Boston College and ACC Football Week 10: How We Did

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Nov 1, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya (15) throws a pass against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

ACC Football Week 10: Infinite Regress

After two big ACC wins to get back into things in the Coastal, the North Carolina Tar Heels saw their defense regress back to its prior lumpy, formless shape by giving up 47 points to Miami.

It was the fifth time this season that the Heels have given up at least 40 points this season. For purposes of comparison, Boston College has done it zero times.

Meanwhile, Miami is 6-3 and heading back to a bowl game for the second straight year after their bowl ban was lifted. In fact, given that they have the tie-breaker over Duke, they could win the ACC Coastal and find themselves in Charlotte. Georgia Tech will also have something to say about that, but for the time being let us just collectively admit that the Hurricanes are turning out to be as good as people suspected they might be, and they are legitimate contenders in their division.

The game as about as dominating a performance as the score and stat sheet would indicate, especially when it comes to one Mr. Duke Johnson. He rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns, then receiving 49 yards and another TD.

Furthermore, freshman Brad Kaaya had a good game despite only throwing 17 times, because those included three touchdown passes.

Maybe Miami fans should invest in one of those “fire Al Golden” type airplane banners every week. They seem to be motivating his team.

Next: Virginia at Georgia Tech