ACC Football Daily Links — Tajh Boyd, Clemson Struggling With Incosistency and Injury in Recent Weeks

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Ups-and-Downs: Tajh Boyd’s Battling Through Injury, Inconsistency on the Field (Orange and White)

Tajh Boyd’s final stat-line versus Maryland last Saturday was just about as solid as any in his career. It just didn’t feel like it. With a touchdown via both throw and run, he posted a 27th career multi-score game. The senior signal-caller accounted for a 15th 300-yard passing game (304), and much of that thanks to a 16th contest with a 68 or better completion percentage (68.3)…

FSU Domination Goes Beyond Final Score (ESPN’s ACC Blog)

Earlier today, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher discussed how voters should judge the Seminoles’ blowout of North Carolina State last Saturday. In the 49-17 win, Fisher sat his starters for nearly all of the second half after Florida State ran up a 42-0 halftime lead. Asked after the game if he’d missed a chance to earn some style points in the eyes of voters, Fisher said he refused to coach based on the polls…

Next Man Up: Randy Edsall and Maryland Plow Forward Despite Adversity (Testudo Times)

It just didn’t seem possible. Not after what happened last season. This team paid their dues, time after time (after time, after time). After being forced to start a linebacker at quarterback last season, Maryland is again facing a situation where injuries are eroding away the momentum of a fast start…

Young Players Stepping Up in Blue Devils’ Secondary (Winston-Salem Journal)

Duke didn’t employ a typical recipe for success in the 13-10 upset win at No. 16 Virginia Tech. Even the defense, which carried the team, did it the hard way. Cornerback Ross Cockrell — four-year starter, two-year captain, first team all-ACC performer — pulled down a Logan Thomas interception in the end zone with four minutes left before halftime. And that was his last impact on the game…

Hurricanes Ignore Underdog Talk (Tallahassee Democrat)

If the Miami Hurricanes execute head coach Al Golden’s game plan Saturday as meticulously as they followed his lead on Monday, No. 3 Florida State might be in for a major challenge.Despite being ranked No. 7 in the BCS standings and No. 6 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, undefeated Miami is a 21-point underdog to rival FSU…

Has the NCAA Found the Ed O’Bannon Lawsuit’s Fatal Flaw? (SB Nation)

Just as a Friday ruling in the O’Bannon case opened the door to a crucial victory for the players, a motion filed Monday by the NCAA threatens to close it for good. Friday’s ruling: The players’ antitrust claim can proceed: At its heart, the players’ claim against the NCAA is based in antitrust law. The Sherman Antitrust Act is a 123-year-old piece of legislation that prohibits “restraints of trade”…

Offensive Implosion Destroyed Hokies’ Balance (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

For three straight football games, the formula produced wins. Take a dominating defense and combine it with an offense that was doing just enough to get by, subtract any major errors, and the result had Virginia Tech undefeated in Atlantic Coast Conference play and back in the national rankings. But Saturday, the Hokies’ two most unstable variables, senior QB Logan Thomas and senior kicker Cody Journell, threw the equation off…

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