Sunday, January 29, 2023

Beating Miami in the race for the ACC Coastal Division

Things to see at the Atlantic Coast Conference for Week 10:

game of the week

Georgia Tech in Miami. Hurricanes 38-34 win against Pittsburgh Bringing them back to the ACC Coastal Division 4–4 on aggregate and 2–2 in the league. Coach Manny Diaz’s team has outperformed quarterback Tyler Van Dyke for two consecutive teams ranked in the top 25. The ‘Cannes knocked the state of North Carolina and then Pittsburgh out of the rankings. The Yellow Jackets (3-5, 2-4) have lost two in a row, but have won two straight against Miami.

best Match

10 Wake Forest (8-0) in North Carolina (4-4). It’s a game that doesn’t count in the conference, but can brighten up the scoreboard because it features two of the ACC’s most productive quarterbacks. Sam Hartman of Damon Deacon has placed him in the top 10 for the first time in school history, while Sam Howell of the Tar Heels threw for a program record of six touchdowns and 550 yards in the previous meeting, 59–53 for North. Win Carolina a year ago.

long shot

Duke in Pittsburgh. The Panthers have won nine of the last 10 meetings, including the last four. He blew a 23-point lad in his last matchup before rallying as Kenny Pickett threw a 26-yard TD pass to V’Lique Carter with 38 seconds remaining. The series featured some wild scoring, with the Blue Devils winning 51–48 in double overtime in 2014 and Pitt winning 58–55 in the first meeting between events in 2013.

inside numbers

North Carolina State quarterback Devin Leary has attempted 211 consecutive passes without a hitch. This is the ninth longest streak in the history of the ACC. Matt Blandin of Virginia is in eighth place with 213 from 1990-91. Florida States Christian Ponder (2009) and Chris Vinke (1999) are in seventh place with 237. … Clemson has won 32 consecutive home games, the longest streak in the school’s history. … Wake Forest is 8-0 on aggregate and 5-0 for the first time in the ACC. Damon Deacon’s eight-match winning streak is the longest in the school’s history.

impact player

Since taking over as quarterback for Syracuse in the third week of the season, Garrett Schrader has accounted for 20 touchdowns, including 13 rushing scores.


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