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    Sorry for the delay in its release, but here is the first installment of the ACC Weekly for the 2015 Season
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    Back to Prominence:

    From almost falling off the ACC landscape, the Florida State Seminoles are back and have National Title aspirations. After starting the year with 2 wins against Big East schools, Louisville and Army, the 'Noles played the then #1 Texas Longhorns. The 'Noles proved they belonged in the national contender talks with a win in Texas 23-17 behind a balanced offensive effort. FSU ran the ball 34 times and controlled the time of possession, nearly doubling Texas 18:24-9:36. Those out of conference wins have been a springboard for FSU in conference play, where FSU is 2-0 defeating NC State and Duke by a combined score of 83-10. The next big test for the 'Noles will be number 11 Va. Tech in week 8.

    Early Stumbles:

    For everyone else not named FSU, the start to the season has been a rough one. There are no other undefeated teams within the conference, as the ACC started off slowly in out of conference play. Last season's conference darling Duke lost 3 straight non-conference games to start the year against Louisville, Army and Navy. They will be looking to be bowl eligible for the 4 straight season by rebounding in conference play. Wake Forest, who was in the ACC title game a year ago stumbled against Army, but has a big test in Va. Tech this week. Speaking of the Hokies, After impressive victories over Navy, USC and Louisville, they lost a home game to Clemson 35-21. All of these schools still have a chance to get back to the ACC Title game, but it will take flawless play the rest of the conference year.
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    Recruiting Recap:

    So far, the rich have been getting richer, as the big dogs in the ACC have been dominating the recruiting process. Va. Tech and Florida St. both have signed a 5 star recruit (ATH Craig Johnson for Va. Tech and number 1 QB Mike Hood for FSU). The Hokies have added some beef up front in DT Ira Abrams, DE Travis Thomas and G Ricky Beck, while FSU has improved their secondary by adding SS Vernon Haas and FS Ryan Dodds.

    Look out for NC State, as the Wolfpack has added 5 recruits and currently has the 15th ranked class. A trio of Wide Receivers (David Langford, Mike Burrell and Wesley White) look to bolster the NC State passing game for years to come. Duke is also off to a great start with 3 4-Star prospects including CB Brad Miles and HB Mark Sutton.
     
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    What!!! Sick right up man thanks for your efforts dude!!
     
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    Very nice man. Great write up.
     
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    Danggg pretty good
     
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    ACC Weekly VOL.2 2015
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    So far it has been a wild year for the ACC. As we look back at the past few weeks, and look forward to the final leg of the regular season, one thing is evident; anything can happen in the ACC in 2015.​
    Marquee Matchup:
    There was much hype surrounding the FSU v. Virginia Tech game in week 7 and the game certainly lived up to that hype. FSU looked like it was going to take a halftime lead at 7-3 when FSU RB Mario Pender sped around the outside of the Hokie defense for a 2 yard TD run, but Hokie QB Jamaal Neal had other plans. 2 plays after receiving the kickoff from the 'Noles Neal connected with WR Joel Caleb on a 60 yard bomb to give Va. Tech the halftime lead 10-7. FSU would not go away scoring early in the 4th quarter on another 2 yard TD to go up 14-10. The Neal-Caleb connection would strike again, attacking the FSU safeties, this time connecting on a 46 yard TD pass. The 'Noles attempted to drive for the game tying or go-ahead score only to be intercepted late in the 4th quarter. After a field goal by the Hokies to go up by 6, FSU had one final shot. However, they turned the ball over on downs and the Hokies prevailed in top match-up within the conference this season.​
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    Date with Destiny?:
    Ever since the end of the 2014 ACC title game, the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest were looking forward to the next time they could play Va. Tech. Unfortunately their in season meeting did not work out as Wake fell 49-0, but the Demon Deacons are feeling that the 3rd time will be the charm if they get the chance to play the Hokies once again. By defeating the Wolfpack of NC State this upcoming week, Wake will clinch a spot in the ACC title game, but that will be no easy feat. The Wolfpack is number 19 in the country after an impressive win against Auburn in week 7 and looks to keep their ACC Title game hopes alive against an impressive Wake Forest team.​
    After a couple of early stumbles against Army and the aforementioned Va. Tech, Wake has rattled off 4 conference wins in a row and looks to continue their winning ways all the way to the Orange Bowl.​
    Heisman Hopeful:
    FSU QB Jameis Winston has become one of the most dominant players in college football. He has been an offensive force this entire season, running for over 650 yards and passing for over 1800 more. Besides the yardage, Winston has accounted for an amazing 28 touchdowns so far. The redshirt Junior has led FSU to a 7-1 record and has put FSU in the conversation for a BCS berth. Winston will need a strong finish to the season to hold off contenders Keith Marshall from Georgia and Everett Golson from Notre Dame​
    Recruiting Roundup:
    As in-season recruiting winds down, the ACC looks to have one of the strongest influx of incoming freshmen in America this year. FSU has the number 1 recruiting class in the nation, but due to some NCAA penalties will not have room for all of the players they have signed. Virginia Tech currently is ranked with the 3rd best class in the country, while Duke, Wake Forest, NC State and Georgia Tech are all in the top 35. The most surprising of class has to be Duke, that has failed to live up to expectations this year, but is bringing in talent to help its secondary and running game in CBs Brad Miles and Dan Coleman and RB Mark Sutton.​
     
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    Nice write up, I hope my freshman give me a solid team next year
     
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    ACC Weekly VOL.3 2015 : Bowl Edition​
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    The regular season has come and gone for the ACC, and now the conference looks forward to bowl season. Once again, the conference has missed out on a National Championship Bid, but has 2 teams in BCS Bowls (Virginia Tech in the Orange and FSU in the Sugar). This edition of the ACC Weekly will take a look back at the ACC Title game and look forward to bowl season for the ACC Conference.​
    ACC Title Game:​
    The game couldn't have started better for the Hokie and worse for the Demon Deacons, as JC Coleman took the opening kickoff 98 yards for a TD to give the Hokies a 7-0 lead. Wake Forest would answer with their strong running game and moved the ball the entire game on the tough Hokie D. Wake running back Justin Carter led the charge rushing 17 times for 110 yards.​
    However turnovers would haunt the Demon Deacons in this match-up.While in the red-zone on their first drive, Wake QB Sousa fired an interception to the Hokie D. Sousa was picked off 3 times in the game and did not account for a score. He finished 12 of 21 for 179 yards and the 3 INTs. He was also sacked on 4 occasions. Hokie QB Jamaal Neal would not do much better completing just 8 of his 15 passes for 100 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. What saved the Hokies was former Heisman winner RB Michael Holmes returning in a big way. He carried 22 times for 139 yards and 2 TDs, resulting in a 31-0 victory for Hokies. The Demon Deacons will have to wait until next year to take a measure of revenge against the Hokies​
    Going BCS Bowling:​
    As stated before, the Virginia Tech Hokies and Florida State Seminoles will represent the ACC in the BCS this season. Va. Tech faces the Big Ten runner-up in Nebraska in the Orange Bowl, while FSU takes on SEC Champ Auburn in the Sugar Bowl.​
    For FSU, questions abound as Heisman runner up QB Jameis Winston may very well be playing his last game as a member of the Seminoles. The redshirt Junior will be a hot commodity and may fore-go his senior season to enter the NFL Draft. FSU will count on not only Winston, but RB Mario Pender to keep their offense balanced against the SEC Champs. For Auburn, Soph. QB David Adams has a cannon for an arm and will look to build on his 24 TD and 6 INT season. His favorite target WR Clayton Sherman will be looked to early and often to carry the load for the Tigers.​
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    Another season, another Orange Bowl for the Hokies. The ACC champs will look to ground and pound against a speed Nebraska team. The combination of Drew Harris and Michael Holmes have accounted for about 1800 yards rushing and scored 21 touchdowns. For the Cornhuskers, QB Paul Mack looks to add to his over 2500 combined yards, and bruising RB Imani Cross will be spotlighted by the Husker O as well. Cross has scored 15 TDs this year.​
    Other Notable Bowls:​
    The ACC Title game runner-up Wake Forest will take on Florida in what should be a strong defensive battle in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. The Demon Deacons will look to rebound from their ACC title game blowout loss and finish the season strong against a SEC foe.​
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    Duke will try to finish the season with a winning record as it takes on Army in the Champs Sports Bowl. Duke will have to contend with the option and spread attack of Army. Sophomore QB David Washington and RB Shaquille Powell lead the Blue Devils in their match-up.​
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    Got me hyped for the game already
     

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