Led by Maryland’s much-needed upset win over #23 Cal, the ACC shook off two weeks of underachieving and returned to something that looked like normalcy.
Clemson beat the M*A*S*H unit that is N.C. State at home as they should. For two series, Cullen Harper looked like as good a QB as there is.
The Hokies threw Sean Glennon all the way under the bus and, sure ‘nuff, Tyrod Taylor eventually won the game with this legs.
Either Navy isn’t as good as now-Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnsons’ Mids were or Duke is much better. Both are probably true. The EagleBank Bowl maybe looking for a new "home" team if the Navy squad doesn't improve.
Maryland needed a big win, and they got it roughing up the Golden Bears early and hanging on. The game included a Sports Center hit, and the rarely seen post-impact green Gatorade barf.
Quality television, there.
The Hoos lost to UConn, but the Huskies were a solid bowl team last year so that comes as no surprise.
We don’t know what will happen when the Seminoles play a real team, but their offense is working for now scoring almost 100 points in two games.
Saturday, September 13th
MARYLAND 35, Cal 23
DUKE 41, Navy 31
CLEMSON 27, N.C. STATE 9
VIRGINIA TECH 20, GEORGIA TECH 17
FLORIDA STATE 46, Kettle Run High School 7
Photos from top: Maryland running back Da'Rel Scott (23) runs in for a touchdown against California cornerback Darian Hagan (26). (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Navy's Jarod Bryant (2) runs the ball as Duke's Vince Oghobaase (3) defends during the second half.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Florida State cornerback Tony Carter, left, knocks down a pass intented for Chattanooga wide receiver Justin Buckhalter. (AP Photo/Phil Coale)
Connecticut's Darius Butler brings down Virginia's Michael Smith. (AP Photo/Bob Child)