As Boston College had its bye week this weekend, they wanted more chaos envelop the ACC - but Wake Forest survived a scare at Syracuse to win in OT and extend their ACC Atlantic lead, improving their record to 4-0 in the ACC and 6-0 overall.
Wake Forest topped Syracuse 40-37 at the Carrier Dome, with Wake erasing a halftime deficit and A.T. Perry making a spectacular touchdown catch in the ‘bottom’ of overtime to give the Deacons the win.
Elsewhere in the Atlantic race, Louisville lost to Virginia, 34-33, getting outscored by the Hoos 21-3 in the third quarter. Louisville is now 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the ACC.
Florida State was an Atlantic team that raised its stock on Saturday, topping UNC 35-25. After an 0-4 start to the season, FSU now has two wins in a row (Syracuse, UNC). And hey, they have UMass next!
Elsewhere in the ACC, Georgia Tech beat Duke 31-27, while Virginia Tech pushed Notre Dame to the brink before yielding a last second field goal to lose 32-29 at Lane Stadium.
The end result of all of this from a division standpoint is that believe it or not, Wake is in a pretty commanding spot. The next three weeks they have a bye week, then Army, then Duke, so there’s a decent chance we’re talking about an undefeated Wake for some time.
Wake Forest 4-0
NC State 1-0
Florida State 2-2