Welcome to your weekly ACC Football Mid-Week Hype Machine that hopefully bridges your week to the weekend with good reads…
- 10/16/10 – Boston College Eagles @ Florida State Seminoles / ESPN / 12:00 p.m. ET
Must-See Matchup: FSU running game vs. BC D
It’s a battle of BC’s one saving grace, a 5th ranked nationally rushing D vs. the ‘Noles revamped rushing attack at 12th in the nation.
Watch This Over…: Arkansas State-Indiana, seriously, ESPNU?
- Maryland Terrapins @ Clemson Tigers / ACC Network / 12:00 p.m. ET
Must-See Matchup: Dabo vs. the Fridge
Friedgen is 6-3 in his career against Clemson and 1-0 vs. Dabo so far, and he takes on a reeling Clemson staff just looking for a W after all these close losses.
Bringing The Noise: Maryland will be employing a 2-QB system Saturday. Testudo Times has an early primer of Terps/Tigers. Shakin the Southland and Testudo Times exchanged breakdowns here and here. The QB situation is back to normal, but the WR corps is a bit different according to D1scourse. OrangeandWhite.com gives the key to Tigers and Terps victories.
Watch This Over…: Dew Tour, do people watch skateboarding still?
- NC State Wolfpack @ East Carolina Pirates / CBS College Sports / 12:00 p.m. ET
Must-See Matchup: State’s “Air Wilson” vs. ECU’s “Air-Raid”
NC State brings the 8th ranked passing offense – the Pirates counter with the 13th…going to be a fun one if these two offenses are rolling.
Bringing The Noise: Backing the Pack takes a look at the new-look Pirates.
Watch This Over…: BC/FSU, but do you really get CBS College Sports?
- Miami Hurricanes @ Duke Blue Devils / ESPN3 / 1:00 p.m. ET
Must-See Matchup: Miami psyche vs. FSU loss/Duke
They said their goal is a rematch not too far from Durham with the ‘Noles, but will their play reflect it? Remains to be seen.
Bringing The Noise: Eye of the Hurricane breaks down Miami-Duke. After being battered Saturday night, Miami’s D looking to recover Saturday. ACC Sports Journal brings the Duke Insider. Miami’s rushing D might be down this week – good thing Duke only passes.
Watch This Over…: Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave, Miami tries to return to respectability while SyFy airs a sure-to-be-horrible-horror flick.
- Middle Tennessee State @ Georgia Tech / ESPN3 / 3:30 p.m. ET
Must-See Matchup: MTSU QB Dwight Dasher vs. GT D
Georgia Tech’s going to win, but c’mon, his name is Dasher and he’s pretty good.
Watch This Over…: Miccosukee Championship, golf sponsorhips get awesome this time of year.
- Wake Forest Demon Deacons @ Virginia Tech Hokies / ESPNU /3:30 p.m. ET
Must-See Matchup: Hokies offense vs. the scoreboard
Virginia Tech should roll, but how impressively? I’ve heard it mentioned how the Hokies tend to play down to the competition – they can really make a statement to a 3-0 ACC record with a big win here.
Watch This Over…: Western Michigan vs. Notre Dame, wow, the Irish are really reaching now.
- North Carolina Tar Heels @ Virginia Cavaliers / ESPN3 / 6:00 p.m. ET
Must-See Matchup: UNC vs. history
1981. The last time UNC has won in Charlottesville – haven’t beat Virginia since 2005 in Chapel Hill.
Bringing The Noise: UNC Raycom blog says forget history – Heels win Saturday. They also have a Q&A with a ‘Hoos writer. If the ‘Hoos are going to keep the streak alive, they need a spark on offense. Virginia depth chart seeing a lot of changes.
Watch This Over…: Deep Blue Sea, any movie with Sam Jackson vs. animal predator is awesome, but see if the Heels can take down the ‘Hoos in Charlottesville for the first time since…well, you know.
We’re almost back to fooball, folks. Check out ACC Blogger tomorrow for our picks for the weekend!