Week 10 ACC Football Scores, Picks Recap, Quick Analysis

    Week 10 ACC football scores, picks recaps, and quick game analysis.

    November 7, 2015

    Games In Order From Best To Worst

    Games In Order From Best To Worst

    Florida State at Clemson

    Final Score: Clemson 23, Florida State 13
    Pick: Clemson 34, Florida State 24
    Line: Clemson -12, o/u: 56

    Greg Huegel hit three field goals, Deon Cain caught a 38-yard touchdown pass and Wayne Gallman finally put the game away with a 25-yard touchdown run to give Clemson the win and the Atlantic title. Florida State started out the scoring with a 75-yard Dalvin Cook run, and had chances to get up big early, but an interception, and settling for Robert Aguayo field goal, kept the door wide open. Clemson took control of the tenor of the game from then on. Florida State only converted 2-of-12 third down plays. Cook finished with 194 yards and that one score.

    Player of the Game: Clemson QB Deshaun Watson completed 28-of-42 passes for 297 yards and a score, and ran 16 times for 107 yards.

    Notre Dame at Pitt

    Final Score: Notre Dame 42, Pitt 30
    Pick: Notre Dame 28, Pittsburgh 20
    Line: Notre Dame -8.5, o/u: 54

    DeShone Kizer threw five touchdown passes with three to Will Filler, including plays from 47 and 46 yards out for a 21-3 first half lead. The third scoring play from 14 yards out all but put it away midway through the third. Kizer ran for a two-yard score for a 42-17 Irish lead before Pitt came up with 14 late points – Tyler Boyd caught a 51-yard touchdown pass and Ejuan Price returned a fumble 32 yards for a score – in the final few minutes. Josh Adams ran 20 times for 147 yards for the Fighting Irish.

    Player of the Game: Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer completed 19-of-26 passes for 262 yards and five scores to go along with a scoring run, and WR Will Fuller caught seven passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns.

    Virginia at Miami

    Final Score: Miami 27, Virginia 21
    Pick: Miami 24, Virginia 21
    Line: No Line

    Miami got two touchdown passes from Brad Kaaya and two key field goals from Michael Badgley to keep Virginia just out of reach. The Cavaliers sputtered when close, settling for four Ian Frye field goals along with a three-yard touchdown run from Olamide Zaccheaus for the lead in the third. But Kaaya found Stacy Coley for a 67-yard touchdown and David Njoku for a five-yard score to take control in the second quarter, and Mark Walton scored from one-yard out in the fourth to take the lead for good. Miami converted 8-of-13 third down tries, Virginia converted 4-of-13 chances.

    Player of the Game: Miami QB Brad Kaaya completed 20-of-26 passes for 286 yards and two scores with a pick.

    Duke at North Carolina

    Final Score: North Carolina 66, Duke 31
    Pick: North Carolina 30, Duke 24
    Line: North Carolina -8, o/u: 57.5

    Marquise Williams threw four touchdown passes and threw for 494 of the teams 704 total yards in North Carolina’s blowout win. The Tar Heels started out the scoring with an 89-yard Ryan Switzer touchdown catch, Mack Hollins caught a 74-yard scoring play and Bug Howard caught a 49-yard touchdown pass on the way to a 38-10 lead. Elijah Hood added two touchdown runs to keep UNC rolling, but Duke had some big plays of its own with Jela Duncan running for a 52-yard score and Thomas Sirk taking off for a 53-yard touchdown run. Duke turned it over three times, but those weren’t the problem – the defense wasn’t even close.

    Player of the Game: North Carolina QB Marquise Williams completed 23-of-35 passes for 494 yards and four scores, and ran seven times for 30 yards and a touchdown.

    Syracuse at Louisville

    Final Score: Louisville 41, Syracuse 17
    Pick: Louisville 27, Syracuse 19
    Line: Louisville -14, o/u: 52

    It was a turnover-fest with the Cardinals giving it away four times and Syracuse three, but very quickly, all that mattered was the UofL offense. Down 10-7 in the second quarter, Louisville exploded for 34 straight points with Kyle Bolin throwing three touchdown passes and Trumaine Washington returning an interception 39 yards for a touchdown. Syracuse came up with a ten-yard Ervin Phillips touchdown run in the first quarter and got a Steve Ishmael nine-yard touchdown grab in the final seconds – it was all Louisville.

    Player of the Game: Louisville QB Kyle Bolin completed 24-of-35 passes for 362 yards and three scores with a pick.

    NC State at Boston College

    Final Score: NC State 24, Boston College 8
    Pick: NC State 24, Boston College 14
    Line: NC State -4, o/u: 40

    NC State’s defense dominated, coming up with four takeaways and not allowing a score until a Thadd Smith three-yard touchdown catch in the final moments. The Wolfpack scored the first 24 points with Maurice Trowell catching an 83-yard touchdown pass in the second and with Jaylen Samuels and Reggie Galaspy each taking off for scoring runs. NC State outgained the Eagles 351 yards to 285.

    Player of the Game: NC State DE Mike Rose made five tackles with two sacks and 4.5 tackles for loss.


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