After momentarily blowing a 24-point lead against Clemson, and following with a loss at Miami, some wrote off Georgia Tech.
The No. 19 Yellow Jackets (5-1, 3-1 ACC) responded with three consecutive wins and play host to No. 4 Virginia Tech at 6 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2) for a chance to move into a tie with the Hokies (5-1, 3-0) and No. 9 Miami (4-1, 2-1) in the Coastal Division.
While the Hokies present a difficult matchup with the No. 1-ranked ACC scoring offense and No. 2 scoring defense, the Yellow Jackets might be able to compete in a high-scoring game.
Georgia Tech's trio of run options - running back Jonathan Dwyer, receiver Demaryius Thomas and quarterback Josh Nesbitt - might be the best in the conference.
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ACC offenses (sans Clemson)
For the first time in conference history, each victorious ACC team scored 42 or more points last week. ACC quarterbacks have 16 300-yard games this season, more than last season's total.
Under the category of good timing, Miami's 21-20 victory against Oklahoma drew a 4.84 television rating. Florida's win at LSU on Saturday drew a 3.4 rating on CBS.
The Blue Devils equaled their ACC win total of the previous four years Saturday - Duke was 1-31 in the ACC from 2005-08 - with a 49-28 win at N.C. State.
While the Miami offense has been great, it will have to do even more heavy lifting as the Hurricanes' defense lost three more players to season-ending injuries this week, including starting corner Ryan Hill.
The Atlantic Division
Might Georgia Tech and North Carolina - hey, even Virginia (1-0) is undefeated in the Coastal - begin calling for realignment?
Apparently, autumn has been canceled. What was once a cool, dry season has interrupted ACC games three times with lightning delays.
BY THE NUMBERS
67.6 : Wake quarterback Riley Skinner's career completion percentage, the best in ACC history.
180.58: Skinner's pass efficiency rating over the past four games.
8,395: Skinner's career total yardage, he's the active leader in the ACC.
"You hear about a great quarterback being recruited, the savior of the program, and then somebody else plays and wins a bunch of games. It happens more than people really notice."
- Clemson defensive coordinator Kevin Steele on Skinner.