Wrapping up ACC's afternoon games

Here's a look back at the rest of the final results in the ACC:


For two straight weeks now, Georgia Tech has not looked like the best team in the Coastal Division. It's a far cry from Georgia Tech's 6-0 start, and with the loss to Miami, the Yellow Jackets now have two conference losses and have joined a muddled mess of a Coastal Division race. With only one ACC loss, the Hokies are now the team to beat in the division, but Miami has played its way back into the race. This was not an offensive outburst by any means for Miami, but the Canes' defense got three takeaways and held the Jackets to 201 total yards. It's one thing for Georgia Tech's defense to be average while the offense puts up 60 points per game, but if teams are finding ways to stop this once unstoppable offense as they have in each of the past two weeks, Georgia Tech is in trouble.


Once again, Virginia failed to capitalize on a big win the previous week. A week after knocking off a ranked Georgia Tech team, the Cavaliers racked up four turnovers as true freshman quarterback David Watford threw three interceptions. NC State, meanwhile, finally got its first conference win and most meaningful victory of the season. The Wolfpack has earned a reputation for its comebacks in the second half of the season under coach Tom O'Brien, and this was a road win they desperately needed in order to have a chance to do that.


For the majority of this season, Florida State fans have questioned where their running game has been. Maryland found it for them. The Seminoles ran for 218 yards against a young Maryland defense, and Florida State held the Terps to just 59 rushing yards. FSU limited quarterback C.J. Brown, giving embattled starter Danny O'Brien another shot, O'Brien's 180 yards and one touchdown weren't enough. This was hardly the season FSU had expected, but a strong finish now is the best it can hope for. By putting together back-to-back wins and starting to regroup, that's the direction the Noles are headed.