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Around the ACC: Week 13 Recap

In which Miami loses to Butch

NCAA Football: Miami at Florida International Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NC State - 26 | Georgia Tech - 28

Through a combination of James Graham, Jordan Mason, and Ahmaraean Brown, Georgia Tech won its third game of the season. Y’all all saw it, so I won’t say anything else.

NC State plays again next week against North Carolina. Georgia Tech plays again next week against Georgia.

Liberty - 27 | Virginia - 55

Liberty gave the Cavaliers everything they could take, even leading at one point during the second quarter, but Virginia was able to separate themselves in the second half. Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins crossed the 3,000 yard mark today while accounting for three touchdowns. The Cavaliers defense also held strong, forcing two turnovers and five sacks.

Virginia plays again next week against Virginia Tech.

Boston College - 7 | Notre Dame - 40

Boston College held a lead for a few minutes during the second quarter, but the Fighting Irish put the game away pretty easily in the second half, holding BC to less than 200 yards for the whole game. Despite sacking ND quarterback Ian Book four times, the BC defense couldn’t do much to quell the Fighting Irish’s offense.

Boston College plays again next week at Pitt.

Pitt - 0 | Virginia Tech - 28

So maybe Virginia Tech is actually good now. Pitt didn’t even manage 200 yards of offense as Bud Foster’s defense forced its second shutout in a row. Hendon Hooker was efficient enough through the air, with just two incompletions and two touchdowns.

Pitt plays again next week against Boston College. Virginia Tech plays again next week at Virginia.

Mercer - 7 | North Carolina - 56

UNC took care of business against Mercer, putting this game out of reach pretty quickly. Running back Michael Carter had the most impressive day for the Tar Heels, taking his nine carries for 159 yards and three touchdowns. Sam Howell also passed for three touchdowns of his own.

North Carolina plays again next week at NC State.

Syracuse - 34 | Louisville - 56

The Orange gave Scott Satterfield and Co. a bit of a scare, but impressive performances from Macale Cunningham and Javian Hawkins gave the Cardinals the edge in a 600-yard offensive performance. Cunningham finished with six total touchdowns and just over 300 total yards. Hawkins carried the rock for 233 yards and a touchdown.

Syracuse plays again next week against Wake Forest. Louisville plays again next week at Kentucky.

Miami - 24 | FIU - 30


Let’s see how our State of the U friends are handling this.

Yeah, they seem fine.

Miami plays again next week at Duke.

Duke - 27 | Wake Forest - 39

Man there was a lot of offense in this game. Wake went for nearly 600 yards of total offense, with Jamie Newman GOING OFF. He finished the game with 284 yards and a touchdown through the air and another 144 yards and a touchdown on the ground as Duke had no way to stop him. Kenneth Walker III also had a big day for the Demon Deacons, rushing for 113 yards and a touchdown.

Duke plays again next week against Miami. Wake Forest plays again next week at Syracuse.

#goacc Moment of the Week

Well, as most people expected, Georgia Tech gets the nod this week for being shut out at home for the first time since 1957. Also for those wondering, my father was born earlier that year. Let’s take a look at the updated standings.

  • Florida State - 3
  • Georgia Tech - 3
  • Duke - 2
  • Miami - 2
  • #goaccRefs - 1
  • Boston College - 1
  • North Carolina - 1
  • NC State - 1
  • Pittsburgh - 1

With just a week left in the regular season, it’s just about anyone’s game. Be sure to leave your nominees for this week in the comments, even though I have a pretty good idea who is going to win it! If you see the moment you’d like to nominate, please be sure to rec the comment!

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