No one enjoys piling on when things go wrong. But nonetheless, we’ve got to call out the ACC players who were counter-productive in helping their teams grab a victory this weekend. On the bright side for them, they can always get off this list next week. And for their sake, let’s hope they do.
ACC Goat of the Week, Week 12: University of Maryland
I won’t make this overly bitter, because I’m honestly not overly bitter. Maryland ran its athletic department at a loss for far too long, and this was a way to remedy the issue. Anytime you can double the amount of money you take home, it’s a worthwhile decision, so for that, I commend the university. But it still results in a negative outcome for the ACC, which is why they end up listed here. With luck, the conference can soon make its decision on who will replace the Terps and then everything can continue as normal, with no additional defections. But until that point, this is rough for the ACC. Despite the fact that the conference may very well finish with two teams in the BCS top 10, and will subsequently send them to lucrative bowl games, there’s now a glaring black-eye on the year. And it has nothing to do with what happened on the field (which was its own respective disaster, outside of Clemson and Florida State‘s respective seasons). More than anything, it’s just a shame to see them go.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons offense (209 total yards)
Maryland Terrapins rushing attack (20 attempts, 66 yards)
Duke Blue Devils defense (allowed 42 points, 330 rushing yards)