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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Week 2 PASS/FAIL Report: ACC
Virginia, Florida State, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Syracuse, Boston College,
Virginia Tech, Duke, NC State, North Carolina
First, let’s get the teams out of the way who took the
cheap and lazy way out in achieving passing grades this week by beating on weak
sisters from the poor schools. That would be BC, Virginia Tech, Duke, NC State, and North Carolina. They all did
what they were supposed to do, so there’s nothing to really prattle on about.
a PASS this week, as you have to win the winnable games on your slate when you
are a building football program. Syracuse is that, and they have recorded solid
wins against Rhode Island and Wake Forest, with the latter making them 1-0 in
ACC play early.
involved in a potential trap game with FAU this week, and although the Owls
played the Canes solidly in the first half, Miami busted loose in the second.
The Hurricanes created five turnovers in this game, which is a good sign for
their defense moving forward.
a pass in a loss to Notre Dame, because they had the Irish against the ropes up
until a busted coverage situation led to a deep desperation TD for the Irish
late. Without that play, Virginia largely played a solid week of football.
largely gets a pass for power running the football in bad weather in a 34-14
win over USF, which could have been a trap game. FSU is still in their version
of rebuilding, and for the second consecutive week played down to their
competition in the first half before pulling away late. We still have not seen
a complete game from this team yet.
again this week, but it’s hard to bust their chops for playing Appalachian
State, who is an FBS member now. Clemson handled the situation perfectly in a
41-10 win in what could have been a trap.
Georgia Tech is
up and running in the option like champs again, and don’t be surprised in a
down ACC if Tech ends up winning the conference title this season. The schedule
has been week, but Tech scored over 60 again, the first time they’ve done that
in back to back weeks since 1921.
Wake Forest, Louisville
Sure, Pitt won
this week (24-7 over Akron), but was it ever ugly. The Panthers looked rather
pedestrian in their rushing attack minus Connor, and the Panthers could be in
serious danger once the meatier part of their schedule gets going.
Wake Forest had
no run game to speak of, and left everything on the shoulders of their QB again
this week. It didn’t work as turnovers piled up, and Wake lost their ACC opener
to Syracuse. The Deacons look like a lower tier club once again under Dave
0-2 for the first time in 17 years after blowing the game late against Houston
in a 34-31 loss. There is still time to get it together, but the Cardinals look
absolutely lost right now, especially early in ball games.