A Mixed Bag
Week Three of the 2010 NCAA football season was a mixed bag.
The ACC looked alternately strong and weak as OOC wins by FSU, VT, and NCSU were offset by Maryland, Duke, Clemson, and Wake Forest losses to OOC opponents.
Wake and Duke both managed to give up over 60 points in their losses. So maybe their recent 54-48 shootout isn’t so impressive.
Tech and UNC were the only ACC teams with a conference game this weekend. The end result is that the Jackets 1-0 conference record puts them atop the standings going into their showdown this coming weekend with the Wolfpack from up the road in Raleigh.
The Wolfpack will come into Bobby Dodd Stadium with a 3-0 record that includes an impressive win over Cincinatti in their last outing. Looking at the stats, its obvious that NCSU dominated…491 yards of total offense and almost 35 minutes of time of possession. A near 50/50 split between the run and pass on offense and stingy defense that only allowed the Bearcats 2.4 yards per carry on the ground.
If Tech allows Russell Wilson to use his mobility to extend plays it will be a long day. It will be imperative for the Jackets to stop the run, put Russell in long yardage situations, and then apply pressure to force errors.
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The EDSBS folks love Paul Johnson, if you can’t tell from this press conference “translation”.
Beyond Georgia Tech hosting the Wolfpack, we have the following ACC action:
Miami should beat Pittsburgh on Thursday night in a reunion of former Big East foes.
Virginia, Maryland, and Duke should win OOC games against slight opposition. (Truth be told, I’d like to see Army beat Duke…)
Virginia Tech visits Boston College in what some people might consider a meeting of the Coastal and Atlantic favorites.
Wake Forest goes to Tallahassee, a place they’ve had recent success as FSU has slipped.
North Carolina goes to Rutgers. We know nothing about Rutgers…since they haven’t played anyone en route to a 2-0 record.