Week 1 in college football is done and boy are we happy it’s back! The first weekend of action saw plenty of great competition, and the ACC was on full display through several marquee games. Here is a recap of the first week in ACC football:
Florida State defeated Oklahoma State 37-31
• In one of the most competitive games of the weekend, the defending national champions got a stiff test in their first game of the season at the hands of Oklahoma State. Defending Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston struggled a bit, but he made big plays when needed, as he helped lead Florida State to a close victory.
Georgia defeated Clemson 45-21
• Clemson came into the season ranked #16 in the country. That’s going to change after the beat down they received at the hands of Georgia. Georgia running back Todd Gurley II put his name in the Heisman conversation after a near-200 yard rushing effort and four total touchdowns. While the game was close initially, Gurley and company proved to be too much for the Tigers.
UCLA defeated Virginia 28-20
• Virginia came very close to defeating one of the favorites to make it to the college football playoff in UCLA, but due to some mistakes on the offensive end, the UCLA defense was able to score three touchdowns off of Virginia turnovers. Heisman candidate Brett Hundley was held in check by Virginia for most of the game.
Other scores from around the league:
Louisville defeated Miami 31-13
North Caroline defeated Liberty University 56-29
Duke defeated Elon University 52-13
Virginia Tech defeated William & Mary 34-9
Boston College defeated Massachusetts 30-7
North Carolina State defeated Georgia Southern 24-23
Georgia Tech defeated Wofford 38-19
Pittsburgh defeated Delaware 62-0
Syracuse defeated Villanova 27-26
Louisiana-Monroe defeated Wake Forest 17-10