Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich
This doesn't bode well for the ACC. Not at all. There are only two nonconference games left to play this weekend -- including the biggest one, in Atlanta -- and both Virginia Tech and Maryland are currently on the losing end.
The Hokies are down 24-17 to Alabama in the fourth quarter, and Maryland trails Cal 14-6 in the second quarter. Offense has been hard to come by for the ACC, despite so many returning quarterbacks and loaded backfields. The clock is running out for these teams to help redeem an otherwise dreadful opening week for the ACC.