MARYLAND @ #13 GEORGIA TECH (-14), Atlanta, Ga., 12:00 PM, ESPNU (Sirius 85//XM 85) -- It doesn’t seem possible that Maryland can stop the Georgia Tech juggernaut of an offense and/or outscore the Yellow Jackets. Considering how inconsistent Terps QB Danny O’Brien has been, that seems unlikely. GT gets bowl eligible in six weeks.
#23 FLORIDA STATE (-13) @ WAKE FOREST, Winston-Salem, N.C., 12:30 PM, TV: ACC Network, (Sirius 136//XM 190) – Will the real FSU please stand up. With EJ Manuel back behind center the Noles ought to be good enough to knock off a solid Wake Forest squad. The Deacons have already matched their win total from last year.
BOSTON COLLEGE @ #8 CLEMSON (-21.5), Clemson, S.C., 3:00 PM, TV: RSN, (Sirius 132//XM 192) – If the Tigers don’t fall asleep or start believing their own press clippings, they should make short work of B.C. The Eagles simply don’t have the offense punch (in spite of having Montel Harris back) to keep up with Clemson. Clemson also gets bowl eligible in six weeks, but the fan base is looking for much more…
MIAMI @ #21 VIRGINIA TECH (-8.5), Blacksburg, Va., 3:30 PM, TV: ABC/ESPN, (Sirius 85//XM 85) – Which ever team loses this game and starts their ACC season 0-2 is in big trouble. So far, the Hokies offense has been all David Wilson and they desperately need to diversify. The Canes seem to go however their QB is going.
Central Michigan (Chippewas, 28,389 students, Mount Pleasant, MI) @ N.C. STATE (-13.5), Raleigh, N.C., 3:30 PM, ESPN3 (Sirius 117//XM 191) – Really, the Chippewas (2-3) in October? This feels like a game the Wolfpack should have played the first or second week of the season. They better win.
Guaranteed not to lose: Duke and Virginia