ACC Football Week 2: How We Did

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Sep 6, 2014; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels receiver Mack Hollins (13) runs after a catch against the San Diego State Aztecs during the second half at Kenan Memorial Stadium. North Carolina won 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

ACC Football Week 2: Expectedly Close

North Carolina 31, San Diego State 27. The Aztecs usually put a competitive product on the field, and North Carolina found that out. They held on for a close win at home, but in a game where they allowed over 500 yards of offense to SDSU. Quarterback Marquise Williams looked good for UNC, though the Heels barely had the ball at just twenty-two and a half minutes of possession. The AP poll actually dropped North Carolina from their rankings as a result of this one.

ACC Football Week 2: Less Expected, Less Close, or Boring

Georgia Tech 38, Tulane 21. Almost 96 percent of Georgia Tech’s yardage came from rushing in their win over the Green Wave. There are the Paul Johnson Yellow Jackets we know and perhaps love.

NC State 46, Old Dominion 34. The Wolfpack sure loves falling behind inferior teams in the second half. This week, they willed themselves to a two-score victory and are 2-0 despite a few concerning efforts. Still, it is going to be a few weeks more before we know what NC State truly has, as they loaded up on softies. South Florida next week is a mildly competitive game, while Presbyterian thereafter should be a cakewalk. Operative word: should.

Wake Forest 23, Gardner-Webb 7. More field goals than touchdowns against an FCS school. Something tells me this might be the high point for the Deacs offense this season.

Duke 34, Troy 17. David Cutcliffe has won 12 football games at Duke since August 2013. That has to count for something.