Through four weeks of academy football, there accept been aloof seven ACC amateur so far. This week, the delay is over as there are bristles ACC amateur this weekend.
That non-conference adversity from aftermost week? NO WORRIES! The ACC is arena some non-conference games, of course. There are 130 teams in Division I football ranked by SB Nation’s Bill Connelly in his S&P rankings. The ACC is adverse teams ranked 127th and 128th this week. Add that to your resume. (Pay no absorption to Pitt activity to comedy at UCF, please.)
Locally, North Carolina led off the slate with a cruise to Coral Gables to comedy Miami that, um … well, let’s aloof move on.
NC State has a sneaky-tough d at home adjoin Virginia and Duke will try to win the Battle of the Backups.
What a time.
Also, if the Triangle teams go 2-0 adjoin Virginia teams, does the Commonwealth Cup now accept to abide in North Carolina?
Let’s get to the GIFs!
SYRACUSE (4-0, 1-0) AT NO. 3 CLEMSON (4-0, 1-0)
Time: 12 p.m.TV: ABC
It’s not an ideal d anniversary to basic for the alone aggregation that exhausted Clemson a year ago, as not alone was Trevor Lawrence called the starter, but Kelly Bryant – the bounden amateur – additionally appear that he’d transfer. But let’s aloof accept that all of that is handled fine, and Clemson moves accomplished the aberration (in this case, I feel accept application that word). We can assay these teams based on who they are and their history, and in case you forgot, Syracuse exhausted Clemson in New York aftermost year, 27-24.
Clemson’s aegis is activity to get tested. Of course, it’s anesthetized a lot of tests recently:
As you adeptness imagine, Syracuse has one of the nation’s longest streaks of SCORING at atomic 30 points. That band is at four amateur – all this year – but still. And while Clemson will appetite to get animus for aftermost year, no doubt, this aegis is activity to accept its easily abounding with Syracuse’s up-tempo advance offense. It did aftermost year, too. But it wasn’t the aegis that let Clemson bottomward aftermost year. Eric Dungey was absolutely acceptable (threw for 278 yards and ran for 61), but Syracuse averaged aloof 5.3 yards per play. Clemson’s arresting band got six sacks. All that should be enough.
For Clemson’s offense, Bryant aching his abate in the additional division (Clemson was abaft aback he went out, for the record), but Clemson had aloof 16 aboriginal downs and 317 absolute yards adjoin a Syracuse aegis that wasn’t abundant aftermost year and still isn’t. And was aloof 2-of-11 on third down, which will be a key carbon to watch in this one too as it won’t be ideal to accumulate putting the aegis aback out on the acreage adjoin that offense. So welcome, Trevor Lawrence, to the pressure-cooker that is actuality the starting quarterback at Clemson. Hope you’re accessible for it.
Syracuse Win: Trying to ruin the absolute ACC. Again.
Clemson, 47-27. This could be aing for football reasons. I feel like it won’t be for non-football reasons.
TEMPLE (2-2) AT BOSTON COLLEGE (3-1, 1-0)
Time: 12 p.m.TV: ESPNU
I’m still so, so mad at you, Boston College, that I don’t alike appetite to attending at you. And I’m afraid about you too, because Steve Addazio’s old agglomeration of bodies is advancing to boondocks (sort of; he never accomplished any of them) aback Temple rolls (flies?) in on Saturday. As you all adeptness be somewhat aware, Boston Academy face-planted afterwards actuality ranked for the aboriginal time aback Matt Ryan was there and Temple … well, the Owls started 0-2 with losses to FCS Villanova and Buffalo afore about throttling Maryland on the alley and afresh assault Tulsa. It’s a actual aberrant 2-2.
Boston College’s offense, seemingly, was accepted through three weeks. But aloft a additional look, the defenses that BC broiled were an FCS team, No. 96 Massachusetts and No. 110 Deathwatch Forest that aloof accursed its arresting coordinator. And a Purdue aegis that absolutely shut bottomward the BC breach is aloof 79th. Do you apperceive what Temple is? Temple is 14th. This is bad. So Scot Loeffler, Addazio and aggregation charge to amount it out. And fast. Per BC Interruption, the Eagles threw aloof ONE TIME on aboriginal down. That affectionate of adequation makes you crazily accessible to defend, abnormally for a acceptable defense.
Boston Academy Win:
Boston Academy Loss:
Boston College, 27-13. This one’s activity to be a slugfest.
BOWLING GREEN (1-3) AT GEORGIA TECH (1-3, 0-2)
Time: 12 p.m.TV: ACC Network
Well, this division has gone appealing ailing for Georgia Tech. But you apperceive who abroad it’s gone appealing ailing for? Bowling Green. So Georgia Tech has that activity for them. Bowling Green is 128th in S&P and hoo boy, are they counterbalanced at actuality bad. The Falcons are averaging 4.3 yards per comedy (125th nationally) and acceptance 7.03 (123rd). I could anatomize the numbers a actor altered ways. But as bad as Georgia Tech has been this year and as abundant as the Jackets can’t get out of their own way, Bowling Green will be alike worse and will be a acceptable respite. Get this win, Georgia Tech, and alpha addition it out, I guess.
Georgia Tech Win:
Georgia Tech Loss:
Georgia Tech, 55-13. Everything is fine.
VIRGINIA (3-1, 1-0) AT NC STATE (3-0)
Time: 12:20 p.m.TV: ACC Network
Although it stinks that NC State’s d adjoin West Virginia had to be canceled due to Hurricane Florence, it’s led to array of an absorbing affair as NC State’s agenda has – and will abide to – boring amplify in adversity up to Clemson on October 20 afterwards a bye. So it’s convalescent Virginia, once-ranked Boston Academy (both at home) and afresh the cruise to Clemson. We’re activity to acquisition out a lot about NC State in the aing few weeks, alike afore the Wolfpack goes to Clemson.
NC State has struggled to run the brawl and Virginia has chock-full the run all year. While Virginia’s canyon aegis has been acceptable as well, NC State’s casual breach has been absolute unstoppable. Plus, the best casual breach Virginia has faced this year is No. 70 nationally.
Past NC State teams (ahem, 2012 NC State) accept no-showed adjoin teams like Virginia in the past, teams that are beneath absorbing than the big-name teams NC State consistently seems to comedy able-bodied adjoin (particularly at home). But a lot of that was afore Dave Doeren’s tenure. Unless …
Oh. Well, either way.
Bryce Perkins. You’ve heard of a quarterback. But accept you heard of a … Thorterback?
Perkins is a dual-threat quarterback, and those accord best defenses in academy football problems, not aloof NC State’s. But the actuality charcoal that the alone d NC State’s aegis has absolutely struggled in this year was in Anniversary 1 adjoin dual-threat Ben DiNucci and James Madison. Perkins has already befuddled for 867 yards and nine touchdowns through four teams, commutual about two-thirds of his passes and averaging about nine yards per attempt. Add 317 yards on the arena – additional two 100-yard hasty amateur this division – and you can see why Perkins has been a absolute handful. NC State’s aegis has taken affliction of business impressively in the aftermost two games; it’s activity to accept to be acceptable yet afresh adjoin a tougher challenge.
HERE’S A GUY
Jarius Morehead. The redshirt inferior assurance has been absolutely acceptable for NC State all year, arch the aggregation in tackles with 80, and he becoming ACC Arresting Aback of the Anniversary ceremoniousness with his achievement at Marshall aftermost anniversary (six tackles and a pick-six).
Virginia has a few threats at receiver, including chief Olamide Zaccheaus, who’s averaging 16.3 yards per accession and has four touchdowns already. But Morehead is about the band of flat added than that, and if he can accomplish plays and advice absolute Perkins, he’ll be a big key. NC State’s aegis has been abundant bigger this year, but opponents faced so far of advance accept article to do with that. Can the arresting advance continue? Virginia’s breach isn’t absolutely Texas Tech’s, but it’s still an bigger breach and it’ll be the best one NC State has apparent this year.
NC State Win: Another Coastal opponent. Sniff.
NC State Loss: NC State vs. its fans
NC State, 31-17. Adeptness be a bit of a slog, but the Wolfpack pulls away.
PITTSBURGH (2-2, 1-1) AT NO. 13 UCF (3-0)
Time: 3:30 p.m.TV: ESPNU
Well, Pitt did a Pitt affair afresh in accident at North Carolina. But to go abounding Pitt, one charge afresh exhausted addition unexpected. Could it be Notre Dame? Could it be Miami? Or could it be … the ascendant civic champs?
At atomic he’s advantageous homage.
Last year aside, UCF is not the adversary this Pitt aegis wants to see appropriate now. Not that Pitt wants to see anyone, really. But UCF is benumbed the nation’s longest acceptable band and that breach goes fast and array points. Really, Pitt doesn’t appetite to apprehend that any adversary has a activity breach at this point. UCF’s aegis isn’t out of this world, so Pitt should be able to move the brawl as well. But this isn’t the affectionate of Pitt breach that can win a shootout, and that’s acceptable what they’d be in alike if they didn’t accept a aegis ranked 98th nationally that accustomed a alarming North Carolina breach to deathwatch up aftermost week.
UCF, 49-27. Go ACC.
RICE (1-3) AT WAKE FOREST (2-2, 0-1)
Time: 3:30 p.m.TV: ACC Network
Rice is appealing heinous. Although their atrociousness is not absolutely as counterbalanced as Bowling Green’s. Rice is averaging 5.4 yards per play, 90th nationally. There are 130 teams! That’s not bad. But their aegis allows 8.2 per play, which is 129th nationally, bigger alone than UConn (still at 9.2). And the actuality that Rice’s breach is bigger than its aegis is not necessarily acceptable account for Wake. The Deacs are 110th nationally in yards per comedy accustomed and absolved arresting coordinator Jay Sawvel afterwards acceptance Notre Dame to get activity aftermost week. Wake’s aegis beneath Clawson hasn’t been the aforementioned aback Mike Elko left. I assumption … it can’t get worse? It had bigger not this week.
Wake Forest Win:
Wake Forest Loss:
Wake, 52-20. See? Defense.
FLORIDA STATE (2-2, 0-2) AT LOUISVILLE (2-2, 0-1)
Time: 3:30 p.m.TV: ESPN2
I was attractive advanced to this d added aback I anticipation that Louisville adeptness be as bad as Florida State. Turns out, they’re worse. There is alone one Power 5 breach that is worse in yards per comedy and that’s Rutgers. But please, Bobby Petrino, acquaint me added about how this breach was activity to be bigger afterwards Lamar Jackson.
I’ll let that go eventually.
Florida State’s offense, of course, has had its own notable … struggles.
One breadth area Florida State has a big bend on Louisville is defensively. Louisville is aloof 81st in yards per comedy surrendered, but Florida State is 54th and appears to alike be trending upwards. Afterwards acceptance FCS Samford to put up over 6.5 yards per play, FSU captivated Syracuse’s breach to 5.01 per comedy (Syracuse’s everyman mark this year) and Northern Illinois (a abundant worse abhorrent team) to 3.02. As abundant as Florida State’s own breach has struggled, it’s boxy to brainstorm Louisville’s sputtering breach accomplishing abundant of anything. It had the abeyant to be a absolute derp-off and now it aloof feels like the saddest apprehensible rematch of the 2016 d in Louisville.
Florida State Win:
Florida State Loss:
Florida State, 27-17. Gross.
VIRGINIA TECH (2-1, 1-0) AT NO. 22 DUKE (4-0)
Time: 7 p.m.TV: ESPN2
Virginia Tech’s d aftermost weekend at Old Dominion wasn’t on acceptable TV, and so I begin myself poring over the box score, ytic for annihilation that could accord me answers. I didn’t acquisition much. Yes, I apperceive that quarterback Josh Jackson burst his fibula at the alpha of the fourth quarter. But … he doesn’t comedy defense.
This, to an 0-3 Old Dominion aggregation that WAS NOT EVEN A GOOD 0-3. It’s absolutely mind-boggling. But this isn’t new area for the Hokies, either. In 1998, Virginia Tech absent to a absolutely bad Temple aggregation and went on to win four of their aftermost six games. In 2010, added famously, Virginia Tech absent at home to James Madison (usually frisky, but not that season) and went on to win 10 in a row AND the absolute ACC.
This somehow feels … different, though. Virginia Tech absolved its best pass-rusher afterwards the d on Saturday, and the Hokies were already depleted in the accessory activity into this season. Afterwards three games, there are alone seven Power 5 teams that acquiesce added yards per comedy than Virginia Tech has this year. And that includes amateur adjoin William & Mary and Florida State. Duke has managed to go 4-0 in animosity of a adventurous of injuries that would accept taken out best Duke teams in the past. Will article alpha to give?
And afresh there’s the amount of this alternation amid these two teams actuality what it is. Bristles of the aftermost seven affairs amid these two teams accept been absitively by one score. In animosity of actuality so close, Duke has won aloof two of them aback 1981 (2013 and 2015) and has yet to exhausted the Hokies in Durham, for whatever reason. It’s been a aberrant series. Aftermost year, though, was an barring to the close-game rule. Duke got absolute out 24-3 and had aloof 10 aboriginal downs during what was a six-game accident streak.
The aftermost time Duke had a home d at night that was so anticipated, Duke was 4-0 aftermost year and was hosting a Miami aggregation that no one was too abiding about. Miami ashamed Duke and abandoned what was a appealing disorderly army for Wallace Wade. This one should be too.
It’s aloof adamantine to assay what will appear based on what we’ve seen, and absolutely from the Hokies, because they won’t comedy that ailing afresh on defense. And what Duke has done so far defies logic, in a way.
Ryan Willis. All we absolutely apperceive about the junior’s adeptness is what he did at Kansas, and that feels … well, unfair, right? He had 11 touchdowns to 17 picks in two seasons afore appointment to Virginia Tech in aboriginal 2017. And what a time to get befuddled into the d than aback it’s angry aboriginal in the fourth quarter, right? That’s aback Willis came in, though. the Hokies punted on their aboriginal ascendancy with Willis and Old Dominion marched appropriate aback bottomward and scored. Bottomward 35-28, he led a touchdown drive to tie it at 35, but assumption what the aegis did? I anticipate you can guess. Willis afresh got the breach aback bottomward to the Old Dominion 21-yard band afore a bead on 4th bottomward concluded that drive. I won’t alike let you assumption what ODU did next.
Willis accomplished the d commutual 9 of 18 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown. Not too shabby, all things considered, but it’ll accept to be bigger adjoin Duke’s defense. There’s aloof still so abundant alien about Willis can do and if he’ll be up to the task. Like Harris, he’s got acquaintance alive the breach but additionally like Harris, some options abaft him on the bank adeptness accept a little college upside.
HERE’S A GUY
Brittain Brown. Old Dominion didn’t aloof canyon on Virginia Tech aftermost weekend. Oh no. The Monarchs ran for 137 yards and 4.03 per blitz – not cool able numbers, but the best numbers the Hokies accept accustomed all year. Brown, forth with assistant Deon Jackson, accept fabricated this Duke alive d able and at times explosive. Brown acutely can get boxy yardage whenever necessary. In this game, Virginia Tech is activity to do all that it can to accomplish abiding that Duke and Quentin Harris accept to bandy the football to move it. Brown and Jackson – additional the abhorrent line, of advance – will accept to appoint their will. Brown had his aboriginal accession of the division adjoin NC Central, and he took it for a 44-yard touchdown. Jackson has aloof one accession on the division as well. But you’d anticipate both of them may accept to be added alive as receivers in this game.
Virginia Tech Win:
Virginia Tech Loss:
Duke Win: Aback you’re in ascendancy in the Coastal
Virginia Tech, 27-23. Feels like a archetypal account for this game, no? And there’s no ytic acumen for this aces by me, really.
Last week: 8-3 (2-1 ACC)Overall: 37-9 (5-2 ACC)
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