Saturday, October 15, 2005Around the ACC/State
I'll have capsules of FSU, Florida and USF later.
A short list of ACC games since a couple of teams are off and Clemson played N.C. State on Thursday.
Wake Forest (2-4) at Boston College (5-1): Last week Wake proved they still have a lot of fight in them, but they have to pull off a couple of upsets to get to a bowl. How well will B.C. defend Wake's multidirectional option without Matthias Kiwaunka? A win here will continue a very successful opening campaign in the ACC for the Eagles. Boston College 31-24
Georgia Tech (3-2) at Duke (1-5): A much-needed game for the Hokies, who have dropped two in a row. They are also coming off of another nine-day rest. P.J. Daniels was injured in practice on Thursday and might not play, but it shouldn't matter. Georgia Tech, 38-14
A few more games statewide.
Miami (4-1) at Temple (0-6): Another rough week for the Owls, but after watching an ESPN vignette on them it seems like they still have the spirit. Meanwhile Miami has ALL the talent, speed and execution in their corner. Miami 65-6
UCF (3-2) at Southern Miss (2-2): The Knights have left their 17-game losing streak far in the past and put themselves in a dominating position in the C-USA East with a win today? Jeff Bowers' team can close to beating Alabama, but surprisingly lost by 17 at home to Tulsa last week. I'm banking on them bouncing back, barely...So Miss 17-14
Middle Tennessee St. (1-3) at FAU (1-5): Howard Schellenberger's team got off the schnide this week and are still in a position to challenge for the Sun Belt title. They will be looking for their first home win over a team that is fresh off of an upset week over Vanderbilt. FAU 31-24
North Texas (1-3) at FIU (1-3): The last two Division I-A rushing champions will try to get things going against one of the nation's worst running defenses. Hey R.D., what the hell happened to the Mean Green? N. Texas 24-10