Sunday, October 11, 2009


Week 6 Overview

#5 VIRGINIA TECH 48, BOSTON COLLEGE 14 – Virginia Tech simply overwhelmed B.C. for an easy homecoming victory. The Hokies offense and QB Tyrod Talor look better each week with Taylor tossing two good looking touchdown passes.

NORTH CAROLINA 42, Georgia Southern 12 – Heels fans would like to think that yesterday’s high point output was due to a re-awakening of the offense. In reality, UNC’s nationally ranked defense (8th overall) led the way and jump started the offense. Georgia Southern contributed six turnovers (4 interceptions) to the cause.

VIRGINIA 47, Indiana 7 – Mikell Simpson ran for four touchdowns and Virginia’s much-maligned offense erupted for its biggest output in five years. The Wahoos entered the game tied for 117th (out of 120 teams) in total offense. The Cavs easily eclipsed that by halftime,. Jameel was 20 of 30 for 308 yards. Evidently, Indiana is still a basketball school.

DUKE 49, N.C. STATE 28 – When Duke hired David Cutcliff you had to figure they would get better. They have. Yesterday, the Blue Devils won their first ACC road game since 2003. Thad Lewis threw for career-highs of 459 yards and five touchdowns. The Wolfpack who did boast another nationally ranked defense gave up 502 yards of total offense while the Devils converted 13 of 19 third-down attempts. Duke has not won in Raleigh since 1985.

MARYLAND 32, WAKE FOREST 42 – Maryland said all week the key to the game was stopping Riley Skinner. They were right, but the Terps could do little about it. Skinner threw for 360 yards and a career-high four touchdowns Saturday, shattering the Wake Forest record for yards passing in a career. Wake scored touchdowns on its first five possessions in building a 35-10 halftime lead.

#11 MIAMI 48, Florida A&M 16 – Already trailing the Canes by three touchdowns, Florida A&M tried lining up on defense with 13 players. That didn’t work either. Miami enjoyed their first game this season against an unranked opponent.

#22 GEORGIA TECH 49, FLORIDA STATE 44 – Here’s what we do know. There may be controversy swirling around Bowden and Fisher, but neither one of them play defense. Evidently, neither do FSU’s players. Georgia Tech never punted and gained 532 yards. FSU promptly gained 539 yards, but were undone by some critical turnovers.

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