thrived off of that as well.I did not set a personal best but I attempted it. I missed it very close three times, so I cannot be ashamed of my effort. Im very proud of my bronze medal, what me and my coach (father and Ole Miss alum Scott Kendricks) and my family have achieved. This particular competition was a lot of fun for me - I knew all of the competitors by name, theyre all good friends of mine. Weve traveled together and have competed together many times. We even trade victories very often.Its been an impressive rise to international prominence for Kendricks, who was a two-time NCAA champion and two-time SEC champion in three seasons at Ole Miss. Since turning pro, he has won five U.S. pole vault titles, set a U.S. Olympic Trials record earlier this summer, was ninth at last years IAAF World Championships and runner-up at this years IAAF World Indoor Championships in March.Another former Rebel also competed and advanced on Monday. Nigerias Antwon Hicks ran a 13.70 in his heat of the 110-meter hurdles to move on to Tuesdays semifinals.Hicks and Reese will both compete Tuesday, as Reese will begin her gold medal defense with the womens long jump qualifying round.On Sunday night, one of Kendricks former Ole Miss teammates, Ricky Robertson, represented Team USA in the mens high jump qualifying and placed 17th with a clearance at 2.26m/7-5. The top 15 qualifiers advanced to the final. Disocunt Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China China NFL Jerseys White Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale Camo China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Discount Jerseys China NFL Hoodies Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Youth NFL Jerseys China ' ' ' 

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