Oct 18, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Cole Stoudt (18) runs the ball against Boston College Eagles defensive end Kevin Kavalec (93) during the second half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
ACC football Week 8 featured a rematch of the 1993 “game of the century.” How did it go, and what else happened in this crazy conference?
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If you ask the fans whose home base is in Boston, not well, but at least we’re not Wake Forest, right?
That’s a pretty hollow victory, if it is one.
Let’s see how our league did this week.
ACC Football Week 8: We Can’t Have Nice Things
Our Recap: Eagles Beat Themselves in 17-13 Loss
Boston College never let the #24 Clemson Tigers get out of their sights on Saturday, as it was no more than a one-score game from start to finish. Boston College also failed to capitalize on some major opportunities and could not prevent crucial mistakes, while Clemson persevered and did what a good team is supposed to do: find a way to win. The Eagles had a number of chances but could not close the deal.
Clemson keeps rolling in ACC play, while Boston College did not need to win that game against Clemson for their future hopes, but could have and didn’t. This is the second game this season the Eagles have let slip away.
ACC Football Week 8: Playoff Push
The game lived up to the hype. Two top-five teams going at it, and of course, it wouldn’t be an important game unless there was some controversy at the end.
You make the call, but it looks like the rule was correctly applied.
For Florida State, their contract with the prince of darkness is still in full force and effect, while this is a soul-crushing loss for Notre Dame.
ACC Football Week 8: Seriously? (Crazy Coastal, Part I)
Good job, Georgia Tech: you had a chance to grab a choke-hold of the ACC Coastal. Last week, losing to Duke was a reasonable expectation, but this week, you lost to a team that can’t stop anybody.
611 yards of total offense and 43 points is a pretty good day on offense, but yesterday, the Jackets could not stop the Heels, either. The real kicker has to be coming back late in the fourth quarter down 11 to take the lead, and then blowing it with 11 seconds to go.
That 5-0 start for Georgia Tech feels like it was ages ago, and at 1-2 in the conference, even North Carolina is back in the division race.