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What a Weekend it Was – A Few Quick Hits

BY MICHAEL LEESE Andre Williams ran for 339 yards to break Boston College‘s single-season and single-game rushing records, leading the Eagles to a 38-21 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday and helping the Eagles qualify for a bowl game for the first time in three seasons. The win moved Boston College to 6-4 on the season. [ . . read more . . ]

Notre Dame’s BCS Hopes Dashed

BY MICHAEL LEESE James Connor scored on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter to break a 21-21 tie, leading the Pitt Panthers to a stunning 28-21 win over Notre Dame.   Pitt intercepted Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees twice in the fourth quarter, once in the end zone, and once on a pass that was returned 45 yards to the five-yard line [ . . read more . . ]

My Gameday Experience at Virginia Tech

BY MICHAEL LEESE Game day in Blacksburg, Virginia, proved to be very enjoyable and a good learning experience. Virginia Tech is in a beautiful college town just outside the Blue Ridge Mountains. Early fall weather had the leaves turning colors, which provided terrific backdrops for taking pictures. The first thing you immediately notice [ . . read more . . ]

What to watch for this week in the Atlantic Coast Conference

The Atlantic Division race remains the same.  Florida State still has the inside track to the division championship with Clemson keeping up both in the standings and in the polls.  Miami’s 30-12 home win over Virginia Tech last week moved them a top a wild and crazy Coastal Division where four teams remain in contention for the [ . . read more . . ]

ACC: A Conference in Chaos

While the ACC doesn’t have any games featuring two ranked teams this week, it has exciting match-ups for fans of ACC football. Every game has a storyline that is significant to each team and, in many cases, the conference race. Virginia vs. Wake Forest– This is a must-win game if either of these teams hope to make a bowl [ . . read more . . ]

Duke Dilemma: Midnight Madness or Wallace Wade

The Duke Blue Devils are at the top of the ACC, tied for 1st place with no conference losses. That statement may roll off the  tongue almost every March, but this year the Blue Devils football team has won five of its first six games. The Blue Devils are off to the best start to a season since the 1994 team won its first seven games. [ . . read more . . ]