Here’s your overview of scores with commentary for this week’s ACC football action...
Saturday, Oct. 10th, 2020
The NC State defense held Virginia to just four of 18 on third down (22%) and took the ball away four times as the Wolfpack beat the Cavaliers in Charlottesville, VA.
Next up for NC State: Duke
Next up for UVA: at Wake Forest
The Hokies had 495 yards of offense, five minutes more in time of possession, no turnovers, and recovered an onside kick - and still lost! That’s because without most of their defensive backfield VT was simply unable to stop the Tar Heels, who managed a whopping 656 yards of offense themselves.
Next up for UNC: at Florida State
Next up for VT: Boston College
Duke’s offense still gave away some points, but they scored enough to overcome it this time. For Syracuse, inability to generate a running attack continues to limit the offense.
Next up for Duke: at NC State
Next up for Syracuse: Liberty
We figured this game would be a fight, and it was. It even went into overtime thanks to some end-of-regulation heroics by the Panthers’ placekicker who then, ironically, missed a PAT that gave BC the win.
Next up for Pitt: at Miami
Next up for BC: at Virginia Tech
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I felt that FSU played well (405 yards total offense, only one turnover), especially in the first half, but right now they don’t have the players to keep up with Notre Dame (554 yards total offense, including 353 yards rushing).
Next up for Florida State: UNC
Next up for Notre Dame: Louisville
This game looked like it might live up to its hype when the Canes scored a “kick six” just before halftime, but the Tigers put them away in the third quarter - like national contenders are supposed to do.
Next up for Miami: Pitt
Next up for Clemson: at Georgia Tech
Friday, Oct. 2nd, 2020
Next up for Louisville: at Notre Dame
Next up for Georgia Tech: Clemson
For coverage of which teams helped the ACC football cause by losing, check out my post “Biggest Losers Week 6, 2020” on ACC Football Rx. It won’t make your favorite team any better, but it will make you feel better about your team, or no money back.