ACC Football Week 5: How We Did


ACC football Week 5 stunk, mostly because it stunk for us at Boston College.

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As a result of this noxious stink, all of the other #goacc action seems irrelevant, and yet, it isn’t. At least Boston College isn’t alone in having soiled themselves against allegedly inferior opposition.

ACC Football Week 5: (Sticks Head in Microwave)

Colorado State 24, Boston College 21. The Eagles, who led in this game with no fewer than 63 seconds remaining in regulation, have only themselves to blame for this embarrassing home loss. They did not tackle, they departed from their successful gameplan of a five or six-headed rushing attack, and Tyler Murphy made some very bad decisions. Also, Boston College got way outcoached.

ACC Football Week 5: An Even Worse Loss

Akron 21, Pittsburgh 10. Boston College couldn’t figure out how to stop James Conner, but the freakin’ Zips did. At least the Eagles lost at home to a semi-legit potential bowl team.

ACC Football Week 5: Order Restored

Virginia Tech 35, Western Michigan 17. The thought of the Hokies losing three in a row at home just didn’t make much sense.

Clemson 50, North Carolina 35. The team restoring order was Clemson; the team whose defense unquestionably sucks is UNC.

ACC Football Week 5: Games That Evoke No Emotional Response

Virginia 45, Kent State 13. Nice job, Virginia, I guess.

Louisville 20, Wake Forest 10. Wake Forest had 100 yards of total offense. If BC can’t beat them, forget it.

ACC Football Week 5: Crisis Averted

Florida State 56, NC State 41. The Wolfpack led in this game by 17 early, but Jameis Winston came back and did Jameis Winston football things, and no, he did not show up Jimbo Fisher this week. In other news, the Eagles will have their hands full with Jacoby Brissett in two weeks.

ACC Football Week 5: Suddenly Imperfect

Miami 22, Duke 10. Like a dope, I thought Duke was going to go to Miami and win. The Hurricanes showed up and played a big game, despite the fact that the two teams combined to go 4-for-29 on third downs.

ACC Football Week 5: Thanks for Nothing

Notre Dame 31, Syracuse 15. You heard me, Syracuse. Everett Golson completed 25 passes in a row during this game for Notre Dame, though he also completed two to the other team as part of a five-turnover performance for the Irish down at the Meadowlands.