clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Deacon Dump: ACC Football Week 3

Here we are, Week 3 of the regular season. Rivalries brewing. Teams with plenty to prove. And yes, the Deacs are undefeated.

That unblemished record will certainly be put to the test at Doak Campbell Stadium against a vengeful Florida State team and in front of 80,000 fans who cannot bear to glance at Black and Gold. (Yes, I know, fans actually loath Wake Forest for their football success).

Several other key games involving the ACC: Connecticut at Maryland (the build up for the Edsall Bowl is equally as exciting), Virginia at Georgia Tech, North Carolina at Louisville, Boston College at Northwestern.

After several months of hush discussions, the ACC made the biggest splash in the merry-go-round of college athletics, reeling in Notre Dame from the Big East. Yet the Fighting Irish, as usual, get the best of both worlds.

Top 3 ACC storylines for Week 3 - ACC Blog - ESPN
Here are the Top 3 storylines for Week 3 in the ACC Football season. This week is fraught with a mix of ACC games and non-conference games and will be exciting.

Player of the Week: ACC - ACC Blog - ESPN
Wake Forest receiver Michael Campanaro was named the ACC Player of the Week. He tore apart the Tar Heels defense for a career-high 13 receptions and 164 yards.

Football Game Notes - Wake Forest vs. Florida State - Wake Forest Official Athletic Site
Wake Forest heads out on the road for the first time in 2012 and will take on No. 5 Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium this Saturday in Tallahassee, Fla.

Florida State looking to avenge against Wake Forest | FSView |
Tallahassee is one of the only places in country where Wake Forest football is a whispered phrase, surely. The Demon Deacons have lived up to their name in recent years and have given Florida State football plenty of demons to reflect on-- beating the Seminoles in four of the last six seasons.

FSU Football X&O Simplification: Wake Forest's Defensive Front - Tomahawk Nation
Wake Forest runs a bit of a non-traditional defense. Tomahawk Nation breaks it down and examines how Florida State plans to approach the unorthodox defense.

Fisher, Seminoles prepare to meet Deacons |
As he pulls off the service-road segment of his schedule onto the expressway of ACC play, coach Jimbo Fisher's main concern this week is getting his Florida State Seminoles up to full speed as quickly as he can. Dudley star visits WFU
Wake Forest's coaches could not have picked a better game for junior linebacker Chris Register and several other recruits to visit. Their thrilling 28-27 win over in-state rival North Carolina on Saturday was big for the program in attracting recruits.

Maryland Terrapins-UConn Huskies First Look: The Edsall Bowl Cometh - Testudo Times
Randy Edsall faces his old team. Get ready for the media onslaught. Ignore the intriguing football game on the horizon.

2012 Virginia Tech Football: Pittsburgh Game Guide - Gobbler Country
This week, the 2-0 Virginia Tech Hokies take to the road for the first time this season to face off against former Big East rival, the Pittsburgh Panthers. For a preliminary look at this game, trends, stats and a history lesson, visit Gobbler Country.

Game Vitals: 5 Things to Watch For on Saturday - From The Rumble Seat
Last year's loss to the Cavaliers left a bad taste in the mouth of Tech fans everywhere. Georgia Tech hopes to avoid going 0-2 in the ACC for the first time in several years. Something's gotta give... Fedora PC Quotes
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Inside Carolina's Monday press conference coverage includes a transcription of head coach Larry Fedora's conversation with the media.

North Carolina's speed to get stiffer test
'Speed' will be the name of the game when UNC travels to No. 23 Louisville this weekend, who is the class of the Big East.

Five Good Minutes: Northwestern Football Preview With Sippin' On Purple - BC Interruption
Previewing this weekend's non-conference college football matchup between the Boston College Eagles and Northwestern Wildcats with Rodger Sherman and the SB Nation Wildcats blog Sippin' On Purple.

Notre Dame To Join ACC With Football Exception -
The ACC announced on Wednesday that the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will join the conference as a full member in all sports except football and hockey. The conference also announced that the Irish will play 5 ACC football games each year.