Know Thy Enemy: Beatdown Edition

Grant Halverson

Clemson continues to roll, and the mediocrity of the ACC is bared in front of the nation.

I'll be honest, I tuned out of the Clemson game after the first quarter. Once it seemed like Clemson wasn't going to do anything stupid, I decided to watch some real football. As much as we love to hate on Dabo's game management. Les Miles can really take it to another level.

As a reminder all rankings are from the AP Poll, and click on the team name for a game report article.

Georgia #5 (8-1):

Ole Miss showed up between the hedges and gave UGA a scare early on, but the Bulldogs ended up cruising to a 37-10 victory . Georgia had over 500 yards on offense, but the most intriguing part of the day was when the 2 teams combined for 4 turnovers on 4 consecutive possessions. Not something you see everyday, and I would've expected such abysmal play from the ACC, not the vaunted SEC.

Auburn Tigers (2-7):

Everyone get excited for Auburn, they got their second victory of the season over New Mexico State. It was close early before Auburn decided to play a little bit of football, and the less said the better here.

Ball State Cardinals (6-3):.

Ball State had a bye week as the gear up for a big game against Toledo.

Furman Paladins (3-6):

Furman also had a bye as the head into a clash against App State

Florida State Seminoles #8 (8-1) (5-1):

Continuing the bye week theme, Florida State was off ahead of their Thursday night game against VT

Boston College (2-7) (1-5) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-4) (3-4):

BC was officially eliminated from bowl contention as they dropped a depressing game to Wake Forest 28-14. Michael Campanaro showed why everyone goes nuts over him as he hauled in 3 touchdowns for 123 yards. For BC, Rettig had an awful game throwing 1 TD and 3 picks in the process. BC has to go back to the drawing board this off season and with a new AD my guess is changes will start at the top.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jacketss (4-5) (3-3) vs. Maryland Terrapins (4-5) (2-3):

Another ugly game in the ACC, and this one continued Maryland's injury woes. Demetrius Hartsfield was lost for the season with a torn ACL. The good news is he plays defense, the bad news is that he is their best defensive player. Not to shocking that Georgia Tech pulled out the victory in this one, 33-13. Maryland wasn't even able to put things together until the second half, and that bodes very well for Clemson

Virginia Tech Hokies (4-5) (2-3):

Miami hopped into the driver's seat in the Coastal division with an emphatic win over VT, 30-12. It wasn't the prettiest of things as VT outgained Miami on the ground and in the air, as well as controlling the clock, but Miami took advantage of poor special teams play to win. If Miami wins out they will be heading to Charlotte, likely to play FSU in a rematch the Seminoles won.

NC State Wolfpack (5-4) (2-3):

NC State is this year's most confusing team of the ACC. After pulling out a win against FSU, NC State got demolished by a deplorable Virginia team. Virginia came out strong while NC State was still sitting in their hotel and put up 400 plus yards of offense.It didn't help that NC State also turned the ball over 5 times. Glennon averaged only 4 yards per completion, and I've run out of ways to say this game sucked.

South Carolina Gamecocks #12 (7-2):

USCe had a bye week to heal up before they take on the train wreck that is Arkansas.

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