ACC Football Daily Links — Maryland Terrapins Have Shot at Validation vs. Florida State on Saturday

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Randy Edsall and Maryland Have Shot at Validation Saturday at Florida State (Washington Post)

In Coach Randy Edsall’s third season, the Maryland football team is worth watching again. On Saturday, the Terrapins hope to have their best show yet. Undefeated and newly ranked, Maryland travels to face undefeated and eighth-ranked Florida State at noon at Doak Campbell Stadium. The Terrapins will be aiming to win their final ACC opener and validate their encouraging start with a signature victory…

Boston College vs. Army: So What’s the Backup Plan? (BC Interruption)

Boston College athletics director Brad Bates indicates that there is a backup plan in the works if this weekend’s Boston College-Army game ends up being cancelled, telling ESPN: As for Army against Boston College, BC athletic director Brad Bates said in an email to ESPNBoston.com: “We are in constant communication with West Point and they are telling me it is not a simple dollar and cent issue”…

UNC to Face Strong Hokie Secondary (Daily Tar Heel)

Last season, the North Carolina football team cruised to a 48-34 win against Virginia Tech in Kenan Stadium, but this year’s meeting will likely be a bit different. Not only will the Tar Heels travel to Blacksburg, but they’ll also be going up against the No.4 defense in country — one that held East Carolina and Georgia Tech to 10 points apiece…

Virginia Football Team Banding Together (Daily Progress)

One Virginia side put on a dazzling performance that had the opposing coach raving. The other side had a dismal effort that had Mike London speaking on the potential for personnel changes. But both UVa defensive and offensive players had to board the same plane back to Charlottesville on Saturday evening after a collective 14-3 loss at Pittsburgh…

Streaking the Lawn Roundtable: Virginia Football Early Season MVP (Streaking the Lawn)

Despite a 2-2 record that is about what fans would have expected, the Virginia offensive output has Wahoos in a panic. But things aren’t all bad! The defense is one of the conference’s best (not to mention one of the better ones in the nation). So this week, let’s discuss who is making this defense work… Who has been the MVP of this season so far?…

Lifelong Love the Road Has Swinney Hoping Tigers Will “Embrace” Opportunity (Orange and White)

Dabo Swinney fully appreciates the advantages of ‘home sweet home’ football. Nevetheless, Clemson’s coach says he enjoys a good road trip now and then. Fan hostility, he said, translates to excitement. “I personally have always enjoyed going on the road,” Swinney said on Tuesday at his weekly press conference. “I loved it as a player. I loved the hostility of it, growing up in the SEC…

Tech Wants to Take More Positive Road This Year Against Miami (Gwinnett Daily Post)

When it last met Miami on the football field, Georgia Tech saw perhaps a turning point — if not the turning point — in its 2012 season. After rallying from a 19-point deficit to take a two-touchdown lead heading into the fourth quarter, the Yellow Jackets saw the Hurricanes charge back to tie the game with 27 seconds left in regulation before winning the game in overtime…

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