Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Week One Pass/Fail Report ACC


Georgia Tech…The Yellow Jackets were expected to pound on Western Carolina, which they did, but what was not expected was that Tech developed a passing game, as Tevin Washington passed for 271 yards and 3 scores. Interesting development there.
Virginia Tech…The Hokies avoided the FCS upset loss this season, and devastated a very good Mountaineer club. They hit them early, and kept on hitting, and David Wilson proved that he can and will be the primary back this season.
Florida State…It was a pass, but not a resounding pass. FSU did not exactly dominate on offense, and looked clunky at times. The defense carried the day.
North Carolina…The Heels needed this kind of game to come out of the gate with, as there has been much controversy surrounding the program. The schedule gets tougher from here, but this was a good building block
Clemson…Clemson gets a pass for the second half, mainly. The Tigers were asleep at the wheel through 30 minutes, and Troy was hanging around. The Tigers finally woke up and took care of business.
Virginia…Hell, even I thought that William & Mary had a shot this week, but it was not to be. Virginia looks alive on defense, but again, the schedule gets tougher now.
NC State…This is a pass because they won the game, but NC State has issues on defense, and they have to get things fixed in a hurry. Liberty harassed the Wolfpack secondary, and the play of new QB Mike Glennon was average.
Maryland…Again, it wasn’t always pretty, as Danny O’Brien had issues at times for the Terps. Still great to win a season opener when it also serves as a conference opener.

Wake Forest…The Deacons had Syracuse on the ropes and they let them go. This could be another long season for the Deacons, as they also lost QB Tanner Price in the game.
Boston College…The Eagles lose a game at home to a team that does not have their best QB on the field. At least Chase Rettig finally looks ready to be the QB for the Eagles.
Duke…Is there a grade lower than F? If there were, I’d gladly hand it to the Devils, who lose to a team that had their coach quit just 8 days before the season. David Cutliffe is in trouble here.
Miami…Same Miami, different day. The Hurricanes played with a total lack of discipline, and the defense was a mess. Al Golden is probably wishing he were still at Temple. This is worse than you think.

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