Sep 5, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston College recovers the onside kick against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the second half at Alumni Stadium. Pitt won 30-20 over Boston College. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
2014 ACC Football Week 2 went great for a bunch of teams, just none directly related to this website.
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Boston College’s misery loved company, but did not get much of it, as the Eagles were the only team in the conference to lose.
Meanwhile, as Florida State and Clemson played cupcakes, another team stood out in a big way as a potential threat in the conference.
ACC Football Week 2: Oy
Pittsburgh 30, Boston College 20. The actual score felt like 37-13. Boston College only succeeded in small doses against a Panthers team that looks like it will certainly make a bowl and perhaps climb the ACC Coastal. As for the Eagles, the words “hard” and “deep” come to mind when thinking ahead to the USC game on Saturday if they don’t play better than they did against Pitt.
ACC Football Week 2: Making the Rest of Us Look Good
Virginia Tech 35, Ohio State 21. Beamer Ball went to the Horseshoe and knocked Urban Meyer down a peg, and for that we should all be grateful. Really an impressive win for the Hokies over a top ten team in Ohio State, though it’s not like that game in Blacksburg looks any easier now.
ACC Football Week 2: Charmin-Soft Scheduling
Clemson 73, South Carolina State 7. Clemson awoke from the embarrassment they sustained against Georgia and leveled unspeakable agonies against the poor (other) Bulldogs of South Carolina State. 735 yards of offense to 44. I mean, seriously.
Virginia 45, Richmond 13. That was Virginia’s first win since…the last time they beat an FCS team last season. The bad news for the Wahoos is that they play a ranked Louisville team next week, followed by BYU — in other words, they will play three ranked teams in their first four weeks of the season.
Louisville 66, Murray State 21. 97 points in your first two games will help ease the transition away from Teddy Bridgewater. Yet, in what might be slightly amusing to Hurricanes fans, the Racers scored more points on the Louisville defense than Miami.
Miami 41, Florida A&M 7. But Miami got themselves in the win column by taking care of the Rattlers. Florida A&M can at least rest easily knowing that they did better than South Carolina State with 114 yards of total offense.
Florida State 37, Citadel 12. Last year’s Seminoles team might have dropped 60 on Citadel, even with the backups in the game. That they didn’t is perhaps part of why over 20 first-place AP votes went somewhere else, with FSU losing eleven from last week. It’s not like they played badly, but they called off the attack in the fourth and two late Citadel touchdowns came.