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.
Anthony Brown completed close to 80 percent of his passes and tossed three touchdowns in what was the Eagles’ largest margin of victory against an ACC opponent in the Steve Addazio era.
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.
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.