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Week 8 Brought the ACC its Biggest Upset of the Season

While the Wahoos fell back to a losing conference record, there were plenty of interesting results in the other ACC week 8 games. The biggest shock, of course, was FSU's last second loss, but don't underestimate the shock value of NC State actually winning a conference game.

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UVa's bowl chances may be growing ever smaller and a coastal division championship run seems nearly impossible, but Wahoo fans can find some entertainment in other football results, right? A big last-second crazy play upset! Virginia Tech lost at home again! Boston College somehow looks like the worst ACC team still! Let's take a look:

Clemson 58 - Miami 0

Okay, so the Hoos' inability to win on the road in any scenario or beat UNC in this decade are both extremely frustrating - but they're not quite "lose 58-0 at home" frustrating. I know I know, UVa has been blown out plenty at home recently - but you've got to be completely ashamed if you're Al Golden this weekend. Somewhere out there there are UVa fans actually ok with the idea of hiring this guy...inexplicably so.

FSU 16 - GT 22

A week after UM - MSU gave football fans one of the craziest endings in the history of football, the Rambling Wreck converted their own absolutely absurd last second victory - by returning a blocked potential-game-winning FG attempt for a touchdown on the last play of the game. This ruins FSU's hopes to make the playoff, while bringing some life back into GT's bowl chances.

Duke 45 - VT 43

Four overtimes! Unhappy Blacksburg fans! Three missed tackles to give up the winning conversion! The nail in Beamer's career coffin? It's a little surreal to talk to our rival's fans and have them express the same amount of apathy that out fanbase has become accustomed to. No one is happy in the Commonwealth these days - or maybe more accurately, no one is that invested anymore.

Pitt 23 - Cuse 20

Pittsburgh completed a fourth quarter comeback in Syracuse with a field goal in the game's waning moments. The Panthers move to 4-0 in their conference record and look like the best chance to keep UNC or Duke from winning the Coastal. All of this, again, without start player James Connor.

NCSU 35 - Wake 17

It would've been nice if Wake Forest had managed to beat a non-BC team, so that we here at STL could keep mocking the Wolfpack for their terrible cupcake schedule. Unfortunately, Wake is a cupcake-level team, and NC State is now one win from bowl eligibility. Their best chance for the sixth win will come in two weeks @BC, the cupcakiest ACC team. But hey, losing big to UCLA and Boise was pretty rewarding, right Hoos?

BC 14 - Louisville 17

The Cardinals failed to score a point in the second half, but luckily that's still usually enough to beat Boston College. Lamar Jackson threw for 230 yards in the win, and UL moved up to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in the ACC. The Jesuit Eagles remain winless in the conference - but they get to host the Hokies on Halloween!

Coming out of this week, Clemson now sits alone atop the Atlantic, while 3 Coastal teams remain undefeated in conference play. The ACC now has 5 bowl-eligible teams and while Clemson looks like a legitimate playoff contender, while the mediocre conference teams should probably scrape together a couple other bowl appearances from the group.