Saturday, October 8, 2016
Bilo's College Football PASS/FAIL Reports Week 6: ACC
PASS: Florida State, Virginia Tech, NC State, Pittsburgh, Duke, Wake Forest, Clemson
Florida State came back from 10 down, and blocked a PAT to beat Miami 20-19. DeAndre Francois passed for 234 yards with 2 scores, and engineered the go ahead drive for the Seminoles.
It was a terrible passing game by Virginia Tech QB Jerod Evans, but he still managed 2 TD passes and a rushing TD on just 71 yards passing, and the defense crushed North Carolina in a 34-3 win for the Hokies, their 2nd largest win over a ranked opponent in school history.
NC State held on defensively, and returned a blocked punt for a TD in a hurricane plagued football game, and NC State beat Notre Dame 10-3. Ryan Finley was held to just 27 yards passing, largely due to the weather.
Chris Blewitt hit a FG as time expired, and Pitt escaped with a 37-34 shootout win over Georgia Tech. Nathan Peterman has not tossed a pick for 3 straight games now.
Deondre Singleton picked up a pick and a fumble recovery, and Duke survived a terrible day on offense to hold off Army 13-6 at home.
Cade Carney rushed for a TD, and Marquel Lee recorded 15 tackles, including 5.5 TFLs as Wake Forest stone walled the Syracuse offense in a 28-9 win.
Deshaun Watson survived an average passing completion day to pass for 4 TDs, and Clemson scored 21 in the first and again in the fourth to crush Boston College on the road 56-10.
FAIL: Miami, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Syracuse
Miami blows a 10 point lead in the 4th quarter, and then gets a PAT blocked to tie the game and go into OT. Miami also collapsed on offense after a fast start, and was held to just 276 yards in the loss to Florida State.
UNC is now just 3-9 against ranked opponents under Larry Fedora, and the ragingly inconsistent Tar Heels laid a major egg at home against Virginia Tech in a 34-3 loss at home after beating Florida State just a week ago.
Georgia Tech has now dropped 3 straight games after opening the season 3-0. This is classic Paul Johnson. If the losses continue, he may be on the hot seat.
Eric Dungy failed to pass for a TD for the 1st time this season, and Syracuse was largely neutralized in a 28-9 loss to Wake Forest.
BC dropped their 6th straight game to Clemson, and the Eagles gave up 3 plays of 50 yards or more in the 2nd quarter in a crushing home loss to the Tigers. BC has lost 8 of 9 to Clemson as well.