Well, it happened. Notre Dame dethroned (a Trevor Lawrence-less) Clemson in Week Ten, 47-40, proving that even the Tigers aren’t a sure thing in the ever-wacky ACC. With the win, the Fighting Irish remain unbeaten in conference play in program history (6-0).
But, apart from the two teams vying for a College Football Playoff berth, where does the rest of the league stand? Some of the action this weekend should make that picture clearer.
No. 9 Miami Hurricanes at Virginia Tech Hokies
A sneaky top ten team, Miami has positioned themselves at 6-1 following last Friday’s come-from-behind 44-41 victory over NC State. Now, they’ll get Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, who lost in hilarious fashion to No. 22 Liberty last week.
TV - ESPN, Saturday, 12:00 PM
Wake Forest has rebounded nicely from an 0-2 start, rattling off four consecutive wins in mostly convincing fashion. On Saturday, they’ll put that streak to the test when they travel to Chapel Hill.
For North Carolina’s part, the Tar Heels will look to post a second straight win - something they’ve been unable to do for five weeks. A loss means Sam Howell and company can all but give up any hope they still have for a slot in the ACC Championship game.
TV - ACCN, Saturday, 12:00 PM
Originally scheduled for last week, the Cavaliers will instead play host to Louisville this Saturday. Behind the arm (and legs) of quarterback Brennan Armstrong, the Hoos look to inch closer to .500 with a win over a Cardinals team that has shown improvement since October 9’s loss at Georgia Tech.
TV - ACCN, Saturday, 3:30 PM
Boston College gave Clemson all they could handle two weeks ago in Death Valley, before the Tigers erased an 18-point deficit to win 34-28. Can they replicate a similar performance against the high-riding Irish?
TV - ABC, Saturday, 3:30 PM