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.
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.