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Around the ACC: Week 8

There were many points scored in ACC games this week.

North Carolina v Virginia Tech Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images

NC State - 24 | Boston College - 45

Boston College won this game in the most Boston College way possible. They ran the ball for 429 yards and played good defense. AJ Dillon was the main rusher for the Eagles, getting 34 carries for 223 yards and three touchdowns. David Bailey had a season-best game, going for 181 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.

NC State is on bye this week. Boston College plays again Saturday at Clemson.

Georgia Tech - 28 | Miami - 21

Man, there’s not many things in the sports world that I enjoy more than watching Georgia Tech beat Miami. Also, Miami apparently has a worse field goal situation than Tech does, as they missed three field goals from less than 35 yards out. #goacc

Georgia Tech is on bye this week. Miami plays again Saturday at Pittsburgh.

Clemson - 45 | Louisville - 10

Clemson scored a lot of points, and Travis Etienne ran for 192 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries as the Tigers proved again why they’re the best team in the ACC. Business as usual here.

Clemson plays again Saturday against Boston College. Louisville plays again Saturday against Virginia.

North Carolina - 41 | Virginia Tech - 43

SIX OVERTIMES. The NCAA introduced a new rule this season for overtimes, so after the fourth overtime, the teams have a two-point conversion contest until one team wins. This was the first game to ever feature this, and it was definitely something. This game had a lot of yards and a lot of points, and probably knocked North Carolina out of the Coastal race, but it’s important to note that it is still possible for the ultimate Coastal Chaos, where every team goes 4-4 in conference, so I’m happy.

North Carolina plays again Saturday against Duke. Virginia Tech is on bye this week.

Duke - 14 | Virginia - 48

Good grief Virginia. Just a week removed from scoring nine points against Miami, the Cavaliers came out and took out any kind of aggression they had from the loss out on Duke, putting up almost 50 points with less than 300 yards, which is really impressive. Bryce Perkins didn’t do much through the air, but he was able to get three touchdowns on the ground. Virginia’s defense was very good during the game too, holding Duke to just 250 total yards and forcing five Duke turnovers.

Duke plays again Saturday at North Carolina. Virginia plays again Saturday at Louisville.

Florida State - 20 | Wake Forest - 22

Jamie Newman missed the game for the Demon Deacons, but back-up quarterback Sam Hartman filled in more than admirably. He finished the game with 300 passing yards but wasn’t able to throw a touchdown pass. His receivers also had big days. Sage Surratt caught seven passes for 170 yards, while Kendall Hinton caught seven catches for 93 yards. Florida State had an opportunity to win this game as it came to a close, and they lined up Ricky Aguayo for a 50-yard field goal. Now, if that name Aguayo sounds familiar, it’s probably because FSU used to have his older brother Roberto Aguayo, who famously broke after The Miracle on Techwood. That has nothing to do with anything; I just wanted to mention it. Anyway, Ricky Aguayo missed the kick, and FSU lost!

Florida State plays again Saturday against Syracuse. Wake Forest is on bye this week.

Pittsburgh - 27 | Syracuse - 20

Pittsburgh continues to be a strange team. They go from looking like the best team in the Coastal to playing close games with Syracuse or Delaware. The Panthers defense had a strong day, sacking Syracuse quarterbacks nine times and holding them to just 50 rushing yards.

Pittsburgh plays again Saturday against Miami. Syracuse plays again Saturday at Florida State.

#goacc Moment of the Week

After my experiment from last week, I got to be the tie breaker, so I’m honored to award the #goacc Moment of the Week from last week to Miami for this wonderful moment.

Here are the updated standings:

  • Florida State - 2
  • Georgia Tech - 2
  • Boston College - 1
  • Duke - 1
  • Miami - 1
  • North Carolina - 1
  • Pittsburgh - 1

I like what we did last week, where y’all were in total control of picking the #goacc Moment of the Week, so we’re going to do that again. If you didn’t see that, essentially, you can either leave a comment as a nominee or rec a comment in order to vote for it, and then I’ll pick the winner. I’ll leave a nominee this week in Miami’s field goal kickers, who went 0-for-3 on attempts under 35 yards. I’ll add in the comment soon, but if someone beats me to it, that’s fine too!

What’s your #goacc Moment of the Week this week?