The Eagles rolled past Miami behind an impressive defensive effort and a big night from A.J. Dillon in his return from injury, setting the stage for a pivotal stretch of games against tough conference opponents.
A pair of trick plays jumpstarted the Eagles’ offense—a unit that scored on its first three possessions and made Miami, the second-ranked defensive team in the country, look, quite frankly, overrated.
With a monster win over Florida State—the program’s first since 1966—Syracuse is now 3-0 and one of several mid-tier ACC teams shaking up the conference in the early stages of the 2018 campaign.
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.
Earlier this month, people were starting to speculate whether or not the Eagles would win a single conference game this season. Now, there’s no telling when they’ll lose one.
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.