The past two weeks, Clemson has had a few fourth-quarter scares. Meanwhile, Miami’s been rolling over top-15 teams, including then-No. 3 Notre Dame. As of now, everyone else in the ACC is looking up at the “U”.
The Eagles enter Saturday’s matchup without starting quarterback Anthony Brown and needing a win to secure bowl eligibility.
After injuring his right leg making a cut in Saturday’s loss to NC State, Anthony Brown will require surgery and miss the remainder of 2017.
A.J. Dillon ran all over NC State’s 26th-ranked rush defense for 196 yards, on his way to becoming BC’s all-time freshman rushing leader, but even that wasn’t enough to make up for the Eagles’ deficiencies.
In a game plagued by miscues on both sides, the Eagles spoiled a great defensive performance in a 17-14 loss to the Wolfpack on Saturday.
Coming into Saturday, the Hurricanes had won their previous four games by a combined 18 points. Miami beat Virginia Tech alone by 18, and practically wrapped up the Coastal Division.
The Seminoles were embarrassed on national television on Friday night, losing to Boston College, 35-3, and now are on the verge of missing their first bowl game since 1981.