Defensive tackle Carlos Watkins is lucky to be alive and without major injuries after being in a scary car accident. Even at 81, former Clemson coach Red Parker is still trying to build football programs.
Though an optimist sees the 55 points Duke scored against Pittsburgh, the 58 given up by the defense overshadows the positives. One of the biggest problems the defense faced was defending the play action.
Jameis Winston is determined to improve his play and because of that, he's his harshest critic. Speaking of Winston, there's a shirt of him portrayed as Jesus, but the school isn't too thrilled about it. Coaches and players are saying that they still need to improve, especially with seven straight ACC games coming up.
Among some takeaways from the UNC game is a strong performance by the defense. The Yellow Jackets will be wearing this throwback jersey Thursday against Virginia Tech. Safety Isaiah Johnson will be redshirting the season. OL commit Michael Preddy broke his foot and might be out for the season.
This writer thinks Maryland is headed in the right direction with the 37-0 win over West Virginia. I guess they're not too bad with an actual quarterback playing quarterback. That win even got the Terps some votes in the Top 25 polls.
Al Golden got a chance to look at a lot of the younger players, such as Gus Edwards, in Miami's blowout of Savannah State, writes Manny Navarro. Golden thinks Stephen Morris will play Saturday after he suffered an ankle injury. But backup QB Ryan Williams did a good job of replacing Morris. Navarro also writes that Duke Johnson has extended his touchdown streak to seven games.
The ACC's coordinator of officials Doug Rhoads doesn't really know whether Bryan Underwood stepped out on that controversial play against Clemson.
After his big game against Duke, QB Tom Savage was named the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week, which is a pretty big honor.
Defensive tackle Eric Crume had one of the best games of his career on Saturday. Here are the five keys to Syracuse's win over Tulane. This writer says Syracuse football is back after some convincing wins.
After being cut earlier in the year by Cleveland, Mark Reynolds has rebounded well and found his niche with the Yankees. True freshman RB Daniel Hamm played a surprising role for the Cavs against VMI with 136 yards in his first action on the field.
The Demon Deacons will catch a little bit of a break because Dabo Swinney has suspended offensive lineman Isaiah Battle for the Wake Forest game because of the punch he threw at an N.C. State player on Thursday.