Steve Addazio and Dave Clawson have had no shortage of wild back-and-forth games over the last five years. Here’s a look at each of them, from the 3-0 debacle to last year’s shootout win in Winston-Salem.
After blowing out Massachusetts and Holy Cross by a combined 82 points, the Eagles will travel to Winston Salem, N.C. to open ACC play against Coastal Division rival Wake Forest, potentially in the midst of Hurricane Florence.
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”.
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.
Clemson, Miami, and Virginia Tech all lost their starting quarterbacks to the NFL last year. Most expected the programs to regress. But after three weeks of play, it’s safe to say they’re the ones standing atop the ACC.
Lamar Jackson is making a convincing case for his second-straight Heisman Trophy—something that hasn’t been accomplished in 41 years. But his team is in danger of falling out of playoff contention.
The Eagles never committed more than three turnovers in a single game all of last season. After Saturday’s game against Wake Forest, Anthony Brown and Co. won’t be able to say the same in 2017.
The Demon Deacons scored 21 points off turnovers in a dominant 34-10 victory over BC in the ACC opener.
The Eagles cannot afford to settle for field goals against Wake Forest if they want to win the ACC opener on Saturday afternoon.