There were so, so many peak ACC moments this week. The irony of it all is that there were only six total games played, giving us a success rate of roughly 100% for #GoACC moments. Take a bow, John Swofford. Your on-field product has prompted me to make the choosing of my #GoACC Moment of the Week a democratic process. See the poll below to leave your input.
Syracuse 37, Pittsburgh 44
Here’s your first option. The very same Syracuse team that took Clemson to the wire last week just lost in overtime to a Pitt team that is legitimately only good enough to beat
a) Syracuse, apparently
b) Georgia Tech
in ACC play. On top of it all, the loss came on a game-ending interception in the end-zone by the otherwise very reliable Eric Dungey. Pat Narduzzi is back, baby.
Boston College 23, NC State 28
In a true clash of national powerhouses, Boston College was just barely edged by NC State in Raleigh. I’ll be 100% honest with you for a second: I haven’t watched a single snap of Boston College football this season and am really wondering how they managed to spread 14 total completions across 7 individual players. Just dudes being dudes, sharin’ the rock. Much respect, Eagles.
Clemson 63, Wake Forest 3
Speaking of completed passes, Wake Forest somehow managed to tally just 7 of them in a 60-point home loss. Here’s a fun math exercise:
Take the the QBRs of all three quarterbacks that played for Wake Forest and add them up. The number in front of you is now 56.1. Double that number to 112.2.
Congratulations! Your total QBR is now only 4 points less than that of Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, who completed 1 pass for 2 yards in the game. That’s terrible, but pretty funny.
Florida State 27, Miami 28
Miami was so, so close to proving that they aren’t actually good. Noted bad boy Mark Richt just had to go and ruin everyone’s fun by not losing the game, meaning we’ll have to wait a few more weeks for the Canes to fall out of the top-25 and play in the Sun Bowl. The Willie Taggart era remains in flames, just in case you were wondering.
Notre Dame 45, Virginia Tech 23
No, not even the Hokies could stand up to Notre Dame and upstart quarterback Ian Book. I can confirm that this isn’t the first time students from a Tech school have failed to conquer a Book.
Let’s focus on what Old Dominion, the team that beat Virginia Tech a couple of weeks back, did instead: they lost to Lane Kiffin and FAU. By a lot. To fall to 1-5. With losses to ECU, Charlotte, FIU, and Liberty. Some things are just too confusing to every understand.
Georgia Tech 66, Louisville 31
I don’t usually include Georgia Tech games in this writeup, but Louisville forced my hand. You all know why, but here’s a refresher:
- Allowed a school-record in rush yards allowed
- Allowed 66 points to a team with losses to USF and Pitt
- Ducked Pressley Harvin in a show of pure cowardice
- Accomplished all of this while allowing 1 completion for 12 yards
Great work by everyone this week. Especially you, Brian VanGorder.
#GoACC Moment of the Week Scoreboard:
Miami - 1
North Carolina - 1
Florida State - 1
Virginia Tech - 1
Clemson - 1
#GoACC Moment of the Week Voting:
Who sucked the most this week?
This poll is closed
Virginia Tech (because of the Old Dominion loss to FAU)
Wake Forest (you know why)
Louisville (you really, really know why)