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Most of the ACC Took Care of Business in Week 3

The ACC week 3 slate included a few marquee games, some close wins over visiting teams of various strength, and Duke losing.

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While the Hoos barely beat an FCS opponent at home for their first win, the rest of the ACC schedule in Week 3 included a few conference games and a range of difficulty in out of conference opponents. None of UVa's Coastal Division rivals played any conference games, so any ACC losses only help UVa's chances in (possible) bowl selection (way) down the road, but it is interesting to see expected-favorite Georgie Tech lose to a banged up Notre Dame team.

Clemson 20 - Louisville 17

Clemson tried their best to Clemson the game in front of a raucous Papa Johns Stadium crowd, but the final drive for the Cardinals came up short. After a strong start to the season, QB Deshaun Watson looked pretty rough overall, finishing with just a 54.6 QB rating and a 2/2 touchdown/interception line.

Florida State 14 - Boston College 0

The Eagles hung tough at home against the Noles, but in the end, you've got to score points to win a football game. The FSU defense carried the team (and scored half of their points) while BC suffered an unfortunate injury to quarterback Darius Wade in the fourth quarter.

Illinois 14 - UNC 48

UNC let the Illini hang around for about a quarter, but in the second half the Heels threw down on the visitors. Elijah Hood ran for 129 yards and 1 TD, while QB Marquise Williams accounted for four total scores while throwing for 203 yards.

Wake 17 - Army 14

Wake Forest completed a second half comeback on the road against Army, behind two rushing TDs from freshman QB Kendall Hinton. Hinton came into the game after yet another ACC QB, John Wolford, went down with an injury early in the game. Thankfully for the Deacs, his x-rays came back negative.

Central Michigan 27 - Cuse 30

Syracuse led for most of their game Saturday, but let the Chippewas back in it late, tying the game with seven seconds remaining. 2nd-string starter at QB Eric Dungey left the game permanently after a nasty hit to his head, so the Orange relied on both their 3rd and 4th string quarterbacks to secure the win.

Northwestern 19 - Duke - 10

Duke lost to Northwestern. Hahahahaha. Seriously though, Northwestern is a good team and Duke had spent the year so far beating up on terrible teams, so they had it coming. THomas Sirk threw for only 150 yards, but rushed for 61 and a score in the losing effort.

GT 22 - Notre Dame 30

Woodbury Forest product C.J. Prosise scored three times as the Fighting Irish held the high-scoring Yellow Jackets in check on Saturday. Prosise's scores included a 91 yard touchdown, the longest in Notre Dame Stadium history.

Nebraska 33 - Miami 36

Miami blew a huge lead to let the Cornhuskers back in the game in Coral Gables. While Brad Kaya threw for 379 yards, 2 scores, and an INT, blowing a 23 point lead probably lessened any good will gained by Al Golden in this one. Thankfully for the Canes, the defense was able to force a turnover in OT, leading to an easy FG for the win.

VT 51 - Purdue 24

The Hokies actually trailed at the half during their trip to West Lafayette, but completely dominated the Boilermakers in the second half. Brenden Motley threw for 220 yards and two scores, while rushing for another, in the matchup of absurdly-lame mascots.

NCSU 38 - ODU 14

NC State traveled to Norfolk and easily dismissed their Conference USA opponent. The Wolfpack rushed for 256 yards total while holding the Monarchs to negative 3. ODU running back Ray Lawry had been leading the nation in rushing going into the game.

Pitt 24 - Iowa 27

The Panthers needed a 4th and 15 conversion on their last drive of the game to complete their double-digit comeback. However, after leaving under a couple of minutes left on the clock, Iowa kicker Marshall Koehn kicked a 57 yard field goal as time expired to win the game.