Halftime thoughts on early games

October, 30, 2010
10/30/10
1:41
PM ET
A few quick thoughts on the two noon games:
  • Miami had three turnovers on three straight possessions. No, Miami doesn't have an answer behind Jacory Harris. It has to be an uncomfortable situation for the Whipple family, as offensive coordinator Mark Whipple watches his son Spencer complete passes to Virginia. The Cavaliers lead 14-0.
  • Admit it, Miami fans, you miss J12.
  • For FSU and Miami -- two of the league's three ranked teams in the BCS standings -- to lose in the same weekend would be bad, very bad, for the ACC.
  • Can anyone in this league get through a game without turning it over?
  • BC leads Clemson 16-10 at the half, the first time the Eagles have led at the break since their win against Kent State on Sept. 11. Can they keep it up? They can if Clemson's running game continues to be stifled. Montel Harris already has 111 yards.
  • If you're surprised by any of this, don't be. This is how the ACC rolls. There is no great team. There is no consistent team. And this is what it adds up to.
  • BC and Virginia deserve credit for refusing to collapse. They're both still looking for their first conference wins, they're both pretty much out of their respective conference races, and yet they're both playing as if their respective division titles were on the line today.
  • If these games are setting the tone for the ACC today, UNC better watch out for William & Mary.

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