ACC Recap: Week #1

The ACC took a beating on Saturday as North Carolina fell to Oklahoma, and Wisconsin beat up on Virginia. Sunday was a slight improvement as Georgia Tech took care of business against a scrappy Syracuse team behind a stellar defensive effort. I guess you could say, things went about as expected.

Quick Notes:

North Carolina looked stunned as Oklahoma bolted out to a quick 31-7 first half lead behind 5 turnovers by the Tar Heels. North Carolina then rallied behind backup quarterback Darian Durant in the 2nd half. This game could have been a lot closer were it not for early jitters by Ronald Currie and the UNC special teams. The appears to be a serious quarterback controversy brewing in Chapel Hill.

Virginia started out with a 3-0 lead over the Badgers and then sputtered offensively after leading rusher Antwoine Womack went down with an injury late in the 1st quarter. Wisconsin rallied on two long TD passes in the 2nd half. Virginia's offense remained inconsistent behind quarterback Bryson Spinner who finished 10 of 22 passing.

Georgia Tech still looks a little confused after the loss of their offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen. The Yellow Jacket's inability to move the football on the ground proved to be costly, as Syracuse was able to hang around for 4 quarters. Kelly Campbell was the lone bright spot offensively, as he had 10 catches for 193 yards. The Tech defense on the other hand dominated the football game. They looked extremely quick to the football and many experts have thrown around the words, "championship caliber defense". Another interesting tidbit, The New York Post has pegged the Yellow Jackets as the team that will win the 2001 National Championship.

Althought its still early, if the Yellow Jackets running game for some reason doesn't improve, our 4-2-5 defense might be the answer to the Georgia Tech puzzle this season.

Official Game Recaps:
Tar Heel Rally Falls Short Against No. 3 Oklahoma, 41-27

Virginia Falls To No. 22 Wisconsin, 26-17

Godsey-Campbell Connection Leads Tech Past Syracuse, 13-7

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