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ACC Roundup: Week One

A look around the ACC from week one of college football, including results and coverage of each game.

There were not a lot of surprises in week one of ACC play, but there were some games that were closer than anticipated. The injury bug also hit some teams rather hard. Here’s a look around the conference.

North Carolina 13 South Carolina 17

Brief Summary: A late interception in the end zone helped the Gamecocks preserve a win over the Tar Heels. It was the third of the game for UNC, all three of which came deep in South Carolina territory.

Coverage:

Recap
Fedora on Hood’s Red Zone Role
Photo Gallery
Williams Taking the Blame
Offensive Woes Overshadow Defensive Growth
Grading Marquise

Elon 3 Wake Forest 41

Brief Summary: A dominant offensive performance by the Demon Deacons paved the way for a blowout victory. They racked up over 590 total yard as quarterback John Wolford turned in a magnificent performance.

Coverage:

Recap
Box Score

Alcorn State 6 Georgia Tech 69

Brief Summary: The tripe options paces a 476-yard ground outing as the Yellow Jackets dominate an inferior Alcorn State squad. Georgia Tech only attempts five passes all game, and Marcus Marshall racks up 184-yards on only eight carries.

Coverage:

Recap
Box Score

Duke 37 Tulane 7

Brief Summary: New Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk amasses over 350 yards of total offense while leading the Blue Devils to a convincing road win.

Coverage:

Recap
Photo Gallery

Rhode Island 0 Syracuse 47

Brief Summary: Syracuse rolls behind a dominant performance on both sides of the ball, but lose starting quarterback Terrel Hunt for the season with a torn ACL. True freshman Eric Dungey fills in well, and other freshmen have strong outings in their debut.

Coverage:

Recap
Box Score
Philips Leaves Games with Lower Body Injury
Hunt Tears ACL, Out for Season
Dungey Credits Teammates
Fredericks Remains Humble
Strickland Makes Solid First Impression
The Dungey Era Begins
Fredericks Shines in Debut
Orange Defense Rams Rhode Island
Syracuse Has Nation’s Top Ranked Defense
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Tim’s Thoughts

Wofford 10 Clemson 49

Brief Summary: Clemson lost top receiving threat Mike Williams to a neck injury, but Deshaun Watson threw for nearly 200 yards and two touchdowns as the Tigers routed Wofford.

Coverage:

Recap
Post-Game Quotes
Grading the Tigers

Maine 3 Boston College 24

Brief Summary: The Eagles let FCS Maine hang around, but a pair of Tyler Rouse touchdown runs in the fourth quarter helped Boston College pull away late.

Coverage:

Recap
Box Score

Youngstown State 37 Pittsburgh 45

Brief Summary: Pitt lost James Conner for the season in this one, but backup Qadree Ollison looked ready in week one. He rushed for over 200 yards and a touchdown. The Panthers could never pull away from YSU, but were able to hold them off in the fourth.

Coverage:

Recap
Narduzzi Post-Game
QB Voytik Post-Game
C Rowe Post-Game
RB Ollison Post-Game
Connor Out for Season with Torn MCL

Virginia 16 UCLA 34

Brief Summary: True freshman Josh Rosen throws for three touchdowns as UCLA dominates the second half to defeat the Cavs at home.

Coverage:

Recap
Offensive Line Hit by Injury

Louisville 24 Auburn 31

Brief Summary: Despite a 31-10 lead with only 10 minutes left to play, Auburn had to hold on late against Louisville. They were partially aided by some poor clock management by head coach Bobby Petrino.

Coverage:

Recap
Post-Game Video
Louisville Loses WR Quick to Injury
Harvey-Clemons Has Strong Outing in Loss
Frosh QB Nearly Rallies Louisville to Win
Young WRs at Louisville are Special
Monday Morning QB

Bethune-Cookman 0 Miami 45

Brief Summary: Brad Kaaya throws for two touchdowns and the ‘Canes defense dominates as Miami wins the season opener.

Coverage:

Golden Post-Game
Players’ Post-Game Quotes
Mike’s Take

Troy 21 NC State 49

Brief Summary: A strong ground attack, which yielded five touchdowns, paces the Wolfpack’s season opening win over Troy. NC State’s defense held Troy to just 1-0 on third down conversions while Jacoby Brissett completed 21 of 23 attempts.

Coverage:

Recap
Box Score
Web Run
Locker Room Report: Coach Doeren
Locker Room Report: Players
Locker Room Report: Brissett
Reactions
Podcast
Dominant Day for Dayes
Winning with Balance

Texas State 16 Florida State 59

Brief Summary: Everett Golson throws for four touchdowns in an impressive Florida State debut, leading the defending conference champs to a route of overmatched Texas State.

Coverage:

Recap
Coach Fisher Post-Game
Three FSU MVPs
Three Stars from FSU’s Win
Freshmen Playing Early for Florida State

Ohio State 42 Virginia Tech 24

Brief Summary: Virginia Tech scores 17 unanswered to take a lead into halftime before Cardale Jones and Braxton Miller put the hammer down on the Hokies, winning in Blacksburg in a route.

Coverage:

Recap
Post-Game Video
Twitter Reaction
Quotebook


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