Over the final two weeks of the season the ACC will basically have two semifinal games to decide which two teams play in the ACC Championship with BC traveling to Clemson on November 17th and Virginia hosting Virginia Tech on November 24th. With the way the standings have shaken out the winner of these two games will be in the ACC title game. As for this past weekend there was a general feeling of weirdness from the Orange Bowl to College Park which means the Wisdom of Fools was turned on it's head once again.
All Season: Virginia cannot score points
This Week: Virginia should be brought up on charges for the felonious manner in which they decimated Miami in Hurricanes' last game in the Orange Bowl. 48-0? Are you kidding me? And shouldn't there be some kind of rule that says you don't completely embarrass the opposing team during their final game in a certain arena or stadium?
Last Year: Lamar Thomas was fired from Miami game broadcasts for saying the following:
You come into our house, you should get your behind kicked. You don't come into the OB playing that stuff....You can't come over to our place talking noise like that. You'll get your butt beat. I was about to go down the elevator to get in that thing.....I say, why don't we meet outside in the tunnel after the ball game and get it on some more? You don't come into the OB, baby. We've had a down couple of years but you don't come in here talking smack. Not in our house.
This Week: Al Groh laughs in your general direction.
Two Weeks Ago: Obviously Boston College was correct in their joy that Tom O'Brien left for NC State since TOB was the one holding BC down with those 8-9 win seasons.
This Week: Maybe Tom O'Brien was not the problem after all.
Three Weeks Into the Season: T.J. Yates is a legit QB for UNC
This Week: That is until opposing defenses figured out there was no need to defend the run and make Yates life a living hell pressuring the pocket and covering the playmakers to the point a trick play might be the only way to get a passing TD anymore.
Few Weeks Ago: Clemson will not win the ACC title this season.
This Week: What's this? Clemson controls their own destiny on their home field next week? Tommy Bowden is one win away from delivering the long expected goods to the fans?
Last Week: Virginia Tech and FSU have all sorts of weird QB machinations going on.
This Week: Virginia Tech and FSU have all sorts of weird QB machinations going on. It works for VT, not so much for FSU
All Season: Duke continues to struggle in football.
This Week: Duke basketball opened their season, we can all officially stop caring about Duke football.
For As Long as I Can Remember: Officiating in college football and especially in the ACC is a crapshoot at best where the most obvious calls are not flagged.
This Week: It actually might be worse than all that.
This Week's Scores
NCSU 31 UNC 27
Maryland 42 BC 35
VT 40 FSU 21
Clemson 44 Wake Forest 10
UVa 48 Miami 0
Georgia Tech 41 Duke 24
Record This Week: 4-2
Record This Season: 58-24