It takes a truly special year by a freshman to deserve the kind of Heisman respect that leads to an invite to New York. Fortunately for Florida State, freshman quarterback Jameis Winston is having just that kind of season so far.
This is a big week for Atlantic Coast Conference football and league members from top to bottom hope to benefit.
This weekend, college football will shift its attention to the ACC. Playing in the shadows of the SEC the last few years, the ACC will offer this week’s game of the week when Clemson hosts Florida State.
After Clemson’s great escape against Boston College, the third-ranked Tigers can finally focus on No. 5 Florida State and the Atlantic Coast Conference’s first top-five showdown in eight years.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd passed for 270 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for two more in a season-opening victory over Georgia, confirming Boyd as one of the top Heisman contenders this season.
Aaron Murray threw for 309 yards and four touchdowns, Georgia’s beleaguered defense finally came up with a stop, and the 11th-ranked Bulldogs defeated No. 6 South Carolina 41-30 on Saturday for an early edge in the Southeastern Conference East.
Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton says his young team is growing up although he’s not sure they’ve come far enough to repeat as Atlantic Coast Conference tournament champions.
After winning its first outright regular season Atlantic Coast Conference championship, the Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team has its sights set on the annual ACC Tournament.
Down to its third try and last chance, Miami came through.
The Duke Blue Devils had to have 36 points from starter Ryan Kelly to knock off the Miami Hurricanes by just three points on Saturday. While the Canes took a loss, it didn’t impact the team’s ranking very much this week.