And just like you I was pretty bummed out about the loss to the Terps and needed some down time, but Now I am back and ready for the second half of the season.
N.C. State (3-3, 0-2) at Boston College (4-2, 2-2) 3:30pm Kickoff
Count me as one of those who thought the Wolfpack would take a big step forward this
year, but after getting drilled by Duke 49-28 in Raleigh I think we found out Tom
O'Brien's club did not say "Mother may I". I don't know how you explain that one.
Certainly the Pack was not caught looking ahead to Boston College. The offensive
line has been one of the big problems for the Pack. The just are not opening enough
holes for the running game and that is putting more pressure on quarterback Russell
Wilson. Couple a bad running game with turnovers and you get what you got last
week. Boston College went to Blacksburg last week and got drilled by Virginia Tech
48-14. Frank Spaziani found out what it was like to play with a freshman
quarterback in front of what may be the best home crowd in all of college football.
He is thanking his lucky stars this one is going to be played in the friendly
confines of Alumni Stadium. Final score: Boston College 24 NC State 19
Virginia (2-3, 1-0) at Maryland (2-4, 1-1) 4pm Kickoff
Can I ask you a question, if you were not a fan of either of these teams would you
buy a ticket to this game? Not many will. Don't look now but Al Groh is making a
run at trying to save his job. The Cavaliers have posted back to back wins. On the
road at North Carolina and then a resounding beat down of Indiana at home. Maryland
took all the momentum they gain from beating the Tigers and gave it all right back
in Winston-Salem last week with a 42-32 loss to Wake Forest. This is a battle of
two teams with coaches whose heads on on the chopping block. Final score: Virginia
20 Maryland 10
Virginia Tech (5-1, 3-0) at Georgia Tech (5-1, 3-1) 6pm Kickoff
The classic battle of the power that is versus the power that wants to be. Since
the Hokies got beat up by Alabama to start the season, all they have done is get
better each week. Tyrod Taylor is beginning to show signs of development as a
passer and defensively Bud Foster's group is playing just nasty. The one problem
the Hokies have had this season is giving up some yardage on the ground and that
plays into the Yellow Jackets favor. There is no fence sitting with Paul Johnson's
offense. You either like or hate it, but you have to admit when your club is
averaging 277 yards per game on the ground it is pretty effective. The problem I
see with the Jackets is that they can not stop anyone right now. I think Virginia
Tech will be able to come up with a couple of more stops than the Rambling Wreck.
Final score: Virginia Tech 28 Georgia Tech 24
Miami (4-1, 2-1) at Central Florida (3-2, 1-2 C-USA) 7:30pm Kickoff
This is the second straight out of conference game for the Hurricanes. Randy
Shannon's bunch beat up on Florida A&M last week 48-16. Miami right now occupies a
spot in the top ten, but I just not sure they are one of the ten best teams in the
country. They will be plenty good enough however to win this game. Final score:
Miami 38 Central Florida 13
Wake Forest (4-2, 2-1) at Clemson (2-3, 1-2) 12pm Kickoff
You hate to say that the Tigers season comes down to this, but I bet you are thinking it
and so am I. And if you thought it was bad the last couple of weeks after the Maryland
loss, just watch will happen if the Tigers drop this one with a road trip at Miami
staring them in the face. Dabo Swinney's club has gotten back to basics and they
have cut down the number of things in the play book. Chris Hairston looks to be
back to 100 percent. C.J. Spiller is as fit as he has been since the opener against
Middle Tennessee. All good things, but they need to produce a win. The Demon
Deacons come into Death Valley playing some pretty good football. Riley Skinner is
the heart and soul of the offense for Jim Grobe and Mr Skinner will be looking to
make life tough for the Clemson secondary. I think the big key here is to make Wake
strictly a passing team as the Deacons have not shown the ability to run the football
on a consistent basis. You remember what the Tigers did to Tennessee a couple of
years back. They Turn the Vols into nothing but a passing team. It also helped
that they got out to a quick lead and that is another plus the Orange and White need
on Saturday. The Tigers offense is still looking for an identity and that identity
needs to be the running game. If the Tigers can run for better than 175 yards I
think they will pull off the win. Look for CJ to go over 100 yards rushing, look
for the defensive ends to keep Skinner from killing them with his feet and look for
Richard Jackson to deliver the winning field goal. Final score: Clemson 23 Wake
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