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ACC overview

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

For the most part, the ACC is doing what it was supposed to do as the first few games are either at halftime or into their third quarter. Here's a look at what's going on in the early games:

MEETING EXPECTATIONS

Clemson: The Tigers are doing what they're supposed to against South Carolina State -- run all over them. James Davis has accounted for three touchdowns and Clemson has outgained SC State 116 to minus-7 on the ground.

Maryland: No surprise the Terps are keeping things interesting with Eastern Michigan, as the Terps are up 24-14 at the half. Quarterback Chris Turner has thrown the ball just 12 times and has one touchdown and one interception. Eastern Michigan's passing game has been more effective in the first half.

EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

Russell Wilson: We're finally seeing what Russell Wilson can do when he is healthy and left in the game long enough to show us. Wilson has helped compensate for Harrison Beck's mistakes, and under Wilson, the Wolfpack is finally showing it has the ability to score. He has already thrown two touchdown passes and probably would have had another had one of his receivers grabbed a perfect deep ball thrown right to him. Wilson is a major reason NC State is still in this game in the fourth quarter, trailing 21-17.

Jaybo Shaw: He is managing the offense effectively in the absence of injured starter Josh Nesbitt. Shaw has only thrown the ball seven times and the Yellow Jackets are up 31-0 in the third. So much for Mississippi State's vaunted SEC D. Georgia Tech is averaging 9.3 yards per rush.

FLOPPING

Boston College: The one thing coach Jeff Jagodzinski said his team needed to do was score points, and so far the Eagles have three. And UCF has seven. Jagodzinski seems ready to jump off the Crane Train.