Friday, September 28, 2007

Statement Saturday!

With three games against the Big East and one game against an SEC power, the ACC can make a statement and gain some respect… Of course this week’s games could also confirm what the “experts” have been saying about the ACC.

12:00 PM

North Carolina @ Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va.
TV: R/LF (XM 192)
The Hokies continue their offensive resurgence against the Heel’s defense.

Duke @ Miami
Miami, Fla.
TV: (XM 191)
The Devil’s poor kicking game won’t matter in this one.

1:00 PM

Massachusetts @ Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
TV: ESPN 360 (XM 190)
Matt Ryan continues to pad his stats as BC continues their month-long vacation.

3:30 PM

Maryland @ Rutgers
Piscataway, N.J.
TV: ABC (XM 191)
Can the Terps recover from last week’s collapse at Wake Forest? Probably not.

Clemson @ Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga.
TV: ABC (XM 192)
Despite their 0-2 conference record, the Jackets are the best team the Tigers have faced this season. This one will come down to turnovers. Look for the Tigers to win a close one.

Louisville @ NC State
Raleigh, N.C.
TV: ESPNU (XM 193)
The good news for the Pack is that Louisville is coming off of consecutive losses to Kentucky and Syracuse. The good news for the Cardinals beleaguered defense is that they are facing NC State’s offense. The Pack doesn’t have the offensive weapons to keep up with Louisville… Hopefully NC State won’t give up 40+ points for the second straight week.

5:00 PM

Alabama @ Florida State
Jacksonville, Fla.
TV: CBS (XM 190)
ACC ISP Sports Radio Network
Bobby Bowden grew up cheering for the Tide. Is he trying to psyche them out, or is he really in awe of facing ‘Bama? FSU’s has too many questions on offense. Their defense will need to keep the Tide out of the end zone for the ‘Noles to have a chance.

7:00 PM

Pittsburgh @ Virginia

Charlottesville, Va.
TV: ESPNU (XM 193)
After four games, I don’t know if anyone knows for sure how good Virginia is. Pitt is struggling after consecutive losses to Michigan State and the UConn team that blew Duke off of the field. Look for the Hoo’s to do just enough to win… This has got to be driving the Groh must go crowd crazy.