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.
The Wolfpack flipped a switch after losing to South Carolina in their season opener. Head coach Dave Doeren’s team has won four-straight games and is 2-0 to start ACC play for the first time in 11 years.
While the rest of the conference was molding into midseason form, FSU and Miami were on the practice field, waiting out Hurricane Irma. Three weeks away from football proved to be costly.
Fourth quarter aside, the Eagles’ defensive performance on Saturday was encouraging to say the least. Their offense, on the other hand, was hit with another injury in the trenches and failed to reach double-digits.
The Eagles entered the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game with a chance to pull off one of the biggest upsets in program history. Judging by the final score, you’d never know.
Kelly Bryant and the Tigers pose a tough challenge to a BC defense that got torched for over 500 rushing yards in last week’s loss to Notre Dame.
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.
Head coach Steve Addazio said that his team’s defensive meltdown against Notre Dame was a result of missed assignments and tackles. The unit will give it another go against Kelly Bryant and No. 2 Clemson on Saturday.
Before this weekend, Florida State was the favorite to win the ACC. But after Deondre Francois went down with a season-ending leg injury, the conference realigned.