A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference during Week 5 of the season:
Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston is back.
No. 1 Florida State seemed destined to lose with its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston standing on the sideline, suspended and relegated to cheerleader.
Tajh Boyd went out in style. Sammy Watkins probably played his finale as well. And Clemson even got to take a little swipe at rival South Carolina.
Head football coaches are accustomed to trying to fire up a team in the face of any challenge. But, sometimes the attempt to spin for your team comes across as almost delusional. A good case in point is Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney.
Jameis Winston and Florida State didn’t take long to hush Death Valley, making a statement that that could be heard from Alabama to Oregon.
This is a big week for Atlantic Coast Conference football and league members from top to bottom hope to benefit.
Florida State took Clemson to apart and Tigers coach Dabo Swinney is hoping his players can at least come away with a lesson learned.
There’s no arguing Virginia Tech has momentum on its side entering Saturday’s ACC championship. The fifth-ranked Hokies (11-1) have won seven straight while Clemson has lost three of four, including a bitter 34-13 setback against in-state rival South Carolina last week.