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Saturday, November 1, 2008
Game day in the ACC

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Man, I don't know how teams do it when they have to sit around and wait for their games. I go stir crazy in hotels waiting for kickoff.

While we're all waiting, here are a few interesting notes for you on today's games, along with some links:

CLEMSON at BOSTON COLLEGE

Dabo Swinney is trying to avoid becoming the first Clemson coach to EVER start his career with an 0-2 record. Clemson's last win over BC came in 1958.

Despite the fact the Eagles have won four straight against Clemson, there is a sense of urgency in Chestnut Hill, as Boston College has no more margin for error, and certainly no more room for turnovers. And Clemson isn't giving up, even though the Tigers have to win four of their next five just to go to a bowl game.

Here is The (Columbia) State's breakdown of today's game.

MIAMI at VIRGINIA

Both teams, though, enter this game on winning streaks and are playing to stay alive in the race to win the Coastal Division. Coach Al Groh has gone from the hot seat to a coach on fire in the ACC.

FLORIDA STATE at GEORGIA TECH

This might be the quote of the year from FSU defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews:

"And I don't know how you feel getting tough -- you're either tough or you're not tough, kind of like being pregnant."

Here's a breakdown of today's game from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

DUKE at WAKE FOREST

Duke defensive end Ayanga Okpokowuruk felt like he got "kicked in the chest" the last time he played at Wake Forest. Both programs, though, look quite different than they did a year ago, let alone two. Duke coach David Cutcliffe isn't quite sure which version of Wake's offense he'll get. Then again, he could ask the same question about his own defense.