Listed below are issues to observe within the Atlantic Coast Convention in Week three:


No. 1 Clemson at Syracuse. This one would possibly’ve had somewhat extra juice per week in the past, however the Tigers’ travel to the Service Dome nonetheless stacks up as the most efficient recreation of a weekend wherein 4 ACC groups face off towards FCS colleges. Syracuse (1-1) stays the ultimate ACC workforce to overcome Clemson (2-Zero), knocking off the Tigers two years in the past of their ultimate talk over with north after an harm to QB Kelly Bryant . The rematch would possibly were the country’s greatest recreation, had the Orange no longer been blown out via Maryland ultimate week.


North Carolina State’s protection vs. West Virginia’s offense. New N.C. State co-defensive coordinator Tony Gibson served two long stints at the Mountaineers’ group of workers and interviewed for the top training process that in the long run went to Neal Brown after Dana Holgorsen left for Houston. Now he is answerable for a Wolfpack protection that has but to permit a landing and is giving up 24.five yards speeding according to recreation. That would imply hassle for a West Virginia floor recreation that ranks 129th nationally (32 ypg) and was once at minus-7 yards speeding in the second one part of a blowout loss at Missouri.


Best 3 groups within the Bowl Subdivision have two victories over Energy five colleges and two of them are within the ACC. Clemson opened with wins over Georgia Tech and Texas A&M, and North Carolina owns victories over South Carolina and Miami. The 3rd member of that membership is Hawaii, which is 2-Zero towards the %-12 after beating Arizona and Oregon State.


Perhaps Pittsburgh can put a scare into an instate rival of their ultimate scheduled assembly. The Panthers are 17-point underdogs at No. 13 Penn State within the finale in their four-game sequence. Pitt has as soon as once more long gone into lockdown mode, with trainer Pat Narduzzi declining to make any avid gamers to be had to the media this week. The Panthers should have the ability to proceed Penn State’s struggles within the floor recreation after the Nittany Lions controlled simply 78 yards speeding towards Buffalo.


Bryce Perkins may well be in for a large recreation. The Virginia quarterback could be the convention’s most fun participant — a minimum of amongst those that do not play for Clemson — and he is going up towards a Florida State protection that ranks ultimate within the league total (520 ypg) and in issues allowed (40 ppg). Perkins, who set a faculty report with three,603 overall yards a 12 months in the past, is rather off that tempo with 485 via two video games for the 25th-ranked Cavaliers.


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