The week that was in college football was filled with one upset after another. Surprisingly, the ACC remained status quo. Hmmmm ... does that mean things will change in Week 7?
Duke (4-1, 0-1) at Georgia Tech (5-0, 2-0), 12:30 p.m., ESPN3. Line: Georgia Tech by 5. The Jackets have dominated the series, winning 10 straight against the Blue Devils and 18 of the past 19. But Duke has had an extra week to prepare for the Georgia Tech offense, and the Jackets are coming off an emotional win against Miami on Saturday night. Duke did not look great in its last outing against Miami, but the Blue Devils have shown a propensity to run effectively, and Georgia Tech remains near the bottom of the ACC in rush defense. Duke also is one of the better teams at protecting the football, and that could come into play against an opportunistic Georgia Tech defense.
Boston College (3-2, 0-1) at NC State (4-2, 0-2), 3:30 p.m., ESPN3. Line: NC State by 4. The Wolfpack are in the most difficult stretch of their schedule, and BC is not going to be a pushover. Forget about the loss to Colorado State, the Eagles will have an opportunity to run the ball against the Wolfpack, who are giving up an average of 171 yards on the ground this season. Last week, NC State gave up 226 yards to Clemson. Do you know who has a better rushing offense than Clemson? Boston College. The Eagles have had a week to prepare, and NC State comes into this game off back-to-back tough games against Florida State and the Tigers. BC cannot be counted out.
Louisville (5-1, 3-1) at Clemson (3-2, 2-1), 3:30 p.m., ESPNU. Line: Clemson by 13. There is no doubt the Louisville defense is facing its biggest challenge to date, a dynamic Clemson pass game featuring true freshman Deshaun Watson, Mike Williams, Artavis Scott and company. But if there is a defense equipped to slow down the Tigers, it is this one. Louisville ranks No. 1 in the nation in total defense and No. 6 in turnovers gained, and has super safety Gerod Holliman, who leads the nation with seven interceptions. Watson has been nearly perfectn, with 12 touchdowns to just 1 interception, leading the nation in total QBR. If Louisville can force him into mistakes, the Cards could have a chance. But they need their offensive line to have the game of their lives against the best front seven in the ACC.