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Around the ACC: Week 6 Recap

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It was a week with just four games to talk about this week

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Duke James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Boston College - 39 | Louisville - 41

I’m not sure how many times Boston College has been in a shootout in the last several years, but I’m going to guess that it’s a very low number. This one ended up being a lot of fun, though! This game featured over 1,200 yards of offense, believe it or not. BC starting QB Anthony Brown went down pretty early with a non-contact injury. Dennis Grossel played admirably in his place, finishing with three touchdown passes. With a field goal with just over a minute left to play, the Louisville defense was able to hold the Eagles offense long enough to get away with the win.

Boston College is on bye this week. Louisville plays again this week at Wake Forest.

Virginia Tech - 42 | Miami - 35

This one was another one that ended up being a lot of fun, especially given just the 21-0 lead Virginia Tech had after the first quarter. Miami was able to make it a game after pulling freshman QB Jarren Williams, who threw three picks today, in favor of N’Kosi Perry. Perry helped the Canes fight back, passing for 422 yards and four touchdowns. Deejay Dallas also had a couple big plays. Hendon Hooker, who made his first career start for the Hokies, was able to lead them to victory, though, with some help from a goal line stand from the defense.

Virginia Tech plays again this week against Rhode Island. Miami plays again this week against Virginia.

North Carolina - 38 | Georgia Tech - 22

I don’t want to talk about it. Sam Howell had a career game as the Tar Heels ran nearly twice as many plays as Tech did. It wasn’t fun.

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

Pittsburgh - 33 | Duke - 30

Well this was certainly a game to remember. After the near-loss to Delaware last week, Pitt came back and made a statement, knocking Duke off after they managed a 20-point fourth quarter. This was certainly a messy game, as the teams combined for 10 turnovers. This game also provided some...um interesting moments, like when Duke did a reverse pass and promptly through an interception. Duke also ran a midline for a touchdown from the flexbone. I guess ol’ Cutcliffe learned a few tricks from his old buddy, Paul Johnson.

Pittsburgh is on bye this week. Duke plays again this week against Georgia Tech.

#goacc Moment of the Week

Well, it felt like this was probably a long time coming this season, but Georgia Tech got their first official #goacc Moment of the Week for their performance against Temple. With their two additional honorable mentions, they are officially tied for first.

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

The only truly #goacc moment from this week was really just the colossal mess that was the Duke-Pitt game, so if there are no objections, I’m just gonna give the Moment of the Week to both of them.

What’d you think of ACC play this week?