Barring any serious injury, Anthony Brown will start at Virginia on Saturday, behind an increasingly improved offensive line that, six weeks ago, was an injury-riddled mess.
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.
The Eagles may have four top-20 wins on their resume, but for the second time in three years, they’re off to an 0-3 start in ACC play.
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.
For the first time since the 2014-15 season, BC will open up ACC play before finishing its non-conference slate of games.
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.